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2017-12-26 Home Front: Politix
Archdruid of Canterbury lashes out at 'populist' world leaders in holiday message
Render unto Caeser, dude. Jesus worked in a different sphere.
[Guardian] The archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out against "tyrannical and populist" world leaders in a Christmas message likely to be seen partly as a rebuke against US president Donald Trump.

Justin Welby was preaching at Canterbury cathedral at the same time as Pope Francis made oblique criticism of Trump in his traditional Christmas address in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City.

The pontiff made particular reference to the situation in the Middle East just two weeks after the US president inflamed tensions in the region by controversially recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In Canterbury, Welby told worshippers that much could be learnt from the nativity story, where Jesus is "power seen in humility".

He said: "In 2017, we have seen around the world tyrannical leaders that enslave their peoples, populist leaders that deceive them, corrupt leaders that rob them, even simply democratic, well-intentioned leaders of many parties and countries who are normal, fallible human beings."
Posted by Besoeker 2017-12-26 05:16|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [450 views ]  Top

#1 Church of Marx really is losing the plot (and the people who actually believe in God unlike the clergy who do not)
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2017-12-26 07:35||   2017-12-26 07:35|| Front Page Top

#2 How evil that those populist leaders actually defend Christianity and Western Civilization! /s
Posted by P2kontheroad 2017-12-26 07:41||   2017-12-26 07:41|| Front Page Top

#3 These "priests" are little more than globalist, Marxist mouthpieces and have little to do with the Christian religion.

I'm waiting for a modern firebrand to nail his theses to the Church's webpage.
Posted by DarthVader 2017-12-26 10:48||   2017-12-26 10:48|| Front Page Top

#4 Is he talking about Trump or Jeremy Corbyn? Hard to tell sometimes with these clowns.
Posted by Raj 2017-12-26 11:22||   2017-12-26 11:22|| Front Page Top

#5 There is still one part of Christian tradition that remains true: Luke 2:1
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2017-12-26 14:21||   2017-12-26 14:21|| Front Page Top

#6 As for the pope, in the Middle Ages popes were calling on Christians to liberate the Holy Land. Now they're calling on Christians to surrender it. Question: If the pope is infallible why do different popes tell us to do different things?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2017-12-26 17:46||   2017-12-26 17:46|| Front Page Top

#7 hmmm....my understanding is that papal infallibility is much more like 'the science is settled', ie the discussion is over.
Posted by P2kontheroad 2017-12-26 21:14||   2017-12-26 21:14|| Front Page Top

#8 Gotta wonder if the "Render unto Caeser" line was because Jesus was hoping to get his preachers to shut up about politics.
Posted by rjschwarz 2017-12-26 22:49||   2017-12-26 22:49|| Front Page Top

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