What does /leftypol/ think of Pope Francis?
We've reached a society where a man can think he's blessing somebody by kissing their feet.
pretty sure that's a thing that's happened for a long time
it was interesting when he said that hell does not exist
I know. We've reached it again.
On the other hand, he is the most likely to do it, so no that much of a big surprise, an actual elected leader doing that would be very weird.
What's interesting is that he never said that, you never bothered to source the information yourself, so now you are spreading misinformation! Very interesting, albeit not a bit surprising.
The Pope said gays are okay! i have no source!
reactionary, insufficiently anti-capitalist
he could really affect change politically if he wanted to, at least in Italy
The Catholic church is a relic of the feudal ages. Much like landed nobility and landlordism in general, it has managed to exist this late in capitalism due to its massive accumulated wealth and bureaucratic/corrupt laws protecting it alone.
Francis is fine for a Pope, but in the same way that Jimmy Carter was fine for a President. In the end the Pope and the President are both upholding systems of hierarchy and abuse and will wither away when wealth and bureaucracy can no longer protect them.
And when I say "fine" that is closer to "overall bad" than "overall good." Carter restarted the cold war, and Francis continues to protect child rapists (the main reason Benedict stepped down–he could not overcome the bureaucracy and hold pervs accountable)
He honestly couldn't affect change. The Pope is beholden to the college of cardinals and a vast system of administrators and bureaucrats.
He could issue papal bulls for political reasons but that would be out of character. The Vatican thinks in terms of centuries, not decades, and makes decisions accordingly. Without status quo or the barest incrementalism possible they would cease to function.
Way better than any previous pope but, you know, still shit.
I'm starting to wonder how much taking vows of chastity and viewing sex as a damnable offense, invites perverts into the church with a guilty conscious. They should just let them get married like the Anglicans.
>when it turns out that he's only doing this because he has a foot fetish
I think that his neck would slit pretty easily in a guillotine.
Religion is a distraction that makes the prols looks up instead of down at the material conditions that are the actual cause of their socio-economic problems.
>feeling anything but naked hostility toward someone who is publicly known to protect institutional child rape
i listened to some new age audiobook on "the law of attraction" once, and it claimed that people in poverty simply didn't have enough faith to change their circumstances. Religion really just enforces complacency.
>Who cares what happens to you on earth because our spirits are eternal and so on and so on.
opium of the masses and so forth
it's pretty funny that people celebrated him for being south american when his family is completely italian (same for bolsonaro btw)
Catholicism, American Protestantism, any type of Judaism sympathetic to Zionism or Israel, and Islamism should all be obliterated from the face of the planet and their leaders executed live on television one by one
Religion in itself isn't counterrevolutionary but all of these strains deserve total destruction at any cost
this is only because of plutocratic corruption in these institutions, in socialism, religion would not have the ability to be used as a weapon against the proletariat.
Give that to poop.
Fuck religion. Fuck paedophiles.
It's almost like I said that in my post
Is nazbol gang finally returning to leftypol
no, it's just nazi schizoposting
organized abrahamic religions should be nuked
What is this, 2003?
Also because of the chastity the average Catholic Priest is 70 years old. The Church is literally dying of old age.
Argentina has a large Italian descendent community. Implying someone isn’t “a real Argintine” for being of Italian descent is stupid.
Hey, Congregationalists are pretty okay.
A virtue-signalling faget. If he wanted to fix that shit, he would write off those gun-fetishizing, prosperity-theology-worshipping, poor-people-hating, racist, sexist Good Men who dare call themselves Christian as the heretics they are.