By RF Schatten
How Intelligence, Humility, and Compassion...and a little American History...called out, scolded, and destroyed the Republican veil of Political, Social, and Religious Self-righteousness. Even John Boehner needed a box of Kleenex!...again!
In a truly historical moment of American History, and historical address to a Joint Meeting Of Congress, the "People's Pope" spoke in behalf of "We, the people"...We, the people of this planet!...because, who really 'is' representing us? In a world where 'Money Talks'...the one person on this Earth, that cannot be stopped from saying anything, anywhere...the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 'will' not be stopped. And his words, just says it all!!
Land of Immigrants ~~
"We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners. I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants...Nonetheless, when the stranger in our midst appeals to us, we must not repeat the sins and the errors of the past"
Guns, Violence, and $$$ ~~
"Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood"
Poverty and Social Injustice ~~
"I would encourage you to keep in mind all those people around us who are trapped in a cycle of poverty. They too need to be given hope. The fight against poverty and hunger must be fought constantly and on many fronts, especially in its causes"
"We must resolve now to live as nobly and as justly as possible, as we educated new generations not to turn their back on our 'neighbors' and everything around us."
This is the story of how Pope Francis I, or as Hispanics fondly call him; ¡¡Papa Francisco!!...and with all his humbleness...knocked one after another over the fence in this political ballpark, also known as the 2 Chambers of Congress. With all his humility, he totally humiliated and embarrassed the living hell out of all the GOP's talking points...often using our own history and references to the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, to put his point across!...not just a political embarrassment heard around the world, but a moral condemnation of their social intelligence in life.
And last, but certainly not least!...or maybe, just because it deserves to be the Headline attraction for it's controversial nature; Evangelical Christian America! their hypocritical self-righteousness, and their delusions of the Bible. The same sub-species of humanity that believes the Pope is really a Muslim trained early in his life in Catholicism to infiltrate Christianity, so 50 or 60 years later, they'll make him Pope and he'll come to America and destroy Christianity!!! No coincidence from the batshit brainless, that, it's the same horseshit heard about Barack Obama!
"We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind. A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms. But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only Good or Evil; or, if you will, the Righteous and Sinners." ~~ Pope Francis I
Oh! Fundamentals and the Righteous Religious Right! But, truthfully...Righteousness??? there's nothing good, virtues, decent, upright, or upstanding with any of them!!
After interpreting and worshiping their own version of the Bible to America and the World for years...the man who's the leader of 1.8 Billion Roman Catholics around the world, pretty well respected, widely accepted as a voice of God, and officially God's "representative" on this earth, taught them a lesson or two about the real Bible and how to behave as good Christians with the rest of the world.
Will they learn anything out of all this and become a little more compassionate with their fellow human being? If they had any moral values and a conscience? but again, when you just can't accept the truth?...
Pope's Message to Congress: Have Compassion For The Most Vulnerable Among Us