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Climate Change Environment

Pope Francis Excuses Plundering the Poor

Written by Joe Scudder

While his message is supposedly for leaders, in reality Pope Francis excuses their desire to plunder us through energy taxes.

When he supposedly publicly exhorts “world leaders,” Pope France excuses them as they go about enriching themselves by plundering their people. Carbon taxes won’t do a thing to help the earth, but they will supply the governments with more revenue and power. It will be taken from the lower- and middle-class.

Sadly, even the Eastern Orthodox Patriarch is joining the Pope in this crime.

Ecowatch reports, “Pope Francis to World Leaders: ‘Listen to the Cry of the Earth’

Pope Francis, who has a strong belief in the science of climate change, called upon world leaders on Wednesday to “listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, who suffer most because of the unbalanced ecology.”

Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I, the head of the Orthodox Christian Church, will issue a joint message to commemorate the annual “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” on Friday, the Associated Press reported.

Here’s an idea of what the Pope thinks is important in our time:

Notice all the Pope’s practical advice has to do with getting by while using fewer resources. Poverty is his desired destination for us!

Read the full EcoWatch post.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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