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In an interview with Italy's La Stampa newspaper, Pope Francis defended his remarks: "Marxist ideology is wrong. But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don't feel offended." He added, "There is nothing in the exhortation that cannot be found in the social doctrine of the church."
I can see flames

I can smell smoke

OMG Talibangelicals hair on FIRE!

So if Limbaugh thinks the Pope is a Marxist.

And the Pope says he is only quoting scripture and there is nothing wrong with actually promoting that view.


Jesus was a Marxist Commie Pinko Hippy.


We already knew that.

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Go talibangelical heads

From the original article

“There is nothing in the Exhortation that cannot be found in the social Doctrine of the Church. I wasn’t speaking from a technical point of view, what I was trying to do was to give a picture of what is going on. The only specific quote I used was the one regarding the “trickle-down theories” which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and social inclusiveness in the world. The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefitting the poor. But what happens instead, is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger nothing ever comes out for the poor. This was the only reference to a specific theory. I was not, I repeat, speaking from a technical point of view but according to the Church’s social doctrine. This does not mean being a Marxist.”

9:05 AM PT: See also ProgLegs

For a more mature pov


Originally posted to LaFeminista on Sun Dec 15, 2013 at 08:49 AM PST.

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