The Problem With Leftists
It is the nature of leftists of all stripes to see pathology everywhere. Everything they see is broken. From big institutions like the Church. (Actually, bigger things - like the planet.) Then on down to the family, and individuals. It's all wrong, to leftists. Well, that's okay. No job is too big for leftists. Global warming? No problem. Leftists can fix the whole planet. Church? What a mess! But they can fix that, too.
Look at Pope Francis. He looks at the Church and sees a mess to be cleaned up. Why no one before Francis the Benevolent and Merciful PBUH tackled all these problems is a mystery. The Church even had the crazy idea that it was ultimately about getting as many people into Heaven as possible.
Well, that's all wrong.
Clearly, the Church is about "accompanying," and "dialogue," and "integration." Practically it is about this life, not "pie in the sky when you die." So, remarks by the Pope - which should be inspiring and precious to Catholics - are reduced to meaningless buzzwords at 30,000 feet. Foot washing? All wrong until Francis came alone and made it inclusive. Marriage? Negotiable. Communion? Whatever.
Good and brave people died to defend truths that Jorge Bergoglio thinks of as mistakes, or trivial matters. This how leftists think. How they operate.
Through accompaniment and dialogue, the dialectic is integrated and we walk together. Walking, always walking.
To where are we walking? It does not matter. As long as we are walking together. Whatever did we do before Francis the
A normal person would think, "Okay, I'm Pope. My job is to faithfully pass on the Tradition." Only, Francis is not a normal person. He is a South American crackpot leftist who thinks, "What an opportunity to recast a 2000 year old holy institution into My image. And while I'm pursuing this grandiose scheme, I'll keep saying how humble I am." Humble? What a joke.
Commemorating Martin Luther in Sweden on Halloween encapsulates the Franciscan pontificate. On October 7th, we celebrate (we, as in real Catholics, not the man we are given to understand is the Pope) the Battle of Lepanto. It staved off a Muslim invasion. (Francis would have made Don John break up the Christian fleet and turn it into shelters for the "migrants.)
And the month ends by the Pope kissing Martin Luther's butt on behalf of you and the Bear. Just everybody let's pucker up and get it over with, right? To Francis, there is no such thing as truth. There is only the Photo Op. The Sound Byte. Another "Look at me!" moment. He's like a spoiled child. The Bear would be willing to wager that if someone in his inner circle were to write a tell-all book, it would be a humdinger.
But to Catholics, Francis continually puts the question: "What is truth?" The answer is, there is no truth. There is only dialogue. Integrating. Accompanying. He has had to introduce a new Catholic vocabulary to express his lies.
And recently, he said "if Jesus was here today..." Why, what do you know! He'd be just like Me! You see, Jesus was limited by his time, and didn't understand the importance of accompaniment, of integration. Of walking. Aways walking together. Just put the truth to the side and walk.
The John Lennon Imagine Pontificate
The Bear tells Pope Francis that he is a Bear, not a lemming. Please, do not use the language of lemmings around Bears. It is unsafe. The Bear and his beloved woodland creatures are not lemmings. We don't walk off the cliff with you because walking is somehow a good in itself.
Just remember. He cannot change one, single, solitary truth of the Roman Catholic Church. We happen to have a Pope we cannot trust. What do you call a Pope we cannot trust? A lot of things. Certainly among them is "a bad pope." Call him whatever you want. Just don't trust him.