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Religious and Political Syncretism

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OH, LORD, PLEASE DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD.

Who can blame Evo Morales, the commie leader of Bolivia, for mistakenly believing that the Pope would relish a crucifix in the shape of a communist hammer and sickle? Perhaps a dried llama fetus would have been better appreciated, so that the Pope could have made a Bolivian-style sacrifice to “Mother Earth” (aka Pachamama).

Update: Francis likes it, despite his apparent puzzlement.

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