All that I'm doing is applying basic reading skills and God-given common sense to what both the Pope said and what the Holy Scriptures say.
On the other hand, I think that it is appropriate to give the Pope the opportunity clarify what he said concerning this issue.
I'm not judging you or even criticizing. Your post was simply the one I responded to. When I first read the Pope's comments, I had an opinion and expected he was referring to the judgement of one's soul and less about their behavior.
But as I have read the comments on this thread. They are all over the board (figuratively). It occurs to me that very few have taken a seemingly simple text in such dramatically different ways. In this regard, I am compelled to notice; It must be a truly spiritually inspired comment that would reach so many in so many different ways. FReepers are a pretty smart and mostly rational bunch.
The observation gives me pause and makes me ponder.