Skip to comments.Pope Francis Doesn’t Understand How to Alleviate Poverty
Posted on 09/20/2015 1:35:55 PM PDT by Biggirl
Pope Francis embodies sanctity but comes trailing clouds of sanctimony. With a converts indiscriminate zeal, he embraces ideas impeccably fashionable, demonstrably false, and deeply reactionary. They would devastate the poor on whose behalf he purports to speak if his policy prescriptions were not as implausible as his social diagnoses are shrill.
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empty Vatican vault could help with reducing poverty. Do it!
Marxists take money from those who earn it and give it to those who don’t. That is theft.
How to alleviate poverty: Rob Peter to pay Paul.
Prosperity eliminates poverty.
The best economic system to create prosperity is free enterprise.
Maybe the Pope should call me.
“Marxists take money from those who earn it and give it to those who dont. That is theft.”
Or, as Paul Harvey would say, take it from those who earn it and give it to those who want it.
As long as everybody is equally miserable, I do not think this Pope cares about reducing poverty.
Well you don’t do it by making everyone poor. Cuz there’s more people a’comin.
Still shakin’ that tree Boss.
What’s the currency of socialism/communism vs the currency for captitalism?
My example would be:
Socialism/communism — Power
Capitalism — Money
Got any other ideas? I need ideas for a paper I’m working on.
Did he somehow manage to loop Trump into his gibberish>?
Don’t kid yourself , he most certainly does understand.
He also understands that he gets a direct bigger cut when he gets governments to take it from you and hand it to him to distribute .
Right now the Catholic church in America is making lots bringing in and helping to resettle muslims and they are filling their churches with many illegals from south of the border .
Of course he is going to encourage government theft and rampant immigration .
As to the role of Christianity in that founding, we might remember that the same Jefferson who believed that each individual should use reason to question even the existence of God, also penned our Declaration of Independence which, he wrote, reflected "the American mind" of the time and included references to God in four distinct manifestations.
In others of Jefferson's writings, he asserted that Jesus "preached philanthropy and universal charity and benevolence," that "a system of morals is presented to us [by Jesus], which, if filled up in the style and spirit of the rich fragments he left us, would be the most perfect and sublime that has ever been taught by man."
He wrote, "His (Jesus's) moral doctrines...were more pure and perfect than those of the most correct of the philosophers...and they went far beyond both in inculcating universal philanthropy, not only to kindred and friends, to neighbors and countrymen, but to all mankind, gathering all into one family, under the bonds of love, charity, peace, common wants, and common aids," which, Jefferson said, "will evince the peculiar superiority of the system of Jesus over all others."
Comparing the Hebrew code which, according to Jefferson, "laid hold of actions only," "He [Jesus] pushed his scrutinies into the heart of man; erected his tribunal in the region of his thoughts, and purified the waters at the fountain head."
That Jefferson cut out the statements which he believed to be directly attributable to Jesus, pasted them into a little book which he kept by his bed and, by his family's words, read from them daily, might lead one to conclude that his political philosphy probably was influenced by what he considered to be the superiority of the "philosophy" of Jesus.
Jefferson's talents and abilities were legend. His devotion to individual liberty and to the ideas essential to liberty were based on simple principles, some of which, undoubtedly, came from his understanding of the basic law underlying all valid human law: do unto others as you would have them do unto you," which is an individual response to the challenge of Jesus.
Perhaps Jefferson understood that the philosophy capsulated in that idea has the power to make people in a society more individually benevolent, more loving, more caring, and more willing to take care of each other.
There is a sharp contrast between a philosophy of love and the politics of hate which motivate the radical Islamic terrorists, as well as the radical Left which now spouts its personal hatred in our partisan politics.
Likewise, there is a sharp contrast between a philosophy which calls for individually motivated charity and benevolence and one which requires that some individuals claim some superior right to coercively take the hard earned wages of other individuals in order to "redistribute" to others of their choosing, in the name of the Gospel of Jesus.
One idea allows individual liberty: the other idea demands coercive enforcers who use the idea of "benevolence" to buy power over others.
What Burke, in his Speech on Conciliation..." 1775, called the colonists' "fierce spirit of liberty" is still alive in the hearts of many citizens and some still "augur misgovernment at a distance and sniff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze." And, just as he observed then, their religion, "under a variety of denominations agreeing in nothing but in the communion of the spirit of liberty" underlies their devotion to freedom.
Politicians promising goodies and buying votes in exchange for power over other people's lives is popular political sport. Such sport should not be associated with the philosophy of Jesus, however.
Teach someone to fish; don’t give them a fish.
What he does demonstrate is Argentina’s problem and how deep those concepts of how a government should function are. Any why Argentina is lost and will never find its way back to the system they had which had it successfully competing with US.
It’s good to see that George Will has awoken from his stupor of papalotry.
Hopefully, George Wiegel and Mark Shea will do so also.
I don't think Francis can do either; unless, of course, he gives a muslim a fish that I have caught.
If you give him a fish, make sure it’s your fish to give.
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