Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pope Francis and his Vatican succumb to the ideology of their worst enemies.

Secular progressive leftists and their eco-alarmist fellow travelers are normally hostile to expressions of Christian faith.  But, occasionally, when Pope Francis and his Vatican "experts" come out with a statement seemingly supporting collectivist and eco-alarmist dogma, their natural enemies exploit it to the hilt, as if it came directly from Gaia and/or Marx. The Pope is making a big mistake, much bigger and much farther reaching than the one made by the Pope who condemned Galileo.

Peter Foster: Vatican becomes an arm of godless United Nations with climate statement
... Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change ...  is due to land in September to rally climate True Believers ahead of the U.N.’s giant policy shindig in Paris.

... This week’s statement, from the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PAS/PASS) ... confirms that Vatican not merely has slim or no grasp of economics or history, but is on its knees before tried-and-failed collectivist policies, and committed to a crusade against rich nations.

... The pope, who is an economic ignoramus, has allied himself with forces that would perpetuate poverty, not relieve it.
 A message for Pope Francis: Energy restrictions based on climate fears threaten the poor by Paul Driessen.
... Denying humanity the use of still bountiful hydrocarbon energy is thus not simply wrong. It is immoral – and lethal. This is the real reason that climate change is a critical moral issue. No one has a right to tell the world’s poor they cannot use fossil fuels to improve their lives, or to tell others they must reduce their living standards, based on speculation and unfounded fears about a man-made climate crisis.


Anonymous said...

You obviously forgot to take your meds today.

JR said...

Heh:) There's nothing I like better than clear, well-framed criticism.

Anonymous said...

You invented a wierd boogy man called "secular progressive leftists". Most Christians believe in social justice and being their brother's keeper. We believe in community. It is not surprising that Christians do not wish to further damage the planet with human activities.

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JR said...

Anon (2:39:00),
Many, if not most, secular progressive leftists, have no time for Christians (or Jews) at all and frequently go out of their way to shut them up and target them for exclusion.

Professed progressive "Christians" believe in high sounding "social justice" because they believe in big government coerced redistribution, which has little to do with "justice" and nothing at all to do with charity. Now, if you had said most Christians believe in charity then that would be more in line with true Christian values.

The point being made by the two columnists is that the mistaken "environmentalism" being contemplated by the Pope and his Vatican will do nothing to protect the environment but will do great damage to the global economy with harmful, even lethal, consequences for many millions of people. Where's the justice in that? Where's the charity? Where's the Christianity?