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Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:16 PM

Pope Smacks Down Tpots

You have to believe that Pope Francis and President Obama are going to meet very soon and it will mark the time when conservative ideology is finally assigned to the dustbin of history at last:

In an interview with Italy's La Stampa newspaper, Pope Francis defended his remarks: "Marxist ideology is wrong. But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don't feel offended." He added, "There is nothing in the exhortation that cannot be found in the social doctrine of the church."

The Pope expanded on his critique of "trickle-down" economics, noting that "The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefitting the poor. But what happens instead, is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger nothing ever comes out for the poor."

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Response to Fred Sanders (Original post)

Fri May 9, 2014, 01:49 PM

1. I hope this Pope has a really good food taster.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 01:05 PM

2. The Pope is correct in that all ideologies are wrong.

The church is like the government. Both were created with the goal of good as an organization to efficiently achieve that goal. Both think they have a monopoly and resist any attempt to achieve that good outside of the bureaucratic process; but like all organizations, they sap the energy that brought them into being, and the need for good gets forgotten.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 04:21 AM

3. "I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don't feel offended."

Really.
Next week, we'll re-do the '60s.

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