I’m not one that believes him to be infallible or anything (or that he’s actually tweeting), but I am a believer in some of his stances. Plus, he hadn’t tweeted since June 13th, so I knew he wouldn’t clog up the timeline, and who doesn’t appreciate that?
Little did I know, however, that today was the day the Pope would be releasing an encyclical on the environment, and whoever tweets for him would be spending the day tweeting it out in parts. So, although he did end up clogging our timeline, I was still cool with it. He’s the Pope, and he was making some good points.
To blame population growth, and not an extreme consumerism on the part of some, is one way of refusing to face the issues.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) June 18, 2015
Yeah, do your thing, Pope Francis, I thought. Others though, they had some other thoughts.
Some were confused.
@Pontifex are you an economist now?
— Chick (@chickbouffard) June 18, 2015
Some were kinda crazy.
@Pontifex You mean people like the con artist Al Gore who used invalid science and said the polar ice caps would be completely melted now?
— Leatha Bolinger (@BolingerLeatha) June 18, 2015
And, to be honest, some were just straight up dicks about the whole thing.
@Pontifex shut up, please.
— James Buchanan (@james_buchanan_) June 18, 2015
So just in case you needed another reminder that people were the absolute worst — and let’s be honest, why would you? — there you go.
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♦ Viral Video of the Week: Black Hole Water Slide
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♦ Paris is not for Lovers