Responding to Pope Benedict's plan to achieve "social justice" through higher taxes and more government intervention, the Holy Father is reminded of the difference between voluntary charity and coercive income redistribution, moral argument against the notion that compassion can be measured by spending someone else's money:
There's a more fundamental question that I'd put to the pope: Should the Roman Catholic Church support the welfare state? Or, put more plainly, should the church support the use of the coercive powers of government to enable one person to live at the expense of another? Put even more plainly, should the church support the government's taking the property of one person and giving it to another to whom it doesn't belong? When such an act is done privately, we call it theft…The pope might say that the welfare state reflects the will of the people. Would that mean the church interprets God's commandment to Moses "Thou shalt not steal" as not an absolute, but as "Thou shalt not steal unless you got a majority vote in parliament or congress"?...I share Pope Benedict's desire to assist our fellow man in need. But I believe that reaching into one's own pocket to do so is praiseworthy and laudable. Reaching into another's pocket to assist one's fellow man in need is despicable and worthy of condemnation.
Wednesday, 5 September 2007
Benedict; Ex German Hitler Youth Now the Holy Vatican Beancounter
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Nothing easier than giving someone else's sh*t away LOL
Benevolence I believe.
you talk a lot of rot the pope is supreme how dare you insult him. :(((((
Being that I am not a member of any segment of the faith industry, I doth not fear the wrath of your anointed leader, with his incense and wild latin chanting while dressed in vestments to impress looney followers like yourself. These Bum loving christian DIY wankers and other faith leaders are responsible for 90 per cent of the friction in todays world and have been in the past,and are completely out of touch with reality. Have a nice day.
"Achtung der Pope, Seig Heil"
get stuffed atho :(((((
Paul: So you are another member of the tshsmom Garage builders charm school.
Paul: If you are in need of guidance-that is to a deep bog, I'll send you a tour map of protestant Ulster. Make the locals aware of your calling micko.
BTW you will be wasting your time if you call back here.
I was born roman catholic
i lost my religion when Pope Benedict stepped into the shoes of the fisherman
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