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After all, "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" so men must endeavor to spend their money in productive endeavors and not rest upon it without effort.
The Lord himself tells us in the parable of the barren fig tree that those who do not bear fruit should be cut down and not simply allowed to be a burden on their productive neighbors.
Biblical literalism. Felicetti is a shining example of how that always ends well for everyone.the divinely mandated word of God
On the evidence so far it's hard to say such self-hatred isn't very well justified.There ain't no hatred
Like Catholic self-hatred.
If they were capable of thinking then they wouldn't have made it into the Curia.I am once again begging the curia to think for one little moment about what they are actually saying.
Oh dear. This sounds super ominous.
The capitalist cardinals are on the rise...
Great AAR! I bookmarked this thread for updates. Victoria II sounds like an interesting game to play, need to check out if it is for sale in the Steam store.
Cardinal Felicetti seems like a real nasty peice of work. With such a hatred of the poor and such a love of the capitalists I've surprised he hasn't ran away and became a protestant.
Industrialization in God's own Country? That is surely heresy!
Lol! So on point! xD
There ain't no hatred
Like Catholic self-hatred.
Good lord. I hope Felicetti gets divinely intervened against before he can do any more damage.
I am once again begging the curia to think for one little moment about what they are actually saying.
I think I might be familiar with Felicetti's favourite hymn…
Biblical literalism. Felicetti is a shining example of how that always ends well for everyone.
On the evidence so far it's hard to say such self-hatred isn't very well justified.
If they were capable of thinking then they wouldn't have made it into the Curia.
Quite clearly the Curia is indeed all bad. We are long past the "trying to be a good influence" defence, if you remain on the curia at this point you are complicit in what is happening in Greece and must be judged accordingly.The curia isn't all bad but it is certainly made up mostly of those who have little regard for such things
Papal soldiers shoot at unarmed peaceful student protest...lovely.
Another awful few years for these dreadful Papal States.
Quite clearly the Curia is indeed all bad. We are long past the "trying to be a good influence" defence, if you remain on the curia at this point you are complicit in what is happening in Greece and must be judged accordingly.
That kind of common sense and acceptance of reality has no place in the Vatican!but it has given us an ulcer that will end only with the Greeks and Italians going their separate ways whether by peaceful means or otherwise.
The pope does maintain a thin lead on the other Italian powers but it is time for great moves to seal the deal.The time for expansion is now, Germany has just swallowed Bavaria, would the Lord allow the Papacy to be left behind?
What are deadly sins to those who can forgive them?If these were more pious cardinals we were dealing with, I would be hesitant to suggest that the Curia were looking on enviously at Germany's shiny new ethnostate. But seeing as we are not dealing with overly pious cardinals, what's another deadly sin in the equation?
As Cromwell says, one presumes the Lord is going to have to act pretty sharpish in ordaining that Italy be ruled by the Papacy. The Risorgimento could use an ineffable plan or two to help it on its way…
Lisi is one of the few true reformers of the Papal States but that makes him a target to most. He has managed to pull some of Callixtus' strings from behind the scenes but a Lisi papacy would take this to a whole other level.I fear Cardinal Lisi's hopes and ambitions for being Pope will never come to pass. After all he has heretical thoughts like this;
That kind of common sense and acceptance of reality has no place in the Vatican!
Europe is blobbing up most ominously, though the fear of the new Austro-Hungarians looking south into the Italian peninsula might galvanise a few people into supressing their doubts and supporting an Italian state. Though on current evidence many might also decide better a Hapsburg than a Pope, at least the Austro-Hungarians only have secret police and not an inquisition. Given Papal actions in Greece this is not an idle concern.
If there is one person a temporally-powerful Papal States would not want directing the show in Britain, it would be Gladstone.As for the British, I don't expect that Gladstone will have much of a desire to associate with us peasants on the continent.
I suppose this is technically not a lie. But only because the Pope had all the Greeks who attempted to raise such a resolution arrested and tortured to death by the Inquisition.the Greeks of the region had not called for a resolution in their name.
I am delighted that Marx has started the left wing tradition of splits, schisms and in-fighting this early. If he keeps this up he may yet manage to declare parts of himself as "not a proper communist", not in a multiple-personality disorder way but full on shouting at his left knee for being a right wing devaitionalist and accusing his spleen of forming an anti-party faction.A positive is that he scoffed at the Peloponnesian peasant's claims to follow communism as, in his mind, they were deceived by nationalist reactionaries aiming to take advantage of them and the lack of an urban proletariat precluded revolution from that land.
I am sure you’d never be able to stomach doing the reading yourself, but there is a rich pre-Marxian tradition of splits and schisms among the European left. Mostly among the anarchists, being then the only group with anything like a real theory, who would go on to receive most of Marx’s own ire in the high 19th century. The proportion of Marx’s oeuvre consisting of lengthy letters to people whom he disagreed with is prodigious indeed.I am delighted that Marx has started the left wing tradition of splits, schisms and in-fighting this early. If he keeps this up he may yet manage to declare parts of himself as "not a proper communist", not in a multiple-personality disorder way but full on shouting at his left knee for being a right wing devaitionalist and accusing his spleen of forming an anti-party faction.
I think we really need to focus on the most pertinent matter in your retort, which is of course, that it is not a lie.I suppose this is technically not a lie. But only because the Pope had all the Greeks who attempted to raise such a resolution arrested and tortured to death by the Inquisition.