‘It’s better to be an atheist’ than a hypocritical Catholic!
स्रोत: News Bharati English      तारीख: 24-Feb-2017

Vatican, February 24: Coming clear on blind faiths and acts being spread by the Catholics in the world, Pope Francis has said : it’s better for people to be atheists than to profess to be Catholic but not live their life according to Christian values.

Speaking during his homily at Thursday’s daily Mass, Francis decried people who live a “double life.”

The Pope said, “Scandal is saying one thing and doing another; it is a double life,” the pope said. “A totally double life: ‘I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this association and that one; but my life is not Christian, I don’t pay my workers a just wage, I exploit people, I am dirty in my business, I launder money."

“So many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others,” Francis continued. “How many times have we heard – all of us, around the neighborhood and elsewhere – ‘but to be a Catholic like that, it’s better to be an atheist."

“But what is scandal? Scandal is saying one thing and doing another; it is a double life, a double life. A totally double life: ‘I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this association and that one; but my life is not Christian, I don’t pay my workers a just wage, I exploit people, I am dirty in my business, I launder money…’ A double life. And so many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others. How many times have we heard – all of us, around the neighbourhood and elsewhere – ‘but to be a Catholic like that, it’s better to be an atheist.’

Francis is famous for speaking his mind and delivering blunt messages about what he says is the sometimes misguided focus of the Church.