Saturday, May 7, 2016

Dalai Lama More Catholic Than the Pope on Europe's Rapefugee Crisis?

    What, I asked him, does he think of the European backlash against migration? “In the name of sympathy, for the few who are desperate, [resettlement] is worthwhile.” But Europeans, he continued, “have a right to be concerned for their own prosperity.” Better, he said, “to help people in their own land” [emphases mine - BODO]
This spake "the 14th reincarnation of the Lord of Compassion" to Michael Gerson — The Dalai Lama’s practical path to peace. It is good to see a religious leader acknowledge that there are "few who are desperate." Certainly not the hundreds of thousands of fighting-age men who if they had any decency, would be staying at home defending their women and children. Also, "to help people in their own land" is solid spiritual advice. The Principle of Subsidiarity is one Catholic teaching that was adopted, if even in name only, by the E.U.

In contrast, the last time I heard Pope Bergoglio speak on the subject it was to acknowledge that "we can talk about an Arab invasion" and then in the same breath to ask Europeans to "go forward and find itself enhanced by the exchange among cultures," which I posted two months ago — Popes and Mohammedan Invasions, Then and Now. This prompted me to ponder whether the women and girls at the Cologne Cathedral felt "enhanced by the exchange among cultures" during the New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany.

Speaking of lamas and popes, here an old post of mine in which a comedian concludes that "the Pope's more 'right on' than the Dalai Lama" about sex — Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, and Sex.

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