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Pope Francis is not what he appears to be...

Skepsikyma
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7/21/2015 9:29:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I am of the opinion that Francis is neither a misguided idealist or a fiery radical, but is rather a careful chess player who seeks to alter the philosophical focus of the church without radically altering doctrine. A lot of his image appears to be meticulously groomed to foster more support for Catholicism, and for his interpretation of it in particular. Politically, the man is beyond brilliant.
"The wounded surgeon plies the steel
That questions the distempered part;
Beneath the bleeding hands we feel
The sharp compassion of the healer's art"
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UniversalTheologian
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7/21/2015 9:34:29 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I really like the current pope, I get the impression that he is a good Christian.
"There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true." ~ Niels Bohr

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
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7/21/2015 9:36:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/21/2015 9:29:09 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I am of the opinion that Francis is neither a misguided idealist or a fiery radical, but is rather a careful chess player who seeks to alter the philosophical focus of the church without radically altering doctrine. A lot of his image appears to be meticulously groomed to foster more support for Catholicism, and for his interpretation of it in particular. Politically, the man is beyond brilliant.

A reptilian overlord perchance?
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