Man in funny hat and gold palace calls pet owners "selfish"

Eyes_Right

Old-Salt
Interesting bit of irony from the man with the hat.

Pope Francis risked the ire of the world’s childless dog and cat owners by suggesting people who substitute pets for children exhibit “a certain selfishness”.

Speaking on parenthood during a general audience at the Vatican, the pontiff lamented that pets “sometimes take the place of children” in society.



“Today … we see a form of selfishness. We see that some people do not want to have a child,” he said. “Sometimes they have one and that’s it, but they have dogs and cats that take the place of children. This may make people laugh but it is a reality.”

The practice, said the head of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics, “is a denial of fatherhood and motherhood and diminishes us, takes away our humanity”.

Thus, “civilisation grows old without humanity because we lose the richness of fatherhood and motherhood, and it is the country that suffers”, the pontiff said at the Paul VI Hall.

 
If the world substituted more cats and dogs for rugrats, maybe we could save the world from the obscene overpopulation (ten times what it was in Victorian times) that's creating more pollution, water shortage, food shortage, emissions, etc, etc.

Go and give your head a wobble, Franky boy, and have a chat with your sky pixie.
 
Interesting bit of irony from the man with the hat.

Pope Francis risked the ire of the world’s childless dog and cat owners by suggesting people who substitute pets for children exhibit “a certain selfishness”.

Speaking on parenthood during a general audience at the Vatican, the pontiff lamented that pets “sometimes take the place of children” in society.



“Today … we see a form of selfishness. We see that some people do not want to have a child,” he said. “Sometimes they have one and that’s it, but they have dogs and cats that take the place of children. This may make people laugh but it is a reality.”

The practice, said the head of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics, “is a denial of fatherhood and motherhood and diminishes us, takes away our humanity”.

Thus, “civilisation grows old without humanity because we lose the richness of fatherhood and motherhood, and it is the country that suffers”, the pontiff said at the Paul VI Hall.

he's upset, less children to sexually assault
 
The World's population has doubled in my lifetime.

Stupid fuckwit.
 
The World's population has doubled in my lifetime.

Stupid fuckwit.
I remember hearing the population had hit 4 billion in about 72-3. It's through 8.
 
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It was some time back that I read an article about the Catholic church and churches of other religions were worried about the numbers of future followers given that numbers are dropping off now and have been for some time because people are seeing religion for what it is...Hypocritical.

In predominately Catholic Latin America, they are seeing a fair sized drop off in the number of young people who are turning their backs on religion. The younger generations are not afraid to challenge and ask questions The Vatican may not like.

Basically Rome is worried about the numbers.
 

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
Interesting bit of irony from the man with the hat.

Pope Francis risked the ire of the world’s childless dog and cat owners by suggesting people who substitute pets for children exhibit “a certain selfishness”.

Speaking on parenthood during a general audience at the Vatican, the pontiff lamented that pets “sometimes take the place of children” in society.



“Today … we see a form of selfishness. We see that some people do not want to have a child,” he said. “Sometimes they have one and that’s it, but they have dogs and cats that take the place of children. This may make people laugh but it is a reality.”

The practice, said the head of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics, “is a denial of fatherhood and motherhood and diminishes us, takes away our humanity”.

Thus, “civilisation grows old without humanity because we lose the richness of fatherhood and motherhood, and it is the country that suffers”, the pontiff said at the Paul VI Hall.

Clearly not enough left-footers to contribute to his 'Mum wants a new bungalow' fund.
Maybe if he wants more, he should concentrate on conversion rather than 'new build'.
 
when you need extensive reserves of uneducated and impoverished because they're the most likely to buy the claptrap your business corporation peddles.

Edited to say @Sam The Bam beat me to it.

Unfortunately for a lot of the impoverished people, religion is about the only thing they have left that gives them any kind of hope even when it's the root of their problems.
 
It was some time back that I read an article about the Catholic church and churches of other religions were worried about the numbers of future followers given that numbers are dropping off now and have been for some time because people are seeing religion for what it is...Hypocritical.

In predominately Catholic Latin America, they are seeing a fair sized drop off in the number of young people who are turning their backs on religion. The younger generations are not afraid to challenge and ask questions The Vatican may not like.

Basically Rome is worried about the numbers.

What any belief system, religious or secular, needs to deliver is the unshakable confidence of its leaders, passed onto to its followers, that whether it's through God, or the gods, or the prophets or the ancestors or even just thinking about it vewy vewy hard, they are in possession of certain universal, eternal truths about things such as right and wrong, the way to live your life, the goals to set yourself, etc etc. Both the RC and the CofE have given up even trying here. Some religions point to their holy book as the original, literal word of God that makes answers to the big questions unambiguous*. And some "religions" just see what's trending on Twitter this morning and embrace that instead, and seem genuinely baffled about why anyone would practice a religion in the first place. Like, I believe that the Pope and the Arch Bish of Can't are genuinely worried about the size of their customer base and property portfolio flock. But since neither of them is a believer themselves, and probably never was, they flail about hopelessly having no clue what to do about it!

* And is vague enough around the edges to keep them all employed to interpret it of course!
 

DarkBrig

War Hero
I wonder what he thinks of people having children who then find out they cannot afford to have those children?
Thats what taxpayers are for, god forbit ANY of the religions would put their hands in their own pockets
 

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