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Really, is Pope Francis...a communist? Comments

Is Pope Francis a communist? An article on CNBC raised the question based on comments made by the Holy Father since his becoming pope. His comments on capitalism have raised eyebrows and caused some conservative Catholics in the United States to take pause. Continue Reading

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  1. KarlVDH
    1 year ago

    The only way to conclude that His Holiness is a "Communist" is if one knows absolutely NOTHING about Communism.
    One COULD make the case for Democratic Socialism, or Christian Socialism... both COULD fit. Possibly. But "Communism?" Good God, no, that's nothing like what the Pope actually is.
    I frankly LOVE people who throw around words like "Marxist," "Communist," and "Socialist" and who, in so doing, demonstrate that they haven't actually got the foggiest idea what those words actually mean.
    Watch!! There are a couple of frequent fliers on this site who're about to accuse me of being one, several, or all of the above!!!
    In fact, Marx was wrong, and Mao even more wrong. "Religion" is not the "opiate of the masses," as Marx suggested, nor is religion "Poison," as Mao famously said to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
    Political ignorance... THAT is the poisonous, drug-like fiend that wrecks society. And it goes on daily in America, every time you see someone pretend to believe (or, worse, actually BELIEVE) that one or the other of the two major parties... the Republicrats... are somehow more caring, more American, and more Godly than the other team.
    Watch! Here come the accusations!

  2. Bill Sr.
    1 year ago

    "Being wealthy, conservative, and successful does not itself equate to being right."

    Two words are missing from this otherwise truthful statement.
    Being wealthy, conservative OR LIBERAL, and successful does not itself equate to being right.
    We wouldn't want to neglect including all those Hollywood celebrities or the tons of secular progressives in the big cities and Washington in particular. Now your talking!


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