'Tell Rush Limbaugh: We Support Pope Francis!' Catholic Petition Demands An Apology

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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 08:15 PM
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"Tell Rush Limbaugh: We Support Pope Francis!" urges a petition which has already garnered almost 4,000 signatures on the website of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. Catholics and non-Catholics alike were infuriated by Limbaugh's comments about Pope Francis on his radio show on Nov. 27, as the Pontiff has captured the hearts of many worldwide.


It is the spiritually blind that can’t understand the simple statements of the pope.

Clueless dogmatic anti-human so called “Christians” like Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin lack the basic understanding of the very essence and meaning of religion, in which the pope, even with all the flaws of the catholic church, is finally trying to get people to understand, and that is that the simple message of love and empathy for the downtrodden amongst us is the lofty universal message of true religion that should be striven for to attain in any legitimate religious philosophy and human society



On the show, Limbaugh said that the pope "doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism," and speculated that his latest apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium," was overtly influenced by others who have "gotten to him." He claimed the document was "pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope." He's not the only political conservative to take a dig at the pope and face the ire of his many fans. Sarah Palin publicly apologized a few weeks ago for saying she was taken aback by some of his "liberal" statements, and was unsure that she could trust media reports about him.

People so indoctrinated into political dogmatic infighting like Limbaugh and Palin can never distinguish between the message of charity, love and care for the poor and what they pejoratively label as “liberalism” and “socialism.”
Anyone teaching or advocating the moderation of the culture of selfishness and greed is a socialist, Marxist, OR WORSE A LIBERAL.

Anyone reminding the world of opulent power and wealth, that there are millions of human beings starving in the world and living in poverty and suffering--and that we should strive to eliminate that human tragedy--is a Marxist

That’s how far gone they are in their own political indoctrination



Reza Aslan, a religious scholar and author of "Zealot: The Life And Times of Jesus of Nazareth," succinctly responded to Limbaugh's comments by saying in the Washington Post, "Somebody did get to Pope Francis. It was Jesus." He also cited Palin, writing, “These two paragons of the far right – both of whom regularly invoke the teachings of Jesus to bolster their own political views – have suddenly turned their backs on the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus." In response to Limbaugh's comments, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good started a petition, writing
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These so called Christians would label Jesus himself a Marxist if he were alive today, thereby in their own twisted view of reality the messiah would be anathema to them.



In response to Limbaugh's comments, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good started a petition, writing: We are disturbed by Rush Limbaugh's incendiary comments last Wednesday, November 27th about Pope Francis and are joining together with Catholics and other allies throughout the nation to support the Holy Father. To call the Francis a proponent of "pure marxism" is both mean spirited and naive. Francis's critique of unrestrained capitalism is in line with the Church's social teaching. His particular criticism of "trickle down economics" strengthens what Church authorities have said for decades: any economic system which deprives the poor of their dignity has no place within a just society. Contrary to what Mr. Limbaugh suggests, the Catholic Church isn't built on money, but on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. We call on Mr. Limbaugh to apologize and retract his remarks. We urge other Church organizations and leaders--both ordained and lay--to also condemn Mr. Limbaugh's comments. We proudly stand with Pope Francis as he provides prophetic leadership for the Catholic Church and the entire world.

As far as I am concerned people of ALL faiths and even atheists should get behind the pope and support him when he teaches such sublime human morals that we all can follow and strive to attain, for these are universal truths and aspirations of the human heart.




posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 08:22 PM
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no more inquisitions. no more burning at the stake. no more drowning in the river. no more torture chambers. run away from that while you still can.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 08:29 PM
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When will you apologise for being biased and partisan?



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 08:45 PM
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When the pope opens up the vatican bank and shows how many world leaders have huge slush fund personal accounts full of siphoned off taxpayer money -

Then I'll believe he wants "change".

Till then, you are the one who is blind to all of us PR stunts.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 09:25 PM
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It looks like Rush struck a nerve with the global apostate Pagan/"Christian" church. The Great Whore of Babylon that is the Catholic church doesn't deserve an apology.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 09:31 PM
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I'm pretty sure no one has to apologize to anyone, for anything. Although, sometimes it is a good idea, what is not a good idea, is forcing people to apologize because you think they should. Petition all you want, but I believe that whole "freedom of speech" thing has that covered. You should check it out sometime.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 09:59 PM
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Since the former Bar Bouncer(The Pope) has officially signed up to push his socialism agenda on the world,

ALL BETS ARE OFF!

I am not a Rush fan, though he is right. So you have no argument because you lost at the start of the thread. The truth wins.

Don't get mad, get the facts. If you can't handle being wrong, well go to home depot and get a big mirror and look at it for as long as it takes.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 10:22 PM
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no more inquisitions. no more burning at the stake. no more drowning in the river. no more torture chambers. run away from that while you still can.


www.catholic.com...

Have you ever heard of the Catholic Reformation? It occurred so that Catholic institutions violating Catholic Church doctrine at the local level would be rooted out and fixed. Catholics do not claim to be sinless. In fact anyone can be Catholic regardless of their degree of sin. The Catholic Church is not meant to be a museum for saints, but a hospital for sinners. Yes, Catholics believe that the Pope is a sinner just like everyone else, and is only infallible when teaching on Church doctrine, though the Cardinals do try to elect a holy and exemplary person to lead the Church on Earth.

Western society during the inquisitions was pretty much run by the Catholic Church which was sovereign up until the Protestant Reformation (a response to abuses of authority at the local level). For this reason, people act the fact that people sinned back then means that the Catholic Church can't be the true Church of Christ. Executing heretics was and is a violation of Church doctrine and a violation of the lives Christians are called to live in the New Testament, as were indulgences. Those were abuses of authority at the local level by (gasp) imperfect sinners. It was a lot easier for Church leaders to stray from actual Church doctrine back then because of medieval transportation and communication technology. Many Catholics were misguided by Mosaic law, which was only meant to apply to the Israelites as a sign of divine favor before Jesus' word became the law and the divine plan of salvation for the whole world, Christianity, began (this is why Christians believe there was an earthquake at the moment of Christ's death splitting the Jewish temple mount in two and tearing down the curtain covering the holy of holies). Mosaic Law instructed the Israelites to stone and kill members of their community for various sins.

Sorry that was a long block of words. I'm a Catholic, and there aren't many Catholics who can adequately defend the faith. I obviously think it's important.
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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 10:38 PM
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reply to post by Willtell
 


When the pope opens up the vatican bank and shows how many world leaders have huge slush fund personal accounts full of siphoned off taxpayer money -

Then I'll believe he wants "change".

Till then, you are the one who is blind to all of us PR stunts.


You're holding an institution, meant for everyone, to the standards of a person. Catholic means universal. You know, you could look up the Church's explanation for yourself if you really are curious, or you can just keep believing what you want to believe. Is it right to accuse without hearing the defense of the accused? And if you believe wholeheartedly that you're right, the defense of the accused should only serve to strengthen your position.

www.askacatholic.com...
www.askacatholic.com...



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 10:43 PM
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And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. "Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."


It is not nice telling the goats that they are goats even if they are goats. Let them believe they are the exception.

Being a parasite on your soul brothers and soul sister have never been a good thing, no matter the lies people tell to make themselves believe they are not a parasite, while playing ponzi schemes and using fancy words to fool others.
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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 10:49 PM
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PRS395
Since the former Bar Bouncer(The Pope) has officially signed up to push his socialism agenda on the world,

ALL BETS ARE OFF!

I am not a Rush fan, though he is right. So you have no argument because you lost at the start of the thread. The truth wins.

Don't get mad, get the facts. If you can't handle being wrong, well go to home depot and get a big mirror and look at it for as long as it takes.


Yeah, the Pope pointed out the immorality of the vast economic and social differences in the world, where billions are starving, malnourished, dying of preventable diseases, and have no hope for upward mobility in a world where we have more than enough resources for everyone and a few are living vastly unnecessary luxurious lives. Did you know that 1% of the the annual income of America's richest 1% could feed every third world nation for a year?

And then he pointed out that a system that forcibly takes a portion of the riches from the wealthy and redistributes it to the poor for them is less moral than if people chose to give to the needy themselves. All bets are off though when the Pope is preaching such a heinous ideology, the ideology of Jesus Christ. We are all doomed.
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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 10:51 PM
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Any kind of petition to that drug addict would only feed his ego and make him think he is more important than he really is. Besides anyone who has read the words of Jesus and thinks he would support the capitalist system is an idiot.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 10:59 PM
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Sounds like the Republicans are looking ahead for another defeat in 2016 elections judging by the reactions made by the Catholics.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 11:39 PM
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Though I think online petitions are completely useless, I signed this one.

Limbaugh is a pompous fool, and any Christian who thinks that Jesus' teachings were in favour of the current state of the American economy needs to dust off their Bible and read it. Read Acts of the Apostles -- it wasn't Marxism, but the lifestyle of the early church sure wasn't one percent of the population exploiting the work of the other 99%.


They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47 NIV)

Jesus came to minister to the poor and marginalized, he didn't tell kings and elites to lord it over everyone else.


“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

“But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

“Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

“ ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ” (Luke 16:19-31 NIV)

Though he claims to be a Christian, I question whether Limbaugh has ever read the Bible.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 11:46 PM
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Why are the poorest countries around the world socialist?

Why do socialist countries all throughout history murder millions of their own citizens? Like nazi germany.

Isn't the pope from Argentina? A socialist hell hole.
Once the second wealthiest country in the world.
Now after all out socialism their GDP is $500 billion.

Hey jackwagons, utopia is an impossibility.

Capitalism is BOSS!!!



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 11:46 PM
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Guys, or whatever, totally missed the point though not surprised.

Socialism is great until it comes out of your pockets, I pay for my own food, phone and everything I own and more that I don't own, and others already. Read some history on civilizations and outcomes.


Don't quote the Bible if you only take it out of context to fit your agenda.

My conscience doesn't allow me to lie or take advantage of others or situations nor do I need to feed an ego when I have none.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 11:48 PM
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bjax9er
Why are the poorest countries around the world socialist?

Why do socialist countries all throughout history murder millions of their own citizens? Like nazi germany.

Isn't the pope from Argentina? A socialist hell hole.
Once the second wealthiest country in the world.
Now after all out socialism their GDP is $500 billion.

Hey jackwagons, utopia is an impossibility.

Capitalism is BOSS!!!



BINGO! Ding Ding Ding Ding!!!!!!!!



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 11:50 PM
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kx12x
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I'm pretty sure no one has to apologize to anyone, for anything. Although, sometimes it is a good idea, what is not a good idea, is forcing people to apologize because you think they should. Petition all you want, but I believe that whole "freedom of speech" thing has that covered. You should check it out sometime.


Marxists only like free speech when other Marxists are speaking.



posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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Capitalism is BOSS!!!

Yup its the boss if your the 1% thats making around 50, 000 to million and has no worries of a market crash at all.

The fact that Capitalism system is also undoing the poor in North America? name a few things that Capitalism has achieved to help the poor class.


I dont believe that Jesus would be in favor of Capitalism, but hey thats ok lets believe he knows what Jesus after all Rush told us that part.
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posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 12:19 AM
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bjax9er
Why are the poorest countries around the world socialist?

Why do socialist countries all throughout history murder millions of their own citizens? Like nazi germany.

Isn't the pope from Argentina? A socialist hell hole.
Once the second wealthiest country in the world.
Now after all out socialism their GDP is $500 billion.

Hey jackwagons, utopia is an impossibility.

Capitalism is BOSS!!!


It is for a while if you can print money and buy things for that money without inflation since you have created the petro dollar and can buy things cheap that you should not be able to buy. When the Ponzi schemes stops and your money is worth 0,1 yen then it all falls apart.

But do not worry the ones with money will stay in US and fix the deficit.
.

US is so screwed and your debt in your government that the citizens have to pay back sooner or later is only increasing.





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