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There's no Christ. There's no God. It's all nonsense. Human morality doesn't need to be underpinned (read: undercut) by organized religion. It's perfectly fine on its own. Religion is the scourge of the earth. It causes more war than peace, more death than life.
I pray you learn otherwise.
This is edr....The Pope Speaks Out......
“The pope’s unexpected election
Oct. 4, 2020 at 5:51 p.m. EDT..........
We have become accustomed to interventions in U.S. political campaigns from religious leaders — including Catholic bishops and
White evangelical preachers — who wholeheartedly recommend support for conservative political figures who oppose
abortion and same-sex marriage......
We are not accustomed to a hearing from a pope, a month before Election Day, who criticizes “myopic, extremist, resentful and
aggressive nationalism,” and castigates those who, through their actions, cast immigrants as “less worthy, less important,
Nor is it in our political playbook that a pope would call out an “every man for himself” worldview that “will rapidly degenerate
into a free-for-all that would prove worse than any pandemic.”......
Or say this: “The marketplace, by itself, cannot resolve every problem, however much we are asked to believe this dogma
of neoliberal faith. Whatever the challenge, this impoverished and repetitive school of thought always offers the same recipes …
the magic theories of ‘spillover’ or ‘trickle’ — without using the name.”.....
These are all Pope Francis’s words from his encyclical letter released Sunday, “Fratelli Tutti.” It translates literally
“Brothers All,” words drawn from St. Francis of Assisi, although Francis was quick, in his first sentence, to address
“brothers and sisters.” His purpose was to advance a worldview that stresses, as he put it, “the communitarian
dimension of life” and values “fraternity and social friendship.”.......
There is, it should be said, no evidence that the pope is trying to influence the contest between President Trump
and former vice president Joe Biden. On the contrary, Francis has been making arguments along these lines from
the beginning of his papacy and he has shown far more interest in the developing world than in the United States......
And lest anyone see his pronouncements as those of a “leftist” pope, he went out of his way to link his views on social
justice and his opposition to the death penalty to those of Benedict XVI and John Paul II, his predecessors
who are seen as more conservative figures........
Nonetheless, it will be hard for Americans, Catholic and otherwise, to read Francis outside the context of a presidential
campaign in its decisive phase. The themes of his encyclical — a form of papal communication more formally authoritative than
a sermon or a speech — ****will make it much harder for conservative and right-wing Catholics to insist that the only
orthodox vote is for Trump.”****.....
"Forgive". That is an interesting directive coming from someone representing the pro-Biden viewpoints and values. Is your list of people who are forgivable all-inclusive? Or is there simultaneously an exclusive list of people who are unforgivable?
If you have an exclusive list of people who are unforgivable, (and I'm not saying you do, dear LTE author, but perhaps any one of your readers may) are there any current world leaders you would imagine to be in the Top 10 of that list of unforgivable people? Do you forgive those ten unforgivable people? (And if you're a bible scholar, perhaps you recognize the story upon which I draw this parable.)
Again bear in mind that "Christian" is a self identity and the belief is "I'm not perfect,just forgiven" so as long as you claim to be a "Christian" you can do anything.
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