“Materialism” to blame for empty churches;
Bishops: Â Â LessÂ money = better living
Europe has become increasingly selfish and materialistic in the 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the heads of the Roman Catholic bishops’ conferences across Europe said at the end of their three-day annual meeting at the weekend. “The crisis sweeping Europe today is serious,” they said in a statement after the session in Paris. They cited materialism, individualism and relativism as major challenges facing European society.
Islam? Never heard of it….
Heavenly Social Engineers: “the mere constant acquisition of goods will never fill people’s hearts…”
“Materialism” to blame for empty churches;....stupidity to blame for empty cleric heads….
The Tundra Tabloids doesn’t hold back:
As for the Bishops lamenting the dawn of materialism, the TT has this to say: the materialism that they dread, has put food on the table for billions of people around the world, having raised their standards of living, far more than any international aid they are always moaning on about. The Â advice is to shut up and be thankfull that they live in an age where capitalism is still allowed to work its magic.
The arrogance of clergy
New Age Guru: Dallilallalama….
Military GeniusÂ Dalai Lama: Afghan war “a failure“
The war has been “so far, I think, a failure,” he told reporters, adding that he could not yet judge its outcome. “Using military forces, the other hard-liners become even more hard … and due to civilian casualties the other side also sometimes is getting more sympathy from local people.”
Shut up if you don’t know what you’re talking about… Dalliman…
“This idea that if you are nice to the Chinese Communist Party up front you can cash in later is just wrong. If you lower the bar on human rights they will just move it lower and lower.”