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For the Record: Francis says Global Warming a Sin, but You Can Atone through Recycling, Car-Pooling September 7, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, different religion, disaster, error, foolishness, Francis, General Catholic, horror, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the struggle for the Church.

This is from last week, so maybe it’s old hat to you, but just for the record, to observe the steady, ahem, flowering of this pontificate into full form, Francis – who apparently is uncertain whether many personal acts like attempted bigamy constitute sin – is very, very certain that corporate actions like causing too many carbon emissions are sinful.  But don’t worry, you can atone your grievous sin by adopting certain popular left-leaning acts of piety, such as carpooling or recycling:

In his message for the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” Thursday, Pope Francis said that human-induced global warming, as well as a loss of biodiversity are “sins” against God, which must be atoned for by planting trees, avoiding the use of plastic and paper and “separating refuse.” [So, just who is guilty of this sin?  Anyone who drives a car or fails to use mass transit?  Someone who runs the AC a bit too cold in the summer, like me?  Do I get an indulgence for also running the heat really low in the winter, cuz I like it cool?  We’re pretty diligent recyclers, can we get into leftist heaven based on that?]

“Global warming continues, due in part to human activity,” Francis said, adding that “2015 was the warmest year on record, and 2016 will likely be warmer still.” [This a spurious claim based on doctored data]

“This is leading to ever more severe droughts, floods, fires and extreme weather events. Climate change is also contributing to the heart-rending refugee crisis. The world’s poor, though least responsible for climate change, are most vulnerable and already suffering its impact,” he wrote…… [You know what the world’s poor are also the most vulnerable to – starvation, disease, inadequate medical care, etc., all of which will be even larger problems should fossil fuels be banned or forced up dramatically in price.  No one will suffer more than the poor should that occur, because they have no reserve of income/wealth to cover the increase]

………Now is the time to “acknowledge our sins against creation,” the Pope said. “Inasmuch as we all generate small ecological damage,” we are called to acknowledge “our contribution, smaller or greater, to the disfigurement and destruction of creation.” [This is almost a perfect leftist inspired transposition of sin from a personal act committed against God (and sometimes man, too) to a corporate act we all somehow commit, from which no one is free of guilt. Marxist or heavily leftist-leaning elements in the Church have proposed exactly this kind of transposition of sin  as part of an effort to fundamentally remake the Faith into a religion of man.  Just sayin’.]

“Let us repent of the harm we are doing to our common home,” he added.

If our ecological conversion is real, Francis said, it will lead to concrete ways of thinking and acting that are more respectful of creation. [And then you shall be saved, brother! Hallelujah in the protestant sense!]

Among these are “avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonably be consumed, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, or any number of other practices.” [Fail to do these, and it’s hell for thee?  Or is hell one of those quaint notions we don’t believe in anymore?  What about those of us who breed like rabbits?  Think of all the resources those voracious little bunnies will consume!  Are we hellbound no matter what?!?]

You know, I think Francis is right.  And he should really lead the way in this effort, by personally curtailing all travel on his part, because no mode of travel dumps more carbon into the atmosphere than air travel.  He should also totally stop all use of motor cars and electricity, to set the kind of example the world needs today.  No more televised broadcasts, no more trips across country, even in small cars, no more radio addresses or use of loudspeakers.  He should emulate his holy predecessor Pius IX and make use of none of these modern appurtenances.  And he should totally ban all media from the Vatican, too, for the sake of the environment.  How many trees are felled to carry his constant headline grabbing quotes in the newspapers?  How can our dear leader set such a catastrophically bad example for us?

Or is this just more of the “luxury for me, penury for thee” that the global elites seemingly desire to afflict us with?

I’ve argued for years that leftism is a religion, a most dogmatic and fervent one, which will brook no competition.  I’m feeling more and more justified in my belief by the day.

Should global warming eventually be proven verifiably false – that is, should the present choke hold on all the mass of data that casts grave doubt on this theory be released – how much damage to the credibility of the Church is being done, having a pope who embraced a plainly dubious, politically-motivated sciency-ish fad to the point of declaring made up “sins” against this fad?

I agree with Saint Corbinian’s Bear.  This guy is nothing more than a sad provincial, Peronist joke being played upon the Church.  It would be funny if souls weren’t at stake, which they are, in their millions.  From farce to tragedy, then…….

h/t reader TT



1. Joseph D'Hippolito - September 7, 2016

Some of don’t believe he’s merely a provincial. Sure, he’s a Peronist. But some of us also believe that anybody else chosen from the College of Cardinals to succeed Benedict would be just as likely to say the same things Francis is saying — and not just about global warming, either. That’s how pervasive the rot within the Church is. That’s how much the bishops have become infatuated with intellectual fashion. That’s how derelict the seminaries have become.

Besides, the desire for corporate economic control didn’t start with Francis. Just read Benedict’s “Caritas in Veritate.”

2. Louis Gasper - September 7, 2016

Have you noticed the pontiff’s general intention for September, to put the human being at the center of society? Somehow, I had the impression that Church should seek to put Christ there.

aroamingcatholicny - September 7, 2016

The Freemasons must be cheering.

3. aroamingcatholicny - September 7, 2016

Iz Papa Bergoglio prepared to give up his super suite in the “5 Star Hotel” called. “Casa St. Marta?”
Have I gone Mad?

4. docmx001 - September 7, 2016

The pace of events, it’s hard to keep up, isn’t it? Here was my take on the backyard barbeque becoming mortal sin: https://nonvenipacem.com/2016/09/02/wherein-the-backyard-barbeque-becomes-mortally-sinful-with-all-its-paper-plates-plastic-cups-kids-running-through-the-sprinkler/

Tantumblogo - September 7, 2016

Check that link out, folks, it’s a good one.


5. Woody - September 7, 2016

Did Jesus leave carbon footprints? Hmmm.

Tantumblogo - September 7, 2016

Only when he was carrying you.

6. Baseballmom - September 7, 2016

Clearly I’m going to hell. I will save you all a spot by the fire….

Tantumblogo - September 7, 2016

Think of all the lead poisoning you’ve done to poor innocent golden cheeked warblers and spotted owls.

7. Colleen Hammond - September 7, 2016

Nice to know that, in addition to Corporate and Spiritual Works of Mercy, we now have “Environmental” Works of Mercy…

Colleen Hammond - September 7, 2016

(Tongue firmly planted in cheek…)

8. tg - September 8, 2016

It seems like every week, PF says something more embarrassing than the week before. Does he really think we take him serious now? I wish we’d have a year of silence starting with him.

9. around here - September 9, 2016

Who doesn’t conserve and recycle ? This has been going on for decades at least. Sorry I can’t take mass transit, my part of the metroplex doesn’t have it. Well, decades ago there was a bus that would take you to Dallas… Anybody out there who doesn’t already pay a recycling fee on their water/sewer/trash collection bill, even if they don’t recycle ? I think here in the first world we’re already very aware of these things. People make a living off of recycling — of very many things. My parents were born during the thirties (Great Depression) and were small kids during WWII. Food waste growing up ? Unheard of. When I was kid you repaired things including appliances and electronics. Mended clothes, didn’t just throw them out. My father (same age as the pope) still says to this day “It’s a sin to waste food.” La plus ca change

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