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What scares me is the increasing radicalization of the far right... and the way right wing pundits speak of the Pope as if he's threat. To me he's the first famous Christian leader that seems to actually follow Christ.
originally posted by: Kali74
I dunno. What scares me is the increasing radicalization of the far right... and the way right wing pundits speak of the Pope as if he's threat. To me he's the first famous Christian leader that seems to actually follow Christ. I worry about his safety here far more than when he's visited other countries.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
I agree completely. To many on the right, this man IS a threat. The right is not known for compassion, acceptance, and helping those in need. It's no wonder they don't like this pope.
Sometimes, I think they're more connected to their political party than to their religion. If their religion meant as much to them, they would LOVE this pope.
I worry about his safety, too. But he says his life is in God's hands. I've teared up a few times today, just learning about the person he is. This is a very impressive and wonderful man.
What's funny is watching him make a bunch of athiests forget themselves. You guys like what you like so long as it says exactly what you want to hear ... even Christianity.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
His repeated theme today and yesterday is "integral".
I agree. We're all related. Everything is related. Our efforts have to make sense and be coordinated in all our endeavors. As it stands now, our society is utterly scattered and disorganized in how we approach the many issues it faces.
Religion or politics be damned, we out to be able to agree on a common denominator, a minimum vision or standard to work by in moving forward. A goal.
As it stands, we are simply treading water.