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originally posted by: murphy22
Then let the "pope" take them in. From what I understand, the Vatican is a country without a country. It's the only "global" religion, with its own country and no Army. The pope needs to keep his mouth shut. Or "open" his "borders" to the barbarians that will destroy his "country". Enough said. The guy is an idiot, void of political, social or Christian understanding. He's got a country he rules over. How many "immigrants" have they taken in? Tell him to go play in the freeway.
Don't extinguish migrants' hopes
It is important that there is a commitment from everyone to keep our freedom from being corroded by the banality of consumerism
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: luthier
"Pretty sure the Vatican and Jesuit do quite a bit."
A bit amounts to a drop in the ocean im afraid. The funds and monies the Vatican have tucked away and accumulated over the centuries if made available could end world poverty within 5-10 years.
"The guy is a spiritual leader not a president of a country. It's a Tennant of Christianity for God's sake, to help those in need."
What does it say on the one dollar bill?
"In God we Trust", the Pope is Gods representative here on Earth hence apparently far more powerful than any one nation or president/king.
"They" may very well put poor people through schools but they also have been known to promote mass genocide and religious intolerance throughout recorded history and are directly responsible for more pain and misery, death and suffering, than any other organization in recorded times.
"I think they have plenty of problems and hypocrisy but they certainly help refugees and this pope in particular spent his life doing so. The guy is on the verge of being poisoned by his own for trying to return the Catholic Church to a humble place.
Nothing humble about Christianity and the Vatican they ooze ostentatious material wealth and power, always have done, always will do, as to hypocrisy well that's pretty much synonymous with any and all organized religious practice.