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

  1. rexdart936

    November 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm

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

  2. Tossy the Salad

    November 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Where in the hell is there unfettered capitalism?

  3. FatassTitePants

    November 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

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

  4. Waldo Lydecker

    November 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    rexdart936 Let them sell all their artwork and then maybe I’ll send in a few bucks.

  5. Binary Daoist

    November 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Unless you are capitalizing on the admission to heaven, then it’s okay….
    Regardless, I still love this pope

  6. Captain Geech

    November 26, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    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.

  7. Rich the fireman

    November 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    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.

  8. HIMcDunnough

    November 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Commie fuck

  9. rexdart936

    November 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm

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

  10. Mister Obvious

    November 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Rich the fireman well said. It’s his job to care about the poor. So far he’s done nothing to prove he’s a hypocrite

  11. Badger1225

    November 26, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    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?

  12. Rons Umbrella

    November 27, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Hypocrisy, This is the Obama version of faith.

  13. Tossy the Salad

    November 27, 2013 at 5:40 am

    Captain Geech TB… here comes the heel turn.

  14. Tossy the Salad

    November 27, 2013 at 5:41 am

    @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.

  15. gregsmith5

    November 27, 2013 at 7:48 am

    first get your help  to quit fucking the kids – assshole

  16. BadNewsJeff

    November 27, 2013 at 8:15 am

    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.

  17. OP4

    November 27, 2013 at 8:23 am

    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”.

  18. OP4

    November 27, 2013 at 8:24 am

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

  19. jaMES

    November 27, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Obama will love him even more, supporting his Marxist ambitions

  20. ipd02

    November 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

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

  21. galactictraveler

    November 27, 2013 at 9:50 am

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

  22. Mr Nelson

    November 27, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Pope really targeting that young occupy demographic.

  23. OP4

    November 27, 2013 at 11:00 am

    ipd02 
    I think he’s in favor of it?

  24. loandinasor

    November 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    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.

  25. loandinasor

    November 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    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.

  26. BadNewsJeff

    November 27, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    g000nie Rome wasn’t dismantled in a day….

  27. OP4

    November 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm

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

  28. BadNewsJeff

    November 27, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    @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.”

  29. dirtyleft

    November 28, 2013 at 12:20 am

    will this un-fuck any of the kids?