Pope Francis, biblically challenged, blames climate change — again

Once again, Pope Francis has pressed forward the mantra that much of the world’s problems — hunger, overrun borders — are due to man’s failures to stop wars and address climate change.

Not so, according to the Bible. But what’s a little Bible-based reading between the pope’s political devices?

“The relationship between hunger and migrations can only be addressed if we go to the root of the problem,” he said in an address before the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome, Breitbart noted. “In this regard, studies conducted by the United Nations, like many others conducted by civil organizations, agree that there are two major obstacles that must be overcome: conflicts and climate change.”

Now compare that with this, from the pope’s own supposed guiding compass, the Bible.

“You desire and do not have; so you kill,” according to James 4. “And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.”

Hmm. Wars come from evil desires, and hunger and poverty, in large part, from wars. That’s the word according to God, anyway.

If anybody might be expected to know the Bible-based reasons for war, it’d be the pope, right?

Nope.

For this pope, it’s all about the rotten weather.

It’s not like he’s only said it once, to this FAO crowd. Francis has said similarly on several previous occasions. In 2016, he called on participants of the COP22 Climate Change meeting in Morocco to deal with what he characterized as human-induced climate fluctuations; in mid-2015, he pleaded for world leaders to recognize the “right of the environment” and to act accordingly with regulations and agreements. There are plenty more instances in between.

It’s pretty much the pope’s thing — to call for global regulatory controls on environmental matters based on his view that climate change causes wars, hunger and so forth.

More government. More government control.

“Thanks to scientific knowledge, we know how to deal with the problem and the international community has also been preparing necessary legal instruments, such as, for example, the Paris Accord,” he said this week.

The unstated? Now if only that big bad America would get in line — the big bad America led by the big bad President Donald Trump who just withdrew from this accord.

“Unfortunately,” Francis said, “some are distancing themselves” from the accord.

Talk about the merging of politics and religion. Where’s the leftist outcry on this?

“It is clear that wars and climate change cause hunger,” he said, “so we must avoid treating it like an incurable disease.” Sigh. Progressive politics from the pope. Again.

But the Bible paints a different story of the roots of war, one that has more to do with the designs of human hearts than the designs of human-made governments. Now if only the pope would quit straying into politics and meddling into realms he doesn’t belong, and focus more on the Good Book — where, it seems, he has plenty to learn to keep him busy.

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Comments (9)

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Of all the popes that have come and gone Francis is by far the biggist fruad since Piltdown Man and Archoraptor

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    Amber

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    Yes, and climate change caused all those early wars and child abuse occurrences at the hands of trusted church leaders too . Who are the real “Deniers ” ?
    Funny how less impoverished people are when they have access to
    things like clean water , electricity and fossil fuel .
    Religion fuels tribalism and identity politics which are the cause of many wars and much poverty .
    The climate has always changed and implying humans were somehow shaping it negatively through a trace gas
    essential to plant growth is a misleading lie .
    Nature all on it’s own has produced much higher levels of CO2
    on the planet . Who caused that Pope Francis ? I don’t recall
    any predecessor Popes complaining that natural occurring higher CO2 levels were a problem brought on by the big boss .
    The problem is they picked the wrong trace gas to demonize .
    Time for a rebrand , global warming to climate change
    to whatever .

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    Sonnyhill

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    This pope is an avowed socialist. The Vatican knew that when they chose him.
    Now he has a little sideshow in climatology.
    Notice that the Warmists haven’t dismissed him. Together they’re amassing a flock of gullible youngsters, like Climate Grrrrl.
    Round ‘ em up, they’re goin’ on a Crusade.

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      G

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      Interesting how leftists can look at Trump, who was duly elected and proclaim that he does’t represent the people. Meanwhile, a relative handful of Cardinals can contrive a Socialist activist as Pope and proclaim that he not only represents all Catholics, but is an infallible voice for God…

      Next, just suppose Trump was actively consulting someone like Franklin Graham for advice. Imagine the venom that would be spewed over having a person who is overtly spiritual influencing public policy… Now compare and contrast the left’s relationship with the Pope… Hmmmmm….

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    JayPee

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    The DOPE
    has no standing to say anything until he addresses and terminates
    The criminal corruption of his own church,
    The richest entity on earth.

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    John

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    The very moment the church involves itself with any form of science, that part of science has become a religion. And has nothing to do with real facts or true science anymore.

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      G

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      So true! …and I’m a person of faith.

      How soon until government tells us which religion is acceptable based on “climate science”?…

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        Sonnyhill

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        Separation of Church and State. Your founding fathers were wise men.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Pope Francis worships at the Church of gaia just like many Eco-Wackos do during the idiotic Earthday Celebrations and parades and especialy after the Useful Idiots Climate Marches lead by Bore,DiCaprio and Robert Kennedy Jr three useful idiots

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