Pope Attacks ‘Tyranny’ of Capitalism


Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny” and beseeched global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality, in a document on Tuesday setting out a platform for his papacy and calling for a renewal of the Catholic Church.

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29 comments
dirtyleft
dirtyleft

will this un-fuck any of the kids?

loandinasor
loandinasor

Although I agree with his message... Tell us again, King Pope, about the entire City that you own, all of your money, all of the gold and treasures, the over-the-top costumes.

Mr Nelson
Mr Nelson

Pope really targeting that young occupy demographic.

galactictraveler
galactictraveler

Will the church be surrendering its HUGE assets in property holdings or liquidating the Vatican bank ?

jaMES
jaMES

Obama will love him even more, supporting his Marxist ambitions

OP4
OP4

Funny - All the people who never listen to the Pope about faith, birth control, and abortion now think he's brilliant.

BadNewsJeff
BadNewsJeff

I absolutely love this Pope.  He's the first one in my lifetime to actually try following the teachings of Jesus.  Makes sense when you think about it.

gregsmith5
gregsmith5

first get your help  to quit fucking the kids - assshole

Rons Umbrella
Rons Umbrella

Hypocrisy, This is the Obama version of faith.

Badger1225
Badger1225

If the church really believed what he said they'd stop building huge memorial churches and spend all their time and effort helping the poor and weak.  But my local Bishop just revealed plans to build a new $50 million dollar cathedral and diocese center.  He is  expecting all of the churches of the diocese to come up with $300k in a years time.  Which is twice what we take in for the whole year.  

What Pope Francis sounds good but is he saying it because it's right or because of the scandals the church has had these past 20 years?

rexdart936
rexdart936

wait, he's right. socialism is the only true freedom. work makes you free.

Rich the fireman
Rich the fireman

This Pope is awesome. It's about time someone with his exposure is speaking out about the inequities in this world. To many people in this world are hungry. 

Captain Geech
Captain Geech

Unless he comes out and tells everyone what a long con his job really is, he's no different than any of the other Popes.

Binary Daoist
Binary Daoist

Unless you are capitalizing on the admission to heaven, then it's okay....

Regardless, I still love this pope

FatassTitePants
FatassTitePants

Somebody really is making a push for "Most Popular Pope" before the yearbooks are printed.

rexdart936
rexdart936

let me guess.  i should hand over all of my income and assets to the church so they can do whats best with it?

ipd02
ipd02

@OP4 I guess you haven't listened to him on faith

OP4
OP4

@BadNewsJeff  

I forget, what did the Bible say about coveting other people's stuff?

loandinasor
loandinasor

@Badger1225 - The nuns have, over the last few decades, along with monks, had a commitment to poverty and charity.  They are great people.  

 However,  It's the priests, cardinals, and the men with power that do not live the teachings of Jesus Christ.  It's shameful of them.

OP4
OP4

@eclecticbuddha  

My thoughts too - I want to at visit this imaginary place.   I suppose Hong Kong or Singapore probably come the closest but still very "fettered".  


OP4
OP4

@ipd02 

I think he's in favor of it?

BadNewsJeff
BadNewsJeff

@OP4 @BadNewsJeff  Exodus 20:17  "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.

Exodus is obviously Old Testament, before Jesus shows up in the Bible.  This is what Jesus had to say about wealth...

Mark 10: 21-25

"Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. 23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

Tossy the Salad
Tossy the Salad

@Mister Obvious @Rich the fireman All he did was say that power should be removed from the individual and concentrated in the government. So... yeah he kinda did do that.