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The Pope and the Fairer Sex
"Dung of the Devil?"
According to an NBC article by Alastair Jamieson, in the piece “Pope: Workers Have 'Human Right' to Refuse Same Sex Marriage Licenses”, dated September 28, 2015, the illustrious Pope had something rather odd to say about the rights women should not have.
That's right, women don't have the same "human rights" as men - at the Vatican. Really? Yes, dear reader, the Pope is a Leftist.
It begs the question: are women considered human at the Vatican?
Oh no, they are so much more, but so much less. They are chicks.
Do Woman have the same Rights as Men?
Marriage should be privatized.
A deregulated marriage system seems to be the best way to go. In this manner, no government employee would ever have to object to handing out a license, based upon their private spiritual beliefs. The entire marriage license system should not be under the thumb of bureaucrats, making a living off of other people's happiness.
St. Peter's Square in Vatican City
ATM in Vatican City
Contrary to what the Pope declares, he and his brethren survive by accepting donations from large organizations and from the hard earned money provided by the masses. To ensure their place in heaven, the masses give and as a result, the Papacy is sustained. In earthly luxury, the Popes stride confidently.
Estimates put the Vatican's worth, in 2013, at about 8 Billion dollars. Nuns operate the Vatican's telephone switchboards and hundreds of lay workers support the day to day functions involved in keeping the entire system in balance.
In 2012, the Vatican's bank stood accused of money laundering regarding millions of dollars transferred to American Dioceses in order to help defray the legal costs associated with the sex abuse scandals. Scandals which seem never to end.
The Institute for the Works of Religion or the Vatican Bank, has about 33,000 accounts, mostly held by clergy all over the globe. At least that is what the Vatican reports, since all account information is private.
The financial picture of the Vatican is actually uncertain, since it is traditionally kept secret. The ancient frescoes, paintings, and ornate architecture are difficult to quantify. But anyone can visit and take in the sights - in the rooms one is allowed to visit. The vast fortune is readily apparent, no matter the denials and how difficult it is to measure the riches.
St. Peter's Basilica
Why the Vatican sees fit to engage the the U.S. regarding marriage and women's rights, is a not so much a mystery. Pope Francis is an avowed socialist and such mandates are commonplace among the religious ilk.
How else can one explain his belief in the [re]distribution of wealth plan, as he advocated in his sermon to the U.S. Congress on September 24, 2015? This is a cornerstone of socialism and its requisite "common good" approach to stealing from the producers and giving to the non-producers. This is the same Papal tactic used in an attempt to convince us that our freedom to marry is also subject to God's law.
In freer countries, not bowing in submission to the Holy See, marriage and the individual rights of citizens were extricated from the loins of the papal fiefdoms many hundreds of years ago.
U.S. citizens are not required to submit to centuries old customs. The U.S. insulated itself, early on, from the mandates of the Gods, when Thomas Jefferson at least attempted to place that wall between Church and State. And should it not continue to work this way? This 'separation'?
If you don't think marriage is a private matter between a man and a women or a women and other women or man and a man or men and men or...you get the picture, then by what right do you dictate your 'God belief' upon others? There is no such right.
But I digress. Pope Francis certainly exhibits very questionable ethics. All the markers which define a person as being very discriminatory are present. Not only does this current Holy See suggest that Americans and/or their government confiscate the wealth of it's citizens, he sets all women on the lower stage.
Because according to Pope Francis, "...women priests could not be done..."
Do Women have the Right to become Priests?
Why can't women be part of your inner circle at the Vatican? There is no clear answer.
It must simply be because they are women.
“Not because women don't have that capacity.”
What does Francis mean? Is he saying that women are capable then, but do not have that 'human right' to join some special all-male club? But a female government employee in the U.S., has the 'human right' to dictate her non-gay attitude unto other people and deny them a 'government mandated marital license'?
Nobody has the right to force others to abandon theirs.
The protection of all people's rights are important. Not just the rights of males.
St. Peter's Square
“Look, in the church women are more important than men, because the church is a women.”
The Church is a Woman?
The 'church' is an organization run by men. Organizations are sexless.
The Vatican cannot remove the 'human rights' of women, by declaring them irrelevant.
“It is 'la' [female] church, not 'il' [masculine] church.”
It does not wash.
Are you and your clan any better than those who cover their women from head to toe in thick hot itchy shrouds?
You clamor for 'human rights' but relegate women to the menial tasks at the Vatican?
“The church is the bride of Jesus Christ.”
"I must admit we are a bit late in an elaboration of the theology of women. We have to move ahead with that theology. Yes, that's true."
Is this an admission?
But that is probably why Popes avoid freer capitalistic countries in general. Why places like Cuba, headed by a brutal dictator, a socialist self-bankrupted nation, are considered high on the Papal morality list.
When Pope Francis labeled Capitalism the “dung of the devil,” we out here in this backwater nation called the U.S. - well at least some of us – liked to turn the tables. When one thinks that limited government, individual rights, and the rule of law are 'evil' by any measure, it is time to find the one true devil.
The Industrial Revolution, unfortunately, did not rid us of the Death Worshipers of the Byzantine Empire. The Vatican, a beacon to mysticism, has maintained its hold.
Mass production of goods, vast wealth creation, higher standards of living, thinking, trading, medical advancements, and hard work, did not result in fewer churches and less mystics roaming the back alleys yelling “Repent!” Religion is still with us and is resurrecting itself en masse.
All the calls in the U.S., about the 'religious right' losing ground are simply not true. Ground is being lost as the Age of Reason fades. The Age of Religion, like the Spanish Inquisition, is once again, making major inroads.
But we know from what playbook Pope Francis derives his political bent. We know that he reads the Bible. We know that Pope Francis is divinely ordained and required by duty to distribute all property in the service of the “common good”.
We know that God will strike us down, if we don't share our things.
We know that God, the God of Abraham, demands Socialism.
The Bible is, unfortunately, and politically, Anti-American, but even the average American hasn't a clue.
The average American does not know why the Popes always wish to separate them from their wallets. They just feel guilty and give. Guilty for working hard and saving "the dung of the devil" in an attempt to make a better life for themselves.
- Pope: Korea.net / Korean Culture and Information Service (Photographer name) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
- St. Peter's Square: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Saint_Peter%27s_Square_from_the_dome_v2.jpg
- Vatican City ATM: By Seth Schoen (Latin ATM Uploaded by h-stt) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
- St. Peter's Basilica: By James Bromberger (Jeb) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
- St. Peter's Square / Wide Shot: I, Dfmalan [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
- Caldwell, Deborah, "Vatican Finances: CNBC Explains", CNBC, March 14, 2013
- Montenaro, Domenico, "The 10 Most Political Moments In Pope Francis' Address To Congress", NPR, September 24, 2015
© 2015 Jack Shorebird