Pope Francis’s communication, “The Joy of the Gospel,” has been panned by all God-fearing true capitalists. (And we should all be true capitalists, thus making us God fearing.) A few lines out of a 50,000 word document has enraged economic purists all over the Western world.
As for the other 49,000 or so words… we might want to pay attention to a few of the things he said. There are certainly things to debate and disagree on, but there is so much in this exhortation that is truly… well… Christian.
“The study of the sacred Scriptures must be a door opened to every believer.” Scandalous. How dare the Pope talk to us about reading the Word.
“Evangelization demands familiarity with God’s word…” How silly. Evangelization is familiarization with good stories.
I can easily see why so many evangelicals… you know, God-fearing capitalists (because those two MUST go together… in them Scriptures there somewhere I’m sure…) are so upset with this Pope. Study the Word. Know the Word so you can tell people about Jesus. Just so much Marxist baloney!