And judge brutally, without relenting. If you are middle class or higher in the Democratic West, you suck. Really. Pope Francis repeatedly has made it clear that the last 2000 years of Christianity has got to go and we need to be right back to Acts chapter 2. Anything else and it's the disgrace we are. In his latest, he has made it clear that this war we are in is a war, and someone is guilty. It's most likely those of us who plan on celebrating Christmas. The whole Christmas season. Oh please don't ask me why, I'm sure I don't know the reason.
But once again, Pope Francis goes to the world and proclaims that Christians, especially those in the West, are everything all the critics and haters have said they are. They suck. They're worthless and weak, complete with pledge pins on their uniforms. Just like the Democratic, capitalist West they are part of. The poor are off the hook. Those who indulge in the sins of the Left? Why, that's when the judging comes to a screeching halt. But if you struggle to have a middle class family and enjoy a little celebration in Christmas? Why, you're everything the foes of the Faith say you are.
I sometimes wonder if this is why so many on the blogosphere use the Pope as nothing more than a Francis shaped cudgel with which to bludgeon other Catholics who aren't as awesome as they are. If they really listened to what Francis said, they'd be selling everything, giving it to the poor, and living in poverty and starvation. Anything less, and no matter how many other Catholics they accuse, the fact remains they are the disgraces to the Gospel they imagine everyone else to be.