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Pope: (Christian Murdering) Commies = True Christians

From Reuters:

Pope says communists are closet Christians

By Philip Pullella | June 29, 2014

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that communists had stolen the flag of Christianity.

Mind you, the Pope doesn’t mean that it is a bad thing they have stolen the flag or Christianity. He thinks it is bad that Christianity hasn’t kept up with social justice like the communists have.

The 77-year-old pontiff gave an interview to Il Messaggero, Rome’s local newspaper, to mark the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, a Roman holiday.

He was asked about a blog post in the Economist magazine that said he sounded like a Leninist when he criticized capitalism and called for radical economic reform.

"I can only say that the communists have stolen our flag. The flag of the poor is Christian. Poverty is at the center of the Gospel," he said, citing Biblical passages about the need to help the poor, the sick and the needy.

"Communists say that all this is communism. Sure, twenty centuries later. So when they speak, one can say to them: ‘but then you are Christian’," he said, laughing.

You see? Communists are the real Christians now. And who can doubt it?

And who cares how much they have prosecuted Christians over the decades? And who cares how many Christians and non-Christians have been murdered, tortured, imprisoned or starved to death in the name of communism.

After all, as Lenin himself often said: "If you want to make a socially just omelet, you have to be willing to break some eggs."

Since his election in March 2013, Francis has often attacked the global economic system as being insensitive to the poor and not doing enough to share wealth with those who need it most.

Earlier this month, he criticized the wealth made from financial speculation as intolerable and said speculation on commodities was a scandal that compromised the poor’s access to food.

There is at least one major difference between Christian teachings and socialist teachings. Christians says: ‘Give your money to the poor.’ Socialist say: ‘Give your neighbor’s money to the poor.’

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 30th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Pope: (Christian Murdering) Commies = True Christians”

  1. canary says:

    I’m confused.

    The more communist one is the richer they are. Hitler had no problems getting communists to do his dirty work for place at his dinner table.

  2. untrainable says:

    “The flag of the poor is Christian. Poverty is at the center of the Gospel”. What does that even mean? In order to be Christian, you have to be poor? The rich can’t be Christian unless they give all their money to the poor? What a steaming pile of Marxist crap.

    So when is the Vatican going to give all its money, gold and jewels to the poor. They could pay off our national debt in full. Hey Pope! America is poor (to the tune of $17 trillion and counting) How about a little of that Vatican gold reserve to help us, eh?

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