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What would Jesus drive?
Reuters/yahoo news ^ | 07/06/2013

Posted on 07/06/2013 6:25:34 PM PDT by boatbums

Pope Francis said on Saturday it pained him to see priests driving flashy cars, and told them to pick something more "humble".

As part of his drive to make the Catholic Church more austere and focus on the poor, Francis told young and trainee priests and nuns from around the world that having the latest smartphone or fashion accessory was not the route to happiness.

"It hurts me when I see a priest or a nun with the latest model car, you can't do this," he said.

"A car is necessary to do a lot of work, but please, choose a more humble one. If you like the fancy one, just think about how many children are dying of hunger in the world," he said.

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I like this new Pope!
1 posted on 07/06/2013 6:25:34 PM PDT by boatbums
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To: boatbums
"What Would Jesus Drive"

...money-changers out of the temple?

2 posted on 07/06/2013 6:29:22 PM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: boatbums

Jesus would, and will, drive a white horse.


3 posted on 07/06/2013 6:30:01 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: John Leland 1789

But first he drove the foal of a donkey.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 6:31:33 PM PDT by Ripliancum (Mosiah 29:27. Look it up.)
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To: boatbums

We can look at this two ways: As a carpenter he would have driven a diesel powered dualie pickup. As the leader of the apostles he would have driven a large SUV with third row seating, such as a Suburban.


5 posted on 07/06/2013 6:31:54 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: John Leland 1789

Yep! Jesus needs only *1* hp to wipe out the largest army ever assembled!


6 posted on 07/06/2013 6:32:05 PM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: boatbums

Speaking with the language of the left.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 6:32:42 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: John Leland 1789

Well put! He will also ride down from the clouds wielding a double edged sword!


8 posted on 07/06/2013 6:33:16 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: boatbums

9 posted on 07/06/2013 6:34:18 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: boatbums
A white Cobra convertible.
10 posted on 07/06/2013 6:36:33 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: boatbums

people are employed to make new cars and thus take care of their families. the peoplebuying new cars get a new reliable vehicle that will get them to work and where they need to go, and may be more energy efficient than their older car.

now, if he wants to comment on people and personal greed or lavish living and thinking about only satisfying their own desires and whims, go to town. but i wouldn’t begrudge a family who gets a new car every now and then. al my cars are used but someone’s got to buy the new cars.


11 posted on 07/06/2013 6:37:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mitch5501

haha. Best comment of the day.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 6:37:40 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: boatbums
Acts 2:1 indicates that the Apostles came together in one Accord.
13 posted on 07/06/2013 6:38:04 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: John Leland 1789; All

14 posted on 07/06/2013 6:38:59 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: boatbums

He wouldn’t!!!


15 posted on 07/06/2013 6:41:00 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Secret Agent Man
As part of his drive to make the Catholic Church more austere and focus on the poor, Francis told young and trainee priests and nuns from around the world that having the latest smartphone or fashion accessory was not the route to happiness.

Pope Francis wasn't speaking to the laity. He was talking to priests and nuns.

16 posted on 07/06/2013 6:42:40 PM PDT by MortMan (Disarming the sheep only emboldens the wolves.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Best answer so far!!! ;o)


17 posted on 07/06/2013 6:43:43 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums


18 posted on 07/06/2013 6:43:47 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: boatbums
What would Jesus drive?

This

19 posted on 07/06/2013 6:44:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Paul said thrice he was beaten with rods.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 6:44:48 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums
What would Jesus drive?

A white mule.

21 posted on 07/06/2013 6:44:57 PM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The Pope was speaking to young priests and nuns and not laypeople. In this case he is correct to encourage them to be frugal as their vows, which they chose to take, include frugality or even poverty.


22 posted on 07/06/2013 6:45:57 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Rashputin

If that’s a jet engine strapped to that thar PO-lese car, it looks backwards. ;o)


23 posted on 07/06/2013 6:48:04 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums

Jesus drives a Karmann Ghia.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 6:51:26 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: boatbums

Jesus drove a stretched Honda Accord. I know that because in the Gospel it says that Jesus and his apostles left in one Accord.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 6:51:58 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: boatbums

65 GTO with Tri-power. (3, get it?)


26 posted on 07/06/2013 6:56:50 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: boatbums
What would Jesus drive?

He's a carpenter. A big pickup with 4 wheel drive and dual tires on the back, and a tool chest mounted in the bed behind the cab. It's probably pretty dusty and beat up.

27 posted on 07/06/2013 6:57:04 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: boatbums

>>If that’s a jet engine strapped to that thar PO-lese car, it looks backwards. ;o)

That’s a giant loudspeaker. They’re on a mission from God.


28 posted on 07/06/2013 6:58:04 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: boatbums

The Bible tells us that Jesus and the Apostles were in one Accord; so He would drive a Honda.


29 posted on 07/06/2013 6:58:08 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: lastchance
The Bible tells us that Jesus and the Apostles were in one Accord; so He would drive a Honda.

But he drove the moneychangers out of the Temple in a Fury.

30 posted on 07/06/2013 7:00:08 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Lazamataz

Jesus Laz


31 posted on 07/06/2013 7:01:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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Well if this sinner had any say in the matter, it would need to have a big-block.


32 posted on 07/06/2013 7:06:41 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: boatbums
Sounds like he wants to give free stuff to the "poor."

Haven't we been doing that for the past fifty years?

Now we have "poor" people with multiple cars, air conditioning and flatscreen TVs.

33 posted on 07/06/2013 7:09:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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To: boatbums

My pastor drives one of those tiny Fiats. Pea green.

Doesn’t get much more humble than that.


34 posted on 07/06/2013 7:09:36 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: boatbums
Jesus Hernandez, my friendly neighbourhood meth supplier, drives one of these.


35 posted on 07/06/2013 7:10:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: boatbums
He would drive either a muscle car, like a GTO, because that gets the chicks, and Mary Magdalene would be impressed; or he would drive an SUV with all the accoutrement's such as a loudspeaker so he could talk to multitudes on, at least, the bunny hill.

Seriously, I'm pretty sure they didn't invent cars 'til much later.

36 posted on 07/06/2013 7:11:07 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Bryanw92

10-4!


37 posted on 07/06/2013 7:12:06 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: al_c
My pastor drives one of those tiny Fiats. Pea green. Doesn’t get much more humble than that.


38 posted on 07/06/2013 7:13:50 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL! Excellent!


39 posted on 07/06/2013 7:14:34 PM PDT by floralamiss ("For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.")
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To: re_nortex

Touche!


40 posted on 07/06/2013 7:14:56 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: boatbums

What would Jesus drive?

He would probably want something comfortable for those long trips from Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) to Jerusalem down Route 90 or up to Lebanon along Route 6. He would also need something that could tackle those rough dirt roads on the Golan Heights and in the Judean Desert, but with enough room to hold the 12 Apostles. So he would probably choose an SUV such as a Cadillac Escalade or a Range Rover.


41 posted on 07/06/2013 7:16:45 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: bigheadfred; Lazamataz

Jesus is back... and this time, it’s personal.


42 posted on 07/06/2013 7:17:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: boatbums

A white ‘67 fastback GT pony.


43 posted on 07/06/2013 7:18:09 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: boatbums

If I were pope I would be far more concerned with what my priests were packing, rather that what they were driving.

If they were anywhere close to the adherents of the ROP.

Or maybe he doesn’t care. He seems quite happy to prostrate himself before the Muslim invaders.


44 posted on 07/06/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT by RugerMini14
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To: boatbums

A holy Toledo.


45 posted on 07/06/2013 7:21:56 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: boatbums

I knew a Jesus and he had a 64 Chevy Impala with curtain tassels hanging from the top of all the widows, even the windshield.


46 posted on 07/06/2013 7:22:06 PM PDT by TonyM
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an SUV... the poor don't all live in the city or where the weather is always nice and warm, the poor live in the hills an in cold climates too so to minister to them an SUV would be the most practical
47 posted on 07/06/2013 7:22:21 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: boatbums

Jesus would drive a Ford, because they have not bowed the knee to baal-out.


48 posted on 07/06/2013 7:24:03 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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To: boatbums

Saw a guy crank up a 1909 Cadillac on one of the reality shows. Just need some oil on the cylinder heads and some fresh gas. Jesus is proud.


49 posted on 07/06/2013 7:24:26 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: boatbums

It would be humble but durable and practical, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey after all. He was a carpenter, so there would be utility and a certain amount of hauling capacity. He was not terribly impressed with the conventions of the time, so conventionality was not a concern.

Sounds like a Subaru Baja to me. Or maybe an old aircooled VW Transporter or Samba truck.


50 posted on 07/06/2013 7:24:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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