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    Pope Francis says many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war.

    Pope says many powerful don't want peace - English - ANSA.it

    (ANSA) - Vatican City, May 11 - Pope Francis said Monday that "many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war". The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to a question from one of the 7,000 children taking part in an audience held with the Peace Factory organisation. "This is serious," Francis told the children.
    "Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.
    "It's the industry of death".

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    Re: Pope Francis says many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war

    Gee, no kidding Pope.
    Been the way since the first guy built the best sword.

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    Re: Pope Francis says many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Pope says many powerful don't want peace - English - ANSA.it

    (ANSA) - Vatican City, May 11 - Pope Francis said Monday that "many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war". The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to a question from one of the 7,000 children taking part in an audience held with the Peace Factory organisation. "This is serious," Francis told the children.
    "Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.
    "It's the industry of death".
    I know that is the standpoint of the RC, which is sorry. It is true, of course, that there are people that maximize their income from far away wars. This does not, however, in any way validate the statement, that the manufactures of weapons are in any way responsible for wars' occurrence. That is wrong thinking and extremely dangerous at that, as it instills in immature minds the idea, that it makes sense to eliminate weapons to stop war, when the opposite is true. This might seem trivial to the well read on the theme, but must be mentioned in any event.

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    Re: Pope Francis says many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war

    The RC church has profited more from war then any other institution in history. The Vatican catacombs are filled with untold riches from such campaigns.

    The church brought us pogroms against the Jews and the first Jewish ghettos, crusades and inquisitions killing millions, and even to this day the church obstructs useful policy that helps people.

    Thanks for stating the obvious pope but it doesn't make you separate from the problem. The Vatican is an institution of violence and always will be.

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    Re: Pope Francis says many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war

    Still waiting for the Pope to announce the remit of all funds in today's dollars the church has made from war.

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    Re: Pope Francis says many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Pope says many powerful don't want peace - English - ANSA.it

    (ANSA) - Vatican City, May 11 - Pope Francis said Monday that "many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war". The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to a question from one of the 7,000 children taking part in an audience held with the Peace Factory organisation. "This is serious," Francis told the children.
    "Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.
    "It's the industry of death".
    Good for the Pope pointing out the obvious.

    Military contractors spent millions lobbying Congress last year, and it seems to have worked. They stand to get billions in return.

    The military-industrial complex has emerged as one of the big winners in the budget deal working its way through Congress, but headed for approval.

    Defense contractors spent millions lobbying Congress, get billions in new budget | WashingtonExaminer.com
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Pope Francis says many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Pope says many powerful don't want peace - English - ANSA.it

    (ANSA) - Vatican City, May 11 - Pope Francis said Monday that "many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war". The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to a question from one of the 7,000 children taking part in an audience held with the Peace Factory organisation. "This is serious," Francis told the children.
    "Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.
    "It's the industry of death".
    The Pope was real nice not to say, "the USA is the most prolific arms dealer in the World, and its' potiticians endorse, 'war is good business and business is good.' " He dasn't think that the USA only has only one Industry making money and that is Military Offense. A $700 billion Industry, don't ya' know?

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    Re: Pope Francis says many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Still waiting for the Pope to announce the remit of all funds in today's dollars the church has made from war.
    He's the pope turning over a new leaf, he should point that out as well.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Pope Francis says many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    He's the pope turning over a new leaf, he should point that out as well.
    Yeah. He's only turning over the ones that aren't sheltering the church's activities. That's the same old warmed over ****, different Pope.

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    Re: Pope Francis says many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah. He's only turning over the ones that aren't sheltering the church's activities. That's the same old warmed over ****, different Pope.
    Actually, he's done better than any pope in my life time. I'll give credit where credit is due, and hope that he goes farther. At any rate, his failure to point out the riches that the Catholic Church has realised thru war, does not negate his statement which OF COURSE IS TRUE!!!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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