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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    The Jesus of Luke is a Christian Socialist who wanted all goods held in common, and those who could not find work fed from the common pool.


    Some foolishly say Jesus was a Marxist. They haven’t read Marx, who said (in his Manifesto) that no good Marxist would ever defile himself by associating with Christian Socialists.


    And the current Pontiff says the rich must take care of the poor. Silly Pontiff: if he’d read the Gospel, it says in the Kingdom of Heaven one must take from them that hath not and give to them what hath it all, and if it’s necessary to mislead the gullible in order to separate them from all their worldly goods, the law says honest equivocation is legal.

  2. cdward

    cdward said, 10 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Amen.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    God provides, god was the original socialist.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 10 months ago

    @russell5419

    I’ve said similar about the Catholic Church for years. It’s refreshing to see a Pope live more humbly. If only he could inspire the rest of the Church leadership to do the same.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    My dad’s “memorable moment” of their visit to Mexico City was the folks on their knees bringing their possessions to the front of the church, and the armored cars taking that wealth out the back.


    That was a long time ago, but it seems Francis may finally be onto something, getting away from the church of greed and prosperity, that going back to the Inquisition, WAS all about accumulating wealth, for the church. Big change.

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 10 months ago

    @Debt Free

    It’s not about the institution, it’s about the man. I expect great things from him, even though I’m an atheist. And then he will be poisoned…

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 10 months ago

    @Jase99

    Look, you are starting too high. IMHO a priest should have a real job and preach in his free time. PAYING someone to do “The Lords Work” is somehow wrong for me. Also wrong: amassing gold and land from people you scare to hand it over to you on their deathbed…

    -

    Churches SHOULD be liable to taxation, but only for the part they don’t use for charity. And churches should be monitored by the DHS, just like places of Islamic worship. Fair is fair :-)

  8. Linda Von De Bur

    Linda Von De Bur said, 10 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Perhaps you should spend a week with a priest, to see just how full his day is. A priest is on call 24/7. He ministers to the sick, the dying, the families. He runs the charitable events, like food drive, mittens for the kids, he visits the handicapped and elderly who can no longer get to church, he says Mass nearly every day and on weekends, while you are “playing” he is at his busiest. Our church barely collects enough to pay the bills, some weeks coming up short, since the church relys solely on the congregations generosity. And that generosity is affected by the state of our economy. And when the people in the congregation suffer, they turn first to the church. The church charges no admission fee, it is a free-will offering.

    Really, you need to spend time with a priest, just to see how much work they do in a day, a week, a year. Oh, and when was the last time the church actually used scare tactics or threats to acquire land and gold from someone. Not since medieval times. You should stop listening to cliches and mainstream media, and look into it for yourself. Happy Thanksgiving, from someone who attended Mass this morning….in gratitude for the freedom to do so.

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @russell5419

    You’re the one who has to live with your sour attitude about everything all the time.

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, 10 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “It’s not about the institution, it’s about the man. I expect great things from him, even though I’m an atheist. And then he will be poisoned…”
    .
    Hopefully not. He (rightfully) makes alot of people uncomfortable and I’m ok with that.

  11. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 10 months ago

    The Church should mind its own business and stop telling us what to do with our money, and keep telling us what to do with our genitalia.

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