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Isn’t it funny…… June 18, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, It's all about the $$$, Papa, pr stunts, scandals, secularism, self-serving, the return, the struggle for the Church.

…….that after decades of condemning the Church and the Popes for benighted scientific ignorance and knuckle-dragging medieval superstitious “sky-god” worship, the leftists now proclaim the Pontiff/papacy as the greatest source of scientific authority ever?!?

Why, it’s almost as if they hate and castigate everyone and everything that disagrees with their worldview, and extol and defend to the death almost to the mildest inconvenience whatever does?

In other words, as so many faithful Catholics have noted for decades, it’s always, ALL about the politics, tribalism, and personal interest to these folks?  Is there another way to understand their behavior?

Even the out and out pagans/wiccans are celebrating this document!  A self-described pagan in the Huffpost notes that Pope Francis is using language strikingly similar to their own Gaia-mother-earth-goddess worship:

The Earth, says Pope Francis, is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her. We have grown up thinking that we were her owners and dominators, authorised to loot her. The violence that exists in the human heart, wounded by sin, is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things.

Do you think you know anyone who really grew up thinking they “owned the earth” and were its dominators and authorized to loot it? Who speaks of the world so personally?  Perhaps a certain casual indifference, but “dominating?”  How do the very poor comport in comparison with the relatively wealthy in their care for the earth?  Is the filth, decay, and litter abundant in slums an indication of a higher moral standing?

Best comment I’ve seen so far…….”The world will praise this Pope and this Encyclical because it has to do with its agenda and nothing to do with faith and morals.” The world will ignore his comments about abortion, embryos and population control. The world will not praise Paul VI forHumane Vitae.

It would have been a more profound act on the part of the Pope if this Encyclical was a call for the world to end the persecution and the annihilation of Christians or that true peace can only be found in a conversion to Jesus Christ and His Church but that would not be as politically correct in this age of toleration for everything except the truth. 

Way to go, Vox.


Some Democrats have taunted Republicans for becoming “cafeteria Catholics” on the environment. But this is a red herring. When the Church prohibits abortion, it’s enunciating an absolute moral principle. When a pope criticizes the use of air conditioners or of mercury in gold mining (Francis does both) we are very much in the realm of prudential judgments. And even his larger proposals about global reforms have to operate in a world where efforts to balance differing national interests and outright human needs have made straightforward moral judgments and compromises on international agreements all but impossible…….

…….the encyclical relatively ignores the much large group of poor, at least 2 ½ billion people on several continents, who simply need development, meaning primarily clean water, electricity, and stable governments that will allow them to improve their lot and deal with whatever nature – or climate change – may throw at them[And who, assuming draconian limits on carbon dioxide, would be almost assuredly permanently barred from ever enjoying even a fraction of the kind of wealth and comfort enjoyed by the post-Christian West.  Which, I fear, may be a significant motivation behind the climate hoax]

There’s much moral denunciation of “finance” and “technology” in the encyclical, much less appreciation of how the efficiencies of markets (properly regulated) and globalization, combined with technical innovation and the entrepreneurial spread of its use, have already lifted hundreds of millions around the world out of age-old misery. And will continue to do so……

Just some of the better opinions I read today.

But by far the best was how Vox opened:

Praised be Jesus Christ.

May His Holy Name be praised on the lips of everyone in the world at all times from now until eternity, Amen.

May God have mercy on us all.


1. Daniel Connelly - June 18, 2015

What do we know. 1. Global cooling has wiped out civilizations in the past with drought, frost crop failure, diseases and death. Global warming brought prosperity in the past. 2.God created the Earth and put man on it. 3. God gave man the ability to alter the Earth. 4. God wants the best for mankind.
Maybe, just maybe God wants man to warm the Earth, an Earth that was falling again and again into ice ages as Carbon dioxide levels fell below sustainable levels.

2. Christopher - June 18, 2015

Besides the now adoring effect on the Left, this encyclical is also affecting the attitudes on the Right. They are now expressing either less confidence in this Pope, or simply a concern about his willingness to step beyond the Catholic faith in his pronouncements, which, of course, could affect how things work all over the world.

I heard one conservative commentator express very eloquently (and, frankly, very gently and respectfully) his concern that the Pope’s actions will make it more difficult to convince people of the value of traditional, conservative principles, thereby making it more difficult to fight our way out of the Marxist-socialist web being woven all around us.

Tantumblogo - June 18, 2015

Now that is a sublime point and incredibly important. Thank you for sharing.

3. Joan - June 19, 2015

How very odd the pope wrote we can never justify killing a “human embryo”! I would expect any pope to say “a human soul” (or at the very least “a human being”). That is why abortion is wrong, after all.

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