Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Refreshing Perspective

For the first time in decades, I feel a modicum of optimism about organized religion. The new Pope, Francis, is breaking the centuries-long stultification of the Church through the kinds of pronouncements that reflect its founder's beliefs and are long overdue. But with views like these, in which he lacerates the conventional wisdom about capitalism, I can only hope that he has a trusted taster for both his food and his drink.


  1. I am impressed by this Pope. He is quite progressive compared to his predecessor.

  2. No, LD, he's quite progressive compared to about two thousand years of predecessors. In fact, he gives the impression that he's the first of the lot of them to actually read the New Testament.