The Pope Gets It

Somebody tweeted “If Sarah Palin thinks the Pope is too liberal, wait till she meets Jesus.”

Looks like this new Pope is more Jesusian (Christian is overdone) than even Jesus. He issued an 84-page “apostolic exhortation” that if he were a guy in a shack in the woods would be referred to as a “manifesto”.  He called unfettered capitalism “tyranny”. The Pope did! Not Paul Krugman or your Uncle Morty who gave money to Dennis Kucinich. It was the freaking Pope!  From The Guardian:

In it, Francis went further than previous comments criticising the global economic system, attacking the “idolatry of money” and beseeching politicians to guarantee all citizens “dignified work, education and healthcare”.

He also called on rich people to share their wealth. “Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills,” Francis wrote in the document issued on Tuesday.

“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”

I just wonder what devout Catholics like Antonin Scalia or Rick Santorum think when the Holy Father spouts Jesus for realz, while being chauffeured around in a Ford Focus.

“I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor.”

Is he calling out the Tea Party? Whoa, Palin’s really gonna hate that.

I say don’t lighten up Francis! Keep it coming.

Oh and the guy kisses disfigured people.


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