How DARE you interject facts when people have a good rant on.
Do you not realize that FReepers are required to have a healthy skepticism of the press on each and every topic in the world except Catholicism. On that subject, they will believe exactly what the press says.
Nothing about capitalism, marxism or socialism in here:
“The Holy Father began his address to those present on a positive note by praising advances in various areas. These achievements he underlined, in fields such as health, education and communications can only benefit mankind.
But at the same time, the Pope went on to say, the majority of the men and women of our time continue to live daily in situations of insecurity, with dire consequences People have to struggle to live and, frequently, to live in an undignified way.
Pope Francis explained that in his opinion, one cause of this situation, was our relationship with money, and our acceptance of its power over ourselves and our society. Consequently, he added, the financial crisis which we are experiencing makes us forget that its ultimate origin is to be found in a profound human crisis. In the denial of the primacy of human beings.
He continued by saying the worship of the golden calf of old, has now a new image, in the cult of money and the dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly humane goal. Our societies, Pope Francis noted are becoming throw away ones, and worse still he added, human beings themselves are nowadays considered as consumer goods which can be used and thrown away.
The Pope explained that what we are really seeing concealed behind current attitudes is a rejection of ethics, a rejection of God, and speaking directly to the new Ambassadors the Holy Father encouraged the financial experts and the political leaders of their countries to consider the words of Saint John Chrysostom: Not to share ones goods with the poor is to rob them and to deprive them of life. It is not our goods that we possess, but theirs.
Stressing the need for financial reform along ethical lines, the Pope noted that it would require a courageous change of attitude on the part of political leaders and he urged them to face this challenge with determination and farsightedness, taking account, of their particular situations.
In his concluding comments, Pope Francis said that the Church herself encourages those in power to be truly at the service of the common good of their peoples”
“This imbalance results from ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and thus deny the right of control to States, which are themselves charged with providing for the common good. “
We live with less poverty, hunger and worldwide incomes have never been increasing at a higher rate. http://www.spectator.co.uk/the-week/leading-article/8789981/glad-tidings/
The bull crap premises spewing from the Pope’s mouth are Marxist talking points. The quote above from this speech is nothing less than pure Marxism. No State has a “right” to anything that is not granted it by consent of its people. if you want to see suffering and hunger, look to the States following the Pope’s prescription.