Monday, January 19, 2015

The Pope and AGW

Just My Opinion

Pope Francis I: First Jesuit Pope Shatters Centuries Of Mistrust
Father Thomas Reese, a Jesuit and former editor in chief of the order's weekly magazine America, told CNN in 2005 that  the word "Jesuit" had become synonymous through the centuries with scheming, and that their very reputation as the most free-thinking of Catholics had made them suspect in the eyes of the church hierarchy.

Pope removes Cardinal Burke from Vatican post
A prominent devotee of the traditional liturgy and outspoken defender of traditional doctrine on controversial moral issues, Burke had appeared increasingly out of step with the current pontificate.

Obama finds an ally on political controversies at the Vatican
President Obama increasingly is finding a key policy ally in the Vatican, with Pope Francis standing virtually shoulder to shoulder with the White House on income inequality and a historic diplomatic reboot with communist Cuba. The pontiff next year also appears poised to offer greater support to the president on climate change initiatives and reportedly wants to be a leading voice at a U.N. global warming summit next year, where the American president will make perhaps his greatest pitch to date for more dramatic action on the environment.

Papal Text Says Man Betrays God by Destroying the Environment
MANILA — Pope Francis waded into the global debate on climate change and the environment on Sunday, saying in the text of a speech that man was destroying nature and betraying God's calling to be stewards of creation.

I think my aversion to Jesuits has much to do with my casual acquaintance with those who've served in South America.  My general view (bias) is that, from Mexico south, the predominantly Spanish SA governments are among the most corrupt and cruelest in our hemisphere, if not the world.  For that reason Jesuits serving there have become militant in efforts to protect their flocks, and that militancy manifests itself politically.  Okay.  But, simply put, that mindset ought not include North America, the cradle of worldwide democracy and freedom.   I think I see some of that attitude in Pope Francis (via Argentina).

 Moving on then.  It's my nature to look to tradition when it comes to institutions.  I am a strict constitutionalist politically.  I side with Cardinal Burke's  resistance to  some of  Pope Francis's attempts to "modernize" Catholic doctrine. Also, there's  Francis's ascendancy after Pope Benedict's unprecedented resignation.  Resignation.  Made me wary.   But nothing has concerned me more than Francis's  recent, as reported by the New York Times lobby, dalliance with Brock Obama.  I have no real problem with his lobbying Il Douchebag on the Cuba issue.  I do have a major problem with him embracingin a possible quid pro quo imprimaturman caused (AGW) global warming.  The incontrovertible facts are:
  • Obama is a liar.  Obama is a proponent for, and long time facilitator of infanticide.  Obama is the nearest thing to an Augusto Pinochet or Hugo Ch├ívez dictator that El Norte have known.  He ought, on those points alone, have earned the Pope's enmity.  There's more. The entire "climate movement" is manifestly a leftist operation designed to establish one world government, and bring the United States into economic equilibrium. And!, every pseudo-scientific pronouncement, study, white paper, or law passed on man caused climate change, over the past 50 years, has been systematically shown to be fabricated.  Lies. Every diligently scientific study extant agrees. 
So.  AGW climatists are liars.  Obama is a liar.  The American left are liars.  If it's true that Pope Francis has indeed signed on to using AGW climate change as an instrument to achieve social change, then he too would be a liar.  Yes, he is still  Vicarius Christi, but we've had bad Popes before.  A Pope's infallibility extends only to proclamations of doctrine of faith or morals.  He hasn't crossed that line. Pray he does not. Because if he does, he would be an illegitimate pope. IMO.