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    Pope Francis stirs it a bit.....

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    papa_umau
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    Pope Francis stirs it a bit.....

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 06 Aug 2013, 12:11 pm

    Pope denounces ‘poison’ of consumerism in ‘society based on profit’

    Pope Francis has denounced consumerism as a "poison that threatens true happiness", which comes from membership of the church.

    The Pope made his remarks yesterday before praying the Angelus with a noon crowd in St Peter’s Square.

    The Pope said: “The encounter with the living Jesus, in the great family that is the church, fills the heart with joy, because it fills it with true life, a profound goodness that does not pass away or decay.

    “But this experience must face the daily vanity, the poison of emptiness that insinuates itself into our society based on profit and having ( things ), that deludes young people with consumerism,” he said.

    Read more from the Catholic Herald HERE




    As an athiest I would not normally pay any attention to what The Pope says, but on this occasion I have to wonder if he is not right.

    Well folks, do you think that The Pope is right and that consumerism IS destroying our modern world ?


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    Re: Pope Francis stirs it a bit.....

    Post by zathrus on Thu 08 Aug 2013, 11:43 am

    Wow Paps, that is a first for you.

    I never thought I would see the day that you would support the Holy Father in anything.
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    Re: Pope Francis stirs it a bit.....

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 11:30 am

    I might be an atheist Zath', but my mind is not completely closed.


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    Re: Pope Francis stirs it a bit.....

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 10 Aug 2013, 12:00 pm

    Wells said your holiness !

    Rampant consumerism certainly is a cancer in society.

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