In his annual Christmas address Pope Francis called on the Faithful to resist materialism and consumerism. In other words, the Pope is calling for the faithful to stand up and FIGHT against the Corporatist! FIGHT against these greedy evil bastards trying to turn us into 100% consumer MACHINES!
The Pope called on people to embrace simple and balanced values and push back against excesses in modern society which so “often is intoxicated by consumerism and hedonism, wealth and extravagance, appearances and narcissism.” The Pope also called on Christians to “act soberly” in ways that are simple, balanced, and consistent and for all to see and do what is essential.
“In a world which all to often is merciless to the sinner and lenient to the sin, we need to cultivate a strong sense of justice, to discern and to do God’s will,” the Pontiff said. He went further by condemning “a culture of indifference which not infrequently turns ruthless.” He also asked the faithful to combine “empathy, compassion, and mercy.”
Personally, I’m glad this Pope is challenging consumerism and the ruthless inhumane Corporatist! We are NOT consumer machines! WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS and our lives mean much MORE than buying the JUNK most corporations produce!!