I’m Officially Starting the Buddhists for Pope Francis Fan Club

Posted: November 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Post | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments »

Pope Francis, Buddhists For Pope Francis, Fan Club, Ethan Nichtern, World Economics, PovertyPope Francis has been seriously interesting as an outspoken spiritual public figure since rising to his current position. But his comments, more and more articulately expressing the moral underpinnings of an interdependent and progressive worldview, just keep getting better. Today he topped them all, taking on the world economic system. It starts with:

“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion. Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of inequality. Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.”

And then it just gets better. Read more here at Slate.

I haven’t started a fan club since I was 12. Anyone want to join me?

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10 Comments on “I’m Officially Starting the Buddhists for Pope Francis Fan Club”

  1. 1 Libby Heighway said at 2:17 pm on November 26th, 2013:

    Buddhists for Pope Francis sounds great. There’ll be stickers, right? :)

  2. 2 Alice said at 2:57 pm on November 26th, 2013:

    I’m in!

  3. 3 Mackal said at 3:21 pm on November 26th, 2013:

    Make it on FB dude!

  4. 4 Patrick Tarcin Yeshe said at 3:26 pm on November 26th, 2013:

    Catholic school spurred me to discover Buddhism and now a pope that speaks truth and moral sense. Amazing. I’ll gladly join.

  5. 5 Lokken said at 3:49 pm on November 26th, 2013:

    sign me up!

  6. 6 Nancy said at 4:41 pm on November 26th, 2013:

    can we just be people who love Pope Francis who aren’t Catholic? Do we need to limit it to Buddhists?

  7. 7 Paul said at 6:41 am on November 27th, 2013:

    I’m in too!

  8. 8 erica said at 10:52 am on November 27th, 2013:

    ditto

  9. 9 Ira Zukerman said at 9:54 pm on November 27th, 2013:

    Yes!

  10. 10 Bryan said at 1:21 am on November 28th, 2013:

    YES YES YES


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