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September 3, 2016


Pope Green Weenie

Steven Hayward of the Powerline blog has a periodic feature called the Green Weenie Award, which goes to particularly egregious environmentalist whack jobs. Since I know Dr. Hayward is a regular reader of Stand Firm (cough, cough), I’d like him to consider a very special personage for his next award bestowal. From the Daily Mail:

Pope Francis today proposed that caring for the environment be added to the traditional seven works of mercy that Christians are called to perform.

The Pope took his green agenda to a new level by supplementing Jesus’ call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and visit the sick with his own call for recycling, carpooling and conserving electricity.

He said the faithful should ask forgiveness for the ‘sins’ against the environment that have been committed by the ‘irresponsible, selfish’ and profit-motivated economic and political system.

He called for all of humanity to take concrete steps to change course, starting with repaying what he called the ‘ecological debt’ that wealthy countries owe the poor.

‘Repaying (the debt) would require treating the environments of poorer nations with care and providing the financial resources and technical assistance needed to help them deal with climate change and promote sustainable development,’ he wrote.

On a smaller, individual scale, recycling, turning off the lights and carpooling can also help, he said.

Finally, he proposed that caring for the environment be added as a ‘complement’ to the seven spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

Somebody please remind me–what religion is it the pope claims to represent?


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5 comments

It takes a phenomenal amount of chutzpah to try to one-up Jesus. The arrogance! I think Francis has gone off the rails completely. He says we shouldn’t be obsessed with issues like abortion, but seems to be completely obsessed with the environment is the most important issue in the world today. I read an article on lifesitenews.com which reported that he said, basically, that we should tell it in confession if we use plastic bags. They gave a link to his actual statement, and this time the media can’t be accused of twisting his words - which Catholics mindlessly loyal to Francis have been known to do.

[1] Posted by Nellie on 9-3-2016 at 10:51 PM · [top]

Somebody please remind me–what religion is it the pope claims to represent?


Socialism?

[2] Posted by Bill2 on 9-4-2016 at 08:32 PM · [top]

I have numerous theological differences with the Roman Catholic Church, and thanks to this pope I now have serious ideological differences as well.

[3] Posted by the virginian on 9-5-2016 at 01:24 PM · [top]

*SIGH*

Seriously…last time I checked the WORD OF GOD is eternal - for all time.

No offense Your Worship, but God doesn’t need your help…and the Bible doesn’t need revision.

[4] Posted by B. Hunter on 9-6-2016 at 11:02 AM · [top]

Alas we are all succumbing to Satan’s third temptation…

[5] Posted by aacswfl1 on 9-8-2016 at 10:03 AM · [top]

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