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    I'm not sure if you have all been following, but Rush Limbaugh critiqued some of the Popes comments as being Marxist.

    Amazingly, the Pope just came out and said that he was not Marxist, an obvious retort to Rush Limbaugh.

    Why would the Pope respond? After all, the Pope said that he knew Marxist and that they were "nice" people. Why then does he feel the need to distance himself from Marxism? Is the Pope trying to make sure he is not turning Capitalists away?

    Conversely, does anyone think that the first comments by the Pope that leaned toward Marxism was a blatant attempt to draw left wingers into the Catholic church? After all, looking at the world it seems that redistribution and Marxist leanings rule the globe. Is the Catholic church now forced to pander to this way of thinking?
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    Originally posted by whodey
    I'm not sure if you have all been following, but Rush Limbaugh critiqued some of the Popes comments as being Marxist.

    Amazingly, the Pope just came out and said that he was not Marxist, an obvious retort to Rush Limbaugh.

    Why would the Pope respond? After all, the Pope said that he knew Marxist and that they were "nice" people. Why then does he feel t ...[text shortened]... t leanings rule the globe. Is the Catholic church now forced to pander to this way of thinking?
    I doubt anyone outside of the Catholic Church cares; I certainly couldn't care less what the pope says, thinks or does. However I have no doubt his motivation for saying anything is motivated by money and power.
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    21 Dec '13 19:29
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I doubt anyone outside of the Catholic Church cares; I certainly couldn't care less what the pope says, thinks or does. However I have no doubt his motivation for saying anything is motivated by money and power.
    I think you're wrong. I have been following the Pope's comments with great interest.
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    21 Dec '13 19:35
    Originally posted by whodey
    ...comments by the Pope that leaned toward Marxism was a blatant attempt to draw left wingers into the Catholic church?
    Yes you can imagine all those leftie atheists queuing outside the churches.

    Now where did I put my Sunday bbest suit???????
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    21 Dec '13 19:42
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I think you're wrong. I have been following the Pope's comments with great interest.
    But do you "care"?
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    21 Dec '13 20:33
    Originally posted by divegeester
    But do you "care"?
    Not in the same way you do, obviously, but yes, I do.
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    21 Dec '13 20:41
    Originally posted by whodey
    I'm not sure if you have all been following, but Rush Limbaugh critiqued some of the Popes comments as being Marxist.

    Amazingly, the Pope just came out and said that he was not Marxist, an obvious retort to Rush Limbaugh.

    Why would the Pope respond? After all, the Pope said that he knew Marxist and that they were "nice" people. Why then does he feel t ...[text shortened]... t leanings rule the globe. Is the Catholic church now forced to pander to this way of thinking?
    Is Rush Limbaugh still smoking those expensive Cuban cigars, supporting the Socialist economy of Cuba ?
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    21 Dec '13 21:31
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Not in the same way you do, obviously, but yes, I do.
    And can see why you may be interested, but why do you care what the pope thinks or says?
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    Marx was a mensch.
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    Originally posted by sonship
    Is Rush Limbaugh still smoking those expensive Cuban cigars, supporting the Socialist economy of Cuba ?
    A Socialist economy can not surive without Capitalism.
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    22 Dec '13 00:20
    Originally posted by divegeester
    And can see why you may be interested, but why do you care what the pope thinks or says?
    The Catholic church has enormous influence in the world. If they would worry less about gays and abortion, and worry more about income inequality, the world would likely be a better place for it.
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    Originally posted by rwingett
    The Catholic church has enormous influence in the world. If they would worry less about gays and abortion, and worry more about income inequality, the world would likely be a better place for it.
    Granted the Pope may have influence inside the catholic community, but as I said, outside of the Catholic Church which is the vast majority of the rest of the worlds population, no one cares what he says or thinks or does.
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    22 Dec '13 01:36
    Originally posted by rwingett
    The Catholic church has enormous influence in the world. If they would worry less about gays and abortion, and worry more about income inequality, the world would likely be a better place for it.
    And that is the rub. Abortion and gay marriage is the litmus test for leftists. The Pope is unwilling to capitulate on these topics, so the next best thing is to perhaps promote Marxist beliefs.

    I think shortly after the Pope made a left turn, he was named "Man of the Year"< I think by Time Magazine. It seems to have worked for him.
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    22 Dec '13 01:37
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Granted the Pope may have influence inside the catholic community, but as I said, outside of the Catholic Church which is the vast majority of the rest of the worlds population, no one cares what he says or thinks or does.
    But everybody cares what Rush Limbaugh says because he has a brain on loan from God. And half of it is tied behind his back.
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    22 Dec '13 01:38
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    But everybody cares what Rush Limbaugh says because he has a brain on loan from God. And half of it is tied behind his back.
    Rush is rich, and when rich people talk we care. This includes the Pope.

    Sorry, I don't make the rules.
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