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Stop hurling insults and listen, Pope Francis tells politicians [Barf Alert]
Reuters ^ | 2/17/17 | Philip Pullella

Posted on 02/17/2017 8:36:31 AM PST by markomalley

Politicians should lower the volume of their debates and stop insulting each other, Pope Francis said on Friday, adding that leaders should be open to dialogue with perceived enemies or risk sowing the seeds of war.

"Insulting has become normal," he said in a 45-minute-long improvised talk to university students in Rome. "We need to lower the volume a bit and we need to talk less and listen more."

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


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: popefrancis
Maybe politicians should look to the way he treats traditionalists...((groan))
1 posted on 02/17/2017 8:36:31 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

What happens when just telling the truth about someone is taken as an insult?


2 posted on 02/17/2017 8:38:37 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: markomalley

Frances, maybe you should listen more, and stop pushing your crazy agenda.


3 posted on 02/17/2017 8:39:14 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: markomalley

Pope Francis is an insult ... to God. His narcissism will wager him hell. The “anticriticism” and “antiwar” faction has in fact deep shadows of hate behind the love it puts behind fiendish individuals and institutions of marxist antmen


4 posted on 02/17/2017 8:43:04 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: markomalley
"leaders should be open to dialogue with perceived enemies"

Says the man who absolutely refuses to dialogue with those he perceives as theological enemies.

5 posted on 02/17/2017 8:43:20 AM PST by circlecity
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To: markomalley

He’s one to talk about hurling insults! Pot, meet kettle...


6 posted on 02/17/2017 8:43:32 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: markomalley
Dear Francis,
 
 
"I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL
HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"


"...who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men,...
 

 
 
 
....have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time;
 
...
 
 that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and...
 

 
 
...debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. "
 
--The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom
--Thomas Jefferson, 1786
https://www.google.com/webhp?#q=truth%20is%20great%20and%20will%20prevail%20if%20left%20to%20herself
 

7 posted on 02/17/2017 8:43:55 AM PST by HLPhat (It takes a Republic TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS - not a populist Tyranny of the Majority)
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To: Rurudyne

“What happens when just telling the truth about someone is taken as an insult?”

In a case such as that, it is proper for you to just submit, and perpetuate the lie, since telling the truth is divisive, and offensive, and the adults know best, and just have faith.


8 posted on 02/17/2017 8:47:08 AM PST by odawg
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To: markomalley

Oh I see Francis the talking poop has his mouth running again...

Take care of those Catholics in Government: Nancy Pelosi for one...there are many...that is YOUR responsibility to take care of the FLOCK...

Remember Francis the talking poop, you are the Shepard over the FLOCK...and no we are not sheep, we have seen through you since day one...your a ‘False Prophet’...end of subject!!!


10 posted on 02/17/2017 8:53:21 AM PST by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: markomalley

Please your holiness, stop insulting a just movement of people taking their nations back.


11 posted on 02/17/2017 9:01:24 AM PST by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: markomalley

Next he’ll be wanting to moderate our Presidential debates.


12 posted on 02/17/2017 9:01:43 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: markomalley

islamist facilitating pope


13 posted on 02/17/2017 9:04:01 AM PST by onedoug
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To: markomalley
Stop hurling insults and listen, Pope Francis tells politicians himself.

There -- fixed the title.

14 posted on 02/17/2017 9:05:25 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: circlecity

Why don’t the local parishes quit supporting the vatican. In a lot of denominations, if the head representatives are against or putting their own spin on the inerrant Word of God and are in direct opposition to the will of the people, the churches either withdraw from that denomination or quit sending them money.


15 posted on 02/17/2017 9:05:40 AM PST by Maudeen (No one on this earth is too far gone for Jesus.)
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To: odawg

Jane Curtain and Dan Ackroyd would admire that sample of deep sarcasm. (not sarcasm)

Certainly, in real life and also not sarcasm, just to be clear, apologists for Islam would absolutely agree we should act that way!


16 posted on 02/17/2017 9:06:32 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: markomalley

Pope Fransoros...


17 posted on 02/17/2017 9:07:56 AM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: markomalley

Why doesn’t he ever take a page out of his own book and shut up for once?


18 posted on 02/17/2017 9:11:25 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: markomalley

Mind your own beeswax, Francis. You seem to have enough of your own problems.

Chase down some more of those sexual predators still hiding in your hive.


19 posted on 02/17/2017 9:11:43 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (Ride To The Sound Of The Guns)
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To: markomalley
leaders should be open to dialogue with perceived enemies or risk sowing the seeds of war.

Isn't it about time Pope opened the Vatican to refugees, and stopped hoarding all that money?

20 posted on 02/17/2017 9:23:27 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie ( Agenda driven news is fake news.)
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To: markomalley
Stop hurling insults and listen, Pope Francis tells politicians

Right on!

Otherwise, you might end up like THIS!!

21 posted on 02/17/2017 10:02:26 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: markomalley

Pope Peronista I speaks


22 posted on 02/17/2017 10:28:23 AM PST by Organic Panic (Rich White Man Evicts Poor Black Family From Public Housing - MSNBCPBSCNNNYTABC)
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