Morality is black and white and gray. But the only gray in morality is the ignorance of people who have not yet learned and who object to morality entirely.
Pope Francis spoke to the U.S. Congress recently, and his ambiguous message that left out God, prayer, condemnation of abortion and gay marriage, and praise for socialism, global warming, and illegal immigration, gave Democrats cause to cheer and left conservative Christians wondering about his faith. The “Vicar of Christ” seems to have abandoned the tenets of Christianity and embraced all leftist beliefs that morality is gray, that people should do what feels good and is easy and not what is right, and that any faith is okay. This 60’s mentality is not surprising coming from a man who grew up under Juan Peron in Argentina. His speech reflected leftist ideals:
“But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners. The contemporary world, with its open wounds which affect so many of our brothers and sisters, demands that we confront every form of polarization which would divide it into these two camps. We know that in the attempt to be freed of the enemy without, we can be tempted to feed the enemy within. To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place. That is something which you, as a people, reject.”
The Right believes morality to be black or white, wicked or righteous and that people live by the choices they make. (Here I must pause to explain to pinheads that this is not a reference to race.) The Left believes morality to be gray because people routinely exercise poor moral judgment. The truth is that the only gray in morality is in the ignorance of the beholder. All things, once examined and the truth known, can be determined to fall into the black or white categories, and all people make both good and bad choices, but that doesn’t make their bad choices right.
Rush Limbaugh analyzed his speech:
Pope Francis has a flawed understanding of morality and Christ. How does such a man become Pope? This only proves that Popes are men and, like all men, are flawed sinners.
Claiming the divinity of Christ being inherited from the Apostle Peter is bogus and has been proven so in centuries past when Popes committed murders and atrocities. Pope Francis’ moral ambiguity arises from his leftist liberal upbringing in a socialist dictatorship. Up until now, all Popes have been from Europe, but for some unknown reason the College of Cardinals selected this man to lead the Catholic Church into the 21st century. And they apparently believe it is time the Church adopted the mores of society rather than define proper morals for them.
Liberals, being the individuals confused by their own ignorance of morality that they are, will say it is not possible to know righteousness any more than it is possible to know all the truth. (That is how people get convicted of crimes they did not commit, how they are framed to take the fall for the crime of another, either by criminals or the government). Their conclusion is that it is better that a thousand criminals go free rather than one innocent person be convicted, which results in ten thousand more innocent people being victims of these same criminals.
Likewise, they believe that because you cannot know the righteousness in a person’s heart, you cannot judge if they do right or wrong, and that Jesus said not to judge others. That, a believer in Christ would know, is false, and that Jesus did not say we cannot judge if one does right or wrong, only that we cannot judge who is going to Heaven or chooses Hell. Liberals are the worst when it comes to exercise self-righteousness and they live in the hypocrisy of their own ideology.
An example that even the most righteous among us can err, Rush Limbaugh spoke to a young man who believed there was a good side to envy, and Rush did not correct him. Rush can’t be perfect and failed to educate the young liberal who said envy can be a good thing if it’s not resentful, when that is the very definition of the word! What he was describing was not envy, but ambition, which is NOT a sin!
Indeed, Pope Francis quoted “The Golden Rule” to Congress which Democrats were quick to applaud:
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
But this is not the Commandment of Christ that is the Golden Rule, but the part that the Left has adopted as what man’s morality should be. What Pope Francis fails to understand, aside from the fact that global warming is a scam by the Left to establish socialism, is that capitalism has made people’s lives better, while socialism keeps them anchored in the past of government tyranny. This failure is part of his failure to invoke God before Congress and his failure to speak the truly Golden Rule:
“Love God with all your heart, all your strength, and all your mind,” and “love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew: 22:37, 39
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