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Democrat Sanders, 'big fan of pope,' to attend Vatican conference

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posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 04:13 PM

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced on Friday he had accepted an invitation to the Vatican, saying his views on fighting income equality were similar to those of Pope Francis.

"I am a big, big fan of the pope," Sanders said in an interview on MSNBC. "He's trying to inject this sense of morality into how we do economics ... and we need that absolutely desperately."

The Sanders campaign said in a statement that he would attend a conference on social, economic and environmental issues during the April 15 visit. Sanders, who has made fighting poverty a central issue of his campaign, said he would talk about how to create a moral economy during his visit.

The visit will come four days before the primary election in delegate-rich New York, a state that both Sanders and his rival Democrat Hillary Clinton are viewing as home turf and hoping to win.

Makes sense, the most liberal pope I've ever seen of course welcome's the most liberal candidate running for president. You ain't gonna see the Vatican inviting Trump to visit, that's for sure! I bet Cruz is super jealous of Bernie right now! Clinton... she's clearly the devil.

I kid, but not really.

And before some of you go on the attack, he was indeed invited by the Vatican.

Papal official denies report Sanders invited himself to Vatican
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posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 04:19 PM
a reply to: Swills

Sanders can do whatever he wants. He's a grown man (well, I think).

I personally am really not a big fan of the Pope. But if he loves the man, then congrats to him, I hope they have some fun.

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posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 04:37 PM
a reply to: Swills

Hmmm, maybe Sanders will convert....

Then again, most of the powerful Jews are already socialists, from what I can see. Especially if they're rich capitalists....

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 04:46 PM
a reply to: nwtrucker

Let us not forget that it was a bunch of Jewish academic Marxists (socialists) who gave the world the USSR.

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 04:50 PM
a reply to: swanne

First hired to do that of course Sanders is a full-grown man, what's there to think about?

I too am not a fan of religion/Vatican or the pasts popes and this pope is not perfect but I like him more than any others, especially the last one.

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 04:52 PM
a reply to: nwtrucker

Convert? I really doubt it since he doesn't even practice Judism. He's not a religious man, not at all like Cruz.

So rich capitalist Jews are also socialists?

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 05:08 PM
a reply to: Swills

Bernie is Jewish unless I am getting my fact's wrong, there have many great and good intentioned Jewish leaders among the nation's in the past (and one or two bad one's) whom have acted in a secular (I am not a secularist fan so don't get me wrong on that point) way to try to benefit there society's or have adopted the culture and religion of there host nation in time's when being a Jew meant blind persecution.

The Jewish intelligentsia tend to be by percentage of population the most intelligence people on the planet, maybe edged out slighty probably due to greater numbers to draw upon by the elite of China whom lead them by about 10 IQ point's but are less creative and maybe less imaginative with europe's elite trailing slightly behind them by about an estimated 5 IQ point's according to a very controversial study which was published then silently unnofficially banned by the PC crowd in the 70's and 80's.

Bernie does not owe allegiance to the Pope as he is not a christian like Benjamin Disreali became (the great liberal prime minister of victorian era Britain whom brought in education for the poores children and tried to put an end to the workhouses and small children in mill's and down mine's) but he is a man whom the pope probably recognises as having the most human and workable policys of all your candidates, My take on the guy as an outsider is that he seem's genuine and passionate about the well being of the united state's and it's people, I think he would genuinely put the people before the corporations, at least in so far as he would be able to when trying to contend with the corruption among US senator's and there habit of blocking liberal reform's.

It may not be my business as I am not a US citizen or resident but my impression is that Trump speaks a lot of sense mixed with a hell of a lot of nonsense and he is dangerous and probably unpredictable though for international reason's (and his rant against Islam which I actually like about him and think he is the only potential leader to speak the truth on that point) I would like to see him win but don't think he would be good for the poor people of the US (which is probably the majority) in any way at all as he would likely allow companies to lower minimum wage's even further and loosten what worker right's the US employee's have left in favour of boosting business success by allowing the US business to exploit there workforce even more extremely than they do now (though I have no idea what he intend's and am looking at him as a business man, a better bet would be to see how employee's of his business have been treated over time).

Hillary, I kind of liked her husband but there was that stain on monika's dress he will never get away from and Hillary herself is a stateswoman, her alliance is probably not to the people but to her political peer's and corporate backer's, Trump is less corruptable and probably the better choice there though she may be slightly kinder in her policy's if I am correct in my stereotyping of him as a business first people second kind of guy (though he does put his country before even business so maybe I am wrong there too).

Cruz, I do not know how to take that guy, he just seem's like a typical US presidential candidate, nothing new just spin and flashy presentation plus there is his rivalry with his competitor's, he is probably the safest bet but expect little to change if anything under either him or Hillary for that matter, trump would boost your armed services and probably source there new equipment from stateside suppliers whom did not subcontract abroad which in theory should boost job's in those sectors and reinvigorate certain vital defence industry's, If we break with europe he may be our best ally in the UK as well so selfishly I do want him to win, he is correct about our city's being over run with no go zone's as well and that is coming from a British man, there are streets were a white lad dare not walk and even entire towns like Luton were we are now the minority as indeed we are in our supposed capital city of london, there was a documentary about 10 years ago and a reporter speaking to asian youths was told by them if they see a white boy walking in there territory they will beat him up, an american actor in london was smoking and on his mobile phone out back of the theatre where he was doing a bit part in a play, the alley he was in was just off of the road and a passing 6'6" Somali Moslem immigrant approached and threatened him when he heard the american's accent, our soldiers have been insulted and threatened by Moslem staff in hospital's when they were being treated back in England by our NHS which is now overrun with foreign staff (so our kid's have no career prospects in the NHS) SO trump took flack for it but he spoke the truth on that point.

The rest of your candidate's I have not been following and my view of these people is based on only the little I have read here and the few time's the US presidential race has made it's presence on TV over here in the UK felt.

I hope you get the guy or lady whom is best for all american's into power, the one that will care about YOU not just the corporations or a great wall of Chi/Texas or that manicure and pedigree before getting on stage (am not talking about Hillary or Trump or Sanders) but the one whom want's to build a more fair society for your kid's to grow up in and whom may actually also be the best bet for the economic future of your nation.

Best of luck and I hope God helps the right one to get to that job.

I like Bernie Sanders and think he is the Best person but I don't necessarily think he will make the Best president of the vying candidates but I am damn certain he would make a very good one but for different reason's to Trump.

His meating with the pope is the pope actually trying to boost Bernies chances of winning since he dislikes Trump immensely being from south american himself which is understandable and from his and a Christian perspective he is correct, Bernie is the most human and possibly also the best economic choice, never underestimate the power of the pope over economic's though as over a billion people in the world listen to what he say's so if inclined he could easily throw a very large wrench into Trump's gear's.

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posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:01 PM

originally posted by: Swills

I too am not a fan of religion/Vatican or the pasts popes and this pope is not perfect but I like him more than any others, especially the last one.

You mean you can use this pope when it's politically expedient to do so, whereas not so much with previous ones.

You cherry-pick which of the pope's teachings you agree with and can use and discard (and in fact, usually s# all over) everything else, much like the Straw Christian you've invented who does the same with the Bible.

It's funny. On another thread, earlier this morning, I was ridiculed for claiming Francis is a statist-humanist puppet. In any other context, the rabid Atheists would've been cheering me on (a rarity, to be sure), but since he was defending the destruction of traditional marriage, I was flamed for calling him out on it.

And now he invites a statist-humanist stooge to speak at the Vatican. I rest my case on the guy:

NWO shill, through and through.

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:21 PM
a reply to: NthOther

Whose using this as a political anything? Well, politics is clearly afoot but Sanders and this Pope definitely are very vocal about the same concerns, namely the division of wealth. That's said, isn't the Vatican the richest establishment in the world? If not, they're up there but the pope doesn't own that wealth. I wonder, if the pope totally controlled the Vaticans wealth would he give it the poor?

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:25 PM
a reply to: Swills

Who gets to stay at the top of the food chain when all beneath are 'regulated'? Of course not 'all' Jews. But I recall surveys done and 85% were on the 'left' in the U.S.. (Not to mention Israel, itself.)

Actually the convert comment was tongue in cheek, a joke. (I'm actually a huge Israel supporter at least when it comes to ME issues.)

Then there's the Hollywood elite. Pretty locked up.

Truth be told, I don't hold any ethnicity as locked into a political dogma. More than their share, I should think. Hope that clarifies...

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:42 PM
a reply to: nwtrucker

Sounds like you're getting into the Jews rule the world conspiracy but truth be told, many of the wealthiest people in the world are Jewish. No doubt about it.

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:49 PM
a reply to: Swills

Socialists coming to Jesus!



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:57 PM
a reply to: Swills

I don't buy into that whatsoever.

I consider "Zionism" to be not much more than an effort, in it's inception, to procure a homeland and generally
to preserve and enhance it, currently.

Some bad eggs involved? Perhaps. Yet one only has to look at the 'contributions' by the mafia to the Catholic Church.

No angels on this planet.....

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 07:12 PM
a reply to: DBCowboy

Thread title should be:

Bernie Luvs Him Some Pope to Pander to Catholics.

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 07:50 PM
a reply to: Swills

Out of all the popes in my life time, this pope is the most down to earth and caring pope I've ever observed, and I don't follow any religion! I think if Bernie relates to this Pope, it says a lot about his own character and his own beliefs for caring for the majority of struggling Americans.

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 07:53 PM
Do right wing fans understand that the more there party is destroying itself, the more the rest of us laugh are arses off with the crap they come up with.

Christians baker gets fined for not baking cake for gays, oh the outrage, poor us christians.

Bernie thinks the pope is cool, damn that commie, trying to cater to voters.

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 09:30 PM
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

So now you're a big fan of Christianity too?

Will we be expecting your thread announcing your conversion to Catholicism?

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 10:11 PM
The Liberal super-atheists must have needed a lot of extra phone banking to get their minds off of this one.

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 10:52 PM
Maybe Sanders will go to Mecca next.

Oh wait...that's right, muslim bigots would never allow it.

Non-Muslims are strictly prohibited from entering the city of Mecca.

I guess ol' Bernie will have to stick with Vatican City and Israel even though these religions are most frequently bashed by far leftists like Bernie and his worshippers who love violent, intolerant, murderous Islam.

posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 11:31 PM
a reply to: DBCowboy

I guess you could say, Jesus was a socialist?

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