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stone space

(6,498 posts)
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 08:35 AM Apr 2016

Bernie invited to Vatican by Pope. "The Idolatry of Money...The Worship of Money"




This reminds me of something that Sister Megan Rice said about Idolatry of Money (and Weapons):

“It’s idolatry, putting trust in weapons. And weapons are made like gods. … Weapons are always false gods because they make money. It’s profiteering.”

---Sister Megan Rice---

The Prophets of Oakridge

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/wp-style/2013/09/13/the-prophets-of-oak-ridge/?tid=ptv_rellink



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stone space

(6,498 posts)
3. You are free to support the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons if Sister Megan Rice's comment upsets you.
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 09:56 AM
Apr 2016
Your obsession with guns and violence is upsetting.


She's just telling you that you are worshiping a False God by doing so, that's all.




trotsky

(49,533 posts)
4. What upsets me is your infatuation with guns and weapons.
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 10:10 AM
Apr 2016

You led with Sanders being invited to the Vatican to speak about social justice, then tacked on a completely unrelated quote about your obsession.

I worship no one and nothing - and Skinner's gift of amnesty is the only reason you are able to post on DU right now, so I suggest you tread lightly with your insults and attacks.

Act_of_Reparation

(9,068 posts)
11. If my calculations are correct, professor, he's also free to respond.
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 01:53 PM
Apr 2016

Been a long time since you audited a philosophy course, or are you feeling especially neutral today?

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stone space

(6,498 posts)
10. Please knock off the name-calling.
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 11:55 AM
Apr 2016
You faitheists are all the same.


If my atheism offends you, tough.

Atheists are allowed to post here, too.





global1

(25,099 posts)
2. WoW!!! Bernie Invited To Speak At The Vatican....
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 08:52 AM
Apr 2016

now that's impressive. I guess the Pope is Feeling The Bern!!!

Maybe that little bird had something to do with this?

 

mr blur

(7,753 posts)
9. Hope he takes his Babble. I'm sure that it's his favourite book.
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 11:40 AM
Apr 2016

What with him running for President and all.

 

rug

(82,333 posts)
12. Oh? You're calling Bernie Sanders a panderer?
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 02:03 PM
Apr 2016

One issue positions make lousy politics. You should watch that clip again to hear what he actually said.

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