Anonymous asked: Lol what do you have against the pope?
Against him personally? I don’t know, since we’ve never met. I’m certain if the opportunity arose, we’d sit down to a nice cup of tea or mineral water and have an awesome discussion.
However, even though he’s now famous for running around saying nice things (which is what a representative of Jesus should do anyway), it’s still all just public relations.
The previous Pope was in the Hitler Youth and looked like Darth Sidious from Star Wars. The PR department finally realized that wasn’t good for business.
His stepping down was not due to “health conditions.” The breaking of hundreds of years of tradition was for marketing purposes.
The new Pope plays the role of being non-materialist and accepting of others, which hits people on an emotional level, which will bring more people back to the church.
However, it’s difficult to ignore the facts. When he speaks out against Capitalism and materialism, he is simultaneously the head of one of the largest and wealthiest corporations ever known to humanity. While he has spoken of tolerance for gays and atheists, the formal church itself still actively condemns them. While he has spoken out against abuse of children, there are still hundreds of bishops and priests still working for him that should have been defrocked and imprisoned years ago.
So, again, I have nothing against him personally. I’m sure we’d find much to talk about.
However, his being made Pope was clearly for the tactical and strategic purposes of putting a nice face on the front of an organization that brings much unnecessary suffering into the world, but that is rarely questioned about it, because they claim to have a god on their side.