This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Is the Pope About to Stick His Finger in Our Eye?
ost on the Pope’s visit, one of our leftist commenters challenged: "The whole thing (visit) is pretty unremarkable unless you want to bring politics into it to make a statement."
And, of course I want to bring politics in. This is a political blog for goodness sakes and if it were not politics, I would not be talking about it.
The Pope is known more today for his leftist political thought than he is for contributing to theological thought. (His major encyclical is on the environment) He is as much political as he is religious--maybe more so. So of course I am going to think political.
His coming to our country, inviting mostly Spanish people, divides us along language lines. The Pope has to know we are in an election mode. So he steps right into the middle of the most controversial political issue of our time.
It gets no more political than that!