Yucking it up! I wonder what he thinks is so funny.
I’d be more careful about flappin’ my jaw about indulgences, if I were Pope. But the Red Pope is getting at the planet-cooking practice of eating meat and how we should all lay off it from now on (https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/07/12/pope-tells-young-people-eating-meat-is-part-of-a-self-destructive-trend).
See, eating meat is “part of a self-destructive trend” that includes all kinds of “consumerism.” Well, he is the PETA Person of the Year for 2015. They wouldn’t honor him if he wasn’t a kook. Supposedly he eats a very simple diet.
He urges us to get rid of things we don’t need. He doesn’t say which things, but I think we can guess–cars, air conditioning, gas stoves, lights that come on when you flip the switch, etc. Plebs! Are you pumped up for a 13th-century lifestyle?
By the way… the leadership of very many Protestant churches is no better than what our Catholic brethren are getting.
I wonder what would happen if they tried to get people to give up their video games.