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Francis: "Communists Are Closet Christians" (June 2014)

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That's garden variety Rahner. Everyone is a Christian--they just don't know it.
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Communists killed:
70 million in China
20 million in the Soviet Union
5 million Ukrainians
Almost 1 in 3 Cambodians

Communists enslaved entire nations in: Russia Vietnam China Eastern Europe North Korea Cuba Central Asia So why isn't communism as hated as nazism?
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@HerzMariae ...because western intellectuals have always had an infatuation with the ideals of communism, just as Pope Francis has now. Like our current pontiff and his fantasies of a one-world government, most are seduced by the lure of such totalitarian power. It's "for their own good" as Pope Francis famously put it.

These same intellectuals are widespread among academics and the media. …More
@HerzMariae ...because western intellectuals have always had an infatuation with the ideals of communism, just as Pope Francis has now. Like our current pontiff and his fantasies of a one-world government, most are seduced by the lure of such totalitarian power. It's "for their own good" as Pope Francis famously put it.

These same intellectuals are widespread among academics and the media. They choose which "facts" to teach and which to report. Which "facts" get endlessly studied and discussed and which are very deliberately ignored until they vanish nearly altogether.

The author Frank Herbert noted this very clearly. "Historians (and by extension educators) exercise great power and some of them know it. They recreate the past, changing it to fit their own interpretations. Thus, they change the future as well."

Herbert wasn't the first, either. This has been a well-recognized problem for a long, long time.