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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: infolurker
Ya it is almost as ironic as all the religious folks that do nothing but bad mouth the pope for following what is attributed to Jesus.
Turn on the news, there are all these priest dressed in white robes and across the world all the Followers of Islam are dressed in white celebrating in Mecca on the same day,
Just thought I would throw that out there
originally posted by: spav5
Finally a pope that is not mired in the dogma of hate and prejudice..how heinous!
Matthew 24: 9-12
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
2 Timothy 4: 1-5
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
originally posted by: Kryties
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: neo96
I noticed the biggest supporters seem to be people who declare they are not Christians.
I find that ironic.
Probably because he is the first Pope in quite some time to actually DO something about the issues at hand, such as poverty, inequality etc etc. He puts his money where his mouth is, something that hasn't been done in a long time.
But anyhoo, Im not Christian, or Muslim, or Athiest, or Buddhist, or Hindu, or a Satanist - sorry I don't fit into any of those categories that others try to shoehorn people into. Yet I agree that this Pope is the best one in a long while and the fact he is actually trying to do something about the issues he raises, not just parrot them off and forget about them, means he gets a thumbs up from me.
If you try to help, rather than hinder, humanity you get my thumbs up.
He is scheduled to speak before Congress on Thursday,
where he is expected bring his climate agenda directly to lawmakers.