Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:19:25 +0000
Ever since Argentinian archbishop Jorge Bergoglio was elected by the Papal Enclave to be head of the Catholic Church 2 years 3 months ago, conservatives have been troubled by many of Pope Francis’ utterings.
About homosexuals, while reaffirming the Church’s position that homosexual practice is intrinsically immoral, Francis also said “Who am I to judge?,” as if Jesus means us not to discern between right and wrong, moral and immoral, good and evil.
About a woman who was pregnant again after having seven children, all delivered by Caesarean section, Francis derided the idea that “in order to be good Catholics we have to be [breed] like rabbits” and produce litters of kids.
Persecuted by Muslims and with the apocalyptic and blood-thirsty Islamic State on the rampage, Christianity is going extinct in the Middle East, its birth place. But there is barely a word of protest from the head of the world’s more than 1.2 billion Catholic Christians.
As an Argentinian Jesuit priest, Jorge Bergoglio was steeped in the Marxist ideology of Liberation Theology, which recently was confirmed by Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former 3-star general of Romania’s secret police, to have been concocted by the former Soviet Union’s KGB as a means of wresting control of South America from the orbit of the Catholic Church and the influence of the United States.
Conspiracy theories are real: Liberation Theology really is a communist plot.
A year ago on May 9, in his speech to the United Nations, Pope Francis made clear his communist commitment when he explicitly endorsed a redistribution of wealth by the state. He said:
“…equitable economic and social progress can only be attained by joining scientific and technical abilities with an unfailing commitment to solidarity accompanied by a generous and disinterested spirit of gratuitousness at every level. A contribution to this equitable development will also be made both by international activity aimed at the integral human development of all the world’s peoples and by the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the State, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society.”
Now, in his encyclical on “climate change,” Francis once again iterates his Marxist commitment by calling for a new supra-national “global authority” to combat “climate change,” which he — untrained and unknowledged in science — proclaims to be primarily a man-made disaster.
Stephanie Kirchgaessner and John Hooper report for The Guardian, June 16, 2015, that in a papal encyclical leaked by an Italian magazine, Pope Francis calls for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century. Failure to act would have “grave consequences for all of us”.
Francis calls for a new global political authority tasked with “tackling … the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions”.
According to the lengthy draft, which was obtained and published by L’Espresso magazine, the Argentinean pope firmly aligns himself with the environmental movement and its objectives. While accepting that there may be some natural causes of global warming, the pope calls climate change mostly a man-made problem:
“Humanity is called to take note of the need for changes in lifestyle and changes in methods of production and consumption to combat this warming, or at least the human causes that produce and accentuate it. Numerous scientific studies indicate that the greater part of the global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases … given off above all because of human activity.”
In an apparent reference to climate-change deniers, the encyclical states: “The attitudes that stand in the way of a solution, even among believers, range from negation of the problem, to indifference, to convenient resignation or blind faith in technical solutions.”
The encyclical is not a detailed scientific analysis of global warming. Instead, it is the pope’s notions about human beings must do about climate change:
The Earth “is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her. We have grown up thinking that we were her owners and dominators, authorised to loot her. The violence that exists in the human heart, wounded by sin, is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things.”
For the record, I am Catholic and strive to be a good steward of God’s creation. I’ve been a recycler — of paper, metals, and plastics — since I was an undergraduate, long before curbside pickup recycling.
This pope does not speak for me.
Do Pope Francis and his advisers (assuming he actually has the intellectual humility to consult advisers) not know that the scientific evidence for man-made global warming/climate change is not at all clear and incontrovertible?:
- UN admits the sun may cause global warming
- Global Cooling For Last 10 Years
- Extreme Weather Is Another Global Warming Lie
- Global Warming Nazi Admits Truth
- Ex-Warmist Scientist Calls Global Warming a Contrived Myth
Leaving aside the conflicting scientific testimonies, I have just one question to ask the pope:
If man-made global warming/climate change really is true, why would its proponents have to lie about it?
- New Emails Show Global Warming Scientists to be Frauds
- If Global Warming is true, why would they have to cheat yet again
God loves us so much He allows us the freedom to believe or not believe in Him; to obey or not obey; to love or not love Him. For what good is a belief or obedience or love that is coerced?
A new supra-national “global authority” to “tackle” climate change (“reduction of pollution”) and redistribute wealth (“the development of poor countries and regions”) is a recipe for political totalitarianism. It is anti-freedom and is the opposite of free will, God’s greatest gift to humanity.
As such, it is nothing less than anti God.