Pope Francis Warns Neo-Conservative Ideologues: “In Ideologies There Is Not Jesus” (VIDEO)

Published On October 22, 2013 | By james |

Pope Francis continues to push for evolution in the Catholic Church, much to the delight of progressive and liberal believers who fear that neo-conservatism ideologues are driving folks away from the Church.

As Tea Party politicians continue to push exclusionary platforms while wrapping themselves in American flags and pious fortitude, the Pope’s message should land as a stern warning.

At a morning Mass last Thursday, he warned that ideologues are not true Christians and can make them “hostile;”

“…ideology does not beckon. In ideologies there is not Jesus: in His tenderness, His love, His meekness. And ideologies are rigid, always.”

 

“The faith becomes ideology and ideology frightens, ideology chases away the people, distances, distances the people and distances of the Church of the people. But it is a serious illness, this of ideological Christians. It is an illness, but it is not new, eh?”

Watch via Rome Reports

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  • Valerieann Kiser

    At a morning Mass last Thursday, he warned that ideologues are not true Christians and can make them “hostile;”

    “…ideology does not beckon. In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his tenderness, his love, his meekness. And ideologies are rigid, always.”

    “The faith becomes ideology and ideology frightens, ideology chases away the people, distances, distances the people and distances of the Church of the people. But it is a serious illness, this of ideological Christians. It is an illness, but it is not new, eh?”

    • RuralDelivery

      Of course, leave it to Liberals to claim that “God is being revealed as a Democrat”. Ha!
      Liberal Christians have tried to graft Christianity to a root-stock of Leftist political, social and economic thought. Leftist thought is, in origin, materialistic, atheistic, divisive, and intolerant. A good way to spot Leftist thought is by the pile of dead bodies it leaves behind. 100 million in the 20th Century. 50 million unborn babies in the last 45 years. There is a lot worse than belief which “chases away” people and/or “frightens” them. The Pope and Catholicism should continue its determined opposition to the materialistic, atheistic, divisive, and intolerant influences of Leftist ideology.

      • Loulah

        What on earth are talking about?

      • One More Time

        Well, Jesus feed the poor, healed the sick…all without looking for something in return. He was willing to lay down his own life in order for others to have something better. He wasn’t born in a palace, he wasn’t raised as king of a country, he wasn’t laden with riches and glory….even though he was entitled to all that….and he did it without looking for something in return. The only time he got angry was when he saw religious leaders using the place of worship for ill gotten gain…or making rules that went WAY beyond what he intended…or acting out of self-righteousness in front of others. He always championed the poor, he tells us to take care of the fatherless, he hears the cries of workers who are being mistreated, he taught us to be forgiving and think on good things, and he said that people who gain wealth and look upon it with self-centered pride (hoarding it for their own pleasure) are fools…and die without the ability to bring one red cent with them.
        I don’t know….sounds kinda’ ‘liberal’ to me and it certainly was progressive at the time.

      • Bob Black

        We will never move forward while Conservatives fixate on abortion, Nothing else in their belief system matters to them. They are “one-issue” Christians.

      • Ted Govostis

        As far as the bible is concerned, life doesn’t start until you are born. First breath to be specific. There is a reason there is one punishment for murder, but causing a pregnant woman to miscarry only carries a fine o be paid to the husband. Oh, and it specifically tells you to abort if the baby was conceived due to adultery.

        • RuralDelivery

          Feeling a little guilty there, Ted?

        • Matthew James Ferrantino

          conflicted feelings here. Science has proven the Bible is wrong about when life starts then. Well, that’s a pretty darn serious concern. :/ Probably the reason LU doesn’t bring up any of those points is because

          Scientifically life starts at conception, not birth. Really easy question actually, known It for awhile, way before college.

          But, in practice, acting as though it’s not alive until it’s out of the womb opens possibilities for the rules to allow justification of things which would upset the conscious if one knew just how developed the organism you’re killing is. In otherwords, your belief I find to be both more useful/helpful, but less rooted in fact and more a convenient ironic twist because the kind of ignorance it displays actually seems to make things better, not worse.

          things like this make me want to be a metaphorical, not literal Christian, who if you conducted a harsh critical survey of, would turn out to be a cross between an atheist, an idealist, and a ‘maybe it’s deism plus Star Wars?’ which precludes the possibility of God being personal but at least has more moral grounding than complete atheism. With the explanation for the person’s confusion stemming from the apparent (not definite, but seeming) Separation/Distance from God, meaning one can’t tell if He exists or not, because He’s not readily available to ask and answer questions from
          (fits Deism perfectly, really)

          things like this ALSO make me question the value of GOOD education: IE– if Science/Facts/Knowledge/ REALITY actually lead to unhelpful/unusable/unhappy conclusions, does anyone actually REALLY want to become “educated”? of course Ignorance always means Curiosity, and people start out THINKING they want to know— but what if, after arriving at a conclusion they *both* don’t like *but* can’t find a solid disproof for, what if after having an Answer they Don’t Really Like Truth?

          • Ted Govostis

            Actually, life begins before conception as both gametes are alive before that. What the pertinent question, scientifically speaking, is where does self awareness/sentience begin and is it morally acceptable to force a woman to carry around another person inside her against her will. Before they develop enough to be considered self aware, they aren’t a person and therefore it’s a non-issue whether or not it is morally ok to terminate. Once they are a person there is no legal obligation to keep them alive using your own body any more than there is a legal obligation to give blood to someone or kidney, even though you can live fine post donation. Cold hearted and callous sounding? Undoubtedly. Would I advocate a casual abortion at 8 months? No. But do I think the state has the right to force a woman to act as an incubator either? No.

  • Guest

    well that did not post to FB
    sorry

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