Pope Francis says “The future of humanity does not lie solely in the hands of great leaders, the great powers and the elites,” he said. “It is fundamentally in the hands of peoples and in their ability to organize. It is in their hands, which can guide with humility and conviction this process of change. I am with you.”
Wouldn’t a true spiritual leader suggest that the future of humanity lies solely in God’s hands?
“In what is perhaps his boldest claim to date, Pope Francis argued that everyone has a God-given right to have a job, to own land, and to have a home. This, of course, is neither the promise nor goal of current economic systems established in the U.S. and around the globe. This also goes well beyond the traditional social teaching of the Catholic Church, which argues for the dignity of work, but doesn’t go as far to say that everyone has a God-given right to have a job.”
Where in the Bible does it say that “everyone has a God-given right to have a job, to own land, and to have a home?” That sounds more like Communism rather than Christianity.
Pope Francis went on to say “Let us say no to an economy of exclusion and inequality, where money rules. That economy kills. That economy excludes.”
I would agree with the Pope on that, only I am talking about the BaalTyranny economy that exists today, while he is talking about capitalism.
“He argued the same could be said of economic injustices: ‘Time, my brothers and sisters, seems to be running out; we are not yet tearing one another apart, but we are tearing apart our common home.’ To address this economic situation, Francis argued that people must not be afraid to say ‘we want change.’”
Again, I would agree that “we want change”. The only problem is, economic justice to him equals more Baal Socialism.
The author of the article says “Pope Francis’s speech didn’t reek of socialism, communism, or Marxism, but of a radical commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. ‘Working for a just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labor is not mere philanthropy,’ the pope said. ‘It is a moral obligation. For Christians, the responsibility is even greater: it is a commandment. It is about giving to the poor and to peoples what is theirs by right.’”
Yes, giving to the poor is a commandment to Christians. But that does not imply a right for the poor. Again, that is Communism – the author, and the pope, are wrong.
The author of the article then ends by saying “Francis truly is the vicar of that poor man who came two millennia ago to save his people.”
“That poor man” – that sounds like more of what Pope Francis preaches about “the poverty of Christ” (see “Pope Francis doesn’t get the gospel” posted June 24, 2015 on this blog).