Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Pope: Bad Ideas from Both Sides

The Vatican just released a document containing papal commentary on the world economy. Unlike what you might expect from someone who is usually seen as a hardline conservative, the Pope's positions are nothing more than simplistic, utopian, leftist tripe.

Benedict sketches out a new vision of a world economy radically different from the current model and one where access to food and water is a universal right, wealthy nations share their wealth with poorer ones, and where profit is not the ultimate goal of commerce. He advocated the creation of a "world political authority" to manage the global economy.
The rest of his comments that are quoted in the article are equally laughable nonsense.

For me Pope Benedict XVI combines the worst of right & left. He's an extremist social conservative on issues such as abortion, contraception & gay marriage, while at the same time being an economic illiterate who embraces vague utopian socialist ideals.


  1. Not only do I totally agree, I question why it's even worth writing about. Is it really surprising? The Catholic church is blight on human history and development. It's a shame they are still around conning people out of money and endangering the lives of others through things like anti-birth control propaganda.

  2. Maybe it's just me, but this Pope seems particularly obnoxious -- at least among recent popes.