Even the Pope sides with Futurecurrents

Discussion in 'Politics' started by nitro, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. nitro


  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Ah, well. That's an endorsement.
  3. Jeb Bush: 'The Climate Is Changing' But We Don't Know Who's To Blame

    Jeb Bush accepts that the climate is changing, but he is less certain about the notion, supported by an overwhelming number of scientists, that human activities have contributed to the problem.

    The former governor of Florida weighed in on the matter Tuesday during a town hall in Derry, New Hampshire, his first campaign stop since announcing his run for president earlier this week.

    "The climate is changing, whether men are doing it or not," Bush said, further calling for “policies of adaptation” to prep for its harmful consequences across the country.

    Bush also drew applause when he said he remained "a little skeptical" about taking advice on issues like climate change from Pope Francis, who is expected to call for urgent action on climate change, which the pontiff describes as mostly man-made.

    Bush, who converted to Catholicism 20 years ago, told town hall attendees that Francis is an "extraordinary leader" and "really cool," but that "religion ought to be about making us better as a people and less about things that end up getting into the political realm."

    The governor is not the only candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination to acknowledge the existence of climate change. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), an environmentally friendly Republican, has promised to "address climate change, CO2 emissions in a business-friendly way.” Candidates like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the Sunshine State's other native son, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), however, have explicitly denied humanity's contribution to climate change.
  4. loyek590


    it's not science anymore, it's a mental illness. You see it around here and the market all the time. They call them perma bears or doom and gloomers. So now, nobody can go out and play anymore because the world as we know it is coming to and end, and you better quit your pleasure and start sacrificing for the cause. To learn more, go to church.
  5. This is the same Vatican that put Galileo on trial for stating the earth revolved around the sun. What a stunning endorsement for the scientific ability of the pope and his fellow religious zealots.
  6. nitro


    "...From the first days of his papacy, Francis has preached about the importance of the environment, not only as a scientific concern but also a moral one..."
  7. nitro


    So wait a minute,

    "When Jeb Bush converted to Catholicism nearly two decades ago — adopting the faith of his Mexican-born wife, Columba — he explained what primarily attracted him:

    The “sacraments of the Catholic Church, the timeless nature of the message of the Catholic Church, and the fact that the Catholic Church believes in and acts on absolute truth as its foundational principles and doesn’t move with modern times as my former religion did...”


    Since the Pope is El Lider Maximo of the Catholics, how can Jeb go against El Lider on Global Warming? Is it just "I am Catholic when it suits me?"
  8. Ricter


    Unless they're immortals, no, it's a different Vatican.
    Frederick Foresight likes this.
  9. nitro


    According to these guys, there is only one church, ROMA!

    "If you have ever listened to a Catholic convert on EWTN talking about their “journey home,” you have heard the argument. If you have read on-line “conversion stories,” you’ve seen it repeated, ad nauseum. “There is only one true church, Rome! Look at Protestantism! 33,000 denominations, and more coming on line every day! And why? Because of sola scriptura!...”

    The 33,000 Denominations Myth


    Jeb is a heathen for disagreeing with El Maximo!
  10. wjk


    This might not be a bad development. Perhaps the left will now find at least one reason to stop their assault on Christianity.
    #10     Jun 16, 2015