Thoughts for today, #158: “Powerful people don’t want Peace”!!


~~May 14, 2015~~ 

I was born and raised Catholic. I was a practicing, staunch believer. Not anymore. Slowly and surely I drifted away for a myriad of reasons.

The statements, beliefs and ideas of previous popes didn’t jive with mine. I’m still leery of the people of the cloth.

However, this Pope seems to have his feet firmly planted on earth and, in spite of his spiritual faith, seems to know the plight of the people.

I’m still watching and listening to what he says.



The “industry of death” exists in the world as many people in power live off war, Pope Francis told Italian schoolkids in the Vatican on Monday, May 11, 2015.

“Many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war,” the Pontiff said as he met with pupils from Rome’s primary schools in the Nervi Audience Hall.

Talking to children during the audience organized by the Peace Factory Foundation, he explained that every war has the arms industry behind it.

“This is serious. Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms and sell them to one country for them to use against another country,” the Pope was cited by AGI news agency as saying.

The head of the Catholic Church labeled the arms trade “the industry of death, the greed that harms us all, the desire to have more money.”

“The economic system orbits around money and not men, women,” he told 7,000 kids present at the audience.

Despite the fact that wars “lose lives, health, education,” they are being waged to defend money and make even more profit, the Pope said.

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