lunes, 12 de mayo de 2014

The papal inefficiency



The poor, who feel how the Holy Father scolds the rich brothers to be more giving, maybe stay expecting some beneficial effect of such grumbling. If so, these papal suggestions would be counterproductive, exacerbating the gap between rich and poor.

Many poor people believe in God and are faithful to the Catholic Church.

The Pope (Francis I or anyone else), inspired, among Catholics, worship, joy, confidence, protection, hope. Maybe consider that this chief is the human being who is closer to God.

These moods, driven by faith, generate tangible effects, but I presume you could be losing effectiveness.

The idea that I share with you means that, by some measures, inequality between rich and poor is increasing.

It is likely that the popes of all times have called for rich faithful be more generous with the poor. It is also likely that these rich faithful have listened carefully to the papal claim and have been more generous in donations, social support, payment of wages, contributions to philanthropic associations (the Church itself included).

I live in Uruguay, one of the most secular countries in the world. This is very satisfying for atheists. It is also satisfying to those who have the freedom to worship as they prefer.

If the popes of all times encouraged the rich to be more generous to the poor and are seeing greater inequality between the two socio-economic classes is conceivable that this doctrine is less effective than before, if not now is counterproductive.

We can not rule out the hypothesis that those sermons remained greater distributive justice but now, these same sermons excited the rich to be more ambitious and to discourage the poor to fight for greater well-being in their life.

The poor, who feel how the Holy Father scolds the rich brothers to be more giving, maybe stay expecting some beneficial effect of such grumbling. If so, these papal suggestions would be counterproductive, exacerbating the gap between rich and poor.

Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google):  La ineficacia papal.
 
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.193)

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