So, as the only signs of intelligent life on the island, we all had to sit by and watch the dog and pony show that was Pope Francis’ visit to this village of idiots. All of us had to put up with a collective stupidity and awe all gathered in one place to be “blessed if I could just see him!” (read: I have the lack of ability to look any deeper than the cup of kool-aid they told me to drink). During that, we got a chance to hear what we THOUGHT were progressive statements by a new kind of Pope. I even wrote an article about it HERE.
As much as I hate to admit it, we were wrong. Yeah, I know….but it does happen sometimes. We jump on the first impressions without really digging deeper. Except that I decided to dig deeper, and found an interesting article IN A MAJOR FAILIPPINES NEWSPAPER, no less.
The article is titled “Why I don’t like Pope Francis”, and it’s located on The Inquirer, no less. (Link HERE). What did I learn from it? How about:
- Like every other Pope and Cardinal out there, he protects pedophile priests by hiding them in the vatican, away from prosecution.
- He assumes authority over local and federal laws by holding his OWN hearing in the vatican for his priests.
- He actually goes to bat and writes up “reports” to try and prove his priests’ innocence, without even considering the already damning evidence against them.
For someone who says he’s all about the poor and the children, I find it a little hard to see where his actions back up his words In this respect, he’s just like every other bible thumper…the rules only apply to everyone else and not them.
And then it goes a little further. Sure, he had some criticism for the Failippines while he was there, but as soon as he’s on the plane out of here, he’s back to his anti-poor rhetoric with his “Catholics don’t breed like rabbits” comment. According to him, the Church has “natural methods of birth control available.” Is this the “pull out” method that’s been proven to NOT work time and time again? Is this a call for everyone to do the whole “abstinence thing” that kills most marriages?
The fact is, family planning requires artificial methods to be effective, and those methods have been proven time and time again to provide large, positive benefits to the poorest of areas. It reduces the population growth and improves the economic standings of poverty stricken families. For a Pope that’s all about fighting poverty, you’d think he’d be on board with this.
He’s not. He’s just another mouthpiece for the church, no different than everyone before him. Like the saying goes, no matter what dress you put on her, a whore is still a whore.
And despite the fact that there seems to be at least ONE Filipino that smells the manure, it’s highly unlikely that it’ll change the lemming mentality this place has. They’re just going to love the guy because it’s a Filipino “in” thing to do. It’s “cool” to love the guy here, and damned be anyone who dares look any deeper than that.
And they wonder why there are more and more Atheists in the first world countries? It’s called an education. We use it, and that’s why we’ll always be laughing and pointing at the monkeys in the cage.
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