More on this emerging confused economic back and forth between nominal Christians who exhibit strongly neo-liberal characteristics and the newly installed Pope Francis who continues to observe and report on a failing ersatz "capitalism" for what he sees is this type of system's shortcomings as a system capable of delivering economic justice. From Salon here.
Here is a revealing line from Ryan:
“What I love about the pope is he is triggering the exact kind of dialogue we ought to be having,” Ryan told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “People need to get involved in their communities to make a difference, to fix problems soul to soul.”"The exact kind of dialogue we ought to be having" is between the blind guides on both sides of this issue who don't even know what the heck is even going on? Bibel-babbling back and forth? Conflating the superior authority of government with that of a subject household?
What the hell is this idiot even talking about with this pagan sounding "soul to soul" here? Don't tell me, more "charity" or something?
Well, I guess if your goal is to never get anywhere towards justice, and/or to seek to justify yourself through works of the flesh, a time-wasting, never ending human "dialogue" or "reasonings" while we never get to an actual revelation of truth would sound like a good idea.
Memo to Ryan (and the Pope): Our 'souls' have no authority to fix ANY of these economic problems; any such authority is in our institution of civil government. And for Ryan an institution which your stupid and blind self continues to pollute in your present condition.
"he who is resisting an authority has withstood God's mandate." Romans 13:2Not the best position in which to be standing Ryan; or any in the rest of Christendom for that matter.