But in this case, the Pope talks about Communism. You know, the impulse to have a society where everything is shared, like a lot of early Christians had? And in these days of Muslims and Blacks it's been a while since we've gotten Freepers to talk Communism. The distance of history acts to make their lack of nuance particularly stark.
But first, some Pope hate, because it's so much fun. humblegunner with the schoolyard taunt:
This is what diversity can get for you.NormsRevenge:
Shouldn’t everyone rejoice that there is a retarded Pope?
Considering he is a one lung wonder ..Or maybe it's....Satan?
Strange he made it this far..
Or is it?
Norm Lenhart thinks the problem is that the Catholic Church allowed liberals in.
This pope is what happens when you set the wayback machine 50 years and start ‘moderating’ and accepting the liberals that openly vow to infiltrate your church.It's 'full blown' but I loved the typo.
you get a gull blown communist pope.
piusv - this Pope doesn't count, and he has the 15th century rhetoric to prove it!
Not a legitimate pope. Anti-popes can do a lot of damage.MaxMax is saying the Pope is a trained monkey or something...?
The Pope has a jar of colored marbles which correlate to a bumper sticker slogan.SkyDancer has forgotten both history and the forum he's posting on:
And sometimes if he chooses the right marble he gets a sugary treat.
Huh? Communism has killed over 100 million people. Christian?Westbrook's generalizations are iron-clad.
The pope is obviously a fool.all the best just says all the bad things in his head:
Communists are ATHEIST by definition.
Marxism is anti-charity. Marxism is hatred,, violence, force, theft, mass murder, slavery, envy, jealousy. covetousness, ingratitude. I’m sure I left out some other nastiness.all the best psychoanalyzes Communists:
It is never about love for the poor for them. How can I be so sure? People of love do not have so much blood on their hands. These people are motivated by hated, jealousy, etc. These are unhappy people. Wolves in sheep’s clothing. They are full of hate for the rich and successful. They are so unhappy that they want to tear down and tear apart those that tey se as being happy, successful, well off.Salvation is not the only one to go straight to 'Nazis were Communists'
Visit the Killing Wall at Auschwitz. You won’t be laughing,Redmen4ever on that famous Christian anti-Communist Ayn Rand.
Christian charity is agape. To love others as you love yourself. Christian love is not pity. Ayn Rand was attracted to Jesus’ teaching (actually, Jewish teaching) that we are to love our brother as we love ourselves; and, to Jesus’ comment on this teaching, of universal brotherhood, that we are to treat as brothers all those who treat us as brothers regardless of ethnic, national or sectarian differences. But, she rejected the perversion of Jesus’ teachings in the replacement of agape with pity, and she objected to the recourse to mysticism.ebb tide's theology says nothing about helping the poor:
The problem is that poverty is not at the center of the Gospel. Salvation is. Also, Jesus told us that the poor will always be with us. Finally, Christ never mentioned that Pontius Pilate and his government should take care of the poor as the Communists claim their governments should.Redmen4ever's Jesus also neglects the poor:
With regard to the Sermon on the Mount, the Pope is within the mainstream of Christianity in failing to grasp its message and, instead of actually listening to Jesus, make up what they want to hear and listen to themselves. The beatitudes have nothing to do with poverty. The two that seem to have something to do with poverty actually aren’t about poverty.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, Jesus says, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. First, poor in spirit, not poor. The two things - poor in spirit and poor - have nothing to do with each other.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. This isn’t about poverty (not having enough to eat or drink).
None of the other beatitudes are about poverty either. Check it out. The beatitudes are not about poverty. What’s important is being poor in spirit and hungering and thirsting for righteousness. Each of poverty and wealth has its own temptation (Proverbs 30:9). Neither is a sign of the elect. (Matthew 19:26)