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Title: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: TRIPLE ROCK on July 28, 2015, 09:13:29 pm
https://www.twitter.com/pontifex

I'm....surprised. This is basically like what a hipster Christian blogger I like would write if you take out the ones referring specifically to Catholic sacraments and make it more Tumblr style. In fact I could see myself following this and retweeting a lot if I used Twitter. Wow.


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: MisSkeptic on July 29, 2015, 01:07:35 am
Pope Francis is really a hipster, but the Catholic church manages to scrub any references of it in the media. It's interesting. I was reading an article asking how different are Popes Francis and Benedict XVI.

The writer, John Allen, mentions that both Popes are very similar with their beliefs, but their character which has influenced their image for the public, has made them look different in comparison. Also, the author writes that different things like what the Popes says are reported more often, which in fact affects the way people see them.


http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2014/11/26/are-francis-and-benedict-really-all-that-different/ (http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2014/11/26/are-francis-and-benedict-really-all-that-different/)


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: ○∙◄☻tπ[╪AV┼cV└ on July 29, 2015, 01:10:32 am
Today on twitter:

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Some people say my economic ideas are radical. You should hear what the Pope is saying.

Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 28, 2015


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: Alcon on July 29, 2015, 05:30:17 am
Look, the Pope seems like a really good guy 95%+ of the time, but nothing he says is that groundbreaking.  It's overwhelmingly reflective of the Catholic Church's longstanding doctrine.  The only difference is in the way he emphasizes and frames issues.  I'm generally pleased about the issues he's bringing to the fore, but more than anything this is an excellent re-branding strategy.  I don't mean that in a remotely cynical way, but it's a Twitter account specifically made to focus on progressive Westerners.  Is it that surprising that it reads this way?

I also don't see what's hipsterish about this.  It sounds exactly like plenty of middle-aged progressives I know.


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: Solidarity Forever on July 29, 2015, 07:08:26 am
Look, the Pope seems like a really good guy 95%+ of the time, but nothing he says is that groundbreaking.  It's overwhelmingly reflective of the Catholic Church's longstanding doctrine.  The only difference is in the way he emphasizes and frames issues.  I'm generally pleased about the issues he's bringing to the fore, but more than anything this is an excellent re-branding strategy.  I don't mean that in a remotely cynical way, but it's a Twitter account specifically made to focus on progressive Westerners.  Is it that surprising that it reads this way?

I also don't see what's hipsterish about this.  It sounds exactly like plenty of middle-aged progressives I know.

Shh, let him have his fun.


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: Kalwejt on July 29, 2015, 07:36:44 am
Today on twitter:

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Some people say my economic ideas are radical. You should hear what the Pope is saying.

Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 28, 2015

Bernie Sanders is obviously a Catholic candidate for President and if he's elected, the clergy will run the United States from behind the throne. The Pope himself would take over Florida and move the Holy See to nearby San Antonio and close all of the Protestant churches.


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: TRIPLE ROCK on July 29, 2015, 10:00:22 am
I also don't see what's hipsterish about this.  It sounds exactly like plenty of middle-aged progressives I know.

Well as I said, it's less buzzword filled and Tumblr-y, but the general premise is pretty similar to a hipster Christian blog, except for the ones that specifically refer to Catholic sacraments or the Marian stuff.


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: Kalwejt on July 29, 2015, 11:56:32 am
I also don't see what's hipsterish about this.  It sounds exactly like plenty of middle-aged progressives I know.

BRTD does have a tendency of using terms he doesn't completely understands.


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: Alcon on July 29, 2015, 12:54:55 pm
I also don't see what's hipsterish about this.  It sounds exactly like plenty of middle-aged progressives I know.

Well as I said, it's less buzzword filled and Tumblr-y, but the general premise is pretty similar to a hipster Christian blog, except for the ones that specifically refer to Catholic sacraments or the Marian stuff.

The general premise being "praise Jesus and btw I am liberal"?  yeah I think we're stretching the definition of "hipster" here.


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: TRIPLE ROCK on July 29, 2015, 01:16:49 pm
I also don't see what's hipsterish about this.  It sounds exactly like plenty of middle-aged progressives I know.

Well as I said, it's less buzzword filled and Tumblr-y, but the general premise is pretty similar to a hipster Christian blog, except for the ones that specifically refer to Catholic sacraments or the Marian stuff.

The general premise being "praise Jesus and btw I am liberal"?  yeah I think we're stretching the definition of "hipster" here.

Except written by people who often look like hipsters and listen to the same type of music as I do.


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: Alcon on July 29, 2015, 01:24:15 pm
I also don't see what's hipsterish about this.  It sounds exactly like plenty of middle-aged progressives I know.

Well as I said, it's less buzzword filled and Tumblr-y, but the general premise is pretty similar to a hipster Christian blog, except for the ones that specifically refer to Catholic sacraments or the Marian stuff.

The general premise being "praise Jesus and btw I am liberal"?  yeah I think we're stretching the definition of "hipster" here.

Except written by people who often look like hipsters and listen to the same type of music as I do.

...in other words, not the Pope, which is my point...


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: TRIPLE ROCK on July 29, 2015, 09:40:04 pm
I also don't see what's hipsterish about this.  It sounds exactly like plenty of middle-aged progressives I know.

Well as I said, it's less buzzword filled and Tumblr-y, but the general premise is pretty similar to a hipster Christian blog, except for the ones that specifically refer to Catholic sacraments or the Marian stuff.

The general premise being "praise Jesus and btw I am liberal"?  yeah I think we're stretching the definition of "hipster" here.

Except written by people who often look like hipsters and listen to the same type of music as I do.

...in other words, not the Pope, which is my point...

I'm not sure what you mean because that is my point. Who would've ever thought the POPE of all people would have a Twitter feed that sounds like things some people who like my music would say?


Title: Re: Opinion of Pope Francis' Twitter feed
Post by: Alcon on July 30, 2015, 12:37:54 am
I also don't see what's hipsterish about this.  It sounds exactly like plenty of middle-aged progressives I know.

Well as I said, it's less buzzword filled and Tumblr-y, but the general premise is pretty similar to a hipster Christian blog, except for the ones that specifically refer to Catholic sacraments or the Marian stuff.

The general premise being "praise Jesus and btw I am liberal"?  yeah I think we're stretching the definition of "hipster" here.

Except written by people who often look like hipsters and listen to the same type of music as I do.

...in other words, not the Pope, which is my point...

I'm not sure what you mean because that is my point. Who would've ever thought the POPE of all people would have a Twitter feed that sounds like things some people who like my music would say?

dude, you said he sounds like a "hipster Christian."  I asked in what sense he sounds like a "hipster," because he just sounds like a liberal Christian to me.  You responded by saying that most "hipster Christians" you know are also liberal.  I pointed out that it made the "hipster" description of that pointless.

It's like saying he sounds like a black Christian because he's talking about income inequality, because blacks also happen to be liberal and talk about those issues.

i miss this.