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Pope Francis disapproves of libertarianism. Who would have guessed?

Posted by $ CBJ 5 years, 3 months ago to Philosophy
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We must really be gaining influence if the Pope finds it necessary to launch a direct attack on our philosophy. Bring it on!
SOURCE URL: http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/04/28/pope-francis-warns-against-invasion-of-libertarianism/


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  • Posted by $ jlc 5 years, 3 months ago
    This is wonderful. Millions of people who would not have heard of libertarianism now know about it. And certainly the pope speaking out against it will give it the dark attraction of the forbidden. I hope that he continues to rail against individualism as found in libertarianism.

    Jan
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  • Posted by $ nickursis 5 years, 3 months ago
    That is actually funny, and sad, because you can easily identify their religion as one of libertarianism, in that it requires each individual to be accountable for their own actions. Where it hits a brick wall is the arrogant assumption one cannot have a relation with their higher power WITHOUT them, their rules, their corruption, and their own unique brand of evil (diddle little boys and cover it all up, then lie about it). No amount of Our Fathers and Hail Marys will ever release them from their own evil. Arrogant, pompus, corrupt a@@.
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 5 years, 3 months ago
    I think he also said something like he's ashame of Christianity - or something along those lines.

    Just another human in a big costume with a funny hat, surrounded by men with guns...
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  • Posted by Herb7734 5 years, 3 months ago
    If the tenets of the Pope were carried out, the human race would be no different than an ant colony, with no individual initiative allowed. Most religions espouse his attitude which turns all humanity into a single organism whose brain demands unquestioned loyalty no matter how self destructive.
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  • Posted by editormichael 5 years, 3 months ago
    Among his own rules he is ignoring -- said rules called "The Ten Commandments" -- are "Thou shalt not steal" and, the one he ignores most, "Thou shalt not covet."
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  • Posted by chad 5 years, 3 months ago
    Religion and governments were twin evils born at the same time in history. Each using its own excuse to herd the people and tell them what to do and when and while you are at it impart some of your wealth to them to provide for the good works and rescue of you (with your funds) while they continually threaten or use violence to achieve their ends.
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  • Posted by peterchunt 5 years, 3 months ago
    The Pope says: “only the individual gives value to things and to interpersonal relations and therefore only the individual decides what is good and what is evil.” This sounds like common sense. Our Constitution supports this notion. One reason why the socialists in our country don’t respect our constitution; it goes against their “common good” because as individuals, they can’t take away what we have earned.
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    • Posted by editormichael 5 years, 3 months ago
      THIS pope said that? What an inconsistent fellow!
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      • Posted by $ 5 years, 3 months ago
        The full sentence reads: "Francis said that libertarianism, 'which is so fashionable today,' is a more radical form of the individualism that asserts that 'only the individual gives value to things and to interpersonal relations and therefore only the individual decides what is good and what is evil.'” The pope was not agreeing with this viewpoint.
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