We must remember that, Catholic sex abuse has a long and ongoing history intertwined with that of many other religious institutions.



An article in the Vatican newspaper shows a surprisingly positive attitude to the work of Karl Marx. The atheist philosopher’s works on the evils of social inequality and capitalism are relevant today, the author argues.

Marx’s criticisms of the social alienation affecting the working class and the injustice of a system in which most of the world capital belongs to a handful of people, have not lost their importance in modern society, says Georg Sans, a German-born professor of the history of contemporary philosophy at the pontifical Gregorian University. In his article in L’Osservatore Romano, he argues that Marx’s theories may help explain why this situation has not changed, reports British newspaper The Times.

“We have to ask ourselves, with Marx, whether the forms of alienation of which he spoke have their origin in the capitalist system,” Sans says. “If money as such does not multiply on its own, how are we to explain the accumulation of wealth in the hands of the few?”

At the same time he criticized Marxism as an ideology, saying communist regimes have distorted and marred Karl Marx’s intellectual legacy. “It is no exaggeration to say that nothing has damaged the interests of Marx the philosopher more than Marxism,” he said.

Marx himself is not beyond criticism too, the professor said, since he wrongly reduced a human being to no more than a product of his physical circumstances. His prediction that capitalism would inevitably crumble under internal contradictions has also proved false so far.

Earlier, the Catholic Church kept a hostile attitude towards Karl Marx and his legacy. Pope Benedict XVI singled out Marxism as one of the great scourges of the modern age, accusing it of damaging both material and spirit.

Marx joins a number of historical figures whose role the Vatican has reassessed recently. Last year it erected a statue of Galileo in a move to apologize for persecuting him over his support of heliocentrism. Later, a senior Catholic Church official said Darwin’s Theory of Evolution did not contradict the faith. And in July, L’Osservatore praised Oscar Wilde, the gay playwright, as “a man who, behind a mask of amorality, asked himself what was just and what was mistaken.”

Source: Russia Today, 22 Feb 2010

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Comment by Chandrakanth Natekar on December 7, 2013 at 9:02pm

IMP: I have seen some mistakes in my above writings. So, once more I re-write the comment as below. Sorry!  

 

Catholic community and communist parties are like borne brothers and their mathematical vision of untruth has nothing to do with Jesus Christ or Karl Marx. By killing BRUNO (a man who talk Truth like Jesus) dirty Vatican has proved that they are representing the most wicked character in the world and they are ready to go to any extent by killing thousands of Jesus' and Brunos by using their most ugliest 'Pray and Fool' method. Nevertheless, by realizing all these cunning minds of the future once without using any ambiguous language Jesus said, "Not everyone who calls me 'Lord, Lord' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do. When Judgment Day comes many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord! In your name we spoke God's message; by your name we drove out many demons and performed many miracles!' Then I will say to them, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you wicked people.’"

Note: Now, don't tell that this is not for the ugly Catholics who are still killing Jesus!

Chandra

THE FINAL DESTINY (Buddha's Supernatural Journey into Future)

Comment by Sweettina2 on December 7, 2013 at 6:28pm

Right on Chandrakanth!

Comment by Chandrakanth Natekar on December 5, 2013 at 9:04pm

Catholic community and communist parties are like borne brothers and they mathematical vision of untruth has nothing to do with Jesus Christ or Karl Marx. By killing BRUN (a man who talk Truth like Jesus) dirty Vatican has proved that they are representing the most wicked character in the world and they are ready to go to any extent by killing thousands of Jesus' and Brunos by using their most ugliest 'Pray and Fool' method. But realized all these cunning mind and once without using any ambiguous language Jesus said, "Not everyone who calls me 'Lord, Lord' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do. When Judgment Day comes many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord! In your name we spoke God's message; by your name we drove out many demons and performed many miracles!' Then I will say to them, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you wicked people.’"

Note: Now, don't tell that this is not for the ugly Catholics who are still killing Jesus!

Chandra

THE FINAL DESTINY (Buddha's Supernatural Journey into Future)

Comment by Sweettina2 on December 5, 2013 at 2:11pm

The Catholic church has long been tied to communism. I made a video just on that subject, no opinion, just facts.  

 

Comment by 14300 on December 4, 2013 at 4:27pm

The Vatican is only a "front" for the Illuminati.  The Illuminati "own" the Vatican just like they own Obama - "they" pull the puppet's strings and order them to say and do what the Illuminati want them to say and do.

Comment by Chandrakanth Natekar on March 3, 2010 at 1:56am
"The love money is the root of all evil". - The Bible



"Each stage is necessary, and therefore justified for the time and conditions to which it owes its origin. But in the face of new, higher conditions, which gradually develop in its own womb, it loses its validity and justification. It must give a way to a higher
stage which will also in its turn decay and perish". - Karl Marx

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