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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:41 PM

Pope Very Worried About World Income Inequality While Sitting On Golden Throne

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/07/pope-very-worried-about-world-income-inequality-while-sitting-on-golden-throne/

There’s something deeply … ironic? Disturbing? … about a man sitting on a throne made of solid gold complaining about the gap between rich and poor, especially while surrounded by accusations of money-laundering, but Pope Benedict XVI is no stranger to controversy or irony (or the Hitler Youth, as it turns out.)

Earlier today, the Pope made his annual New Year’s speech, as reported by the AP, at the Vatican to urge world leaders, particularly those in Europe, to make long-range plans to encourage economic growth and lessen the gap between the world’s rich and poor. Amazingly, he didn’t blame gays for this problem (don’t hold your breath. It’ll probably come soon). During the speech, Benedict said the financial crisis that has rocked the world in recent years came about “because profit was all too often made absolute, to the detriment of labor, and because of unrestrained ventures in the financial areas of the economy, rather than attending to the real economy.”
One can hardly be surprised that the Pope would be upset about the love of the almighty dollar above all else – he hates the competition. To hear him complain about the world’s poor after actively working to prevent the Catholic Church from addressing their needs, in favor of targeting homosexuals, makes this call seem disingenuous at best.

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Reply Pope Very Worried About World Income Inequality While Sitting On Golden Throne (Original post)
hue Jan 2013 OP
formercia Jan 2013 #1
BigDemVoter Jan 2013 #2
hue Jan 2013 #3
Wellstone ruled Jan 2013 #4
hue Jan 2013 #5
happyslug Jan 2013 #6
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2013 #7

Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:45 PM

1. All one has to do is look at his Vestments

I wonder how much it cost for just the Gold Thread. The Nuns that make them work for free, so that's out of the equation.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:46 PM

2. Gads, every time I think of the Eunuch-in-Chief. . .

I think of all his dresses, jewels, and baubles. He's such a ridiculous figure. I can't imagine how anybody could take him seriously.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:13 PM

3. The Catholic Church "one of the wealthiest institutions in the history of the world"

Novices and nuns have always worked in schools, hospitals, churches etc. for nothing.
Meanwhile the Popes have always had their personal butlers/valets bring them their clothing each morning on trays and help them dress.
The Catholic Church is, and always has been, rife with brutality towards others (the Crusades & Inquisitions for example) and corruption while preaching a completely submissive message and distributing the host & wine--the original kool-aide--to it's sheeple.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:10 PM

4. Just a distraction to cover what the real story is.

Vatican Bank is in deep trouble and the Church is doing it's best to hide it.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:48 PM

5. Yet the C Church won't sell 1 gold, jewel laden chalice--just keep asking the poor for tything.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:45 PM

6. The speech was the Pope's Annual Speech to the Diplomats to the Vatican, here it is:

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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:06 PM

7. How many people could one object's sale feed?

Rings, miters, vestments, a Bernini or two???


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