I’ll be honest — I’ve never been a big fan of any Pope, but then again I’m not a huge fan of organized religion at all. Though I’m a Christian, I think too much is corrupted when an organized religion sinks their claws into faith, manipulating it for their own selfish benefits.
That being said, I must say thus far I have been extremely impressed by Pope Francis. Granted, he’s far from perfect (and the Vatican is a long way away from fixing even half of the issues I have with that place), but as for what I personally believe as a Christian, I find myself agreeing with this Pope quite often.
After all, when Saran Palin calls the Pope too liberal, he’s probably doing something right.
Well, consider me blown away when I read about Pope Francis essentially annihilating the entire Republican economic platform. I actually went as far as to triple-check the quote because it seemed almost too good to be true.
In part of an 85-page document, the Pope wrote:
“In this context, some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.”
Again, this was written by the Pope.