by Pater Tenebrarum, Acting-Man.com:
The media all over the world have been gushing over Pope Francis latest encyclical On Care for Our Common Home (Laudatio Si – Sulla Cura Della Casa Commune). It seems to us that Pope Francis may at least to some extent have been influenced by the leftist “liberation theology” that has been highly popular in a number of Latin American countries in recent decades (it was likely a reaction to the fascist military juntas that once ruled many countries in the region with an iron fist). It is a sign of our times that appeals to become more socialistic and admonishments to save the planet from the non-threat of climate change (née “global warming”) are received with such thunderous acclaim and promptly used as a political bludgeon.
Francis is concerned about the poor, but the economic worldview he espouses in this and his previous encyclical Evangelii Gaudium is poorly informed – it is simply not confirmed by any empirical data. The same criticism must be leveled against his statements on climate science. Assertions like the one below and similar statements in the section that contains it, aren’t backed by any references to sources. Apparently we are supposed to simply agree with the much-invoked “scientific consensus” and knowingly nod our heads:
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