Comments on: Pope Francis’ relationship to a movement that divided Latin America http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/24/why-francis-is-truly-the-poor-peoples-pope/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: EdMartin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/24/why-francis-is-truly-the-poor-peoples-pope/#comment-1106398 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 22:25:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43659#comment-1106398 the reference to sheep is important

are there any instances where liberation theology has had any positive effect?

what happens when the sheep have enough grass(sic) to eat?

its just fatuous claptrap – and an evasion of the questions that face the catholic cult itself

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By: rjt1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/24/why-francis-is-truly-the-poor-peoples-pope/#comment-1106375 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:28:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43659#comment-1106375 My impression: Some versions of Liberation Theology are incompatible with the Gospel because they lack a transcendent dimension and identify secular events or a political struggle with the coming of the Kingdom. They are purely this-worldly. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a helpful document on this subject.

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By: evilhippo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/24/why-francis-is-truly-the-poor-peoples-pope/#comment-1106372 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:15:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43659#comment-1106372 Anyone who supports statism (of left or right) or particularly socialism, is supporting the very causes of poverty.

It is ‘feel good’ politics of the worst kind that makes the supporter feel great about themselves whilst actually making people poorer. Liberation Theology supporters opposed fascistic regimes in Latin America. And Stalin supporters opposed Nazi Germany. Well guess what: they are/were ALL wicked, fascists & socialists alike, repressive and obsessed with violence backed control of others. Liberation Theology is about justifying pointing guns at people and telling them what to do, much like the statists they oppose. The Pope is not a spiritual leader, he is a politician. Treat him as one.

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