At least two Christian righters fell hook, line and sinker for an article on a satire site about Pope Francis saying that the Bible and the Quran are the same. Michael Bresciani, a self-declared prophet, published an outraged column about it at BarbWire:
The one world religion nonsense of the liberals across the globe just got a boost from Pope Francis. At the same time the truth and the plenary verbal inspiration of the scriptures has taken a serious hit, at least among the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics of the world.
Most of mainstream biblically based Christianity is still reeling from the Pope’s recent entrance into the uber-green panicky nonsense about global warming posing a threat to the very future existence of the human race.
The Olive Branch Report featured the commentary of Marianne Bernard in an article entitled “Pope Francis To Followers: “Koran And Holy Bible Are The Same.”
Bernard posed the question, “And the heresy continues. This was an article from earlier this year, but it clearly shows the false teaching that is now coming from the Vatican regarding Islam and Christianity. Can this be the start of the one-world religion?”
The earlier article Ms. Bernard is referring to appeared in the National Report and has garnered almost a hundred replies most which question the Pope’s wisdom.
We have a Pope who seems totally ignorant of the one quarter of the bible that lays out the future of man in clear and precise prophecies which are pre-written history, not suspect science, speculation or religious tripe.
A lot of time is spent on labeling non-Catholics as independents, but it takes little wisdom to recognize the semantic twisting of such an effort. It would be both accurate and far more honest to say that both Catholics and bible believing Christians are completely – ‘dependent.’ Catholics depend of the Pope for authority and biblically based Christians depend on the scriptures alone.
The National Report is a satire site. It has a disclaimer that says:
“National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental. Advice given is NOT to be construed as professional. If you are in need of professional help, please consult a professional. National Report is not intended for children under the age of 18.”
It contains articles with headlines like “Marcus Bachmann Questioned After Ruby Slippers Disappear from Judy Garland Museum in Minnesota” and “President Obama Advocates Eating Dogs In July 4th Address.” It could not possibly be any more obviously fake. So Bresciani claims to talk to God, but God didn’t bother telling him that he was going to embarrass himself by quoting a fake news site. The column has now been up for more than 24 hours, with no retraction or acknowledgement that it’s fake.