The Pope said that “Gay marriage is an offence against the truth of human beings and a it’s hurting justice and peace”.
We would like to point out to The Pope that:
-discrimination against people who think different is against justice and peace.
-selling guns so people can freely go shoot children is against justice and peace.
-several things that his predecessors did is against justice and peace.
In a civilized society sexual orientation should be considered just as taste in food: whatever you like or don’t like it’s your own business.
My mother got this Fuji camera about 30 years ago.
It has been used a lot, traveled around the world and it’s still in perfect conditions…it still looks new and gorgeous.
Any camera you buy now, after 1 year it will already looks old and all the new models will have better functions. Then after 2 years you can throw it away because most of the time it won’t be working anymore or it will just be too outdated in terms of “pixels” video quality or whatever.
And this works not only for cameras but for everything that is produced nowadays…think about all the products you got in the last 10 years: how many of those things are still working? how many things that you buy in the last 10 years you’re still using? Any phone? Any digital camera? Any computer? Probably none…
News nowadays are part of the entertainment industry. Fully integrated in that business. So everyday something important have to happen…
So since they have to produce everyday some news that somehow seems very exciting, to avoid losing audience, they’ll try to sell even insignificant facts as big deals that will affect your life.
The effect is that when something really important happen the audience won’t give it much credit, because they are used to see everyday something “important” and at the same time there is this artificial creation of attention for things that don’t really matters.
But the most dangerous issue arising from this is that if something don’t make it to the news, it simply doesn’t exist: take for example this KONY 2012 campaign, until a few days ago nobody care about Uganda…but the situation in Uganda is going on since the ’90s and even before. And there are so many other countries in Africa where similar situations are happening right in this very moment. There was no major news network talking about it, because it would be boring for the audience since it’s already an “old news”. The only reason that now people started talking about Uganda again is because of this massive and well organized campaign…but in a few days, it will be old news again.
Mahatma Gandhi? Assassinated.
G.W. Bush? Enjoying his retirement…
As many people might know, in the middle of the Italian territory there is a state called “Vatican”. The Vatican state itself is a very small place, practically St. Peter square and that’s it…however it’s also a very rich country and very powerful in the world politics.
In Italy, a traditionally catholic country, the Church have a massive influence in the political and social life. However something that became a big issue in this crisis period, is that the Vatican receive massive financial support by the Italian government as well as a huge tax reduction. Many laws were done in the past to support the church by governments who were looking for the church’s political support in Italy; But taxes are public money, the money of the citizens, given to the catholic church without considering that the citizens might not agree with that since many, especially in the 21st century, are not Catholics.
On top of that, there are approximately 1 Billion Catholics around the world and while Italy is a country of about 60 Million people, of which 90% are technically catholics (but only 30-40% are in fact “active” Catholics) this 60 Million people and their direct or indirect taxes end up being a huge financial resource of the church.
The Catholic church as a whole of course deserve respect, especially those many devote and loving priests and nuns and faithfuls around the world helping the poor and living in hard conditions sacrificing their lives for the love of God and of others.
However it’s obviously bizarre to ask the citizens of a single country to support a specific church with their taxes just because it’s the main religion in the country, especially now that financial measures in Italy are very heavy because of the crisis; and since the Vatican is an independent state, it’s supposed to manage it’s own finance and there’s no logic reason why Italy should financially support the Vatican: there are many catholic countries around the world and they don’t give their public money* to the church…maybe because the Vatican happen to be inside the Italian territory?
However, just recently the new “technical” government seems to have put an end to at least some of the tax exemptions.
* also tax exemptions is in fact giving public money