"There are those who say 'I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this and that association'," the head of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church said, according to a Vatican Radio transcript.
He said that some of these people should also say "'my life is not Christian, I don't pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, (I lead) a double life'."
"There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal," he said. "How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist'."
To whom much is given, much is expected." Yes, hypocritical Catholics should know better. But make no mistake, it is never, "better to be an atheist." Any cleric that would say, let along think such a thing, is either deluded or evil. You pick.
The reality is, the atheist will be in Hell and badly-behaving, unrepentant Catholics will be deeper in Hell along with bishops and even a few popes.
It is never "better to be an atheist."
See now the problem with the mind of this Bergoglio? Even if he does not intend to preach error, he does. Just as his comment, "who am I to judge," was used, so will this one be.