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Thu Jun 18, 2015, 11:45 PM

Highlights Of The Pope’s Climate Change Encyclical



The Vatican released Thursday a 184-page papal encyclical by Pope Francis condemning the human behaviors causing climate change and urging global action to combat environmental degradation, marking the first time the Catholic Church has aligned itself with scientists on climate issues. Here are some highlights of the pope’s landmark climate change encyclical:

*Establishes Catholic Church’s stance on issue 30 years too late
*Announces new Eucharist composting program to reduce production of holy waste
*Unveils Church’s effort to reduce energy use by merging Father, Son, Holy Spirit into one deity
*Lays out Vatican’s plan to lead green initiatives by immediately recycling all records and documents pertaining to child abuse
*Reveals many of the world’s poor lack access to clean drinking blood of Christ


http://www.theonion.com/graphic/highlights-popes-climate-change-encyclical-50700

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Reply Highlights Of The Pope’s Climate Change Encyclical (Original post)
Lordquinton Jun 2015 OP
cleanhippie Jun 2015 #1
Yorktown Jun 2015 #2
Lordquinton Jun 2015 #3
Yorktown Jun 2015 #4
Lordquinton Jun 2015 #5
Yorktown Jun 2015 #6
Lordquinton Jun 2015 #7
skepticscott Jun 2015 #8
safeinOhio Jun 2015 #9
trotsky Jun 2015 #11
safeinOhio Jun 2015 #12
trotsky Jun 2015 #13
safeinOhio Jun 2015 #14
trotsky Jun 2015 #15
Lordquinton Jun 2015 #16
trotsky Jun 2015 #10

Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 11:56 PM

1. Unveils Church’s effort to reduce energy use by merging Father, Son, Holy Spirit into one deity










That is some funny shit right there. The Onion wins again!

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 12:12 AM

2. If the Pope denounces it, does it mean I must be FOR global warming and pollution now?

 

It gets confusing.

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Response to Yorktown (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 12:25 AM

3. I just kicked over a trash can

Gonna drain the oil out of my car right onto the sidewalk! But don't worry, I'll toss some kitty litter on it, I'm not a complete monster.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 12:31 AM

4. Not very responsible of you. Unless..

 

.. you throw this oil soaked kitty litter in a bio-friendly compost recycle bin.


Can't let the Pope have the last word, can you?


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Response to Yorktown (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 12:58 AM

5. But... DAWKNISS

He tweeted something about mitochondria being the cells powerhouses, that had to have been misogynistic!

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 01:08 AM

6. Well, of course, you score 1 point by playing the joker DAWKINS card

 

But is it very fair play, I ask of you?

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Response to Yorktown (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 02:11 AM

7. I've still got a harris up my sleve

but saving the big guns for a rainy day, which in California may be a looooooong wait.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 05:29 AM

8. It's so ironic

 

When it comes to issues like same-sex marriage and birth control, the pope's fans and apologists try to minimize the effects of his bigotry by saying that most Catholics just ignore what he says anyway, and think and do what they want. But when it comes to something like this, all of a sudden he becomes they one guy that everyone listens to and follows.

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Response to skepticscott (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 06:19 AM

9. True, but

it sure if fun to watch Ryan, Santorum and Jeb squirm. Even better than his view of global warming is view on lassez fair capitalism.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 08:15 AM

11. But why would they squirm?

The pope is just as adamant about marriage equality, abortion, and contraception being wrong, yet liberals see nothing wrong with ignoring him on those things. They don't "squirm," so why would the right wing?

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Response to trotsky (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 08:30 AM

12. Because they really worry more

about money than social issues. They fear the death of radical capitalism more than all else. I don't think liberals give him a pass on social issues. We know that lay Catholics ignore most of that. They use birth control, go else where for abortions and marry outside the church. Only the poor can't. Economic justice will change all of that. Just like I have questions about Hillary and big money, she is way ahead on the 3 issues you mention. If she is our candidate I'll vote for her in a minute. While I don't approve of the Popes position on social issues, I'll give him credit for his latest views on the environment and economy.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 08:35 AM

13. I don't think you're getting the point.

If liberals (and as you're claiming, lay Catholics) can simply "ignore" proclamations about birth control, abortion, homosexuality, etc. (all of which are "mortal sins!" without worrying about it at all, then why should conservatives be bothered by what he says about capitalism or the environment?

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Response to trotsky (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 12:25 PM

14. But they are.

Paul Ryan got a letter from the American Bishops saying his budget goes against the church teaching and we haven't seen much of him sense. Santorum is babbling while trying to call out the pope and so is Jeb.

Just my opinion.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 02:03 PM

15. "we haven't seen much of (Ryan)"?

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/this-is-why-paul-ryan-didn-t-run-for-president-20150618

Paul Ryan is seemingly in the middle of every legislative mess at the moment—and that's right where he wants to be.

He's just finished helping to wrangle enough conservative and Democratic votes to pass a Trade Promotion Authority bill out of the House of Representatives, a key legislative win for himself and President Obama. Now Ryan is shouldering his party's next big burden as he leads the effort to construct the Republican contingency plan if a core piece of the Affordable Care Act is gutted by the Supreme Court in the coming weeks.

Political prognosticators spent years wondering if Ryan would turn his 2012 vice presidential bid into his own campaign for the White House. But the Wisconsin Republican has made himself more politically relevant by staying just where he is.

...

But now that Ryan is not running for higher office, he is free to pursue controversial policies. He's able to wheel and deal and find middle ground because he is not beholden to anything but his own desire for productivity.


Don't let yourself be lulled into a false sense of security. Ryan doesn't give a rat's ass about what the pope says about the environment, just as liberal Catholics couldn't care less what he says about birth control or homosexuality. It's the same thing.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 05:58 PM

16. So now the RCC has enough political pull to remove someone like Ryan from the public eye?

I thought they had no political power, and that they didn't influence elections or try and get legislation passed...

This is getting confusing.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 08:14 AM

10. Thank you, Onion, for cutting thru the PR bullshit as well as providing great laughs. n/t

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