Forgive me reposting a comment I made earlier today on reddit, but this was before I had joined the site.
Someone posted the old "faith in action" demotivator featuring the pope in the pope-mobile. I made the following comment. I repost this mostly to see two things; the kind of response I get on a site I just joined as well as anyone's knowledge of what the apologetics use to explain the inherent hypocrisy of putting god's right-hand man in a bullet-proof bubble.
"It's not that people are arguing that faith can stop a bullet. It's the ridiculous assertion that when bad things happen, "it's god's will", but then god's own agent, captain of Team Catholic, the most important person in the church rides around in a bulletproof car.
It seems fishy that the most holy man in the world, who is pretty much guaranteed a place in eternal bliss in heaven, and who preaches that everything that happens is god's plan would be afraid of getting shot.
If he was shot, it was gods will and trying to change that would be a sin.
If he was shot and died, he gets to go to heaven and live in eternal bliss.
It strikes me as either a very hypocritical way to run things or proof that the pope knows he's preaching BS, is fearful and wants to maintain both his life and his power.
There are plenty of
examplesparables of prophets and people of faith walking into impossible situations and depending on their faith to see them through.
The head of the church, meanwhile, is so terrified of a bullet and has so little faith in his own god to see him through, he's carted around in a bulletproof glass bubble.
Does anyone else see a kind of irony to this? Or start to wonder about their own faith in their god when the pope shows so little himself?"
Original link here.