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Friday, March 28, 2014

Diocletian Visits the Vatican: Obama's Meeting with Pope Francis

It is perhaps unfair to liken Obama to one of the earliest and most terrible of Christian persecutors.  Diocletian, after all, implemented tax reforms which resulted in higher, but fairer taxes, and left his empire more stable and economically viable.  

The one-time "messiah," who was going to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet is now exposed as a failure, a liar and an extreme left-wing ideologue, abandoned even by members of his own party (at least those seeking reelection); a puffed-up object of humor and derision by America's friends and enemies.  And so, he masks his contempt for the Christian world-view and more than a billion of the world's Catholics by a cordial but meaningless visit with real authority, an authority that has seen obeisant little despots like Obama come and go across two millenia.  

The failed President hopes to bask in the new Pope's popularity and perhaps obtain tacit approval for his agenda, but no one is fooled by his purposes and he looks even smaller, more hollow and deceitful in contrast.  

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."


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