Marx and Francis

God loves us, and there are no accidents. But we are responsible for our salvation, and if we worship at the shrines of Dionysus and Ariadne instead of Jesus and Mary, we are in grave error. The heavens shed light for to create our bodies, our God indeed built us up from dust. When we show contempt for our creator, we are guilty of the most grievious of sins.

You know, I was very upset when the Holy Father released his latest encyclical, Laudato Si’. Leafing through its pages, I was suddenly reminded of the writings of Karl Marx. Pope Francis writes that:

Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”

The implication of his choice of wording is dubious. Is he calling for government intervention, or is this an attempt to tug at the heart strings of the political lobby that he never fails to impress within the liberal media and the liberal lobbies of the Church. Please read it, pen in hand, and tell me what you think.

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