Hey U.S. Conservatives! Some of your political ideologies are not Christian! Says Who? The Pope! That’s who….
Every morning, before I even get out of bed, I check my iPhone. I check my email. I look at the local newspapers website. Then I look at the global news on another site that I won’t mention here. That was when I saw it. All I could say was, “What????”
Pope Says Concern for Poor is Gospel, not Communism
Why would the Holy Father even have to state that? Then I saw the beginning of the second paragraph…
“Some U.S. conservatives….”
That explained it all!!!
For those not familiar with “U.S. Conservatives”, here is my explanation:
U.S. Conservatives, which are primarily members of the Tea Party and the Republican Party, do not believe in taxation, large government, or social reform that benefits the poor/elderly/etc. They gravitate towards segregation of groups; immigrants vs. naturalized Americans, poor vs. wealthy, Americanized Christianity vs. any group that does not agree with them.
U.S. Conservatives tout themselves as devout Christians. And I even see individuals at Church with Tea Party bumper stickers on their cars. But they have an Americanized idea of what Christianity is. They take Christian faiths (Methodist, Catholic, etc) and twist them to justify their greed and bigotry.
So why would they say that about the Pope? In their narrow mindedness, he is a Liberal. If Jesus Christ himself was standing before them, they would say they same about Him.*
I believe the problem is following the Gospels and truly caring about another individual that you don’t even know as much as you care about yourself is HARD! You have to be giving. You have to sacrifice.
So they have twisted Christianity. They focus on abortion, while pushing the death penalty. They focus on social injustices in other nations, while preventing social and economic equality in this nation.
To U.S. Conservatives, Christianity is the conservative interpretations of Christ’s teachings.
There is a word for that. It is called Conservativism! And U.S. Conservativism is fueled by pride, hate, and GREED!
My grandfather’s grandparents emigrated from Ireland. He was a devote Catholic. So much so, that he believed that there are human beings and then there are Protestants.
He would LOVE this Pope. Why?
My grandfather followed the Gospel. The rest of the Bible was just religious history. The Gospels were what Jesus left of us. Those are His teachings. That is what a Christian is supposed to follow, to the best of their abilities, every single day.
Concern for Poor is not communism or socialism, it is not liberalism…
IT IS CHRISTIAN, IT IS GOSPEL!!!
*-oops, I almost didn’t add this part! I consider myself a liberal. But in all fairness, even the Liberal parties see this Pope and previous Popes as too conservative (ideals on abortion, birth control, etc). Political parties are concerned first with their politics and then with faith. As a Christian, faith should always come first.