It was the pope, John I think, who, along with Thatcher, and Reagan who brought down the Soviet Union!
Something is terribly not right. But maybe there’s a reason.
Maybe the Pope was told that if he didn’t come out against capitalism (and the many variations thereof in his tome) that a bunch of innocent people would be murdered in some village somewhere.
Okay, so I write fiction, I dunno. And somewhere upthread my story, however vague and second-hand as I recounted, about the North Korean priests advocates is also true.....man, nobody’s worse on this planet than those awful Jong-Il’s....father or son. And we have some priest order demanding respect for them?
Something’s not right here, something is not right.
For now I’ll not be knee-jerk. Now’s the time to be brave and stick to your principles. Don’t let them pee upon my feet and tell me it’s raining. Do not deny it when THE EMPEROR IS WEARING NO CLOTHES!
As for leaving my religion, come on, stop trying to make ME the bad guy here. I know when I kneel down to pray it’s to my God, not the Pope.
I’m going to stick around and fight this from within. Note my anecdote (and it IS but an anecdote bear in mind) about my own parish priest.
This is not setting well....this is my hunch.