When shall we have the courage to outgrow the charity mentality and see that at the bottom of all relations between rich and poor there’s a problem of justice?
Archbishop of Olinda and Recife (Brazil)
I’m not a theologian, or an expert on the Bible, or a Catholic. I’m just a US Senator from the small state of Vermont. I’m far from being a perfect human being, but I’m motivated by a vision that exists in all the great religions… Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and others… so beautifully and clearly stated in Matthew 7.12, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them to do to you”. The Golden Rule… do to others what you’d have them do to you… not very complicated.
Pope Francisco Bergoglio is a “democratic liberal”. He believes that the Free Market is a fraud… as does our Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev. Cardinal Bernardin spoke of a seamless garment… that means that pro-lifers MUST be anti-death penalty, pro-social safety net, pro-single-payer, and anti-warmongering, or they’re hypocrites. The good cardinal was RIGHT… just look at contemporary “pro-lifers”… their kowtowing to the worst elements of the Republican Party makes them unspeakable horrors. They’re not “pro-life” at all… they’re anti-life in the deepest meaning of the term.
Here’s the irony this year… if you want to uphold Christian morals and ethics, you must vote for a Jewish secularist who speaks in favour of “pro-choice”… this one bad element DOESN’T spoil the pot. There are no pure options on this side of the veil. NONE. Therefore, you must weigh out the options… in this instance, the Republican Anti-Life Programme has only one good point (anti-abortion), whilst the rest is Warmongering Oligarch Rubbish. Bernie’s Pro-Life Programme has one bad spot (pro-choice)… you don’t throw away an apple with a bad spot, you cut out the spot and eat it with thanks.
Bear this in mind… a wise monastic told me years ago, “Satan baits his traps with objectively good things”. That’s how the Evil One uses the anti-abortion plank in the Republican programme… Satan puts one good thing in the midst of demonic evil… the superficial and unintelligent lot eats it up by the gross. Orthodox people… do note that the konvertsy just gobble it all down. It speaks volumes of them and their intelligence. Don’t frequent their websites nor engage them in useless polemic… it won’t do any good at all… in fact, it’d do much harm… for it’d hammer in the heterodox errors that they espouse, and it’d anger and frustrate you for no good purpose.
Here’s the interesting contradiction this year… if you wish to follow Christ to the fullest, you must vote for a secularist Jew… fancy that…