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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: 2 years 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.
"Partout ou vous verrez un autel, la se trouve la civilisation."
- Joseph de Maistre -

"Woe that I live in bitter days,
As God is setting like a sun
And in his place, as lord and slave,
Man raises forth his heinous throne."
- Translation of 'Rhyfel', by Hedd Wyn -

Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta
UniversalTheologian
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7/21/2015 9:34:29 AM
Posted: 2 years 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
bulproof
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7/21/2015 9:36:18 AM
Posted: 2 years 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?
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act".