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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Everything the Pope says though is news. Especially in the United States, where I think people got so used to the idea that the Church was pro-Republican. So whenever he says something that challenges that orthodoxy, everybody's all a twitter over here because "Hey, the Pope's not a Reagan Republican!" Isn't that what the outrage expressed in this thread comes down to?
    I have read a bunch of stupid things on this site, but the above is right there. What makes you think that Catholics and the church are right wing. Try this one on, which is the bluest state in the nation, Mass. The state filled with Catholics. Is the Church pro- immigration, yes. Is the Church anti- death penalty, yes. Going all the way back to the Vietnam war, was the church anti-war yes. The only thing I can think of where it may agree with conservatives is abortion.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Everything the Pope says though is news. Especially in the United States, where I think people got so used to the idea that the Church was pro-Republican. So whenever he says something that challenges that orthodoxy, everybody's all a twitter over here because "Hey, the Pope's not a Reagan Republican!" Isn't that what the outrage expressed in this thread comes down to?
    Not only is he not a Reagan Republican, the Republicans are realizing that this Pope is acting Christian. And they strongly object to his beliefs. This is causing a great degree of cognitive dissonance among Republican Christians.
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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

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    I thought #2 was Snowden.
    He was with polling their readers.....and the Editors picks. But for some reason the readers went with the Egyptian General putting the Smackdown on the MB as #1.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I have read a bunch of stupid things on this site, but the above is right there. What makes you think that Catholics and the church are right wing. Try this one on, which is the bluest state in the nation, Mass. The state filled with Catholics. Is the Church pro- immigration, yes. Is the Church anti- death penalty, yes. Going all the way back to the Vietnam war, was the church anti-war yes. The only thing I can think of where it may agree with conservatives is abortion.

    Can we get folks to debate on this site that don't get all their info from Comics?
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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not only is he not a Reagan Republican, the Republicans are realizing that this Pope is acting Christian. And they strongly object to his beliefs. This is causing a great degree of cognitive dissonance among Republican Christians.
    No it's not. They are firm in their belief that only they are correct, so if the Pope disputes them, it's obviously that the Pope is a Commie.


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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    What?! You mean liberals, Democrats, libs, libbys, and left wingers aren't all just atheists? That's just something a RW ranter ranted about, really?

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    The Pope's a economic idiot, and of-course he would embrace the left wing clap trap that demagogue Capitalism.

    I think the majority of people understand that a Religious figures opinions on economic issues should be taken with a grain of salt.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The Pope's a economic idiot, and of-course he would embrace the left wing clap trap that demagogue Capitalism.

    I think the majority of people understand that a Religious figures opinions on economic issues should be taken with a grain of salt.
    So the teachings of Jesus in the Bible are irrelevant?


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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The Pope's a economic idiot, and of-course he would embrace the left wing clap trap that demagogue Capitalism.

    I think the majority of people understand that a Religious figures opinions on economic issues should be taken with a grain of salt.
    If it truly is about fairness and equity, a balance that benefits everybody, kind of like what trickle down economics conjures up but didn't deliver, then there's a place for government regulations (truly enforced, not just existing on paper) to protect and serve everyone. But if capitalism is about a narrow band of mega wealthy at the top and little room for a burgeoning middle class but lots of room for poor, then that's what the Pope speaks of. And people don't need degrees in economics to see the difference.

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