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Billionaire Home Depot Founder Says Pope Francis Is Alienating The Rich
01-02-2014, 06:17 AM #1
Wayne5 Member
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Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone has a warning for Pope Francis.

A major Republican donor, Langone told CNBC in a story published online Monday that wealthy people such as himself might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.

Langone described the Pope's comments about a "culture of prosperity" as "exclusionary" statements that may make some of the rich "incapable of feeling compassion for the poor."

Langone, who is leading an effort to raise money for the restoration of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan said he relayed these concerns to Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York. Specifically, Langone said he told the church leader he spoke to a donor who could give millions of dollars to the cathedral project but was worried about the Pope's "exclusionary" remarks.

"I've told the cardinal, 'Your Eminence, this is one more hurdle I hope we don't have to deal with. You want to be careful about generalities. Rich people in one country don't act the same as rich people in another country,'" said Langone.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ke...pe-francis

Langone is wasting his money. This makes Roman Catholics look like crap.
01-02-2014, 06:29 AM #2
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the pope should be more concerned with the Vatican bankhttp://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/a-growing-vatican-bank-scandal-threatens-catholic-church-image-a-842140.html

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01-02-2014, 06:46 AM #3
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The Vatican scandal over shady bank accounts and millions in suspect transfers began shortly before sunrise on June 5 on Via Giuseppe Verdi, a picturesque street in the old part of Piacenza, a town in northeastern Italy. An elderly gentleman in a tailor-made suit had just left his house with a leather briefcase dangling from his right hand. He was on his way to his car.

It was to be an important day for Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, who had recently been fired as the head of the Vatican bank -- even if it turned out differently than he'd expected. Tedeschi was planning to go to the Vatican on that morning, but he never got there. The 67-year-old banker missed the high-speed train to Rome, meaning he couldn't, as he had planned, get into a taxi at the Italian capital's central station for the short journey across the Tiber River to the Vatican. There, he had hoped to take the documents out of his briefcase and hand them over to a confidant of the pope.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/euro...42140.html

Just makes Roman Catholics look even more like crap.

How ironic that I would be defending a Roman Catholic Pope. I like him and I think he's right. I like the way he told the Cardinals and Bishops to go mix with the people and don't come back until you smell of sheep. My kinda guy.

Here's to you, Pope Francis.
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01-02-2014, 07:21 AM #4
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You want to be careful about generalities.

You always have to be careful with generalities,,,

and yet the Pope won't be able to talk about anything,,,

if he has to abide by this,,,or he will be forever qualifying

every statement he makes,,,kinda like posting,,,without

every offending anyone,,,in any way,,,it is almost impossible

to do,,,the Home Depot guy probably just wants to let

everyone know what a great guy he is,,,and is using this,,,

to do that,,,still,,,dangerous mixing any religious anything,,,

with business,,,if he wants to sell to everyone...

(:X
01-02-2014, 09:04 AM #5
Wayne5 Member
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Langone thinks he has bought the right to dictate terms to God. Lucifer was thrown out of Heaven for this.

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01-03-2014, 02:06 PM #6
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It's not like the rich don't completely avoid the lower classes or nuthin, and the politicians all giving them tax breaks don't alienate everyone else when they do.
Nnnaaaaaahhhhhh...

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01-03-2014, 02:38 PM #7
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Quote:A major Republican donor, Langone told CNBC in a story published online Monday that wealthy people such as himself might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.

What an idiotic statement to make! I will punish the poor because I don't like what you are preaching.
01-03-2014, 03:12 PM #8
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(01-02-2014, 06:46 AM)Wayne5 Wrote:  The Vatican scandal over shady bank accounts and millions in suspect transfers began shortly before sunrise on June 5 on Via Giuseppe Verdi, a picturesque street in the old part of Piacenza, a town in northeastern Italy. An elderly gentleman in a tailor-made suit had just left his house with a leather briefcase dangling from his right hand. He was on his way to his car.

It was to be an important day for Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, who had recently been fired as the head of the Vatican bank -- even if it turned out differently than he'd expected. Tedeschi was planning to go to the Vatican on that morning, but he never got there. The 67-year-old banker missed the high-speed train to Rome, meaning he couldn't, as he had planned, get into a taxi at the Italian capital's central station for the short journey across the Tiber River to the Vatican. There, he had hoped to take the documents out of his briefcase and hand them over to a confidant of the pope.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/euro...42140.html

Just makes Roman Catholics look even more like crap.

How ironic that I would be defending a Roman Catholic Pope. I like him and I think he's right. I like the way he told the Cardinals and Bishops to go mix with the people and don't come back until you smell of sheep. My kinda guy.

Here's to you, Pope Francis.
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I wonder how many of those transactions were made to victims of sexual abuse carried out by Catholic priests? Gotta hide as much under the carpet as possible.

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01-03-2014, 05:53 PM #9
Wayne5 Member
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Don't forget NODOOM the stats say when it comes to sexual abuse the Protestants are equally guilty, they just hide it better.

Its not really that complicated. The rich just get confused and think they are rich because they are smarter or faster or better in some way. They think they did it on their own and they did not.

They try to convince us that if we want to be rich like them we have to think like them, that we are a nation of individuals and we are not in life together, we are competitors and nothing else. For the most part they succeed. We buy it hook line and sinker. They try to take our eyes off the idea that eternity is a very long time and a human life is very short.

It is harder for a rich man to go heaven than it is for a camel to go through the eye of "the" needle. It refers to the gate in Jerusalem called "the eye of the needle" a gate so low that the camels have to enter on their knees.

The sin God hates the most is not adultery or murder, its pride. That is what brought down Lucifer. Humility is the most important thing to have if you are rich.

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01-03-2014, 05:56 PM #10
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Humility is a good thing to be familiar with regardless of financial status. Good morning Wayne wave.gif
01-03-2014, 05:59 PM #11
Wayne5 Member
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Morning octo! hug.gif

Yes, you can't "know yourself" without humility.

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