Religious leaders should unite for justice and peace, Pope tells Buddhist monks

Religious leaders should unite for justice and peace, Pope tells Buddhist monks

[A Buddhist is “more Catholic than the Pope”!: According to Sandro Magister, “There was only one moment in which Jesus was named and his Gospel proclaimed” not by Frankenpope but the Burmese Buddhist state counsellor, who said: “Jesus himself offers a ‘manual’ for this strategy of peacemaking in the Sermon on the Mount. The eight Beatitudes (cf. Mt 5:3-10) provide a portrait of the person we could describe as blessed, good and authentic”]

Catholic World News – 11/29/17

In a November 29 meeting with Myanmar’s Buddhist leaders, Pope Francis said that representatives of all faiths must “speak with one voice in affirming the timeless values of justice, peace, and the fundamental dignity of each human person.”
The Pontiff also said: “The great challenge of our day is to help people to be open to the transcendent.”


Meeting of the Supreme “Sangha” Council of Buddhist Monks, 29.11.2017 (Vatican Press Office)

The Pope in Mission Territory. But the Only One Talking About Jesus Is a Buddhist (Sandro Magister)

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8 comments on “Religious leaders should unite for justice and peace, Pope tells Buddhist monks

  1. Pope Francis “Guided” By “The Teachings Of The Buddha”

    Pope Francis praised Buddha and St Francis of Assisi but ignored Christ while addressing Buddhist Monks on November 29 in Yangon during his Apostolic Journey to Myanmar.

    Francis expresses “esteem for all those in Myanmar who live in accord with the religious traditions of Buddhism”. He added, “Through the teachings of the Buddha, and the dedicated witness of so many monks and nuns, the people of this land have been formed in the values of patience, tolerance and respect for life.”

    Francis believes that the words of Buddha offer “each of us a guide” to “overcome the angry by non-anger” and “the wicked by goodness”.

  2. What about the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, Jorge, which you are responsible for promoting as Vicar of Christ? Nah, it’s not PC – especially where you are now.

  3. Küng Fu: Modernism the Legend Continues

    Master Po: What is troubling you, Grasshopper?

    Kwai Chang: I am confused, Master.

    Master Po: What has you confused, Grasshopper? Are you still wondering why American college students were triggered by Steve Martin’s “King Tut” song as a politically-incorrect microaggression of cultural appropriation?

    Steve Martin Funky Tut!

    Kwai Chang: No, Master. But that is very confusing and absurd.

    Master Po: Perhaps then you are wondering when Aaron Rodgers will be fully recovered and ready to return to play as starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers?

    Kwai Chang: No, Master, but I assume he will try to heal faster for the Cheeseheads after the unfortunate loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in their current cycle of karma.

    Master Po: Yes, the struggle for excellence requires much patience in the cycle of karma as we search for the Tao. But that is not what is currently puzzling you. Then tell us, Grasshopper, what are you confused about now?

    Kwai Chang: I am wondering, Master, why has Pope Francis given official papal approval for marijuana smoking in his new encyclical Fumemus in jubilatione when he has forbidden the sale of tobacco cigarettes in the holy city of the Vatican?

    Master Po: Strange are the ways of the cycle of karma in the realm of illusion when searching for the flow of the Tao , are they not, Grasshopper? For who can know the way to San Jose? If Nancy Pelosi is not offended by Congressman Conyers walking around in his underwear, how will Al Franken know when to stop squeezing women’s behinds?

    Kwai Chang: I cannot be certain, Master.

    Master Po: Why can you not be certain, Grasshopper?

    Kwai Chang: Because David Hume has forbidden me to be certain about metaphysical matters, Master.

    Captain Kirk: David Hume?

    Spock: A well-known 18th-century skeptic, Captain.

    Master Po: Then I shall put it to you another way, Grasshopper. If a neo-Kantian Malthusian computer mogul billionaire builds a condom factory in Mexico in order to take advantage of low-wage labor while investing the profits based on advice from Goldman Sachs, how many condoms would it take to construct a bungee cord to leap safely off the Golden Gate Bridge?

    Kwai Chang: I cannot be certain, Master.

    Master Po: Why can you still not be certain, Grasshopper? How can we ever be certain? Indeed, what is certitude? For long is the quest for inner strength in the Tao of virtue, as the great philosopher Lao-Tzu has explained in the Tao Te Ching. We must keep our attention focused in the quest for mindfulness, Grasshopper. If there were no Road Runner, would we ever learn Stoic lessons from the follies of Wile E. Coyote?

    Daffy Duck: He has a point there, Foghorn.

    Hans Küng: I would like to address that…

    Father Mulcahy, S.J.: Of course, Zeno of Citium was the founder of the school of Stoicism. Father Gannon always encouraged heavy reading in the Stoics at Fordham in the old days.

    Robin: Zeno of Citium?

    Batman: It’s technical, Robin. We’ll have plenty of time to delve into that after you have finished your Latin translation homework. You’re still working on Cicero at Fordham Prep, I take it?

    Robin: I guess so, Batman.

    Batman: We can never devote too much time to Latin homework, Robin. Indeed, civilization depends on it. Nevertheless, we will need to allocate some time for the study of the ancient Stoic philosophers.

    Catwoman: I’ve got time to listen, Batman.

    Batman: Of course, the history of ancient Greek Stoic philosophy is one of my hobbies, Catwoman. I suppose four or five hours discussing some of the technical details from the Hellenistic period through the Roman era might be possible.
    Did you have any other plans for tonight?

    Plato: That long?

    Gomez Addams: The ancient Stoics! What a FANTASTIC idea!

    Gomez Addams: That’s just the thing, my dear! As soon as we’ve finished the works of Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre….

    Reverend Neuhaus: That’s my opening….Forgive me for interrupting again as aggressive and pushy professional Protestant converts sometimes do, but speaking as a semi-recovering former Lutheran familiar with the pitfalls of eliminating reason and logic from discussions of religion, this might be a good time to discuss the Naked Public Square in modernity, Max Weber’s concept of disenchantment in modern culture, and Professor Taylor’s secularization theories….

    • Uncle Fester: So I’ll put on my Buddha costume and we’ll go down to the peace and justice convention and talk to the pope.

      Gomez Addams: Capital idea, Fester! You’ll get his attention, and then we can bring up Cousin Itt’s predicament that they won’t let him fly on airplanes. Such a peaceful fellow, too.

  4. “Fumemus in Jubilatione” – Ha,ha,ha,ha , that’s a good one, Howl, but you shouldn’t be giving that bonehead any more ideas.

  5. Full story on Fumemus in jubilatione: Pope Francis grants permission for smoking cannabis in new encyclical Fumemus in jubilatione


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