After telling congress they are the “face of the American people”, (odd choice of words, in my opinion, and yet that certainly describes what they think of themselves. When I think of Congress, it’s the other end that comes to mind), and that their job is to “defend and preserve our dignity” (I thought their job was to make law according to the specifics laid out in the founding documents, nothing more and nothing less and nothing ELSE), and to see to the “care of the people….[especially the ones]*… “vulnerable of greater risk”*(Brackets mine)
Wow, no wonder so many of us are so confused, and Congress is so convinced we are all stupid. We totally had the wrong idea of what they are supposed to be doing. It’s a good thing we have the Pope here to set the record straight!
I am glad he kept it short, because I was getting queasy. Still, I do think it is important to be informed about what message the Pope is peddling, so I’ve been paying attention. A lot of double-talk going on!
Pope Francis, the supposed current representative of Christ on earth, said this in his U.N. speech:
Our world demands of all government leaders a will which is effective, practical and constant, concrete steps and immediate measures for preserving and improving the natural environment and thus putting an end as quickly as possible to the phenomenon of social and economic exclusion, with its baneful consequences: human trafficking, the marketing of human organs and tissues, the sexual exploitation of boys and girls, slave labour, including prostitution, the drug and weapons trade, terrorism and international organized crime. Such is the magnitude of these situations and their toll in innocent lives, that we must avoid every temptation to fall into a declarationist nominalism which would assuage our consciences. We need to ensure that our institutions are truly effective in the struggle against all these scourges.
Our institutions are what he is telling us to count on to be “effective” against the scourges of human trafficking, the black market for human organs and tissues, terrorism, sexual abuse of children?
Yet in his very next paragraph, after endorsing the global nanny state, is this:
To enable these real men and women to escape from extreme poverty, we must allow them to be dignified agents of their own destiny.
He calls for complete nuclear disarmament, and then turns right around and praises the recent Iran nuclear deal.
The recent agreement reached on the nuclear question in a sensitive region of Asia and the Middle East is proof of the potential of political good will and of law, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy. I express my hope that this agreement will be lasting and efficacious, and bring forth the desired fruits with the cooperation of all the parties involved.
Then blathers some about “a certain sacredness of created nature” and how “the full meaning of individual and collective life is found in selfless service to others and in the sage and respectful use of creation for the common good.”
In his closing remarks he says this:
We cannot permit ourselves to postpone “certain agendas” for the future. The future demands of us critical and global decisions in the face of world-wide conflicts which increase the number of the excluded and those in need.
The praiseworthy international juridical framework of the United Nations Organization and of all its activities, like any other human endeavour, can be improved, yet it remains necessary; at the same time it can be the pledge of a secure and happy future for future generations. And so it will, if the representatives of the States can set aside partisan and ideological interests, and sincerely strive to serve the common good.
Critical and global decisions. You hear that, ya’all?
And secure and happy futures for all, as long as we an set aside our “ideological and partisan interests, and all strive for the common good”.
Well, why didn’t anybody think of that before. It’s so simple! So profound! And now he’s counting backwards, and when you awake you will feel refreshed, relaxed, full of hope and good will, and you will obey your leaders…….
Yeah, it’s a countdown alright. Can it get any more real than this? This is the largest gathering of world leaders that has ever come together at the U.N., and they have come with the intent to adopt “developmental goals” that will touch every area of human existence known to humanity. Only now, in this moment in history, with this specific pope, popular, seen by even unbelievers as someone with moral authority, could this happen. And here, in America.
I read an article earlier today, about the big hype not just by Christians, but by the Orthodox Jews, about this blood moon. The closing statement of the article said the tetrad of 1949/50 were visible in Israel and the ones that spanned 2014/15 have all been visible from the U.S. It went on to say this was extremely rare, but that the last one, which will occur this Saturday night/Sunday morning, (visible starting around 2 a.m. here in North America) will be visible from both here and in Israel. Now, frankly, I don’t know if that is true, but if it is, that’s kind of interesting, don’t you think? Especially considering everything that is on the table at this particular meeting.