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I can't wait to be told what to do! [Apr. 19th, 2005|05:46 pm]


So, there is a new Pope.

What makes me chuckle with sadness is that so many people were on the edge of their seats waiting for the announcement of the new Pope. I've never seen so many people eager to be told that they are worthless and must fight progression.

A lot of people in Latin America were hoping for someone else as Pope, stating that they wanted someone more aware of their plight. That sort of defeats the whole omniscient-god-that-speaks-through-the-Pope concept. And they still follow this backwards religion? It boggles the mind.

From: thespiritofall
2005-04-20 01:17 am (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing.

Even Air America and NPR won't get off this irrelevant Pope drama.
I thought they were 'liberal media'?
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From: pravdavitezi
2005-04-20 07:49 am (UTC)
Liberals are too conservative anyhow
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From: winteroffensive
2005-04-20 03:27 am (UTC)
I wonder if the ex nazi will be sympathetic to the poor latin americans?
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[User Picture]From: thedashcat
2005-04-20 04:35 am (UTC)
If only. - A pope's sympathy towards Latin Americans would conflict with American business interests, and you can't have that sort of thing happening.
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[User Picture]From: thedashcat
2005-04-20 04:32 am (UTC)
Well, the reason so many Latin Americans were anxious about the new pope is there is a huge liberation theology movement there that has admittedly had something of a positive influence on the people of Latin America.

Of course, it'd be silly for them to expect a progressive pope. John Paul II was against liberation theology, and it's probably safe to say that every other pope will be against it as well.
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From: winteroffensive
2005-04-20 10:34 am (UTC)
Well, thats why the poor workers of latin americans should say FUCK THE POPE and the whole god damn Catholic church, and regardless of thier belief in god, do what needs to be done to secure thier interests.

Oh, but I guess that we all know that.....

"Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress and the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions."

-Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
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