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If Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin donít like the pope, they wonít care much for Jesus (He's serious)
The Washington Post's On Faith ^ | November 28, 2013 | Reza Aslan

Posted on 11/28/2013 8:58:12 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are starting to sour on the new pope.

In response to Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation, in which the pontiff denounced “trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” these two paragons of the far right – both of whom regularly invoke the teachings of Jesus to bolster their own political views – have suddenly turned their backs on the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus.

Sarah Palin complained that Pope Francis sounded “kind of liberal” in his statements decrying the growing global income equality between the rich and the poor (she has since apologized).

Rush Limbaugh went one step further. “This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope,” he harrumphed into his giant microphone.

Limbaugh, in his trademarked conspiratorial style, speculated that the pope’s tirade against “widespread corruption and self-serving tax evasion” must have been forced upon him by somebody else. “Somebody has either written this for [the pope] or gotten to him,” he said.

Limbaugh is right. Somebody did get to Pope Francis. It was Jesus....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholics; limbaugh; palin; popefrancis
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Some nice sacrilege and blasphemy for turkey day.

Reza Aslan is the author most recently of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, which he reminds you would make a wonderful Christmas gift.

1 posted on 11/28/2013 8:58:12 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the Pope...the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus.

Ummmmmmm....I'll not go there. Happy Thanksgiving.

2 posted on 11/28/2013 9:00:40 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango
the Pope...the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus...

I thought Martin Luther rectified that flawed logic 500 years ago.

3 posted on 11/28/2013 9:03:43 AM PST by abb
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To: Drango
the Pope...the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus.

Only when he speaks of faith and morals.

When he speaks of government and economics he is only speaking for himself.

4 posted on 11/28/2013 9:04:49 AM PST by oldbrowser ("From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs" .....Marx)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then Rush and Sarah are wrong.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3096201/posts

Read what it really says. Don’t believe the lamestream media.


5 posted on 11/28/2013 9:05:00 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This document is mostly about evangelization.....only a few paragraphs about the economics, but that is what the lamestream media focused on.

Heaven forbid that they might mention Evangelization! LOL!


6 posted on 11/28/2013 9:06:04 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: abb

Martin Luther was a Catholic who left the Catholic Church — he added to and took away from the Bible — a grave sin then and a grave sin now, for he led many astray.


7 posted on 11/28/2013 9:07:26 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Give people Pope Benedict XVI’s two books on Jesus of Nazareth. A much better gift.


8 posted on 11/28/2013 9:08:38 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: oldbrowser

I don’t think Jesus taught much about the government and when he did, it wasn’t kindly. The pope is just another bishop, head bishop, but just another one amongst many.In the churches long history, some popes were not too good. Talked with a priest about some when I was taking my lessons (prively) to become catholic. I love the fact that he didn’t use his treasury for taxes, he got the money from a fish. :O)


9 posted on 11/28/2013 9:09:55 AM PST by goat granny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pope John Paul II, looks down @ this Pope and said,
"What the Heck, how far has my church has fallen."

10 posted on 11/28/2013 9:11:41 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Wall Street GOP is happy if the rich get richer and the poor have the Gospel preached to them. The Pope would like an economic system that would have fewer poor.


11 posted on 11/28/2013 9:14:57 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Trickle-down” is a term of abuse invented by Leftists. It is a straw-man caricature of free-market ideas. By using this term, the Pope disgraces himself and abuses his office. He also reveals that, when it comes to economic ideas, he is ill-educated, and is merely parroting slogans.

“Catholic Social Teaching” is mostly a huge blunder. The real basis of any valid “social teaching” is to be found here:

Honor thy father and thy mother.

Thou shalt not kill.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Thou shalt not steal.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.

Thou shalt not covet they neighbor’s goods.


12 posted on 11/28/2013 9:15:06 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Salvation

Salvation, I salute you for fighting for truth. Sadly, I think you’ll be ignored.


13 posted on 11/28/2013 9:16:42 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: oldbrowser
When he speaks of government and economics he is only speaking for himself.
Actually, some of the Cardinals and Bishops do a good of that for him, as in, "Americans, you're selfish because you don't let in all the world's losers."
14 posted on 11/28/2013 9:18:20 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ex-snook

So capitalism makes people poor?


15 posted on 11/28/2013 9:19:02 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: Drango

the Pope...the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus.

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Certainly there can be no doubt that that is his job, the only question is who assigned it to him.


16 posted on 11/28/2013 9:21:10 AM PST by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jesus tried to reform the Roman Empire...not.


17 posted on 11/28/2013 9:21:32 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has anyone been to Vatican City lately? Not exactly the bad part of town, nor a slum, or the other side of the tracks. It took lots of riches to create and build that beautiful place. The Catholic Church is not a poverty stricken organization.


18 posted on 11/28/2013 9:21:45 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: Arthur McGowan

““Catholic Social Teaching” is mostly a huge blunder. The real basis of any valid “social teaching” is to be found here:”

No. The basis of social teaching is Trinitarian love: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html#Trinitarian love, the origin and goal of the human person

The ultimate basis of all Christian teachings are God Himself, not any law He handed down to us even though that is important too of course.


19 posted on 11/28/2013 9:22:28 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: abb

the Pope...the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus...
I thought Martin Luther rectified that flawed logic 500 years ago.

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Naw, took Joe Smith to get it right.......... /s.


20 posted on 11/28/2013 9:22:35 AM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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