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Pope attacks global economics for worshipping 'god of money'
Pope Francis made one of his strongest attacks on the global economic system on Sunday, saying it could no longer be based on a "god called money" and urged the unemployed to fight for work.
Francis, at the start of a day-long trip to the Sardinian capital, Cagliari, put aside his prepared text at a meeting with unemployed workers, including miners in hard hats who told him of their situation, and improvised for nearly 20 minutes.
"I find suffering here ... It weakens you and robs you of hope," he said. "Excuse me if I use strong words, but where there is no work there is no dignity."...
Well, looking around for the picture of Bishop's palace in Lincoln, I did run across this, A 'crisis of authority' in Lincoln's Catholic diocese? (The only thing they are right about is that the Romish Church should allow married priests), anyway, 3 bishops back (Flavin by name, leavings his marks in brick and morter, but poor behavior) the RCC bought the most palatial house in Lincoln, and then added to it. Bishops are getting their rewards in this life.
In this country and others besides, Mike of N.Y., one could have a new Civilian Conservation Corps. A lot of road, bridge, and infrastructure needs to rebuild in this country. Thanks to the Clinton-Bush Depression, it wouldn't be a bad idea. We do need A Minimum Tax for the Wealthy, but the Scrooge McDuck Party who works only for the wealthy won't have those gains, some ill-gotten touched, ah their Masters' Voices!
The news said: "Pope Francis made one of his strongest attacks on the global economic system on Sunday, saying it could no longer be based on a "god called money" and urged the unemployed to fight for work."
Well there you go. It doesn't matter if work is available. Just fight for it. It's magic.
The popes should look within before chastising anyone else. Their holdings, in addition to the priceless art, and vaults filled with gold and jeweled artifacts stolen during the Inquisitions could probably come close to paying off the national debt. Not to mention the Popes own headress, ring, and gold/jewel encrusted hats and vestments, etc. The real estate holdings of the Vatican are estimated at 1.2 billion, and I can't even begin to imagine how much their treasures hidden within and around the world are worth. There is a toilet in the Papal apt that has a handle worth around 50k alone. The handle is gold and is encrusted with diamonds.
He has nothing to say about covetousness in those who lust after what others have and hide it with false piety,my neighbor's money is not my concern and what he does with it is between him and God,not a dime of it belongs to me and I have no right to attempt to take it from him by own efforts or through some third party like government...I also have no right to attempt to manipulate him with religous guilt or any other form of manipulation to get his money from him.
Maybe the Pope should take a good hard look at his own money loving, Antichrist system of belief called Roman Catholicism before he makes a hypocritical statement like that. The next time he adorns his fine flowing robe and silk slippers, grabs his golden staff and presents himself to the masses that worship him, he should then ponder the god of money.
"saying it could no longer be based on a "god called money" and urged the unemployed to fight for work."
If the unemployed "fight for work" then who is going to provide such work? In a fallen world mammon is the god in society and nations who holds the power over industry and any growth of it.
Considering the vast and accumulated wealth of the Vatican and its cathedrals mammon has clearly been a big contributor to the building of the RCC.
What of the RCC business interests of today .... Quote; "But just five years earlier, the churchâ€™s own financial statements told a different story. In 2001, an official report stated that the churchâ€™s real estate activities in fiscal year 2000 produced $81.7 billion in revenue on $51.8 billion in expenses: a nearly $30 billion profit." (mint.com)
Now who is really worshipping mammon and rejecting the unemployed?