It is Now Indisputable That Pope Francis is a Risible Communist

From now on, Pope Francis should be utterly dismissed as an important leader of the world. His latest global warming “encyclical” has proven he subscribes to a risible, anti-western and anti-capitalist theology and is less a Catholic than a communist.

I have been saying that this disastrous pope is a commie since his first few public addresses, but Catholic apologists who can’t get past their fealty to their “god on earth” have always found little outs, ways to dismiss the criticism of their pope by claiming that Francis is really just badly stating longstanding Catholic doctrine.

But with Francis’ new encyclical On Care For Our Common Home, the pope’s latest paean to the religion of global warming leaves no doubt that he stands against western values in most cases.

In this message–which lays out this terrible pope’s absurd ideas on his new religion of global warming–says that we need to stop buying things and turn the world back several thousand years to a time when life was brutal, uncomfortable, and short. He is essentially calling for an end to capitalism in this rambling paper.

Pope Francis goes on to claim that wealthy countries need to stop being wealthy and give away everything to the supposedly poorer nations but he doesn’t spend a second coming to term with why they are poor. He just assumes that rich nations are greedy and evil and must stop being so wealthy. This is quite a communistic theme.

Francis rails about all sorts of things in this jumble of nonsense. In paragraph 55 Francis even rails about the evils of air conditioning, of all things.

Get a load of this left-wing nonsense in paragraph 23 of his blather:

The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. At the global level, it is a complex system linked to many of the essential conditions for human life. A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system. In recent decades this warming has been accompanied by a constant rise in the sea level and, it would appear, by an increase of extreme weather events, even if a scientifically determinable cause cannot be assigned to each particular phenomenon. Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it. It is true that there are other factors (such as volcanic activity, variations in the earth’s orbit and axis, the solar cycle), yet a number of scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxides and others) released mainly as a result of human activity. Concentrated in the atmosphere, these gases do not allow the warmth of the sun’s rays reflected by the earth to be dispersed in space. The problem is aggravated by a model of development based on the intensive use of fossil fuels, which is at the heart of the worldwide energy system. Another determining factor has been an increase in changed uses of the soil, principally deforestation for agricultural purposes.

Now, Francis tries to hide his anti-modernity behind claims that the Church has always called for man to be better “stewards” of the earth. This is true and not a bad point. But his screed goes quite a bit farther than past popes and their idea that we should not be greedy, destroyers of da earf.

In this thing Francis gloms onto all the crazy theories of the global warmists which puts him well past the “good steward” phase of environmental care and into the flat out, commie-styled ludditeism of the left.

And to show how confused this silly man is (and he’s just a man, Catholics) he contradicts himself in his own screed. On one hand in number 61 he says not to sell out to the left’s penchant to wallow in “doomsday predictions,” but then goes on a few pages later in number 161 to claim that man can no longer look on the left’s environmental doomsday claims with “irony or disdain.” So which is it, dude? Should we reject doomsday predictions, or look upon them with favor?

This coming from a guy who believes in the ultimate doomsday of the Book of Revelations, I might add!

One thing that we on the right can find agreement with in this latest papal screed is his point that you can’t claim to love nature and the environment yet remain a supporter of abortion. The two positions, the red pope says, are incompatible.

The red pope told the left that caring about the environment goes hand-in-hand with supporting the pro-life movement and climate change and abortion are “interrelated.”

“Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion,” the encyclical says. “How can we genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be, if we fail to protect a human embryo, even when its presence is uncomfortable and creates difficulties?”

I find this logic irrefutable, really. So, this is one area where we can agree with Francis.

Still, that tiny bit of solace aside, pope Francis is a disaster for the west in general and Catholics in particular. He is anti-capitalist, anti-west, and favors ideas that are responsible for murdering more people in the last century than any ideology in human history including the murderous past of his own creed, Catholicism.

Lastly, it is important to note that we can separate what this horrible pope says and the religion he represents. Not being a Catholic, I don’t have to worry about the nonsense that he is some sort of god on earth like Catholics are unfortunate enough to be stuck with. But we can understand that this nut case isn’t really changing Church doctrine with his latest loathsome encyclical.

We can mark this new message as the blather of a fool without saying the Catholic Church itself is wholly at fault. Now, what Catholics do with this foolish man is another case. If they embrace him and continue to make excuses for him, they will put themselves at fault.

This pope should be excoriated and his words ignored from this point forward. Right thinking Catholics simply can’t continue to make excuses for this red pope. Those of you making excuses for this man are making yourselves look foolish.

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  • So Mr. Huston, did you bother reading the rest of it?

  • Brucehenry

    Warner Todd Huston talking about others “making themselves look foolish” is pretty rich.

    • His ignorance of Catholic thought, as evidenced most clearly by his sarcastic aside that the Pope is just a man (as if any thinking Catholic thought otherwise) is glaring.

      Mr. Huston is a walking example of why thinking people look to a portion of the conservative ‘sphere with disdain, disgust and amusement.

      He clearly cannot be taken seriously by anyone who actually read the entire encyclical, who understands Catholic social doctrine and has a modicum of understanding as to the history, depth, unity and richness of Catholic doctrine.

      Mr. Huston, you embarrass yourself. And what thinking people ought to do is simply get out of your way as you continue to make yourself look the fool.

      • This, from Scott Eric Alt’s Facebook page, speaks for me:

        “So does ‪#‎PopeFrancis‬ attribute some ‪#‎climatechange‬ to human activity? Yes, but only in the most passing way, and while acknowleding that the Church does not attempt to settle the science of that issue. Mainly, the‪#‎encyclical‬ is about our moral responsibility to the creation that God has given us; it grounds moral obligation for the creation in Christianity, not paganism; it condemns a variety of contemporary errors (abortion, stem cell research, population control); it speaks of our responsibility to the poor, to our brother and sister, to God; it condemns consumerism; it says, ultimately, that life is more than the things we have and the power we can exercise over people and creatures and objects. It is fully in line with Catholic social teaching. It makes lots of recommendations about steps that can be taken to care for environmental issues, but it is more than clear that these are presented as recommendations, not as a set policy platform that is being imposed upon nations or the workings of politics.”

        Scott also points to these words in paragraph 188 of the encyclical that in my view stymies, or should, many of the Pope’s ignorant critics:

        “Here I would state once more that the Church does not presume to settle scientific questions or to replace politics.”

        But that won’t stop the presumptive ignorance of his critics.

        • You are simply not a conservative, Rickie, if you still stick by this cretin. You are easily dismissible as a Catholic crank. I mean, you are breaking your back explaining away a man who is railing like a lunatic against frikking air conditioning!!! You are shamelessly flacking, not thinking.

          • Warnerie… if you’re the standard by which we’re to judge who is or isn’t a conservative, then yes… you are correct… I am definitely not a conservative.

          • God hates air conditioning, eh? You are pathetic.

          • Quite a logically fallacious response Mr. Huston but coming from you… par for the course.

  • Hoc pontificem est communistarum.

  • Pope Francis is opposed to Marxism. Yep, he’s a Commie. . . . /sarc

  • Alpha_Male

    “God on Earth?” I’ve never considered any Pope God on Earth. I recognize him as Christ’s Vicar, responsible for spreading the good news via the Gospels but certainly not any type deity.

    Also I read the whole Encyclical and couldn’t find evidence to support your argument and believe me I’ve been critical of Pope Francis’s stand on immigration so no blind apologist here.

  • Commander_Chico

    The Church at its best stands against what Pope John Paul II called “the culture of death,” which is a product of both communist materialism and consumer corporatist materialism. Both communism and corporatism subordinate the individual to the material interests of groups – in the case of communism, the politboro, in the case of corporatism, the board of directors.

    I’ve recently read Morris Berman’s The Twilight of American Culture, and while Berman is a secular Jew, his diagnosis of the spiritual and cultural death of America because of endless hype and consumerism at the expense of learning, family and the environment is an echo of recent Catholic complaints about the direction the world is taking.

    Even though I am heavily invested in major oil companies, waiting for a rebound in oil prices, I recognize that the overwhelming scientific consensus, endorsed by the U.S. military among other institutions, is that dumping carbon into the atmosphere is a problem. So even though it’s against my financial interests in the short-term, I am in favor of alternatives to carbon burning, including new generation nuclear.