I am not making this up.
This is not The Onion. Neither is this Eye of the Tiber.
Pope Francis: Coronavirus Pandemic Is Nature ‘Throwing a Tantrum’
ROME — Pope Francis told a Spanish journalist Sunday that nature never forgives and the coronavirus pandemic is nature’s cry for humans to take better care of creation.
Asked by a Spanish journalist via Skype whether the COVID-19 pandemic is nature’s way of taking “revenge” on humanity, the pontiff suggested that nature is calling for attention.
“There’s a saying, which you have heard: ‘God always forgives. We sometimes forgive. Nature never forgives,’” the pope said. “Fires, earthquakes … nature is throwing a tantrum so that we will take care of her.”
The pope was also asked whether he is “optimistic” about the future of humanity in dealing with the coronavirus.
“I don’t like that word, because optimism sounds like makeup to me,” Francis replied. “I have hope in humanity, in men and women, I have hope in nations. [… God…] I’m very hopeful. People who are going to draw lessons from this crisis to rethink their lives.”
“We are going to come out of this better… fewer, of course. Many are left along the way and it’s hard. But I have faith: we will come through this better.”
By the way… it is in itself interesting that Francis was on Skype.
Nature doesn’t forgive because nature isn’t a self-aware rational being.
But wait! Maybe it isn’t wrong to ascribe these feelings of revenge, etc. to nature. Right?
We read in the CCC…
400 The harmony in which they had found themselves, thanks to original justice, is now destroyed: the control of the soul’s spiritual faculties over the body is shattered; the union of man and woman becomes subject to tensions, their relations henceforth marked by lust and domination. Harmony with creation is broken: visible creation has become alien and hostile to man. Because of man, creation is now subject “to its bondage to decay”. Finally, the consequence explicitly foretold for this disobedience will come true: man will “return to the ground”, for out of it he was taken. Death makes its entrance into human history.”
Okay, that seems like an endorsement of nature as a sentient force. But, instead, it isn’t
Nature isn’t a person. Nature isn’t a runaway AI which has evolved.
I remind the readership that globalists and population control fanatics are all over the Vatican these days. Under Francis, people like Paul Erlich and Jeffrey Sachs are invited.
We are capable of foolish and demented conduct; from now on you can fear everything, everything, including the annihilation of the human race; it would be the right price for our follies and our cruelties
Not without reason James Lovelock, the formulator of the theory of the Earth as a self-regulating living superorganism, Gaia, wrote a book “ The revenge of Gaia ” (Intrinsic, 2006). I estimate that current diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, zica virus, sars, ebola, measles, the current coronavirus and the generalized degradation in human relationships, marked by profound inequality / social injustice and the lack of minimal solidarity are a reprisal of Gaia for the offenses that we inflict continuously on you.
Want some Gaia? Here’s some Gaia.
In October a wooden statuette of an earth/mother/goddess (read: demon) was venerated in the Vatican Garden and then a bowl dedicated to the worship of that demon was put, at the order of Francis, on the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica above the bones of the first Vicar of Christ. In April, there will be no worship of God for the Triduum and Easter in Rome’s Cathedral St. John Lateran and in St. Peter’s.