Less spiritual Pope
Reader comment on: Pope Francis Versus Free Markets
Submitted by Brock in HK (Hong Kong), Nov 27, 2013 01:59
This opinion [about free markets bringing justice and inclusiveness], 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.
Similar opinions about heavy handed government regulation have also not been confirmed by the facts (and evidence points to disproving) and express a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding government power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing government system.
The Pope (all, not just this one) should focus on how god works outside of the political and economic systems of man and touches our spirit individually. Believing in God and practicing those beliefs does influence how one interacts with individuals and society as a whole. The role of the Church should be to enhance an individual's relationship with God, not comment on the organization of governments and economies. Next, he'll be asking for indulgences, like governments today ask for carbon credits.
Even worse, the focus of this pope on income inequality is very close to the sin of jealousy.
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