Originally posted by Spiramirabilis
Forget about the Pope then (though that's what this thread is about)
Forget about what the Pope may or may not have to do with Jesus (which is also - what this thread is about)
Convince me - religion should have nothing to do with gun control?
It either does have something to do with it - or nothing at all - please explain which
I'm seriously asking
edit on 1/20/2013 by Spiramirabilis because: (no reason given)
You raised an interesting question, and hope you may allow me to reply.
Religion teaches mankind a set of moral and ethical guidelines to follow inorder to progress and evolve.
Unfortunately, there are some elements of humanity that refuses to follow such guidelines and had sought to carve their own paths that pits itself with the very guidelines majority of humanity follows.
The use of force is their way, and thus for mankind to stand still is to be eradicated by them.
The pope's stand on gun control on the law abidding is unfortunately, only supporting these elements and detracting far from the religion that he was supposed to be teaching.