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RUSH: Reuters: “Pope Wades Into Climate Change Debate, Says Mostly ManÂ’s Fault.” Well, this pope sure has got his priorities right. Climate change, the biggest thing facing Catholicism and Christianity. Can you believe this? You know, when this guy came out with his economic statements and I said it’s Marxism, the world erupted in outrage that I would dare characterize the pope as a Marxist. But his economic policies or philosophies, as he explained them, were completely that.

And then if I’m not mistaken, the Vatican went on a, what do you call it, circle the wagons tour, “That’s not what the pope was saying. The pope is not a Marxist.” Okay, fine, they had to dial it back. But aboard the papal plane, this is from Reuters, the reporter is on board the Alitalia plane that’s ferreting the pope around.

“Pope Francis waded into the global debate about climate change on Thursday, saying that he believed that man was primarily responsible and that he hoped this yearÂ’s Paris conference would take a courageous stand to protect the environment. The Pope said his long-awaited encyclical on the environment was almost finished and that he hoped it would be published in June, in time provide food for thought ahead of the U.N. climate meeting Paris in November.

“Speaking to reporters on the plane taking him from Sri Lanka to Manila, he was asked specifically if man was mostly to blame for climate change. ‘I donÂ’t know if it is all [manÂ’s fault] but the majority is, for the most part, it is man who continuously slaps down nature,’ he said.”

Folks, I gotta really watch it here. We’re talking about the Vicar of Christ here. The Vicar of Christ believes man is not part of nature? I’m gonna leave it there. My religious beliefs are one of many things that inform me that we couldn’t have any impact on the climate, the planet, the globe, creation, no matter what, no matter how much we wanted to. It’s beyond our reach. But that’s just me. I’ll leave it there.

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