Later this fall Pope Francis is scheduled to address the U.S. Congress, most likely on the subject of the environmental conservation. That's fine. Not much anybody can say against the idea. As California burns and many islands feel the slow encroachment of the sea along their beaches, and species go extinct every day, unless there's a drastic change in consciousness a global catastrophe is imminent.
But wait a minute. Pope Francis is the last one to be pontificating (literally) on environmentalism. Upstart senators and representatives should stand together and yell, “Hypocrite, after what the Catholic orthodoxy has done to the world, how do you have the audacity to stand there and tell us that? Take a long, objective look at history. Your delusional belief system has driven generation after generation completely mad. As pope do you not encourage 'be fruitful and multiply' and 'subdue the Earth.'? Do you not tell people they'll go to hell if they use artificial birth control? No wonder human history is so pathetic with war and misery in every generation. Can you name any two neighboring countries that have never gone to war with each other?”
For us to take you seriously you have to repudiate your etched-in-stone orthodoxy. We need an old- fashioned book burning where Bibles from all over the city are thrown in with a feisty 'good riddance.' You believe in the Book of Revelation, don't you? You believe Christ and his four horsemen and the rest of the bum LSD trip described by St. John the Divine? What sense does it make to preserve the our beautiful planet? You tell people Christ is going to destroy it anyway, and that thought has caused horrible abuses. Make sense, will ya, Francis. Why would you want the world to be preserved? So God will get a bigger kick out of destroying something beautiful?
You can lecture us all you want; we'll listen. But first you have to renounce your entire belief system, above all your “End of Days” nonsense because the belief increases the chance of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Organize a massive Bible Burn. You can borrow my cigarette lighter.