Friday, January 16, 2015

Pope Francis is not a communist or a socialist

  The reason I post this is because I keep seeing people on Twitter saying this stuff, and it frustrates me.  So many people are trying to force political terms on a religious leader, which is a problem in and of itself.  It should be remembered that Karl Marx, though an ethnic Jew, was antagonistic toward religion.  So with that, I leave you with the Catechism's view of Capitalism and Socialism.  From the Catechism:
2425" The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with "communism" or "socialism." She has likewise refused to accept, in the practice of "capitalism," individualism and the absolute primacy of the law of the marketplace over human labor.207 Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds; regulating it solely by the law of the marketplace fails social justice, for "there are many human needs which cannot be satisfied by the market."208 Reasonable regulation of the marketplace and economic initiatives, in keeping with a just hierarchy of values and a view to the common good, is to be commended."

Let's stop trying to force modern political terms on the ancient ideas of Christianity.  
(Note: Spelling and grammar errors are due to distractions)

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