ABC News: ‘Pope Francis Elected: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina to be New Leader of the Catholic Church’

Pope Francis Elected_ Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina to be New Leader of the Catholic Church (2013) - Google Search

Source:ABC News– The Catholic Church has a new Pope.

“Cardinals have chosen Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina to be the new leader of the Catholic Church.”

From ABC News

It’s not so much that I don’t believe in God, I’m Agnostic officially, which is the reason I’m not very religious, but I tend to not only look at politics as a Liberal, but also at life as a Liberal. And it’s not that you can’t be a Liberal and be religious. America is a liberal democracy and by far the most religious country in the western world outside of South America, at least. And we have a lot of Liberals in this country including in the Democratic Party who are very religious.

The reason why I’m not very religious, is because I tend to look at my politics though a liberal lens and believe in things like individual freedom and a high degree of tolerance as far as how we judge and treat people. That individuals should have a high degree of freedom in how they live their lives as long as they aren’t hurting innocent people with what they are doing. And what you get from a lot of these Christian as well as Islamic faiths is a high level of intolerance and that there’s only a certain way for people of faith to live their lives and that freedom should be limited.

If there was a religion and maybe there is and I haven’t found it that was a truly Christian religion that believed in values like tolerance, equality for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, that believed in freedom, opportunity, responsibility, individual and equal rights for all, that we should treat people exactly the way we want to, then maybe I would join that church, even though I still don’t believe in God. But I haven’t found that church yet.

It’s not that I can’t be religious as a Liberal, but that I can’t be part of a religion that puts down people just because of how they live their personal lives. Even if they aren’t hurting any innocent people with what they are doing. Where there isn’t any real level of privacy and where we are all supposed to be collectivists and members of a larger group. Instead of being allowed to just be ourselves and live our own personal lives.

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