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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

 

How about encouraging Africans to do something more productive than trying to leave Africa?

Robert Stacy McCain talking about the Pope and the African migration to Europe.  The Pope tweeted:
We pray for a heart which will embrace immigrants. God will judge us upon how we have treated the most needy.
From a news report:

 
Pope Francis has visited Lampedusa to pay tribute to the thousands of refugees who have lost their lives trying to reach the European Union. The pope also criticized what he called the “globalization of indifference.”

McCain responds


The “globalization of indifference”? Hey, dig this, Pope: How about encouraging the localization of responsibility?

If everybody is responsible, nobody is responsible. If it’s Europe’s job to take care of Africans, what is Africa’s job other than building boats so they can try to get to Europe? How about encouraging Africans to do something more productive than trying to leave Africa?

Also, speaking of “how we have treated the most needy,” Pope, I checked my records and you’ve never hit my tip jar. Just sayin’ . .
I have a great deal of respect for the Catholic church, in fact I am a Christian (of the Protestant variety), but it seems to me that many religious leaders make noises that are designed to place them morally above the rest of humanity.  Now, in many cases they are, and taking care of the poor is a moral imperative.  But taking care of the problems in Africa by encouraging them to move to Europe is not a moral solution to a problem.  It's preening; a characteristic of Liberals in and out of religion.

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