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    Petrus Romanus: Pope Advocates Global Wealth Redistribution, Renounces Free Market Economics as “Crude and Naive”

    Mac Slavo
    November 27th, 2013
    SHTFplan.com
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    petrusromanus

    Since his coronation, Pope Francis has made waves throughout the Catholic community, often shunning generally accepted Papal tradition for a more modern and progressive world. He is, for lack of a better term, a reformer. From refusing the luxurious living quarters traditionally reserved for the head of the Church in the Vatican, to turning Catholic dogma on its head by suggesting it’s OK to be gay when he addressed the issue by asking, “Who am I to judge?” Francis is unlike any popes who have come before him.

    By some accounts, he has been a positive influence, as evidenced by a growing interest in Catholicism since he took the reigns of the Church. For others, especially those who have followed the centuries old prophecies of Saint Malachy, his message is being approached with caution and skepticism.

    Now, in his first encyclical, a Papal letter sent to Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis has once again caused an uproar by claiming free market capitalism and trickle-down economics are unproven theories not backed with facts.

    “It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new,” the pontiff wrote in the 85-page document. “Exclusion ultimately has to do with what it means to be a part of the society in which we live; those excluded are no longer society’s underside or its fringes or its disenfranchised – they are no longer even a part of it. The excluded are not the ‘exploited’ but the outcast, the ‘leftovers’.

    The pope also denounced “trickle-down” theories of economics promoted by many conservatives and politicians who espouse an unregulated free market.

    “In this context, some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” he said. “This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.”

    “In addition to restating opposition by the Catholic Church to abortion, the new Pope criticized free market capitalism and advocated wealth redistribution,” notes Kurt Nimmo of Infowars about the Pope’s latest ideas.

    While the free market system as it exists today is certainly not ideal, especially considering the elite political machinations taking place behind the scenes on a global scale (including within the halls of the Vatican itself), Pope Francis seems to indicate in his encyclical that the solution is wealth redistribution – on a global scale.

    Helping the poor and destitute has always been a tenet of Christianity and Catholicism, but the Pope’s statements become suspect for a variety of reasons, with one of the keys being the notion that he is the fulfillment of a prophecy that claims Francis will be the Pope that ushers in an era right out of the Book of Revelations.

    The hesitation for many in subscribing to Francis’ message of reformation is attributed to a document referred to as the Prophecy of the Popes, which was hidden in the vaults of the Vatican for nearly 900 years, but followed closely by insiders:

    In 1139 A.D. the Catholic Saint Malachy was said to have experienced visions during a trip to Rome. He subsequently put these visions to paper and penned a document containing 112 short phrases purporting to describe all future popes that would head the Catholic Church. Though not a part of official Catholic dogma or church teachings, this Prophecy of the Popes is well known by Vatican officials and church scholars because it has been remarkably accurate about naming the last 111 heads of one of the world’s oldest and most widespread religions.

    According to researchers, theologians and evangelical scholars, the phrases Malachy scribed in his writings offer up the “nature, name, destiny or coat of arms” of every pope in succession and culminate with the naming of the 112th pope.

    Now, according to prophecy, the 112th Pope will step up to head the Church, and he will be named Petrus Romanus, or Peter the Roman.

    Here’s the scary part, and one that has given Catholics and other theologians pause, because according to Malachy’s prophecy, Petrus Romanus is to be the final pope, who will oversee not only the destruction of the Catholic Church, but the world as we know it:

    “In  extreme persecution the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman…”

    “Who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible or fearsome judge will judge his people.

    The End.”

    Prophecy of the Popes – Attributed to St. Malachy circa  1139 A.D.

    Tom Horn of Raiders News Update and one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject published a book in 2012 with theologian Chris Putnam titled Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope Is Here. In their book, the researches claim that the 111th Pope, Benedict, would resign from his position, something that had not happened for 600 years. Benedict did, in fact, resign less than a year later and was replaced by current Pope Francis.

    According to Horn, though Francis’ name does not directly match that of “Petrus Romanus,” he may well be fulfilling the age-old prophecy of Malachy:

    Horn has said a pope of Italian descent would fulfill the prophecy, noting Bergoglio is the son of Italian parents and a Jesuit.

    “Being a Jesuit is a very important aspect of our prediction in our book,” Horn told WND in an email.

    He also sees significance in Bergoglio naming himself after Francis of Assisi, an Italian, or Roman, priest whose original name was Francesco di Pietro (Peter) di Bernardone, “literally, Peter the Roman.”

    What’s more, in a recent interview Tom Horn tied together Malachy’s writings with the research of other Vatican scholars and theologians which indicate that, while Francis himself may not be the biblical anti-christ, he may be the world leader who introduces him, supports his ideas and helps to convince unwitting followers to put their trust in him.

    Something big is coming… it does involve the war of wars… and I believe that we’re on the precipice of it right now.

    I want to talk about the strategems that I believe will be used to initiate it…

    It is a war between good and evil… but on the surface it might not appear to be because it’s also going to include believers against believers… and I’m talking about some of the biggest ministries in the world…

    Tom Horn Full Interview with Steve Quayle on the Hagmann and Hagmann Report:

    *Note: This is a 3 hour interview and worth listening to in full. For those with limited time, we suggest forwarding to about 1:03:00 into the interview where Tom Horn details his research.

    Stepping outside of Church dogma by attacking the concept of free market capitalism may soon be revealed to be a politically motivated move by the Pope with much deeper implications.

    At this point, while we should not necessarily ignore Malachy’s prophecy or the Pope’s enyclical, some skepticism is certainly understandable.

    Until Francis begins to put his support behind world leaders or political movements, it remains difficult, if not impossible, to confirm the Pope has ulterior motives and is, in fact, fulfillment of prophecy. However, the goings on in the world suggest that Tom Horn is on target with his assessment that something big is coming. And the fact that there are over one billion Catholics globally indicates that whatever happens will also involve the Church as well as this pope.

    History proves that the Roman Catholic Church has been directly involved in confrontations since its very inception, so its involvement now would not be without precedent.

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    1. Kevin2 says:

      The Roman Catholic Church operates in a huge money environment and in doing so is susceptible to the same infiltration that has corrupted governments. One would be naive to think that the power elite would not solicit them to further their aims.

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      • hammerhead says:

        WELL , now thats a big spoonful of socialism .
        I guess those that want to usher in global governance have their guy in place , at least as far as the catholic church is concerned.
        WOW , how many in europe will blindly follow ?

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        • Outlaw says:

          I have been pondering the following thought for some time. After reading many of the comments on the last article it has popped back into my mind. I hear a lot of people saying things like: the time is not right, just wait, we have to continue to wake more people, etc.
          While I agree that we need to awaken more people, I have to disagree that time is on our side. If we do not feel the time is right, then the people we need to be waking up are our youth.
          I do not know about the rest of you folks, but I sure aint getting any younger. The PTB/NWO whatever you want to call them has time on their side. This plan they are hatching did not develop overnight. They have been working on this AT LEAST 100 years. We are talking generations of planning.
          The problem with waiting, in my opinion, is that they will just outwait us, wait for us and our mind-set to die off, and viola, the next generation is pre-indoctrinated. If you think about it, most of our generation is already pre-indoctrinated. I know most here strive for self-reliance, but the majority of adults are already dependent on the system, as it currently exists.
          Personally, we homeschool. Even with all of the measures we have taken, to properly educate our children, it is very difficult to compete with modern electronics and the opinions of Hollywood. It is a careful balance of teaching proper morals, correct history, manners, etc. and allowing them access to the modern world we live in, so that they do not go in blind. Even homeschoolers are subjected to at least some peer pressure.
          The fact is the majority of our youth are un-educated, indoctrinated, selfish, skill-less people.
          I do not know the proper course of action. I do what I think is right, and try to influence our youth the best I can. However, I do know that this is our battle, as the adults with the wisdom to see what is happening. Our children do not possess that wisdom at this point. If we do not take care of this mess, and instead, pass it on to our youth, then it is highly likely that they will never possess that wisdom.
          I hear many make statements about how America used to be. In the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, etc. Well I am not quite that old, but I do remember how it was in the 80’s and 90’s. And I know all my parents stories of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. What we live in today is horrible compared to even the 90’s, much less the earlier times. Well our youth have been BORN into this. This is NORMAL to them! They only have the stories of the good old days, not real life experience of it, like we do. Fairytales, like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, that is America to our children.
          This is our job, as the wiser, awoken ones, to correct this mess and allow them the opportunity to re-build this country.
          Again, I do not know the exact proper course of action, but I have to believe that like prepping, any action has to be better than no action. I have made mistakes with prepping; fortunately they were not life-jeopardizing. But life is a hands-on experience, we already know there will be casualties. I do not wish to be that causality, but I would rather it be me with more experience and wisdom, than to pass the buck to m

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          • Outlaw says:

            my children.

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            • Gods Creation says:

              “””This is our job, as the wiser, awoken ones, to correct this mess and allow them the opportunity to re-build this country.”””

              The mess is too far gone to be corrected. It is time for a collapse and cleanse. Our job is to raise children to rebuild AFTER the predetermined outcome stated in the Bible.

              We need to be raising the survivors who will help Jesus to rebuild after the satanic banksters destroy Gods world, and the VAST majority of the people who have turned their back on God.

              It is now His game to finish, and as has been told He will when His time is right.

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              • Outlaw says:

                Thank you for clarifying GC.
                That was the intent I meant to express by declaring “allow them the opportunity to re-build this country.”
                There is no fix, except for the “big fix”.
                I love an analogy Braveheart made, “There is no cleaning this house, we either have to totally remodel or rehabilitate.
                I have used that a few times on the street after he posted that.
                I relate to it well, as I have been in Real Estate for many years. There are some houses you dont clean, you tear-down and rebuild.
                Anyway, I agree, it needs to come down, but I would like that to happen this generation, so that at least our kids can be the re-builders. Not pass the tear down to our children and have the unborn be the re-builders.

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              • JustMe says:

                Hidden due to low comment rating. Click to read it.

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                • Bill Reed IIII says:

                  JustMe, I will concede that many of the worlds problems are exacerbated by religion but your take is overly simplistic and your unsubstantiated claim, “There is no God” smacks of unbridled arrogance and ignorance.
                  I am an agnostic preferring not to force a round peg in a square hole. I treat the God or no God issue as a question that can not be proven thus cannot be answered.
                  For you to state unequivocally that there is no God is as unacceptable to me as I suppose people who “know” there is a God appear to you. Interesting that you capitalized God. One last thing, islam is not a religion. It is a geopolitical movement that uses the promise of paradise desert style, lush green gardens and cool flowing rivers, and young beautiful virgins in the after life for fanatical obedience to 7th century dogma. Every conflict across the world today involves these barbaric followers of islam. You don’t see Christians or Jews strapping on bombs and blowing up anyone who doesn’t believe as they do!

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                • So saith the Devil says:

                  Hello Joe Carol , How is it down there in hell ? When fools like you can’t prove God DOES not Exist then we can safely say The greatest delusionist in the World has your soul and it Worked and con-vinced YOU he does not Exist!

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                • durango kidd says:

                  Free Market Capitalism (FREE TRADE) has brought a billion people in Asia, Africa, South America, and the Asia Sub Continent out of poverty from near starvation.

                  Unfortunately for US this feat has been accomplished at the expense of the Middle Class of Europe and the United States, while the 10% Global Investors magnify their wealth.

                  If the trend continues, cars in America will be printed one at a time from a 3D printer and there will be a 60 day wait for your custom machine.

                  The goods news is that you will be able to get a custom paint job, Corinthian leather, a velco head liner, and Gorilla Glass 3 windows to keep the zombies out. :-)

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                • guero says:

                  We haven’t had free market capitalism in the U.S. for a hundred years.

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                • if you do not know how to use OR spell contractions, you probably should not attempt to use them. Just adds ammo to those of us who believe you are just an ignorant person.

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                • JustMe says:

                  I never said there is no Ultimate Creator, there is no “God”, who cares if you live or die. Yes, islam is a political movement masked as a religion, there people running the show know that, but their hordes do not.

                  “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
                  Then he is not omnipotenet.
                  Is he able, but not willing?
                  Then he is malevolent.
                  Is he both able and willing?
                  Then whence cometh evil?
                  Is he neither able nor willing?
                  Then why call him “God”?”
                  – Epicurus

                  Religion is nothing but a control mechanism, that is all it has ever been, and all it ever will be. Religion is part of the problem.

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            • Outlaw says:

              I am on a rant, forgive me. I do not fault my parents for the decline of this country, but let’s face it, the older generations have been dumb asses. Who can blame them? Things appeared real good, and honestly, there was a lack of information.
              In this age, most of us visiting this page have become awakened. The proliferance of information has never been so rich. All that info can be cut off in a minute. As the most enlightened generation on the planet, it is our duty to act on our knowledge. If not, we can all “wait”, :its not the right time” till we die off, the net gets cut-off or censored, our books burned, and have our children educated on “history” by those whom run the Department of Education.
              Say we educate our children wisely, to fight the coming battle, and pass the rebuild to our grandchildren. Well looking at the population around you, how many comrades do you think your child will have?
              Again, I do not know the course, but the time for action has long passed. Do we mimic the politicians we claim to despise, by kicking the can down the road a little further? Or do we face the realities that are upon us?

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              • hammerhead says:

                outlaw- rant on brither yer on fire and im listening.
                THUMBS UP !

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              • nevermind says:

                Outlaw,
                I disagree that older folks were dumb and caused some of the problem. My parents were quite aware of the problems coming and always taught their children to be cautious– My parents used to say: The less people know about you the better off you are. Never say anything you don’t want published in the news paper, people are always eavesdropping. Even if you think you are well off, look poor. Never drive a new car off the lot, people will talk about you. Give your time and love to people, never money.

                My mother taught me to reuse everything at least twice, preferably 3 or 4 times. She used to say, Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

                If anything younger folks are the dummies because they want to have it all. They have been ‘entitled’, they don’t listen, they are self-centered, and are politically ignorant.

                I only hope when my kids produce my grandchildren, I am still alive to influence them.

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                • Outlaw says:

                  Thank you for the input Nevermind. It allows me to expand on my incomplete rant. There are so many aspects to cover.
                  I actually agree that there were some aware, such as yourself, I have met a few of the older ones. Unfortunately they were few and far between.
                  I heard some things from my Dad that I shoulda paid more attention too, but didn’t, probably because he didn’t convey it with conviction.
                  I was completely unaware up until about the age of 30. Thats 10+ years of my productive life that was wasted. I coulda been set. But we do not teach our youth effectively. My parents did not teach me correctly, probably because they themselves were unaware.
                  I thank you for your knowledge and ask that you pass it on.

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                • lonelonmum says:

                  I’m gonna wade in the rant. History only tells the story of the winners. The elite silence not only the losers, but their (usually much reduced circle of)extended family and friends.

                  History gets rewritten so that the tyrant becomes the saint, and the saint is the criminal. The truly brave & good die young, or are too broken or ridiculed to recall. This I have witnessed happening in my own lifetime.

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              • Bill Reed IIII says:

                Okay Outlaw, I was born in 1938 and I have known for over forty years that we as a nation would not survive in tact for a very long time. The new Deal, The Great New Society, The War on Poverty, Creation of the “Energy Dept”, the Community Reinvestment Act, taking us off the gold standard, all actions taken that by design have weakened this country tremendously. When trade was opened up with China we should have started producing tons of cheap junk and flooding the Chinese market with it. Instead the exact opposite has happened, by design?
                Just what do you think I as an individual could have done? I spent ten years in the military, got out, raised a family, worked, and retired. Other than my vote and loads of letters to editors and representatives which seemed to do little good what other “legal” alternative was open to me. I’m not opposed to violence but an Army of One (despite what the commercials claim) is not a one man army! I do not have a death wish but I would not be opposed to getting violent if I could do some good. In fact, a force made up of functional old farts like myself would probably do pretty good. We have had a good life and we are all going to die eventually. What better way to go out than by taking a bunch of dirt bags with us. Let the young folks live a bit. Trouble is, it is difficult to get seriously organized and still remain under the radar. As such nothing will happen unless it’s sporadic pockets of resistance against what will probably be martial law for a extended period of time to permit education and “pacification” to take hold. Our best hope is that the military will side with We the People when everything goes bad, and it will for sure!

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              • Gods Creation says:

                “””As the most enlightened generation on the planet, it is our duty to act on our knowledge.”””

                Outlaw, the problem is that there are very few enlightened, and calling this the most enlightened generation greatly overestimates it. IMO, it is far more accurate to say it is the most brainwashed and least enlightened generation.

                The proper course of action is to go Amish. The enlightened will put God first and deny the corp, while most put the corp first and deny God.

                You can choose, but only for yourself. You can’t even choose for your family, or your children. If they choose wisely, you can share the burden of the realities with them. If not, there was nothing you could do for them anyway.

                It is what it is, and it will be what it will be. The only thing you can protect is your own heart and soul. In the times ahead that will become more difficult.

                Gods plan will come to pass no matter what we, as individuals, do. Live clean, and die clean. The rest is out of our hands.

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              • Proftel says:

                Durango Kidd:

                You skipped classes in college history?

                Check out:

                Every attack of U.S. forces abroad, a new wave of immigrants enter!

                We invaded Cuba, the Philippines, Mexico, came a lot of cucaracha, invaded China supporting the English, almost all west coast filled with Chinese (or you do not know Chinatown), passed by India, gave the guys fucking in Pakistan with uranium and all ! The guys passed on.

                The centrifuges Iran demos at the time of the Tea Rheza Pahlev!

                Incidentally, the best fighters still fly only in Iran, and we gave them!

                Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

                Critter, so will be loser in the boondocks!

                Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

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              • missy says:

                I agree. It is THIS GENERATION. I am a believer in Jesus, like it or lump it, I don’t care. I feel let down by my parents, they were and are self serving. But here is the kicker, I am the youngest of three kids, products of a horrid marriage, that ended in divorce, nasty crap I won’t go into. I met my husband, who was raised Christian. Well tides have turned, I teach him about scripture. Point being, God puts you where HE needs you to be. Period.

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            • Swinging on a star says:

              I am a Roman Catholic, I am not being deceived by this Pope, something is not quite right and like many, I can feel it in my soul. My faith is not shaken, it is stronger every day and my eyes are open. I see the Vatican as a decadent and deceitful place that I will never step foot on. This is not what God intended so I will never idolize a mere mortal.

              We will all be judged, one at a time, not as a group.

              Matthew 24:24

              For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

              Thessalonians 2:3

              Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction

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              • The Lone Ranger says:

                Jesus told Maria that this Pope is the FALSE PROPHET, and Our Lord also identified this pope as an “imposter pope”, who will soon align himself with the Antichrist who will emerge publicly and quickly into our world after The Warning. And The Warning arrives in December, people.

                An imposter pope means either Cardinal Bergoglio fell to the dark side, OR, it means he entered the seminary with the INTENT to infiltrate the Church as a MASON, OR, it means they KILLED the REAL Bergoglio and replaced him with an IMPOSTER!

                YOU decide. I’ve already made MY decision!

                About two weeks ago Our Lord told Maria that the False Prophet would spearhead an international campaign to aid the poor BUT that it would all be done to call attention TO the false prophet and eventually the antichrist as well since they would work in tandem together, and, it would be part of a plan to eliminate references to Jesus Christ in the Church.

                That is what we call apostasy: misleading the faithful through heresies. This pope’s revision of the Baptismal rite DID AWAY WITH references to Jesus in it!

                Yet, many are still NOT awake!

                WAKE UP, PEOPLE!

                Yes, I know that all sounds crazy, but we who follow the Messages knew about the Pope’s campaign at least 2 weeks ago.

                I’m pissed off at this pope because despite the fact that I have a degree in Theology from a Jesuit University and a Masters in Pastoral Studies he is CONFUSING! I am NOT trying to brag here, I am just FURIOUS that he is this way. It’s because he CHOOSES to be this way, in order to DECEIVE people! I listen to what he says, and I read what he writes, and all I am LEFT with is CONFUSION.

                And CONFUSION is ONE hallmark of evil, when it is done DELIBERATELY, and in the presence of lies, control, and scapegoating.

                Tell me the TRUTH and I will give you my utmost respect but you damn well better make SURE it is the truth.

                Because if you tell me anything LESS than the truth, OR if you tell me a boldfaced LIE, then I will go on the WARPATH with you and I do not care WHAT your title or position or job or income is or is not. I will EXPOSE you for the fraud you ARE, the way THIS website exposes evil deeds and shines the LIGHT on the darkness in our world and in our own country.

                I am RED HOT right now.

                And I am TIRED of Satan’s antics and all his wiley deceptions.

                One final thing: long BEFORE Maria, this current pope was prophesied about!

                St. Malachi said there would only be 113 Popes.

                St. Francis had a vision at the end of his life of there being TWO popes living in the End Time and he was shown what would happen and he was SO horrified his fellow Friars wrote down how upset he was and for how LONG he was upset.

                And in August of this year, the Blessed Mother REVEALED the HIDDEN part of the Third Secret of Fatima, which was SUPPOSED to be revealed way back in 1960!!!

                That HIDDEN secret she revealed was that at the End Time there would be two popes one of who would be an Imposter.

                I am a faithful Catholic, at least I STRIVE to be, because I ain’t no saint and I ain’t perfect. But I am CONVINCED that THIS pope’s purpose is to DIVIDE and DESTROY our church.

                And do you want to know what the TRULY scary thing is?

                Jesus TOLD Maria that when He returns, He would throw both the Antichrist AND the False Prophet INTO the LAKE OF FIRE!

                That lake of fire, ladies and gentlemen, is FOREVER! That means, for ETERNITY!

                HELL is for ETERNITY!

                What EVER possessed this man who is the imposter pope to think or believe he would NOT be thrown into that continuously burning lake of fire?

                The answer is Satan. Satan shows its followers ILLUSIONS, false promises, and when they die and the GATES of hell CLOSE BEHIND them, from what I read, the look of horror and SCREAMS they let out are beyond chilling, and can’t come CLOSE to the most FRIGHTENING movie you ever watched.

                Watch your six, everybody. Because in the next 4-5 weeks, as Christmas draws nearer, and everyone is out shopping, and watching all their sporting events, and watching all the fake TV commercials that do NOT reflect reality, and as people become MORE OBLIVIOUS to the EVIL going on in the world including even in our own COUNTRY, all HELL is going to break loose, stuff you’ve never seen before, and it will do so ALL AT ONCE.

                Laugh at me if you want, cut me up if you want, I really don’t give a damn: but I have my blessed St. Benedict Cross, my Holy Water, my Exorcised Salt, and a few other things. You don’t fight evil with evil. Get right with your God. Repent, and I say that because I’m the biggest sinner I know! So I have KEEP getting right with Him!

                The Ison Comet BEGINS to arrive Thanksgiving Day.

                - The Lone Ranger

                - “You can’t HANDLE the truth!” – from “A Few Good Men”

                - “Hell hath NO fury like a scorned woman!” – line from a play by Shakespeare

                - “The first thing we do? Let’s kill all the lawyers!” – line from a play by Shakespeare

                - “Evil is that which destroys and it is not secret that evil is live spelled backward!” – Dr. M. Scott Peck, M.D.

                - “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

                - “Appearances ARE deceiving!”

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          • Gods Creation says:

            “””Until Francis begins to put his support behind world leaders or political movements,”””

            He has just shown himself as being in support of the banksters. He is a puppet like Obama, and the Catholic church is just the religious arm of the banksters like the US is the miitary arm and the City is the financial arm.

            They can take over the world, but they can not take over me. I am not of this world, I merely survive in it until God calls me home.

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            • John Q. Public says:

              He is, for want of a better word, a modernist heretic and an enabler of abortion and sodomy.

              Because his priestly ordination and his episcopal (bishop) consecration used the probably invalid Novus Ordo rites, Mr. Bergoglio may not even be a priest, much less pope.

              Ironically, Mr. Bergoglio chose the name Francis after St. Francis of Assisi and it was St. Francis of Assisi who warned us that in the End Times there would be a pope who was not canonically elected (not being a priest fits that) and that he would be “a destroyer, not a pastor.”

              http://www.novusordowatch.org/francis.htm

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              • Perspective says:

                He is a modernist to the core and the first pope to have not had any seminary training prior to Vatican II. He is anything but humble as he claims and is working diligently to bring forth liberation theology(Catholic Marxism) He is clearly opposed to the tradition of the Catholic Church and its consistent opposition to communism and socialism prior to Vatican II.

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              • Nick says:

                Fully agrees !

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              • John Q. Public says:

                Is BERGoglio a priest? a bishop? a pastor or destroyer? Can a layman be Pope?

                To answer all that, start your inquiry here:

                http://www.traditionalmass.org/images/articles/NewEpConsArtPDF2.pdf

                Understand how Vatican 2′s Novus Ordo (New Order) has stripped the Church of the Sacraments, leaving us all with the “abomination of desolation” and the “fall” and “taking away” of the Sacrifice of the Mass.

                Daniel 9:27
                And he shall confirm the covenant with many, in one week: and in the half of the week the victim and the sacrifice shall fall: and there shall be in the temple the abomination of desolation: and the desolation shall continue even to the consummation, and to the end.

                Matthew 24:15
                When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand.

                Mark 13:14
                And when you shall see the abomination of desolation, standing where it ought not: he that readeth let him understand: then let them that are in Judea, flee unto the mountains:

                Daniel 11:31
                And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall defile the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the continual sacrifice, and they shall place there the abomination unto desolation.

                Daniel 12:11
                And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination unto desolation shall be set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred ninety days,

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            • The Axis of evil…

              The Vatican

              The Square Mile

              The District of Columbia

              All incorporated, self governing Nation States.

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            • bohica1 says:

              Just another sign that nothing in this day and age makes sense..which means only one thing…’something wicked this way comes.’ Trying to look at things in a non conspiratorial fashion- actions of our our govt, our judiciary, our banks, corporations,teachers, military practicing ‘urban warfare’ drills thru out the country, massive militarization of our police, healthcare ‘reform’, push to bring in illegals, and NOW the Church, nothing makes sense what they are doing or saying, NOTHING! why did benedict resign, the first time in 100′s of years? why was THIS individual ‘chosen’ as leader of the Church. ALL i can say is this…i dont trust anyone in authority or positions of power, NO ONE. F these parasitic commy low lifes. You want to own me, control me, try it. i would rather die standing than live kneeling b4 these criminals

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            • Swinging on a star says:

              Gods Creation,

              This Pope is not a puppet of the banksters, he lives a simple humble life but he is perhaps the puppet of something even more sinister.

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          • Proftel says:

            Outlaw:

            To begin, we need to drive out the moneychangers from the Temple, Christ did it with whip.

            What’s taking us to the bottom is usury (like a lot of money without working).

            I feel we are very close to something big and bad about to happen.

            May God save us.

            :-/

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          • Nopittypartyhere says:

            Outlaw for president

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          • Mike in VA says:

            Outlaw

            We are probably about the same age. I do remember the 70′s though. I was young but was there. I have said before that I have a son in the service. He is in the Virginia Army National Guard. He is also in the Corps of Cadets at VA Tech. He is going active in a year.
            He has told me many times so far about his classes in college. A lot of students have said things like ” All we have to do is give the muslims jobs and money and they won’t hate us anymore “. Students want to raise minimum wages and think there college should be paid for. Most students voted for our current president. My son has said that most in the corps of cadets disagree with all of the socialist crap.
            There is hope. There are good kids out there. With good parents. They are outnumbered though. So are we. There are now more people who would vote for socialist policies than freedom I believe.

            I know we all have a war coming. I so hope we have to deal with mess that we created. It would not be right if my son has to deal with it. Sadly he is about to turn 21. We will both now have to deal with it. Michelle Obama says she is proud of the country for the first time. She said that after Obamas first election. I am so sad to say I am ashamed of it.

            We must correct this. We must win at all cost. No matter what I will stand on the side of Freedom.

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          • snake eater says:

            YUP people thought they had time when Noah was building the Ark non believers . And you are right we aint getting any younger

            snake

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          • americantruth says:

            Yes I agree.
            I encourage everyone to read and shared everything that you can (Ith an open mind and prayerfully considered) whIle we still have the ability to do so.
            Ccog.org has been noting connections between biblical prophecy and the bastardization of the “church” via rome for centuries.
            Tomatobubble.com
            Presents history (american and world) as wwewwehave never been taught it in government run schools or controlled publication systems.
            Deanna spignola’s 2 volumes regarding the ruling elites (the 3rd volume from 2010 is no longer available).
            Solzhenitsyn’s bootlegged english trantranslation of his last (and possibly his most important work 2volume historical opus published in russian german and french in 2002 &2003) “200 years together” which can still be found online from a volunteer group of translators that have worked for 7yrs to make it available to english speaking people of the world.

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        • braveheart says:

          Hammerhead, the entire continent will blindly follow. they already have for well over a century as far as socialism is concerned. The Vatican has had a stranglehold on Europe for well over a millennium.

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        • PO'd Patriot says:

          Well, I guess I better slip these knee boots on and wade through the shit storm of religion. Tradition is rampant through the Catholic church as well as many other denominations. I’ve grew up in the Baptist church (once saved, always saved). Tradition will send a person into hell just as fast as any other misguidance. As I grew older I sought out different churches that preached from the bible and gave me the satisfaction of being “fed” from the word. I haven’t been to a church to hear a sermon for nigh onto 35 years. (I know “sake not the assembly of thy selves, even more so as you see the day approaching”). I tend to listen to the radio (as of late) to sermons and bounce back and forth amongst stations to get my fill. One thing I was always vehemently against was a preacher/man of God spouting politics from the pulpit. A preacher needs to be consecrated and a shepherd of his flock, having his eyes and mind upon the Almighty and not the ways and business of man.

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          • PO'd Patriot says:

            My post above is just my two cents worth. Take or leave it. I could care less which nor whether.

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          • Gods Creation says:

            If you want to have church with God, sit by a river and open up his book and start to read it.

            Jesus would not set foot in a 501c corporation, no matter what sign was on the door.

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          • Proftel says:

            PO’d Patriot:

            And if you in another life, like other people believe, or in a future life, born and grow up in another religion, an Islamic perhaps?

            Think about it, you die tomorrow, reincarnated in the desert somewhere “ganistão” out there, with twenty years sees his dead mother by a Drone, do not you put a pound of C-4 at the waist and try to get revenge?

            Only digress ….

            Do not want to offend anyone, just opening horizons after two beers.

            hehe.

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            • Proftel says:

              Those who criticized me for the comment I say:

              Read more about other cultures, not only cling to the doctrine acquired in childhood.

              I think whoever put “negative” to me, never read Ives Lacoste in his book “Geography, It serves primarily to make war.”

              How stupid were born (ending the indigenous population), so will be the end, unfortunately.

              Begins “on the bullet” ends “on the bullet.”

              Do what right?

              hehe.

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            • Mike in VA says:

              You don’t see Christians in todays world trying to kill people.

              Muslims have hit our warships, embassy’s, the twin towers, and the pentagon. Muslims have bombed places in Europe.

              You should digress. You are wrong.
              What are we supposed to do. Nothing. Well when a tourist attack hits a school or sets of a weapon of mass destruction remember your foolish thoughts.

              The U.S. is a place of peace when we are strong. Proven by history. Diplomacy has had many documented failures. Oh well people never learn.

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          • GARY says:

            Our Friends Are Killing Us
            By Chuck Baldwin
            November 14, 2013

            There is a prophetic verse of Scripture that records the conquering Messiah as being asked about the wounds that are in his hands. He responds, “Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” (Zechariah 13:6 KJV) Indeed. It wasn’t the Romans that were fixated with killing Christ; it was the Lord’s own brethren. “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” (John 1:11 KJV) In like manner, our nation is quickly losing its liberties and Natural rights, not because of our enemies, but because of our so-called friends and brothers.

            Edmund Burke summarized it beautifully: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” And, for the most part, that is what good men are doing today: nothing!

            http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/1097/Our-Friends-Are-Killing-Us.aspx

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        • THETHOUGHTPOLICE says:

          Really? what would Jesus say?

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        • OffTheGrid says:

          Straight up communist!!!
          Does this dirtbag think we just fell off the turnip truck? You’d think he’s sleeping with that hag Fransis Piven herself with that crap he’s spewing.

          Shove your redistribution!!!!!!!!!!

          I am so phucking done with these wolves.
          It’s no different than what’s happening in churches.
          Change agents wrapped in god and or the flag. They’re transparency is blatent and have to be resisted and called out everyday!

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        • Sid Viscous says:

          I always am puzzled by people who are sent into paroxysms of despair when they read this or that person is condemning capitalism. Why the long face?

          I would think that anyone who has been awake the last 50 years or so would feel the same way. Is the society we have served by capitalism? Are we freer, healthier, more conscious because of it? No. It is a modern scourge.

          If you want to get mad, wait until the pope condemn Adam Smith; that’s not what is being done. He is condemning a system that one post after another on here also condemns.

          Don’t be blinded by the buzz words. If you accept capitalism as it is practiced today you are part of the problem. Those who have corrupted capitalism have corrupted the language to cover their corruptions.

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        • Trickle down economics led to the longest peace time economic expansion in history and the fall of the Soviet empire. The soviets and the collectivist economic policies could not compete. Unfortunately, Washington saw deficit spending as a gravy train instead of a variable economic policy.

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          • John Q. Public says:

            Baloney.

            Reaganomics tripled the national debt, putting more money and power into the thieving hands of the the tribal banksters (and more weapons in the hands of genocidal Zionists).

            Meanwhile the planned convergence of capitalism and communism (“perestroika”) put the USSR’s national assets into the hands of Jewish “oligarchs.”

            In both crony capitalism and communism, money and power was consolidated in the hands of the same tribe—exactly as they planned it.

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            • Ugly says:

              John Q.

              baloney as well.

              Reagan took office in Jan 1981. At that time he had about a $500B debt with 20% interest. When he left, things were great and the debt was around $1.5T. Yes, it tripled, but the 20% interest almost tripled it by itself.

              Now Bush the Elder did triple it.

              But the Peace-Maker is tripling it with zero interest.

              You Reagan haters are funny. Go eat a peanut….

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              • John Q. Public says:

                Thank you for making my point, Ugly.

                3 x $1/2B = $1.5B

                Into whose hands did that interest go?

                Reagan, an avowed Zionist and superstitious occultist, tripled the national debt and increased the power and money of the tribal banksters.

                The usurers have weaponized money against the goyim.

                It is overdue to drive out the moneychangers.

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                • Sid Viscous says:

                  Apparently some folks do not find it odd that one-quarter of one percent of the world’s population at are the head of every significant financial institution, with incredible leverage in entertainment/news and academia. One-quarter of one percent.

                  It must be because they are smarter and have good study habits. Yeah, that must be it.

                  What incredible suckers some people are. Try to get a bookie to give you odds on something like that…he needs a good laugh.

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            • Ugly says:

              John Q.

              If you use the simple interest formula, Reagan was handed a $500B debt at 20% interest with uncontrolled spending. Calculating that out to Reagan’s (Sir Ronald Reagan) 8 years he should have left at least $8T in debt. He didn’t. He left a $1.5T. Very remarkable.

              Now today, the Peace-Maker was handed about $9T and that has increased to $18T on zero interest. Could you imagine what it would be today if interest rates were just say 6%.

              RIP Sir Ronald Reagan….

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            • Mike in VA says:

              John

              It is true that the deficit went up during Reagan. It is also true that his policies of lowering taxes caused an economic boom. In fact every time government lowers taxes the economy improves.

              The deficits were caused by the democrats in charge at the time. Lead by Tip O neal. IF you look at what Reagan proposed and actually got you will see. Also look at the miserable mess Reagan inherited from Carter. I was there and know what a great president Reagan was. To be honest I think his is the only president that was good in my lifetime. Probably be the only good president I ever see.

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              • John Q. Public says:

                @ Mike in VA

                You fail to see the pattern.

                When a puppet plays ball with the synagogue’s moneychangers and machers so that the synagogue profits and Satan’s goals are advanced, the puppet enjoys a booming economy and the adulation of the Judaic media. Resist the devils and they tighten the economic and media screws until the puppet collapses and reviled in the histories they write.

                “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.

                Reagan was the Zionist banksters’ catamite. He put mountains of money in their pockets and facilitated hundreds of nukes in their bunkers, and that is why the Judaic media still adores him. Reagan was an ardent Zionist and a superstitious occultist who bought into all their Master Race Kaballistic manure from hell.

                Get the memo.

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                • John Q. Public says:

                  Kennedy, on the other hand, refused them nukes and restarted the government issuing currency to thwart the synagogue’s “Federal Reserve” financial chokehold—and Kennedy was dead within a month.

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                • Rocky says:

                  Right, so you’re telling everybody that lbj,Nixon Ford, Carter, Clinton, Bush, and Obama are all innocent of the same thing. I’d say get a brain, but it’s not as easy as getting the memo. What a freaking nutjob you are.

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              • John Q. Public says:

                Rocky, I can only wonder how your illogic came to those “conclusions.”

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                • Rocky says:

                  Perhaps it was your inability to identify them as being the equals of your monster Reagan………

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                • John Q. Public says:

                  Read carefully, Rocky. Your inferences are illogical.

                  I did not and would not exculpate any of them (“lbj,Nixon Ford, Carter, Clinton, Bush, and Obama”). I did not single out Reagan as a “monster,” only noted that, by any Christian standard, he is NOT deserving of the reverent cult of personality accorded to him. The only reason he has that adulation in the Judaic media is because he served them.

                  While I am not a special admirer of Kennedy, I do note that he resisted the Master Race and he died for it.

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                • Rocky says:

                  John Q. I’m in agreement 100% about JFK. Of all the theories about who shot him I’ve hardly EVER heard the words Federal Reserve spoken. If anybody could provide unlimited financing for an operation of that scope, it would be them. I’ve heard claims that one of the first things lbj did was to rescind the Kennedy order for restoring the money to US notes from federal reserve notes. I’m not sure if that’s true but if it is, it certainly would be pretty damn suspicious for a new president to make THAT issue a high priority right off the bat.

                  My issue was with the omission of all the other presidents that were as equally complicit as Reagan was. I’m not saying Reagan was a saint, but in my opinion he was the best president of the last 40 years for finally ending the standoff with the Soviet Union.

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                • John Q. Public says:

                  Then we are in agreement on most of it.

                  As for “ending the standoff with the Soviet Union,” the convergence (“perestroika”) of Jewish capitalism and Jewish communism was planned in the 1950′s.

                  Read Anatoly Golitsin’s books, The Perestroika Deception and New Lies for Old.

                  Golitisin was a defector from the KGB Directorate. He was in a position to know long range policy. Look at the publication dates of his books and see that hundreds of the planned events he predicted came to pass. He was the real deal.

                  As I said, because Reagan was such an obedient and adoring puppet of the Zionists, he reaped the credit for “ending the standoff with the Soviet Union,” when the convergence of crony capitalism and communism had been planned for 3 decades. The man was an actor who probably did not have a thought unless it was penned by a H✡llyw✡✡d script writer or Jewish presidential speech writer (Ben Stein).

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        • OutWest says:

          Oooo — lottsa red thumbs on that one

          okay then ….. you tell me how Reagan’s
          giving big corp all the money incentives
          trickled down to the man on the street,
          when instead, they used it to move their
          businesses offshore for the cheap labor,
          leaving us jobless.

          I was born in the dark, but not yesterday

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          • lol…now you know you can’t bad mouth Ronnie on here.

            Let’s pile on the old cowboy…he’s gone.

            For all the second fans, Reagan signed the Mulford Act in 1967 as Gov. Ron. It “prohibited the carrying of firearms on one’s person or in a vehicle, in any public place or on any public street.”

            Twenty four years later, he pushed for the Brady Bill and the 94 assault weapons ban.

            You see, Ronald Reagan was no better president than the rest, in spite of all the propaganda spewed by Fox entertainment and Hollywood.

            HE WAS AN ACTOR.

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        • Satori says:

          too funny
          all this WORSHIP of Reagan

          just a couple of days ago
          people were castigating Matt Damon
          why???
          because he is an actor and is from Hollywood

          wasn’t Reagan an actor???
          and from Hollywood ???

          maybe if Damon made a movie with a monkey …….

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        • OffTheGrid says:

          Wrong turn pinhead.
          HuffPo is just to your left.

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      • JayJay says:

        I just finished the Steve Quayle Tuesday night airing.
        The first 2 hours are quite interesting and worth a listen.
        Esp. those fearing LEO intervention.

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      • Old Gringo says:

        As a conservative Roman Catholic, I call on the Pope to put his money where his mouth is. Begin the redistribution with the wealth of the Vatican bank.
        Feed the hungry, clothe the poor and get back to me.

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        • chuck says:

          My feelings exactly. Pope lead by example an distribute the Vaticans weath.

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        • Yohan says:

          Yep – I am reading this days later, and was wondering if anyone was going to say this.
          Shouldn’t this mean that the Vatican should give the BILLIONS in dollars and gold that they have in their accounts and vaults back to all the people?

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          • Smokey says:

            If they do give it away, it should go only to practicing Catholics, where they got it from.

            No governments, no welfare programs, no atheists, no secular progressives.

            They’d scream to high heaven if they did that.

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          • John Q. Public says:

            The Church is giving away billions… in payoffs for the ongoing evil of sodomy-rapist priests and prelates.

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      • Barn Cat says:

        The pope himself is corrupt. Everything about the Catholic Church is corrupt. The Catholic Church was founded by corrupting Christianity by blending it with the paganism of Rome. Romans use to have gods for everything. Catholics have patron saints.

        Father Malachi Martin talked about Satanism and pedophilia infiltrating the Catholic Church. He wrote about it in a novel called “Windswept House”.

        We’re saved by faith alone in Christ alone guided by the Bible alone. We’re not saved by infant baptism, obedience to church rules, and good works.

        The pope has no authority. Even Peter himself was not infallible.

        (Gal 2:11 NIV) When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.

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        • braveheart says:

          What else was Rome famous for before Catholicism was invented? It was the capital of the Roman Empire. The religion of Catholicism was incented in the final years of the empire to become the SPIRITUAL VERSION OF THE Roman Empire because the PHYSICAL VERSION was dying. There was a reason it was called the ROMAN Catholic Church.

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        • Gonetoolong says:

          Amen brother, I lost all respect for the Catholic church when it was revealed to me that they have been playing musical molester with pedophile clergy since the 50′s. Screw that church. Whacked out IMO. Sorry to those in the church, but this new Pope doesn’t help my opinion any.

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          • braveheart says:

            Gonetoolong, my ONLY problem with Catholicism is its doctrine and the practices of its clergy and the Vatican. There are a great many good people in that church who have simply been misled. The average Catholic who attends mass on any kind of basis is a good person, just deceived. Just look at the condition of people in every country where Catholicism is predominant.

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          • Emily says:

            @ GoneTooLong ~ Yep, the Catholic Church ignores the Elephant in the middle of the room. (The Pedophile Priests/Clergy) And, their victims.

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        • Jarheadusmc says:

          Firstly: The Catholic Church “was” the first Christian Church, as St. Ignatius said (apostle to St. Polycarp who in turn was the disciple of Peter himself) “where Christ is there is the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church was founded by Christ Himself, was the only Christian faith for near 1500 years; all other so-called Christian Churches and adherents, came from the 16th. century on. “Many will later come in MY NAME, but they are not of Me”.

          What you said about Malachi Martin is true – there has been a massive infiltration of Judeo-Freemasonry into the Church. Much of all what is happening (i.e.The great Apostasy in the Catholic Church, up to the top) is due to this satanic infiltration. Catholic saints and mystics have warned of this from even the 5th Century mentioning our century and the 20th. These mystics also say a “chastisement” is about to happen where over 75% of the world will die from the civil wars and revolutions about to break out and the following WW3. God is going to let our enemies punish us severely before He steps in and turns the tables and annihilates all the enemies of both God and His Church both “within” and without. The first traitor was one of the Apostles themselves, Judas, and it is always her own the do the most damage, but God will intervene in time.

          Scripture says that ‘even if you have faith to move mountains, but, have not charity, your faith is in vain’, and also, ‘faith without works is dead’ – St. James. The Scripture clearly teaches that faith is necessary to be saved, but without then works it save’s no one. Faith alone amounts to lip service to God only.

          On Scripture: In the 4th century hundreds of gospels and epistles were floating around, most not authentic. St. Pope Damascus ordered St. Jerome to determine the authentic books of scripture, as he and his monks knew all the languages like natives, and were the most learned men of the day. The Council’s of Rome and Carthage in the late 300′s determined the canon of the books of the bible from the findings of St. Jerome. So, even the Mormons thank the Catholic Church for giving us scripture. But the non-Catholic, Luther, decided to throw out seven books of the Old Test and wanted to eject the Epistle of St. James, the Gospel of John and the Apocalypse, until his fellow heretics warned him not to go that far. You owe the scriptures to the Catholic Church.

          “Blessed Art Thou Simon bar Jonna, for thou art Peter (Christ now names Simon bar Jonna, Peter – which is “rock” in Greek), and upon this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not overcome thee until the consummation of the ages, and what thou shall bound on earth is bound in heaven and what thou shalt loose on earth is loosed in heaven (power of infallibility) and whose sins “you” shall forgive are forgiven and whose sins you shall retain are retained. And Christ gives Peter the “Keys to the Kingdom of heaven” (which to the Jews this phrase means total and absolute authority over the Church as Christ’s representative on earth. Christ also later gives the other Apostles (mere men now) the power to forgive sins. Finally scripture is quite clear that the Apostles handed down their power from Christ to others, Bishops, priest, etc, by the “laying down of hands”, etc.

          The power of infallibility of the Pope was given to him only to protect and teach the Deposit of the Faith, that which was given us by Christ and His Apostles. The Pope has no power to teach officially or define anything that the Church has not already taught, nor anything contrary to what the Church has taught. He can teach error or heresy in his private works or teachings as just a bishop, but he is only infallible when – he, as the representative of Christ on Earth, when defining faith or morals, as to what we must believe, with the full capacity of his papacy and full authority, defines such a declaration on faith and morals, Christ has guaranteed his infallibility, Infallibility is quite rare for a pope to use. This by the way does appear to be a, lets say, “bad pope” – but God will come to the aid of the Church as He promised – The gates of hell shall not overcome thee.

          So, next time you pick up the Bible (which means collection of books in Greek) which was given you by the Catholic Church (remember the faith existed before the bible did and in the New Test is mentioned twenty-two other books that were divinely inspired that we do not have nor ever seen or read – lost), read it carefully.

          Peter once approached a man who was reading scripture and he asked him what was he reading, the man said scripture, and Peter asked him does he understand scripture to which the man answered, how can I unless I be taught, and later Peter adds to that, how can you be taught unless someone be sent.

          You can trace the ordination of every Catholic priest (no matter if he was a saint or a terrible sinner) back to the Apostles. Every Bishop in the Church can tell you the Apostle he receive his consecration from. The Apostles “sent” priests and Bishops, etc, to teach the Scriptures and Tradition, and this power was passed on. Now, who sent the non-Catholic ministers and others ? They have no connection to Christ and the Apostles, they all come from the 16th century on when Catholics who wanted to do what they pleased, left the Church under a mirad of excuses, and then became Protesting-Catholics, later shortened to Pro-test-ants – Protestants.

          You have a lot of reading and studying to do my dear fellow. Take it from an old Marine Viet Vet.

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        • John Q. Public says:

          @ BarnCat

          You’ve been reading too many Jack Chick comic books. Try reading the Bible.

          “But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” James 2:20

          “Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 7:21

          “…But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” Matthew 19:17

          “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, (as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but much more now in my absence,) with fear and trembling work out your salvation” Phillipians 2:12

          What shall it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but hath not works? Shall faith be able to save him? And if a brother or sister be naked, and want daily food: And one of you say to them: Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; yet give them not those things that are necessary for the body, what shall it profit? So faith also, if it have not works, is dead in itself. But some man will say: Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without works; and I will shew thee, by works, my faith.” James 2:14-18

          “…Who will render to every man according to his works.” Romans 2:6

          “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels: and then will He render to every man according to his works.” Matthew 16:27

          “For we must all be manifested before the judgement seat of Christ, that every one may receive the proper things of the body, according as he hath done, whether it be good or evil.” 2 Corinthians 5:10

          “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing in the presence of the throne, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by those things which were written in the books, according to their works. ” Apocalypse 20:12

          See also Matthew 25:31-46 (the unrighteous are condemned for failing to do good deeds), 1 Corinthians 13:2 (faith without love is useless), Galatians 5:6 (faith without love is useless), etc., etc., etc.

          There are about 30 MORE verses that testify to the necessity of good works. I will gladly supply them all.

          As for your denial of the mission of the ONE TRUE CHURCH and your denial of the authority of a TRUE POPE:

          Jesus founded ONE Church, a visible Church to govern (Matthew 18:18), teach (Matthew 28:19-20), and sanctify (Matthew 28:18-19; John 20:23).

          See the singular for Church in Matthew 16:18. He didn’t found PLURAL 32,000+ Protestant cults with each bonehead his own Pope. Jesus insisted on ONENESS of DOCTRINE (John 17:11, 21).

          “And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. ” Matthew 16:19

          Too, it is NOT Catholic doctrine that a Pope is infallible in his every word or act.

          A TRUE POPE is infallible ONLY when:

          (A) he teaches what has “always and everywhere” been taught by the Church (called “Ordinary Magisterium”):

          OR

          (B)

          (1) he invokes his authority as the teacher of all Christians
          (2) to define a doctrine
          (3) on a matter of morals or dogma
          (4) that is traceable to Apostolic times
          (5) to which he binds all Christian.

          (called ex cathedra or “Extraordinary Magisterium).

          Galatians 2:11 is the our authority to resist a Pope when he is WRONG, NOT when he is right.

          In better days, even Catholic grammar school children knew these things, but Vatican 2 ruined all that.

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      • Fucking pissed says:

        Behind that kind face is an evil being. Don’t fall for it’s false charm

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      • Arizona Fred says:

        I’m back…..

        Crude and Naive….Coming from the Catholic Church ….that’s really funny….

        Anyway….any good patriot will be on the obamacare website ALL day Friday,Saturday and Sunday ???as much as necessary! to see all the options our Great Muslim leader has laid out for us..I’m sure this won’t cause any problems as we have been reassured the site is good to go….at 80 %…….maybe….DO your part people…..let’s really make this ACA work….it works if you work it…

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      • John Q. Public says:

        A few recent articles reveal research showing how the moneychangers have infiltrated the Church:

        http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com

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    2. Dave says:

      We just might be at the END TIMES. I have the same feeling in my gut; that I had about 3 weeks before the Towers came down.

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      • shiftless says:

        “We just might be at the END TIMES.”

        Anyone who has listened to Selco’s CD, KNOWS we are in the end times.

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      • arco says:

        These are interesting days indeed. Treaties being made with Babylon, the Chinese refusing to take any more of our currency, and we have the gall to do fly by’s with our bombers over them. (A nation of almost 1.5 billion). A dictator in the whitehouse with absolute disregard for the constitution and abuse of executive powers.

        Then there was helicopter ben’s statement several years ago that QE and low interest rates were going to continue until at least early 2014. That’s always been on the back off my mind to watch out for. Obamacare about to bankrupt and already bankrupt country and indoctrination of our youth.

        There’s something on the horizon and it ain’t going to be pretty. So sit down tomorrow, enjoy your turkey, watch some football and be thankful you have this year to enjoy it. But most important be thankful for The Lord and Savior, ’cause something tells me its going to be a whole lot different next year.

        Happy Thanksgiving everyone
        Arco

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      • Arizona Fred says:

        Not three weeks this time….four months….CDS collapse,then the rest of the banks,then the whole shebang …..hope you got your boots on for this one….

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    3. SilverSax says:

      Is he really “Petrus Romanus”? Time will tell. It’s not a biblical prophecy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.

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    4. War thog says:

      To my mothers regret I have shied away from the Catholic Church for many reasons such as a vow of celibacy means no sex; not with women, men, or altar boys! The ways in which they impose their belief systems on others like in Africa and the use of condoms or lack thereof. That would have helped to curb the spread of HIV ect. Catholics helped the Nazis escape Europe. The list goes on and on, and now another reason not to support that particular branch of religion.

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    5. California Resident says:

      Ann Barnhardt nailed this guy as a Fraudulent, Jesuit commie a long time ago.

      I’m not surprised by this article at all.

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2997344/posts

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    6. unknown suspect says:

      Sounds great, Pope. How about the church start with their wealth? Fair is fair, you’re asking us to cough up money out of our wallets. I’m waiting for “indulgences” to go back on sale in the Vatican.

      What was that saying? “Those who cast the first stone be without sin”?

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      • Rob Manny says:

        He HAS been. Starting with refusal to live in the palace. He refuses to ride in a limo, and does not want all of the security. One should be reminded that he IS NOT a dictator. The Cardinals are much like a parliament. In the 1960′s during Vatican II Council it took five years for those changes to occur, but this Pope is putting “his money where is mouth is”. I also find it quite interesting that The Russian Orthodox Church is considered a branch of Catholicism and it’s members may participate in Catholic Sacraments. Today in Russia, if you desecrate the Church or Blaspheme(Pussy Riot) you can go to prison. So many of you are speaking out of both sides of your mouth. American Christians commend Russia’s position on Gay Marriage and yet are quick to criticize the Faith that is behind this “new”, capitalist, Consecrated Russia where morals are still part of society. Many prophets from many faiths have said that Russia will be used to “Chastise” the West. The Day has come.

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      • Arizona Fred says:

        Jesus finds a crowd …throwing stones at a prostitute. On the street…..

        He walks in front of her and says. ….let those without sin cast the first stone….

        Just then a lady comes out of the crowd and smashes the prostitute in the head with a rock…

        Jesus says…….Ma I hate when you do that…..

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    7. Be informed says:

      You can make ancient writings fit somehow, I don’t know if hew is Peter of Roman. It would have been a lot simplier if the last Pope had been choosen with the name Peter or something a little less vague. It sure does seem like this is the last Pope the way the world is going. I have heard the counting of the Popes was slightly off and this is not the 112nd Pope. I wonder if we will start to see other indications of the end times. One thing I can remember when I was a kid talked about the days of the last remaining time left that many peace treaties would be signed, almost all or all to soon be broken. It sure doesn’t hurt to prepare like tomorrow is the last day, never does.

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      • California Resident says:

        @ B.I.

        Keep your eye on the Dome of the Rock. I’ll start to really get concerned when that gets destroyed.

        If I remember correctly, the end comes after the rebuilding of that structure.

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        • Idahospud says:

          Been to the dome of the rock twice. My bet is they will split the Temple Mount And leave the mosque intact. They will build the new temple on the north side where Jesus can eventually make entry through the east gate which is now sealed. It will be easy for the Antichrist to negotiate a peace treaty where the Temple Mount is split. Was there three weeks ago. History has happened and will happen there again.

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        • guero says:

          Wrong location. The Dome of the Rock is built over Solomon’s stables’.

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    8. Ugly says:

      Since he is against capitalism, then I am sure he is having the Catholic Church sell all the gold in Vatican City and delivering the goods to the poor just in time for Christmas….

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      • Shooter says:

        The Catholic Church is the largest land owner in manhattan. The Pope may have been compromised.

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        • John Q. Public says:

          Bela Dodd converted from Judeo-Communism to Catholicism. She testified to Congress that in the 1920′s and 30′s the Communist Party of America placed thousands of communists and homosexuals in seminaries. As those moles came of age and power, they promoted their own.

          There are plenty more details, but you can begin to understand how Vatican 2 was highjacked by heretics and perverts and why Catholic rites were changed to the invalid Novus Ordo (New Order) rites. The Judeo-Masonic takeover of the apparent Church structure is no longer the true Church, but instead is the End Times “revolt” prophesied in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

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    9. maudy fricket says:

      “Religion is the opiate of the people, as it is easily tinged with socialism”. Karl Marx.

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      • yental says:

        Never confuse or associate spirituality/BELIEF with “CHURCH-ianity”. Organized religion is a man made construct. Many have already been led AWAY from the TRUTH by one “religion” or another.

        You need not be “branded” with a religious label/affiliation. You were born with a “divine connection”…only you can break, ignore, and/or dismiss it.

        False prophets of all “flavors” thrive and cast their nets of deceit among us. They all “wear a CHURCHIANITY” robe of one proposed ideology or another.

        It is about to get MUCH worse. Guard your heart and “divine connection” jealously.

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        • Facebook Page says:

          What is tomorrow. Turkey Day

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        • jerrytbg says:

          You give me hope for mankind…

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        • John Q. Public says:

          Jesus Christ, Son of God, True God and True Man, Messiah and Savior disagrees with you.

          He specifically organized ONE Church to teach, sanctify, and govern.

          Read about it here:

          Matthew 18:18
          Matthew 28:18-19; John 20:23
          Matthew 28:19-20

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          • yental says:

            Which “Church” would that be? As I understand this concept, the “church” was the “believers” of his message. Said “church” was otherwise not labeled. Catholic, Muslim, Lutheran, Baptist, etc…which is this “One Church” you reference?

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            • yental says:

              BTW, YOU may disagree with me…but to speak for the “SAVIOR” is well above your pay grade. I eagerly await an explanation that justifies your self appointed status as the “mouthpiece” of the Messiah.

              “Church, Religion, and other tools” of “The Morning Star” (divide, confuse, and conquer)have been among the primary tools of distraction and deception for at least 2000 years.

              Every “religious faction” is convinced, by their accepted leaders/experts, that THEY have the ultimate TRUTH.

              The ULTIMATE TRUTH is available/accessible to each and everyone that seeks IT with a humble and honest heart. Religion/Church is irrelevant to that process and reality.

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              • John Q. Public says:

                Those who deny Apostolic Tradition (capital “T”) do NOT have access to the ENTIRE truth.

                Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle.

                2 Thessalonians 2:14

                Scripture AND Apostolic Tradition!!! :-)

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                • guero says:

                  Jeremiah 9:24 But let him who boasts, boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD.
                  22:3 This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

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                • seeker of truth says:

                  What is to be done when “Tradition” violates the Sacred Word? i.e.
                  Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.” Matthew 23:9

                  Francis said, “Who am I to judge?”
                  Jesus said, “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness. If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. John 12:46-48

                  And, that is why there are those who hate the word with the utmost hatred.

                  “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

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                • John Q. Public says:

                  @ Seeker

                  What do you call the man who impregnated your mother?

                  Do you call him “father”? Or not?

                  That you cannot distinguish among literal teachings, parables, and figurative teachings is a worthy example of why every bonehead cannot be his own little pope—one of the most fundamental flaws in Protestantism.

                  You didn’t even connect the full sentence of Matthew 23:9-10.

                  “Call none your father upon earth: Neither be ye called masters.” The meaning is that our Father in heaven is incomparably more to be regarded, than any father upon earth: and no master to be followed, who would lead us away from Christ. But this does not hinder but that we are by the law of God to have a due respect both for our parents and spiritual fathers, (1 Cor. 4. 15) and for our masters and teachers.

                  —from the Douay-Rheims translation of the Holy Bible.

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      • Barn Cat says:

        Communism is a religion. What else can you call a system based on total ignorance of economics? It didn’t matter to communists that it didn’t work. It was a religion to them. And a way for them to have power and wealth.

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    10. James Woroble Jr says:

      Lead by example.

      Have the Vatican divest itself of ALL its billions in real estate, bonds, stocks, gold bullion, art treasures, etc., dump the $1 million armored Mercedes Benz ‘Popemobile’ — and with the proceeds, distribute it ALL among the global flock.

      When I see the Pope, his cardinals, bishops and priests out and about in hooded burlap frocks with rope belts, then I will consider the virtue of living in poverty myself to assist and support 120 other useless eaters.

      Originally, being socially ‘liberal’ meant being liberal with one’s own money for social benefit. Now it means being liberal with yours!

      Perhaps the Pope should also modernize in accordance with this new philosophy and change the church’s icon to an ordinary productive man, screwed to a hammer & sickle.

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      • braveheart says:

        I’ve always had some reservations about Catholic doctrine and certain things the Vatican does. It’s been well-documented that the Vatican and the Red Cross helped Nazi and Fascist war criminals to escape from Europe after WW2. When the Fascists and Nazis were in power, most members of both parties were ‘good Catholics’. or at least claimed to be. The pope of that era was totally silent about the oppression and atrocities of both Mussolini and Hitler. HMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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        • Perspective says:

          There were two popes during that era. Pope Pius XI and Pius XII. Pius XI openly condemned the nazis and their program of anti-semitism. This included the encyclical, Mit brennender Sorge, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit_brennender_Sorge. As far as helping nazis escape justice look no further than the US government and operation paperclip. Pius XII was also instrumental in hiding and moving thousands of Jewish children and adults during the war. Hardly silent.

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          • braveheart says:

            Perspective, let me expand on the US government’s helping Nazis escape justice. Read the 3 volumes of Gestapo Chief: The 1948 Interrogation of Heinrich Muller by Gregory Douglas and published by R. James Bender. Available on Amazon. A bit pricey, but worth the $$$. Contrary to official belief, Muller DID NOT die in Berlin in the last days of the war. He escaped the city and made his own way to Switzerland. He was the only high-ranking Nazi never officially accounted for. CIA located him in Switzerland and interrogated him for quite awhile before offering him US citizenship, a position at CIA for $50,000 per year PLUS A ONE MILLION DOLLAR BONUS UPON SIGNING UP! He lived until sometime in the 90s. The CIA wanted his knowledge and skills for themselves. The original core of the CIA were personnel from the wartime OSS and NAZI WAR CRIMINALS. CIA has NEVER been pro-American and never will be. BTW, in Vol. 1, he gives us a clue as to Hitler’s TRUE FATE and Muller was raised Catholic.

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    11. Shinso Stanford says:

      This article is “spot-on”.

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    12. Shooter says:

      We have ended our covenant with God by allowing sex to be taught in school and at the same time not even allowing God to be mentioned. Please tell me where the separation of church and state is in the constitution. You can’t because its not in there.

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      • JayJay says:

        Sex??? Oh, don’t stop there– a teacher is on ‘sabbatical’ after displaying AND lecturing the art of masturbation….to 4th graders!!!!

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      • truth_be_told says:

        government funding for schools is limited to schools which teach atheism.

        I welcome all the catholics to give away their wealth!!!

        What better? Abortion or Cannibalism?

        I wish the best for this Pope and others in positions of authority. I wouldn’t want the stress. And can’t imagine the overwhelming petty issues with what they must be inundated.

        BTW, +1 for Christianity. We packed 10 or so “Christmas Child” boxes this year. A small way to show some love. The real “America” the rest of the world should see.

        BTW, anyone who thinks we have a capitalistic nation is nuts. E.g. my sister wanted to teach some classes in her home. The local city nazi told her she needed a $195 business license and to come to their office and see what else she had to do. In contrast, I know Infosys has over 1000 people working in this town and am fairly sure they don’t have a business license and will GUARANTEE they don’t pay the business property tax on the laptops their people use. we live in a caste system, where working people are expected to obey the laws and pay the fees; while multi-national companies get a free ride.

        IDK about this pope but I think two requirement for any political position like this are:
        1. have successfully run a small business
        2. have successfully raised kids
        There’s just so much you learn in these two endeavors. One thing is that the idea of wealth redistribution is dumb ass. Look how well it worked for Zimbabwe and other places. The USA is MASSIVE into this idiotic effort now. The schools try to dumb down to the lowest ability. Rather than reward each excelling kid and try to make them their best, each school is a mini-prison.

        I’m convinced, the only way to be an American, and Educator, and a good human is to ignore what the superiors tell you and do what is right. I would love the pope to advocate hard work and reward for your own work. I have ZERO tolerance for hand-outs to adults. ZERO. Been there and seen the system. All you are doing is enabling alcoholism, crack addiction, child neglect, and child abuse. Anyone who is too damn lazy to get a job, is not fit to be a parent.

        I suspect this Pope has little real-world experience if he thinks giving money to the non-workers is a good idea. OTOH, he might be very smart. The USA truly needs to side with South Sudan and eliminate the satanic people who lead N. Sudan. At least pour some wealth in there and support the Nubian people.

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    14. Jim Bob says:

      During the middle ages in Europe, the church did it’s absolute best to keep people illiterate and ignorant so they could not read the Bible for themselves. This kept a monopoly on ” God’s Word” for the popes and bishops who naturally in turn used this power for their own enrichment and power. Point being the church has had their turn at leadership and was found to be as open to corruption as any form of government. There’s only so many types of government to choose, the choice being which one is best for the majority of the people.

      What we have today in the US is not capitalism but a severely bastardized version where government dictates who is successful and who isn’t, fraught with all the corruption and criminality of a small cabal running a banana republic. Adam Smith remarked long ago, ” The moment government shows up in the marketplace, it is no longer a free market.” As far as I can understand, the only type of governance that actually ALLOWS for the individual to try his hand at taking risks and inventing products or ideas in exchange for the opportunity of profit is capitalism. This is what existed in the US once that created a great nation.

      If the pope thinks sharing is caring than great, let’s start with the Vatican divesting itself of ALL their assets for a start, then let’s see what contributions those great bastions of social equality, Cuba and North Korea have to contribute to the pot.

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      • braveheart says:

        Jim Bob, Cuba and North Korea are so broke they can’t pay attention and they’ve got people starving to death.

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        • Jim Bob says:

          Straight on point brave, that’s why they make classic examples of how equality doesn’t translate into prosperity. The pope is conveniently excluding the human nature factor of the equation. What does he think will happen if people are forced into a 90% tax bracket to pay for the poorer nations to be on an equal footing?

          Will they jump out of bed in the morning gleefully facing the workday so they can bust their asses for the greater good of the masses? Or will they reach the conclusion they’re idiots for working? Americans always lead the world in charitable giving, even with the bad joke we call our economy in a shambles. Maybe the man means well but all his proposal would do is insure that everyone in the world suffers equally, of course the exception would be the big banks the Vatican does business with of course.

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      • jerrytbg says:

        Hey Jim Bob… You should read the Safehold series by David Weber…If you haven’t already, doing so will validate and expand your point.

        I certainly agree with your point of view and if that brings hardship to you I’m sorry… ,)

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      • The Old Coach says:

        In all fairness, the reason that the medieval masses did not know the Bible first-hand is not a conspiracy of the Church fathers, but rather the fact that there was no technology to make it available to them. No paper, no moveable type. Parchment the only material to write on, and it was so expensive and scarce that it was commonly scraped-down and re-used in the monasteries. No common thread of literacy either, since there was nothing to read outside of the monastaries and some of the royal courts. (Even though many if not most of the titled nobility were just as illiterate as the peasants.) Not for nothing did the Reformation have to wait for Gutenberg.

        Such conditions (and others) did create a very hierachical Roman Church, and as such it is a prototype for dictatorships from thosed days to these. So it’s no surprise to ME that this Pope would come down on free markets and private capital as he did. He’s following a very old tradition.

        Yes, I’d have sided with Martin Luther and the Swiss Anabaptists if I were alive then. I know of at least one of my long-ago ancestors who was a full-throated Puritan, so maybe it’s genetic. Never seeemed right that a man should be forced (by other men) to use an intermediary to talk to his God.

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    15. shiftless says:

      “While the free market system as it exists today is certainly not ideal”

      There IS NO FREE MARKET SYSTEM IN EXISTENCE TODAY.

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    16. RickInOregon says:

      Does the pope shit in the woods?
      Is the bear catholic?

      The only thing I know about catholics is that when Peter got into trouble, his mom made him say a hundred rosaries, I would say fifty of them for him so we could get out and get into more trouble.

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    17. Satori says:

      anybody who is against “trickle down economics”
      can’t be all bad

      the Rethugs recently took over my state
      meet the new boss
      worse than the old boss

      one of the first things they did was increase the sales tax
      on mobile homes by 500%
      the ‘”good” news is
      if you buy a 5 million dollar yacht
      the sales tax is limited to $1,500
      the “better” news is
      if you buy a 10 million dollar yacht
      the sales tax is limited to $1,500

      theres your damn trickle down economics
      you pay SUBSTANTIALLY more sales tax on a damn trailer
      than you do on a 10 million dollar yacht

      screw Ronnie Ray Gun and his trickle down crap

      how about some trickle up economics for a change ???

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      • It takes more people in the supply chain to build the yacht than the mobile home. All those people buy stuff that some one has to make, everyone pays taxes on their income and their purchases.

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        • You will never be able to explain math to the brain dead. Count Satori inthat group.

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          • Satori says:

            excuse the heck out of me
            for having a problem with someone making $40,000 a year
            having to pay over $3,000 in sales tax on a $70,000 double wide
            while someone buying a TEN MILLION DOLLAR yacht pays $1,500

            someone here has been brain washed but good
            and hint hint
            it ain’t Satori

            you serve your MASTERS well
            they need thinking like yours to keep the corrupt system going

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            • Smokey says:

              How about the people making $40,000 and buying a stick-built home? They’re paying triple the taxes.

              Try buying a home here in Washington. You’ll pay an excise tax on the sales price that runs about $8,000 for the average house. If it’s a new house, you also get to pay Impact Fees for schools and roads, about $12,000.

              If you build it yourself, you can add another $20,000 for permits, fees, and inspections. If you split a property to get a buildable lot, add on another $40,000 in gov’t costs, fees, and imposed requirements.

              Cry me a river about $3,000 in tax. They’re spending $40,000 on a pickup truck and paying $1500 in taxes on that, while the rest of us pick up the slack with our taxes and fees on stick-built housing and they get to ride along paying little or no taxes due to the value of their home being a third of normal.

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        • SteadySteve says:

          Not to mention the crew and contractors that maintain it. And the yearly haulout at a shipyard. I work on a large yacht for a living as a chief engineer and make a six figure income. This allows me in turn to be generous to others re: tips, charity, etc. That is how trickle down works. It’s up to those of us as believers to model the life God would have us live. By doing good without seeking noteriety we shame the worldly and ungodly. I agree, being a former Catholic, that any church claiming to follow Jesus can do better by our brothers and sisters.

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          • Satori says:

            I am absolutely incredulous that ANYONE still buys into
            that trickle down CRAP

            even Reagan’s Budget Director David Stockman has come out
            and said trickle down is a load of bull sh_t

            it is a failed theory

            but hey
            if your happy with crumbs off the table more power to ya
            but yer being played BIG TIME

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            • The Old Coach says:

              Forget Satori. As the old saying goes, anyone who washes an asses’ behind wastes both his time and his soap.

              Anyway, I kinda like having him around to remind me from time to time why I hate liberals.

              And why our school curriculum needs massive reform. He’s a perfect example of what leftist schools have been producing, starting with the Johnson administration.

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              • Rocky says:

                Well stated Coach. Great society generational handouts and the planted seed of ” If you’re not successful in life it’s not YOUR fault, it’s somebody who does better than you keeping you DOWN!” There will never be a cure for that type of mental illness.

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            • Smokey says:

              You couldn’t be more wrong.

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      • OutWest says:

        Satori — glad to see there’s one

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      • Hunter says:

        Satori-

        Both mainstream U.S. political parties are merely opposite cheeks on the same ass. Neither party takes the Constitution or B.O.R. seriously anymore.

        The Rethugs financially sodomize the common working-man for the benefit of their elite campaign donor’s agenda, while pathetically offering us crumbs from their table in the guise of protecting the 2nd amendment and claiming a false fealty to GOD and the Constitution.
        Graft and hypocrisy is their business model.

        Conversely, the Demoncrat’s political leadership pull sloppy seconds on us financially(see communism/wealth redistribution), then screw us again, via a litany of perverse social positions and govt mandates that merely accelerates the moral decline of society. Its true that they despise the Constitution/B.O.R and seek its eradication from the minds of the proletariat.
        Ditto, graft, moral perversion and communism are their flag standards.

        ———————————————————-

        I often hear ordinary people of both registered parties lament saying: “How did we get into this mess?”

        To which I reply:

        “Never mind that, but you’d best start thinking real hard about how you’re gonna change the paradigm of the present”

        “..’cuz if you fail to do so, you and your offspring will likely become collateral damage w/ a toe-tag, irregardless of your current corrupt party affiliation.”

        ———————————————————-

        Good post, btw!

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      • Mike in VA says:

        That is the worst example of so called trickle down economics I have ever seen.

        The term itself just means reducing taxes. Reagan lowered the tax brackets for everyone. No matter what your income bracket was.

        You ever get a job from a poor man?

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    18. Eisenkreuz says:

      Love your God more and your church less. If you know the Scriptures you will know that this pope is a fraud.

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    19. Satori says:

      I see the makin’s of a good sci-fi movie

      About 35 volcanoes are currently erupting across the globe

      http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/about-35-volcanoes-are-currently-erupting-across-the-globe/

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    20. Merlin says:

      We shall see!

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    21. douseeyet says:

      Great idea Francis! Let’s start with the riches amassed by the Catholic church, rumored to be the most wealthy organization on the planet.

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    22. jerrytbg says:

      This article has given me a huge headache… gee, I wonder why.

      Time for another Mango green tea and rum… or maybe peach…

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    23. CJMartel says:

      I have read Petrus Romanus and Mr. Horn is right on the money. Every time this pope speaks he gets further and further away from accepted Catholic dogma, this is not a good thing and this is not a good time to play father groovy. People need stability, now more than ever, and everything this pope is doing and saying is proving to be destabilizing. Time will tell.

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    24. Anon says:

      Any Church that would accept Tony Blair is evil in my book.

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    25. Barn Cat says:

      The pope is the leader of the largest cult in the history of the world. It makes sense for the current pope or some future pope to be the false prophet of Revelation.

      (Rev 13:11-13 NIV) Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. {12} He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. {13} And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men.

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      • Indy Colts says:

        In one of my college classes we had a cult checklist and guess what, the catholic church met all the criteria to be a cult. I’m not sure what to think of them because technically; they serve the same JESUS I do, even though some their teachings are not biblical.

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    26. Indy Colts says:

      Where’s Sgt Dale been????

      Hey it could be worse. I’m probably the only guy here that isn’t looking forward to turkey day with my extended family. Bunch of crazies that I would rather avoid. Of course they probably think the same thing about me and I’m sure SHTF can relate to that.

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      • PO'd Patriot says:

        I don’t know. Haven’t heard much from him as of late. Hope all is well, probably busy. I plan on hitting the duck blind tomorrow with a bunch of good ‘ol boys. Maybe will be fortunate enough to add some geese and duck to the boring turkey platter. This Saturday starts our two week shotgun/rifle season for deer. So far my boy and me have cut up four for the freezer (muzzleloader). Hopefully Saturday mourning I’ll be knocking ‘em down. Remember….the fun stops when the hammer drops and the work begins. Wouldn’t have it any other way. Cheers.

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      • braveheart says:

        Indy, i’m missing Sgt. Dale also. He’s probably busy as hell. I’ve got other plans for turkey day and it won’t be with family.

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        • Indy Colts says:

          BH

          Hope you enjoy your turkey with friends. I’m sure mine will be fine. I may have to be on my best behavior though. It will be interesting since my half brother is going to be there that I haven’t seen in 15 years. Not sure what his intentions maybe but I’m told he’s a prepper in Lexington that takes it very seriously. His team runs drills and stuff.

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      • Genius says:

        Indy, why do you feel you have to do anything? Fook em’ stop participating in fossilized customs that are pure bullshit! Tell them to invite a native in your place I’m sure they are real thankful! Ask them what they are celebrating, murder, conquest, occupation, theft, genocide? take your pick. Kill one man your a murderer, kill a million and your a conquoror! Tell them to stick theyre bullshit holiday up theyre kiester!

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        • Indy Colts says:

          @Genius

          My family is half Cherokee. I love my family but the place they want to meet for dinner is the problem. Long story short, they want me to go to my cousins house because she’s married to the pastors grandson of the church I grew up at. They have a big house and I guess want to show off the money they stole from GODS hand.

          It’s a Pentecostal cult that almost made me hate all religion. If I wouldn’t have opened the Bible myself I would have never knew their teachings were wrong and not biblical. A typical works not grace church that keeps people in the seats with fear. My wife wants to see our family so I’ll go and try to keep civil.

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          • Smokey says:

            Indy, I cut things off at the head one Christmas at the family of some Pentecostals, by offering to say Grace before the meal. So instead of the fire-and-brimstone speech, we got a short, standard, thanks be to God for Thy bounty kind of thing.

            Made the patriarch a little uncomfortable not being the centerpiece, but he kept his feelings under wraps for the duration of the meal, anyway.

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          • Mike in VA says:

            Thanksgiving is different for all. I am thankful for much. My son came home from the hospital today.
            1- Thankful for Jesus Christ
            2- Thankful for My son.
            3- Thankful for the freedom to enjoy both.

            You have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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            • Indy Colts says:

              Mike, I pray your son has a full recovery of whatever the issue was. We all have a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful for my understanding wife because I know I can be a handful sometimes. ;)

              I’m also thankful for SHTF community. I’ve been here a little over a year and I’ve learned a lot of good info. One simple thing for me is to know there are people that think the same way as I do because there certainly aren’t any preppers in my life.

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              • Mike in VA says:

                Hopefully you find a prepper or two in the upcoming year. It does help to know there are others like us. Always gives me hope. Hope you had a great thanksgiving.

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    27. Ancient Echoes says:

      This is such a wonderful time to be alive because we are all searching for answers and open to listen like never before. Great things are going to happen, is my prediction.

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      • arco says:

        ‘Great’ things, maybe. But will they be ‘good’ things???

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      • Things are already happening…

        The Catholic harlot and her daughters have no more moral authority, their Mystery Doctrine has been pierced by the Revenge of the Heretics, the Grail of Enoch validated in the math of Einstein.

        The Unified Field of God, a New Revelation of the Ancient songs, is a New Song, and the Mystery of God is finished…

        pipermichael.wordpress.com

        May the Force be with you.
        ;)

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    28. Tor Munkov says:

      Good old Papal technology.

      A return to the paradise of subsistence agriculture. A life spent hunting, fishing, gathering. A short brutish life, with little time for contemplation and reflection.

      Papal economics led to starvation and death for the early utopian settlers of America.

      Why instead of taking from others, doesn’t he advocate a new catholic productiveness.

      Catholic vineyards and specialty agriculture could be world leaders, and add to the pie for everyone. Catholic bee keepers could replenish the world hives to optimum levels.

      Why doesn’t he stop being a parasite who flies around in jets, and instead roll up his sleeves, and take up a productive job like Jesus?

      Jesus contributed to the world. He was in medicine. He healed the sick. He didn’t preside over an army of privileged hypocritical royalty. He didn’t demand a title and robes. He wouldn’t be at all please with this so-called Pope, who is nothing but a Neo-Pharisee.

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    29. RickInOregon says:

      It’s Thanksgiving Eve, time to watch Alice’s Restaurant on youtube.

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    30. John_Allen says:

      Organized religion around the world taught Twentieth Century tyrants how to loot and murder people. It has had many centuries of practice, in its deities names, for only the best reasons, of course.

      If one stands ready to believe with every fiber of one’s being that a Jewish carpenter had 2 co-inhabiting natures, human and divine, that he was born of a virgin, changed water to wine, walked on water, raised the dead, and was resurrected to appear three days later to his followers, one has demonstrated a propensity to believe without evidence or valid proof the most egregious nonsense.

      When the local catholic diocese sells its cathedral and other property to distribute the proceeds to the homeless and poor, and put the ecclesial hierarchy on minimum wage, to live like the most ascetic of its monks … then they can dictate about “redistributing the wealth.” A private, “voluntary” tax [tithe or pledge] and a public involuntary tax, based on prison or murder, are of the same nature. Theft by an elite is theft whatever they call it.

      Of course, that goes for other organized religions too. Around the world, not just in Amerika.

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    31. wrong says:

      Catholicism.

      Where you get to have your cake and eat it too. The anything goes religion…

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    32. Plumbum, the new gold says:

      This may take a bit, as it will range widely…
      Trickle down theory does work. It does, however, come with a caveat…Those in power must leave it alone, so that there is no such thing as “too big to fail” and other such lies. It has been mentioned before, in this thread…the moment government gets involved in the free market, it is no longer free, and trickle down theory cannot work. Tell me, have you ever worked for a person poorer than yourself? That person took the chances to build a business in order to allow you the chance at a job. According to the Constitution, you know, that piece of parchment that is supposedly the law of the land and completely limits the powers of the federal government, you have the right to PURSUE happiness, not attain it. Pure and simple. Many men and women have worked hard for their entire lives and never “made it”, according to the modern standards of “making it”, i.e., I have lots of money and can buy whatever I want, whereas, if you were to follow the teachings of Christ, happiness is not what you own, but what you do for God, others and your family.

      There are 2 great commandments, to paraphrase Jesus Christ, you owe everything to God and are expected to thank Him for it, regardless of “wealth” as measured by the frail and weak standards of modern, western man, and you should do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If you can live like that, you are the 1%. It is extremely difficult, especially in this continuously hedonistic world in which we live. Until the 20th century, you probably would not live past 40 or 50, assuming you made it past 5, so be thankful for every year past that, and quit counting on government to “save” you from whatever ailment you suffer. It will probably be them that release a superbug that will kill most of us. Be thankful for every day you take another breath. I’m Catholic. I’m a practicing Catholic. I am by no means the man my father or grandfathers were, but I continue to strive to be, and that is what is important. If you measure everything by the money metric, you will never, ever, attain happiness. I do not believe in redistribution. I do believe in teaching a man how to fish. I do believe in helping those that cannot help themselves, as well as those that need the occasional hand up once in a while, as I was once there myself. I know all to well the horrors of homelessness, but I also know that the government could care less about your state in life.

      Wake up. We are at war with evil, and I don’t think we are to just lie down and give up. I will protect my friends and family and any other person that needs it, regardless of the price I may have to pay. I am disabled due to a work accident, but I carry on, and do the best I can, even though work (and I work for the “BIG GUBMENT”, shall we say) has done nothing to help, even though I pay, like it or not, for workers compensation “insurance”. It, like most coming from the federal government, is a lie. Good luck thinking you’re going to retire on Social Security and your 401. It will all be confiscated, and you’ll be given a pittance they deem worthy, having nothing to do with the amount you paid into the system. I could go on and on about what is coming down the pike, but I believe if you are reading this blog, you already have an idea.

      My point is, it is worse than you think. Be prepared my friends. Is Francis the 112th pope or not…does it really matter when it is you that shall one day stand in front of our Lord and be judged. This is your “come to Jesus moment”, and you should use it wisely. You also have the right not to believe in any religion, which is called free will. Only in America, and for how much longer, I do not know. I may have digressed a bit, but there is so much to tell, and so little time. Know your friends and neighbors. They will be your eyes and ears, along with your relatives, if you should be lucky enough to have them near you. When the time comes, it will be like a Mac truck rolling over a hybrid car…no contest, unless, like those in Katrina (I hail from Louisiana, originally), neighbors band together and simply say “NO” to the paramilitary thugs, and turn them back with the threat of force. But you must have your plan before “it” hits the fan. One house cannot withstand the assault. Many, can, and this is the method to defeat the “bully squads”. They won’t go where there is resistance. And you must keep your faith. God helps those who help themselves. Never start the “confrontation”, but be ready to deal with it. Good luck and my God bless you…

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      • RickInOregon says:

        @Plumbum, the new gold.

        When it comes to religion, I pretty much stay out of it. A wise crack every now and then but that’s just my nature. When it comes to economics and trade I have an opinion. Free trade should always take a back seat to nationalism, swhould always take a back seat to what’s best for the citizens of our country. Other countries do not trade with good intentions, they trade for there own benefit. Global corporatism is not free trade, it is global corruption that destroys family, history, home, environment, security, hope, happiness, prosperity, community, and future generations. Free trade is a lie, it’s positives are contrived, it’s victims are many, it’s beneficiaries are few yet powerful and the poison they use to maintain their status is pure evil.

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    33. larry 1356 says:

      Well, SCREW HIM!

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    34. Doug says:

      This is cute. Except there is only one problem. We have only had 101 popes since 1139, not 111.

      You need to work on your math a little Slavo.

      With an average term length of 7.5 years per pope, we have another 75 years to go before the trouble starts.

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    35. CAUTION SOCIALIST AHEAD says:

      COMMIE POPE.

      Anyone notice lately we are being inundated by socialism/communism at every turn?

      Someday when all the business are shut down and the fucked up govt. runs everything…then you’ll miss it.

      Personally…I’m not buying shit until fuck head Obama is out of office.

      commie!

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    36. CAUTION SOCIALIST AHEAD says:

      This is just like what came out of the Pope’s mouth… a bunch of crap. Enjoy.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dCsMNurn3bQ

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    37. NC joe says:

      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click to read it.

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      • Nopittypartyhere says:

        NC, I think you are oversimplifying the “redistribution of wealth” . The government is working to destroy and impoverish the middle class, to make them dependent on govt. what many here disagree with is the abject greed of the elite 1%. Why does anyone need homes on every continent, $60,000 purses, $5000 underwear, $12000 shoes, and keep their employees so poor that they have to depend on the govt to put food on the table?

        I won’t pretend to remember the numbers , but I think it was fewer than 100 people?? That own more wealth than everyone else put together. That’s bullshit.

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        • Nopittypartyhere says:

          Excuse me, I wasn’t clear, we are against redistributing the wealth of those just getting by…..but are against the greed of the elite. I’ve worked for everything I have, and I believe everyone should be able to earn a wage to let them live worth a roof over their head, food in their mouth, and clothes on their backs

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      • braveheart says:

        NCJOE, YOU’RE A LIAR WHEN YOU CLAIM ANY OF US HAVE CALLED FOR REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH. YOU KNOW DAMNED GOOD AND WELL THAT NOT A SINGLE ONE OF US ARE SOCIALISTS AND WE BELIEVE IN THE ENTIRE BILL OF RIGHTS, NOT JUST 2ND AMENDMENT, @HOLE! HOW DO YOU LIVE WITH YOURSELF TELLING SUCH LIES? WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? I SEE A LYING SACK OF SHIT TROLL, THAT’S WHAT I SEE, SO GO F#$% YOURSELF!

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      • Smokey says:

        Joe, only a few are ranters about banksters, and only a few anarchists calling for wealth confiscation.

        You need to quit painting with a broad brush, you’re beginning to look like a bigoted troll.

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      • Mike in VA says:

        Bill Gates earned every penny he made. So did Steve Jobs. I find many jealous of the large sums of money they have. Well that is one of the things that got this country into the mess we are in. This country became great because of the opportunity it gave everyone. You can succeed or fail. I could care less about how much others have. Don’t give me the B.S. about people inheriting it either. It means there father or grandfather earned it.
        I just want the same opportunity that Gates or jobs had. Chances are I won’t make what they made. I have done well so far though. The good lord has blessed me.
        Why do people become so jealous of others money? Do they feel they cannot do it themselves?
        N.C. Joe may have a slight point this time. I dislike those who make money by rigging the system. I bet that is what most are upset about on here.
        We no longer have a free system period.

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    38. Ross Herman says:

      I want to share some financial trivia with all my fellow American slaves.
      100% of our federal income tax goes directly to the UK (I assume the Bank of England) and than 60% of that payment goes straight to the Vatican.

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    39. Warchild says:

      While I have no problems with voluntary charity ect.,let the church lead the way by divesting itself of it’s billions in stolen lands/treasures/art works ect.I might then take em a bit more seriosly.Oh yeah,and kill cardinal law instead of rewarding him with vatican gig,he was cardinal of my hometown and led the US coverup of abuse of kids at hands of some church clergy,fucking child molesting filth is all that law is!

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    40. Any Mouse says:

      Phew! Where to begin. We have an excerpt from an 85 page document taken completely out of context, that in actuality contains no new information. Then we have a document written 900 years ago that is relatively unknown except to “insiders”.

      We then have copious amounts of conjecture attempting to take the contents of the former to fulfill a so called prophecy contained within the latter.

      This is no different than standing on the corner of a busy intersection wearing a sandwich board proclaiming “Repent, The End of Days is Nigh!” while shouting the word “sinners” at the passersby.

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    41. Federalist45 says:

      The Pope’s remarks demonstrate either stunning ignorance or deliberate deceit. You make the call. Either way, it is hopeless when the leader of the Catholic Church espouses such a radical political agenda–Statist, Progressivist, Socialist, anti-liberty, and anti-private property. Interestingly, the Catholic journal of ideas, FIRST THINGS, published this article on the same day the Pope’s encyclical came out:

      http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2013/11/whats-behind-the-stunning-decrease-in-global-poverty

      I guess FIRST THINGS didn’t get the word from the Vatican?!?!

      In any case, combine these remarks with his advocacy of moral relativism and you can see clearly that he is of the “perfectibility of man” ilk, whereby the Church, or some other international entity, will bring about utopia on Earth. You know, sort of a Marxist load of bullshit. The man is dangerous, and I can foresee him uniting with Obama and the Internationalist/Progressivist/Socialist cabal to take enormous steps towards greater UN control of the world. Combine the reality of what these men have done politically, culturally, and economically with the technology that the U.S. uses and has exported to much of the world to control the citizenry, and it seems clear that the future is some sort of one-world, Big Brother entity. Read Agenda21, consider that Obama may be the first UN global President, and you get the picture pretty quickly.

      THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

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    42. Thus the Mother of Harlots mounts the Beast with ten horns.

      The Beast, in ancient understandings, was the beast within man, the ego and animal passions, first among them, envy and jealousy.
      Envy = coveting… coveting = collectivism.

      Government is the Power of the Collective. When the Harlot rides the Beast, how much money has she saved by closing down her charity functions? By giving that function to the Beast?

      Remember the Vatican banking scandals? Things that make you go hmmmm….

      (I’m sorry I posted here again… I still like to think I have a couple friends… and this Pope gives me the chills down to my bones. I will now go back into lurking mode and not offend the community.)

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      • braveheart says:

        Piper Michael, good evening and how have you been? good to hear from you.

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        • Deamericanize now?

          Well well well, its good I came back for the holiday.
          You have no idea who is thinking ‘magically’.
          The Catholics are the ones who destroyed philosophy, and science, by forbidding and burning books, and the people who taught from them.
          These were the Heretics, ever heard of them? Know what it was all about? No, of course not, because you listen to the winners version of history.
          There is another version, and it has to do with the definition of reality, and the disconnected trinity they built to replace the “God of Forces” in Daniel.

          When they did this, they destroyed philosophy and science(remember Galileo?), and created a Dark age, that threw mankind backwards a thousand years. We have yet to recover from this, as there are still people like you, with their minds stuck in the 4th century. Old Think is what got us into this problem, and new Think is the only thing that will get us out. People have evolved spiritually, in knowledge, that destroys ‘mystery’, the NAME of the Harlot, and, the primary doctrine of the church; the Mystery Doctrine. But, if she is the Mother, then who are the Daughters? The protestors, known as protestants. Who use the Canon of Rome, and are divided, to fulfill the Lords prophecy, that He did not come to bring peace, but a Sword. Who wielded that sword of division? Rome.

          The Mother of Harlots, is, the Mother CHurch. Period. (Even Catholic bishops knew this in the beginning, when, they tried to ban the Revelation of John in the councils and synods that defined the Canon. Because it was a ‘Gnostic’ book.)
          The Beast, is the animal passions, primarily envy and jealousy. The definition of the power of the Collective, or Hive mind… the basis of the power of governments.
          The Beast in this context, is named Babylon the Great, the Global beast of envy, or the Global Collective. Thus, this is a defining moment, when the mind of the harlot joins with the POWER of the Beast.

          The name Babylon is not just a city, or nation, but a SYSTEM, our System. It is Babylon, like Babylon but not as good as Daniel said. Babylon’s system was tripartite; money changers backed by the Kings laws, the people held in apathy and passive submission to ‘Godly authority’. Sound Familiar? It should, it is our System. A system based on the statue of nebuchadnezzar, the Head of Gold, standing on the Two legs of ideology, left and right, with the Ten tribes divided as iron and clay, the ancient symbols for mind and emotions…

          Learn something, quit listening to priests and preachers, who learned their craft from ‘old school’ orthodoxy. A school that says the Universe was created by Magic of the Trinity, instead of definable and measurable forces. This is the true magic, this is the true heresy, and a blasphemy that keeps the people of God divided and arguing over “dots and tittles” of dogma and politics. While your pharisees collect their 30 pieces of silver to keep the people out of politics… so that the evil takes over the world, because the good people have done nothing.

          Do not blame evil for destroying the world, it is just evil doing what evil does… if you want to blame someone for what is happening, look in the mirror…

          AWAKEN SLEEPERS!
          YOU are the Hands of God’s Justice, and your time is nigh…

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      • Mike in VA says:

        All comments and opinions are welcome. Even if we disagree sometimes.

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    43. Proftel says:

      I’m afraid of insane war that is to come.

      The only person in my family who had tattoo on left forearm (a cross), the father of my mother, he was forced to do when they fought in the First World War, was Austrian and hated that tattoo, always wore long sleeves and always told me “Never make tattoo”.

      What does that have to do with the Pope Post?

      Everything!

      First limb, then the psychic integrity and hence financial integrity as principles to form a family, a nuclear family.

      Without it (and we’re seeing in the Armed Forces, the population of Greece and in other places like Japan in a few months) suicide is the only way out.

      Wrong thing to do, something weak minds hampered the hurricane of World Economics, who is killed is because he can not do anything else.

      If you could indicate the good heart to live where I live.

      :-)

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      • SCTV says:

        Thank you for writing sir,
        Your syntax suggests to me more Polish than Germanic but I probably am wrong.
        I am glad that you have chosen to speak here.
        I myself have only just recently begun to write on here, that is after following the discourses and articles for years.
        Every viewpoint is important. You made me think of my cousin who once told me years ago, while he was showing off his own tattoos, “Never mark your body in any way that is permanent.”
        I see the new technology such as thumb print scanners that are being tested in Wisconsin, the smart tattoos by G%&$#*, and read stories such as the latest proclamations of the Prince of Heaven and I realize that I have read this story before, I do not like the ending.
        Incidentally was skunked this year and my dear tags will have to go on the Christmas tree.
        For those of you who believe that one day you will be able to pick yourself up from in front of the computer screen and magically find yourself to be a natural hunter with skills to harvest wild animals please remember this.
        I have many years of hunting, all sorts of game. I was hunting with my brother who has more experience than I.
        We both went home empty handed.

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        • Mike in VA says:

          SC

          I have been hunting for 35 years. We all get skunked every now and then. If it were shtf though it would be a little different. We would not abide by the laws. Easy to spotlight if one must. Problem is everyone else will be doing the same.
          Better luck next year. Season here does not end until the first week of January.

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          • SCTV says:

            Yeah, I know.
            This year was a bad year for hunting anyways. Not many deer in our area and many many new and out of province hunters. Neighbor had one of his cows shot, just down the road some idiot shot a moose and then left it. My Aunt had some moron put 3 bullets into her ram? And we got shot at by somebody who took a shot at a coyote because he just wanted to fire his rifle. The bullet passed between three of us who had stopped to talk. As I dropped to the ground the only thought that went through my mind was my rifle was 10 feet too far away. This is the kind of nonsense we all have to look forward to when TSHTF.
            Many people who do not know a darn thing are out there.

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            • Mike in VA says:

              Wow. I am sorry to hear about that. I don’t go to public lands here anymore for that reason. Some people shoot at bushes moving. I wonder what caused them to decide to go hunting in the first place. Could it be for the meat.
              Someone needs to let them know that I probably don’t taste that good.

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    44. Unreconsructed Southron says:

      So I guess “the holy father” is offering to redistribute his billions of dollars in gold to the poor.

      I bet the check’s already in the mail.

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    45. braveheart says:

      “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the UK. I know I’ve posted this quote numerous times here, but it bears repeating for this particular article. braveheart

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    46. DeAmericanizeNow says:

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      • AnAngryJew says:

        The world has seen again and again the negative effects of religion controlled government.

        I think it is time to drop these church states entirely.

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      • Any Mouse says:

        Well then, please feel free to let us know how you really feel. You know what? I have an idea. Why don’t you present an intelligent contribution to the conversation so that an exchange of ideas and beliefs can have the opportunity to evolve and possibly educate.

        But then again it is the easier path to resort to such boorish behavior as name calling and spewing incomprehensible vitriol.

        Fuck Off and Have a Nice Day! B-)

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      • Nopittypartyhere says:

        Damn shame you have to green thumb your own comment….and if you had any freaking brains you’d realize its not our kind destroying this country. Intelligent discourse please. We love to read, learn and debate. But your communication style, well, it’s adolescent.

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      • well, us americans (mostly gentiles) and Israelites will be enjoying GOD and his Kingdom when you are ashen toast. Peace to you jackass

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      • braveheart says:

        DeAmericanizeNow, I don’t know where you’re from and don’t care, but f#$% you! Get your stupid foreign ass away from our site. You’re the one who is full of it.

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      • RickInOregon says:

        I’m ok with deamericanizing, pulling back, restrengthening, carrying a big stick and devastating who ever fucks with us, take what we need, take what we want, destroy those that threaten us and leave the rest of you fucks to take care of yourself. Forget diplomacy, if we’re not engaged in the world then why should we care about you and your kind. Nuke um and feed um hotdogs should be our foreign policy. We have the might and power, why not deamericanize and just use it. We could wipe out our debt in 15 minutes and there’s nothing you could do to stop it.

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    47. AnAngryJew says:

      Fuck the pope. The Vatican is full of pedophiles and thinly disguised, corrupted bureaucrats.

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    48. michael says:

      Perhaps you should be more careful with your sources. Too many of you comment on the pope and Catholicism with nothing but the lies that Satan has sent your way though the protestant disaster he encouraged 500 plus years ago. The church is still here. Despite the attacks and the subterfuge and the treason from with in. If you all thought about that for a second it might become clear that she is still with us because she has Devine protection and guidance. It was never promised to be an easy road, but continual persecution. Even from fellow believers. The fellow believers are the fallen away catholics, the weak catholics, the countless protestant derivatives who ran off with a copy of the Church’s books, removed a few, rewrote some lines and made u p their own Christ to worship. You need to come home. You need to get the facts straight. You are reading the popes comments through corrupt translations and corrupt understanding. Have you not noticed that all the biggest capitalists are socialists? Have you not researched the history of capitalism and found that it was fought against by those who preferred the free market? Socialism and totalitarianism is the goal and objective of capitalism. Two sides of the same coin. A false dichotomy. Just like dems and republicans. One holy catholic and apostolic church. That is were it started. That is were it will end. If you are out you stay out. Be in. Come home. Let’s stand together. With Christ. With his bride. As his body. One.

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    49. AnAngryAmerican says:

      Update:

      A week after China dropped the dollar and no financial collapse. No rapid inflation.

      No change at all. Well, aside from the forced change in narrative by everyone that claimed such an action would destroy the American economy.

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      • DeAmericanizeNow says:

        “A week after China dropped the dollar and no financial collapse. No rapid inflation.”

        You stupid idiot. That’s like saying “I had sex with an AIDS-infected prostitute last night yet TODAY I still feel fine! No rapid infection!”

        Moron.

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    50. grossyi says:

      I guess this means that the church will be liquidating all its holdings and donating the proceeds to uplift the poorest amongst the world. Only then may this papal idiot potentially understand that socialism in any form has never produced anything except the poverty it professes to correct. PT Barnum was right, there is a sucker born every day.

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    51. disembodied voice says:

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    52. braveheart says:

      We have a new troll named DeAmericanizeNow and he sounds like Eisen on steroids.

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    53. jim in Va. says:

      It seems the pope never had a job in the private sector nor ran a business. Methinks he needs a course in economics. Redistribution hasn’t worked before…who made him an expert on that? Let the church distribute its wealth and see how long it lasts!

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    54. jim in Va. says:

      I’m betting Obama is loving this guy and his philosophy right about now.

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    55. Proftel says:

      The biggest shit that Americans did (and do to this day) is not to teach geography in schools, so they lose wars one after another.

      50 and few states, a lot of municipalities, access roads, a thousand statistics. Always look to the navel as if they were the only point.

      The Roman Empire began to decline when they started paying mercenaries (the Huns – German) to war, America is at that stage now, pay.

      The end will be the same, history repeats itself, always.

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      • SCTV says:

        We who live outside of the United States do get offended when we meet Americans who have no clue as to anything outside of their own city. I have found in many cases that I know more about the USA and it’s history and geography than the people who claim to be its citizens.
        But you must remember WE spend all of our lives living under the shadow of the United States. Popular culture from there is what we watch and read. As a child I asked why is it the world series if only two countries are involved and of Canada only two teams?
        But does it really matter?
        If every need of your life is met and you never have to travel further than 50 miles does the Capital of Albania really have any bearing on your life? America is a big country with big ideas and bigger aspirations.
        I have traveled from Connecticut to California and Washington to Florida. I have never been to Alaska, but I have been to our own Yukon territory.
        You can put them all under one flag but in reality they are many separate countries with distinct societies, much like Europe before the fall of the Holy Roman Empire.
        Yes they are important, but when you take away the magnifying glass that our media and culture put before us they are just another conglomerate.
        It is not the people that you need to get mad at.
        It is the idea that is now the myth of America.
        These are good people. Many of whom I would happily call friend and neighbor.
        I wanted to emmigrate there once but was scared of how their laws are.
        No country has a perfect solution to how to live.
        Highram Maxim was once asked about his fortunes, and he replied that he “got rich by inventing a more efficient way for the Europeans to kill each other.”
        We could complain, what good would it do?
        You are not going to get state level arguments from Jim at the quickie mart. And you should not expect it.
        I would think that having the longest true civilisation such as China’s might make them I don’t know Civil.
        They murder their own people like it is going out of style.
        Should we look there for guidance?
        Mankind is not perfect. Every building has a foundation but not every brick makes a building. I believe that the United States has the foundation for hope that the rest of the world can build upon.
        But to do that you must forget about the Kardashians and look to the bedrock that freedom is built upon.

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        • The Old Coach says:

          Well, no. Americans know little about Europe, and most Europeans seem to know little about America, except for the TV culture. I worked almost 20 years for two different German companies, lived for a short while in Goettingen, and in that time met German colleagues who had some hilariously wrong ideas about American history. This despite having learned to speak flawless English. I also found myself unable to confirm aspects of 19th century German history with them. They hardly knew who Bismarck was, and these were people living in one of the great German university towns. So I would say that ignorance of history is not an exclusively American phenomenon.

          That said, I did know one German engineering manager who was well-read on European history, and learned a lot about the early Celtic culture from his guidance. He was a remarkable exception.

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    56. gunsrulecommiesdrool says:

      THE POPE SMOKES DOPE!!! HE SOLD HIS SOUL FOR GOMORRAH GOLD!!

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    57. Jacob M. says:

      This isn’t a surprise. The Vatican has stolen from people for years. Of course they would push for wealth redistribution . . . just as long as it is not THEIR wealth, which seems to be the typical libtard story.

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    58. War thog says:

      We the people need a leader. Someone with words of fire and eloquence. Not a puppet. A man or woman of honor. We need people to commitment. We need an army. We need our own movement raised to battle!

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    59. Nam Marine says:

      The “New” Pope is a liberal Moron and a member of the
      Illuminati!

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      • DeAmericanizeNow says:

        This coming from a high school drop-out who voluntarily signed-up as CANNON FODDER in order to go murder people half a planet away from here just so that U.S. corporations could increase their quarterly profit margins by another 1.3%.

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    60. Anonymous says:

      Let’s see here: According to some scientist the world has been ending for around 4 billion years, some Christians say around 7 thousand years, others 2 thousand years, and the “aliens made us” crowd think a couple hundred thousand years or so. I, myself, got got a little concerned when Hal Lindsay implied (didn’t out right say though) that 1974 was the year. And a hundred or more prophesy teachers since then have been declaring doom and gloom for the prce of their most recent book or gold coin sale.

      I call it “the end of the World as we never knew it”. And the sky is indeed falling. But then again, it always has been. There’s nothing wrong with being prepared for spare times either. But, this whole thing has turned into a money grubbing business. Put your trust in God and His word. Quit listening to men or reading their “word” and LIVE. Live damn it. quit focusing on the end and start making plans for a better tomorrow. Otherwise, the universe out there may wake up one day and see us all expecting, nay, hoping for “the end”, and accommodate us. There is truth to the old concept of self fulfilling prophesy

      Honestly, with all the doom and gloomers out there, I get a little bored with the same old, same old. Seems everyone wants to turn the clock back to a time “when things were better.”

      But, sometimes I think the past is a straw man raised by the dissatisfied of the present. And that being, to lend substance to their complaint that the world is not what they want it to be. Having finally awakened to life’s realities, which unbeknownst to them has never really changed when you get right down to the “nitty” and I guess more of the “gritty” of the whole thing, And, they are surprised to find it so.

      Seems to me that life happens. Good and bad. for most more bad than good. We all end up dead after all. The trick to surviving until then with a bit of dignity and honor is learning how to sew. Helps one to make silk purses out of caterpillar poop. The point I guess for me at least is sometimes I just need to lay down the guns and just be. I ain’t in charge. And, neither are the worlds governments. And while “they” or some other may throw me in a pile of poop; For my own sanity I need to spend some time figuring out how to build a life with it.

      Moving on for now.

      Don_in_Odessa

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    61. Don_in_Odessa says:

      Let’s see here: According to some scientist the world has been ending for around 4 billion years, some Christians say around 7 thousand years, others 2 thousand years, and the “aliens made us” crowd think a couple hundred thousand years or so. I, myself, got got a little concerned when Hal Lindsay implied (didn’t out right say though) that 1974 was the year. And a hundred or more prophesy teachers since then have been declaring doom and gloom for the prce of their most recent book or gold coin sale.

      I call it “the end of the World as we never knew it”. And the sky is indeed falling. But then again, it always has been. There’s nothing wrong with being prepared for spare times either. But, this whole thing has turned into a money grubbing business. Put your trust in God and His word. Quit listening to men or reading their “word” and LIVE. Live damn it. quit focusing on the end and start making plans for a better tomorrow. Otherwise, the universe out there may wake up one day and see us all expecting, nay, hoping for “the end”, and accommodate us. There is truth to the old concept of self fulfilling prophesy

      Honestly, with all the doom and gloomers out there, I get a little bored with the same old, same old. Seems everyone wants to turn the clock back to a time “when things were better.”

      But, sometimes I think the past is a straw man raised by the dissatisfied of the present. And that being, to lend substance to their complaint that the world is not what they want it to be. Having finally awakened to life’s realities, which unbeknownst to them has never really changed when you get right down to the “nitty” and I guess more of the “gritty” of the whole thing, And, they are surprised to find it so.

      Seems to me that life happens. Good and bad. for most more bad than good. We all end up dead after all. The trick to surviving until then with a bit of dignity and honor is learning how to sew. Helps one to make silk purses out of caterpillar poop. The point I guess for me at least is sometimes I just need to lay down the guns and just be. I ain’t in charge. And, neither are the worlds governments. And while “they” or some other may throw me in a pile of poop; For my own sanity I need to spend some time figuring out how to build a life with it.

      Moving on for now.

      Don_in_Odessa

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      • Ancient Echoes says:

        Beautifully said; Thank you

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      • Words of truth…
        However, YOU are in charge… you gave up that power to the Collective, to the King.
        Now do you see why the lesson of Samuel and Saul, that God did not want the Chosen(the TWELVE tribes) to have a King?
        How has that worked out for us?
        Has ‘Godly authority’ ever been Godly? Only in the beginning of America, that’s why it was known as the Last Great Experiment, in men governing man without God.

        ‘The end times’, has been misunderstood because of those doing the interpreting. Civilizations rise and fall, this is the cycle of history. They rise in the light of morality, and die in the darkness that always seems to take over when the civilization in question rises to the level of apathy and complacency. We always go down in the process of greed vs envy. ‘religion’ is the basis of morality, but when that religion uses the Babylonian doctrine of MYSTERY, it takes the POWER of the PEOPLE, and transfers it to the Authorities. You give it up willingly, because the Pharisees tell you that it is a “Godly Authority”. The Divine Right of Kings was an outgrowth of this, like our current aristocracy of the oligarchs. What we did in 1776, was give up an aristocracy of royalty, and replaced it with an aristocracy of money…

        Pharisees, take advantage of peoples FEARS, and Rome designed the Bible and the Religion, to give the Emperors of Rome their wish… a passive, unified and compliant lower class… nothing has changed since that time… except that the divisions, used by the Powers That Be, have grown into an art form of propaganda, and the churches are complicit collaborators. Ignorant of the situation, simply because, that’s what they were taught… and that’s how they make their tax free money… keeping you as “sheep”.

        Jesus said; “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that are God’s”. This means that preachers who take tax breaks, ride the back of governments… God’s ‘thing’, His primary Thing, in this world, is not bowing down with the preacher in prayer… no, His Thing is JUSTICE.

        Where is Justice in the land? Where are the Men who have been turned into sheep? Where is the Black Robe Regiment, in this time? A Regiment of preachers who the British were more scared of than G. Washington’s army…

        They have been neutered, by tax breaks, and divisions of MYSTERY doctrines. They have been selling a ‘Free Pass’ for Sins and evils, justifications for ‘just doing business, nothing personal’, validations for wars, rationalizations for subjugating YOU, as the power of government, the Beast, the animal passions of Envy and Coveting enforced with the barrel of a gun and the sermons of preachers, and it always ends the same way, revolution and collapse as the mind and spirit of men break through the bullshit of the Kings.

        Reality though, is a chaotic Universe. Religion took chaos, Cause and Effect, and redefined the Universe into; Crime and Punishment. This is history, of the Dark ages, the result of passions of religious zealots.

        But the Universe runs in cycles, it is the very definition of life, up and down. And now, the Unified Field of God shows that the galactic cycles of darkness now turn towards increasing dark energy. This strengthens the Beast part of man, and we wonder why madness seems to be spreading? This is the result of the Great Cycle, and spiritual evolution of knowledge overcoming mystery(the Great falling away has been going on for awhile…), top it off with the bankruptcy of the moral authority of the Church, and their primary doctrine; MYSTERY. Men quit listening to nonsense, mysteries and superstitions, they want Truth and above all; JUSTICE.

        Justice and Power, is in your hands, and it is the Future. As men will come to see central authorities and religions of men as The Great Evil upon the Earth. It is the only way we can “pound our swords into plowshares… and neither learn war anymore”. Eventually we will see, that we must Restore the Hoop of Humanity as the Indians say… To Unite under one banner, decentralization of authority under a Temple of God, whose sole function is the Pursuit of Happiness of all the People.

        Pipe dream? We may be more malleable to New Thinking after the Great Cycle completes in 2034, and the Light from Heaven is seen. We may see that the only way forward, to a millennium of peace, and finding our way off Earth, is a Global Constitution of the Confederation of the Kingdom of God. For one day, Earth itself will be destroyed… this is prophecy and the reality of Reality. The Universe is a cold and chaotic place, and the only way to survive in joy(the Purpose of Creation, His Joy and ours.), has always been the Mind of Men, while sheep get sheared, and pigs are eventually slaughtered.

        For only then, when the Primal Forces of Universal Chaos are universally accepted and studied, will man be able to birth the star child, build New Jerusalem and seek the “new heavens and the New Earth”.

        This is the meaning of the God Calculus, the Unified Field of God, the revealed knowledge of Enoch proven in Einstein’s math. Given in vision, after 40 years of seeking truth, knocking on heavens door.

        May the Force be with you.
        Piper

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    62. Faust says:

      I see the pope has been tried in absentia. However before you hoist him with his own petard read what he actually said?

      “expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power”

      It seems the pope’s problem with free market capitalism is not free market capitalism, but in those who wield economic power. Translation: crony capitalists.

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      • This has always been the Way of the World.
        The Right vs the Left, both telling the other, that ‘They’ are the Keeper of Righteousness.
        One the power of mind, the natural law, greed is good, the ideology of Ayn Rand.
        The Other the power of the heart, the way thing “ought to be”, greed is evil, the ideology of the Animal passions of envy.

        Greed vs Envy, is there another way?
        Is Godliness or Joy to be found in either? No. This is the truth of the matter, both lead to the destruction of the soul of man in the Material Doctrines. These are the ideologies of the rich, and the powerful. The Capital and the Kings, supported by the Churches, the System of Babylon, who’s God… is Mammon.

        Is there another way?
        What would happen if the Kings were thrown out, and the corporation outlawed? If the ideologies were abandoned, and combined? If the individual as part of the family(the moral basis of the ideologies, split into the false ideologies), were seen as the only way forward on an Earth that is becoming resource poor?

        When man is separated from the economics of rich men and kings, and give themselves over to the economics of joy, the people would discover Truth, and it would set them free. But it would have to be all the people, and only a terrible lesson would be enough to convince.

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    63. Tom Horn is wrong.

      The last pope will be chosen by God the Holy Ghost thru Sts Peter and Paul. He will take the name Peter and he will be the last pope. A real pope.

      The last 6 popes (includes the present imposter) were all imposters…false popes. Not popes at all but jews in disguise.

      We have one last pope coming who is God’s chosen one.
      He will be very old and his reign a short one (approx. 20-25 years). THEN antichrist puts an end to everything, murders the real pope and the world king and takes over.

      Antichrist will be himself for 7 years plus the one year he’s in a coma at the half way mark. Total 8 yrs and then Jesus Christ puts an end to him and HE (Christ) comes for HIS church.

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    64. Nam Marine says:

      The Pope = the Head of the idol worshipers ! He also follows
      his Daddy, the ruler of this World for now.

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    65. Kevin2 says:

      Interestingly The Pope and company were conspicuously silent when the Nazi’s were committing genocide on Gods Chosen People and many more not so chosen.

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      • gunsruecommiesdrool says:

        Kevin2,This is from “Behold A Pale Horse” On page 89 at the bottom.In the 1940′s the I.G. Farben Chemical Co. employed a Polish salesman who sold cyanide to the Nazi’s for use at Auschwitz.The same salesman also worked as a chemist in the manufacture of the poison gas.After the war this salesman fearing for his life joined the Cathoilc Church and was ordained a priest in 1946.This sales man was ordained Polands youngest Bishop in 1958. After a 30 day reign his predecessor was assassinated and the ex-cyanide salesman/chemist assumed the Paupacy. Who was this man ??……………………….Pope John Paul II

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    66. Sgt. Dale says:

      Pope you do your thing and I’ll do mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • DeAmericanizeNow says:

        The Pope does GOOD.

        YOU do masturbation.

        See the difference?

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        • Federalist45 says:

          D-A-N:

          I am sorry that you unable to articulate a reasoned, rational argument to support your views, but I would respectfully request that you cease and desist in trying, as all you are doing is calling people names and making rude remarks. Once you have studied some history, philosophy, political science, religion, and economics, and critically reflected upon the many issues raised by the Pope’s clearly Statist-Progressivist-Socialist views, then feel free to return to advocate your position in the marketplace of ideas. Until then, please just stop. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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      • braveheart says:

        Howdy, Sarge, and Happy Thanksgiving.

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    67. When popey mcshitbag sells off everything and gives away the proceeds. Then I will listen. Till then get fucked.

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    68. Hey, Mr. Pope – ever look at how well redistributive policies worked in your own economic hellhole of socialist Argentina?????

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      • DeAmericanizeNow says:

        The Pope DOESN’T dictate political policy in Argentina.

        And speaking of SOCIALISM, you blathering moron, you should take note that Argentina DOESN’T force its citizens to BUY OVERPRICED HEALTHCARE AT GUNPOINT nor does it TORTURE PEPLE OVERSEAS nor does it INVADE FOREIGN COUNTRIES ON FALSE PRETENSES nor does it POISON THE WORLD ECONOMY WITH FINANCIAL FRAUD.

        THAT would be YOU jackasses known as AMERICUNTS.

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    69. DeAmericanizeNow says:

      If the batshit crazy MF’s that post on this blog are representative of the Prepper Community, then it’s quite clear that preppers have SHIT FOR BRAINS.

      I mean REALLY.

      EVERY fucking thing seems to be a conspiracy for you jackwads; the Pope, the air, a cloud in the sky, the pigeons, even the wrappers on chewing gum probably ..everyone & everything is out to “get you”.

      When GW Bush was doing the EXACT SAME SHIT that Barack Hussein Obankster does, you useless cretinous clowns said N O T H I N G. ZERO. ZILCH. Why? Because Georgie is WHITE and YOU motherfuckers are all RACIST AMERICUNTS. That’s the explanation behind what drives your lunacy.

      Crazy, crazy, crazy motherfuckers.

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    70. DeAmericanizeNow says:

      “Renounces Free Market Economics as “Crude and Naive””

      Actually, if you hopelessly imbecilic morons could manage to pony-up just THREE BRAIN CELLS amongst the lot of you, you’d know that Pope Francis is specifically critical of WALL ST’s version of “free markets” (which is currently anything BUT). Furthermore, he is speaking out against the way 1% of rich people are STEALING the resources of the other 99%, whilst simultaneously destroying the planet and humanity.

      But WTF do YOU ignorant cretins know? For your lowbrow, inbred, uneducated mentalities the Pope is simply a commie bastard who wants to steal your stockpile of fucking chicken soup in order to hand it over to the negroes ..or some SIMILAR batshit crazy BS story.

      You asswipes spend so much time prepping against natural disasters, societal collapse, meteor showers, aliens and whatever yet you never did anything to prepare against your OWN FUCKING STUPIDITY.

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    71. James Woroble Jr says:

      Pope’s Social Injustice under color of Christ

      Professor uses grading of exams to teach about socialism.

      An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class. The class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

      After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied little …

      The second Test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F. The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else. All failed to their great surprise and the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder to succeed the greater the reward but when a government takes all the reward away; no one will try or succeed.

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    72. braveheart says:

      DeAmericanizeNow, I’ll give you credit for one thing. You make our own Eisen look sane. maybe you need to go find some better meds.

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    73. DeAmericanizeNow says:

      “Petrus Romanus: Pope Advocates Global Wealth Redistribution, Renounces Free Market Economics as “Crude and Naive””

      What a hateful and purposely misleading way to headline an article. It reveals MUCH more about the author than it allegedly does about the Pope.

      I’m simply AMAZED and simultaneously HORRIFIED that someone could have a SINGLE negative thing to say about this new Pope, a man who actually EMULATES (that means “copies” for you illiterate douchebags out there) Jesus and that puts His teachings into actual PRACTICE.

      In essence, what you unforgivably dimwitted twits are doing is CRITICIZING JESUS HIMSELF.

      Haven’t you heard of how the Pope is CHALLENGING institutionalized dogma, throwing out corrupt priests and pedophiles, SELLING expensive gifts he gets in order to distribute the proceeds amongst the poor, trying to eliminate the existence of the Vatican Bank and SCORES of other reforms and undertakings that constitute radical challenges to an otherwise decadent and stagnant Catholic faith?? Did you notice how he CARRIES HIS O W N fucking bags wherever he goes, leaves his security behind to wade into crowds to kiss kids, refuses to move to his fancy Vatican mansion and forgoes using expensive jewelry and pomp? How he used to TAKE THE BUS for years when he was arch-bishop in Argentina?

      OF COURSE you noticed, but you’re an EVIL FUCKING DOUCHBAG who has all these demented assholes you call your readership that needs to be fed constant HATRED so that they will remain in that subservient state of constant fear that allows scoundrels like YOU to sell them stupid fucking ammunition, MRE’s, nightscopes and other utterly USELESS, fucking batshit crazy survivalist gears & supplies.

      Which is TOTALLY UNNECESSARY ANYWAY because this blog’s readership is practically guaranteed to survive an end-of-times scenario. I mean, isn’t it common knowledge already that the COCKROACHES WILL BE THE ONLY ONES LEFT?

      Assholes.

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      • James Woroble Jr says:

        Don’t recall Jesus wearing a $400,000 ruby ring, having a private jet and a staff of man servants catering and dressing him in a virtual palace.

        The Pope more emulates the Queen of England than the Son of God.

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        • Indy Colts says:

          If your going to talk trash about America, atleast tell us what turd country your from

          Waiting!!!!!

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          • Indy Colts says:

            Waiting

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            • James Woroble Jr says:

              US of course. And raised Roman Catholic (Irish – mother’s side) to boot — granting me EVERY objective AMERICAN right to be critical of the perverted, neo-communist devolving of the Church and its leadership.

              The wait is now over.

              Shit! I don’t get this level of crap when I get on the Jew[Z] case. I’m beginning to wonder who’s worse.

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      • Such ‘christian’ language…
        I take it you’re a Catholic, like A. Barnhardt?
        You’re also full of shit.
        All of those characteristics you mention are laudable, for sure. But that just makes him a commited collectivist leading by example. Was Christ a collectivist?
        It is true, the disciples carried the purse ‘in common’, but that is because they were a family.
        Collectivism is only good for families, because they love one another, not imposed by the barrel of a gun.
        To point a gun at someone, and pronounce, you WILL love your brothers by paying me to help them… is not love, it is coercion. To whine and cry about ‘wealth redistribution’ is ENVY, which is COVETING, which is a SIN!
        Douchebag? You owe MAC an apology.
        And you could use a good bar of soap on your tongue.

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      • Indy Colts says:

        Big talk = small _____

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    74. old guy says:

      Mixing religion & government is never a good thing. I believe in separation 0f Church & state. What happened was the UN NWO Agenda 21 folks decided that the Us middle class had more then their fair share. So Laws like Nafta and environment regulations where passed to coerce and encourage the US manufacturing jobs to be redistributed to other places. Folks this poor economy and destroying of the USA American dream was done on purpose. There isn’t now and hasn’t been any viable political or ballot box solution. So where does that leave us?

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      • Federalist45 says:

        Old Guy–You just hit the nail on the head–quite squarely!

        From at least GHWB to today, the whole coming collapse has been deliberately set into motion. Absolutely no doubt. Agenda 21 outlines it, and Agenda 21 is being carried out (Obama’s entire Presidency is carrying it out) worldwide. I personally think it’s over folks–there will never be a restoration of liberty and private property. The NSA, DOD, DOJ, IRS, EPA, HHS, and, with Reid’s evil rules change, the federal courts for a hundred years . . . are all programmed for absolute control, and that is where it is headed. There will be no “Wolverine” type of rebellion. If you want to live, and if you want your kids to live, you will have to follow the herd to where the masters lead it.

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    75. Dr. Naughty says:

      Sounds like this punk needs an exorcism performed by the cardinals or speciality exorcist branch in the Vatican. Or throw this clown in the Tiber for a tad to wake him up, running his mouth the past year like a fool, contrary to Christian beliefs, and Catholicism, though I’m not one to believe in a man-made human holy oligarchy, as we are all saints and it’s only through Jesus one is saved, not by works. We’re all equal in the eyes of God, the fools who submit to the divine rights of kings nonsense, well, you’d stand taller off your knees.

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    76. tayronachan says:

      Who said we have Free Market Economics in the US? We don’t, it’s more crony capitalism or fascism, and the taxpayer foots the bill for bailing out some failing company.

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      • Federalist45 says:

        Which is exactly the problem with a naive religious leader attempting to criticize Capitalism or free markets in today’s world. They do not exist. Govt controls nearly all markets and nearly all production, worldwide. Thus, when the Pope finds poverty in the world, should he not be blaming capital and market controls? Should he not be blaming the Fed? Should he not be blaming Statism, Socialism, and Progressivism? In the U.S. alone, since Obama took office the number of poor, those on food stamps, those with subsidized healthcare, those who eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner for free. . . have all risen substantially. Progressivist/Socialist/Statist policies destroy liberty and private property and result in poverty and misery. Period. The fact that the Pope attempts to blame free markets for this phenomenon demonstrates either remarkable ignorance or, Heaven forbid, deliberate deceit.

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    77. The Vatican is the enemy behind Shadow Government and its creations are the pillars that erected a global slavery system – which is alive and well – enabled through the Ponzi scheme central banks of the Rothschild s et al, one now existing in every country on the planet bar three. The Tri Crown Papal Bulls which were written on the flesh of children, and once written vaulted by the Psychopaths of the Vatican of Old represents their control of the planet in the name of the Roman Cult – its people and all the souls and this is managed on the land using the tentacles of the Crown (BAR franchises – British Accredited Registry) who’s pirates ride the Holy See looking to rape and pillage all that may stray in their way under letters of marque and reprisal as long as the spoils are shared with the CROWN. The latter edifice which created the BAR being that which passed control of the land and titles of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland to the Pope in 1215 because of superstition mumbo jumbo stupefied king thought he would require the blessings of the pope to achieve eternal redemption – which he bartered for at the price of the all rights and titles of the then Crown which then are assumed to have passed to the Vatican. Which is why the City of London remains a Vatican Enclave foreign to England until this day… If their were ever an evil empire on the face of this planet – the Roman Cult would be it!

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    78. The Rifleman Next Door says:

      IMHO….there will be far fewer believers in redistribution of Americas’s earned wealth starting the very minute they decide to rise-up and come & collect what they think they are entitled to.

      The pope, Obama, the eurotrash liberal politicians, the democratic side of the house and senate will all sit safely behind high walls and armed guards while the poorer two-thirds of humanity that believe in their bullshit overtures about wealth redistribution get mowed-down like grass by people like me… who WILL NOT DISARM and who will not abandon our children’s future to the mindless rabble of have-nots and underachievers.(plus hippies, fags, athiests, muslims, communists, militarized illegal immigrants, weather undergraound wanna-bees and other zombie-shaped targets masquerading as human beings.)

      I wish they would get it over with already….I just sharpened all my knives and cleaned/lubed all my rifles.

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      • Federalist45 says:

        THEY are slowly leading us to it. They want all of their control mechanisms in place so that, when people actually begin to think and march, they can be crushed. Just think about it, a million vigorous, free-thinking men are slaughtered. Or two million. It will be done easily. THEY want to kill all free-thinking people because free-thinkers are dangerous and unwelcome in the brave, new world of Agenda 21. It truly is about the collective.

        There will be no “Wolverine” rebellion. THEY know exactly who you are, where you are, and what you will do. You will be dead before you get out of bed–maybe before you wake up. Why else would the NSA, DHS, DOJ/FBI, IRS, EPA. . . have absolute control of all information and means of war? THEY will crush you. Knives sharpened and weapons oiled? Maybe in 1950. Maybe even still in 1980. But not now.

        “Cogito ergo sum.” “I think, therefore I am.” Descartes. No longer. The new mantra is “I think, therefore I die.”

        As for the Pope. The jury is out. Is he naive or is he a tool of totalitarian Globalist cabal? Did Benedict refuse to conform to the needs of the cabal? Or, did renegade Cardinals run Benedict out in a last-ditch effort to install Francis in the hope of saving the Church from being a part of the cabal? Francis’s strange conformity to moral relativism and this bizarre commitment to attack markets, liberty, and private property would suggest that Francis is part of the cabal. We shall see.

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    79. Butterknife says:

      I prefer to be an excluded outcast from the insane modern world, how about that pope?

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    80. SEKPrepper says:

      In order for Capitalism to work, the participant must be part of a civil, moral society. Could it be the church, (not just the Catholic Church) has not done their part to help instill morality/civility in their adherents? Just a thought.

      For the record, I am a regular attendee at my church and feel strongly that the church needs to step up AND stop blaming the system!

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    81. James says:

      my name is james i really want to share my testimony on how i became an
      Illuminati member, through my friend. i was moving with my friend for more
      than 10 years and he have been getting rich everyday and even giving me
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      open up to me and tell me that he was a member of the Illuminati that he
      have been in the court for more than 10 years that his riches and
      protection came from this court.so i told him to let me be into the court
      but it not an easy task to be a member but i was finally initiated into the
      devil church of the Illuminati and i was confirm in there church. after a
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      church of Illuminati and today am rich as my friend also, and also the one
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      i really thank you people Illuminati. so i just want to share to the world
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      because they are fake Illuminati all over the world, this is my email
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    82. So fish head is going too revoke all papal bulls ever issued proclaiming everything and anything too be the property of the church ? If not he and is papist as slicker sycophants both great and small can go fuck themselves

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