PHILADELPHIA -- During his speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pope Francis gave impassioned remarks on globalization.
He said globalization is not a bad thing, but "the way it happens" may be.
Appearing to go off the prepared script, the pope used geometry to explain his view on globalization.
Here are his remarks:
A few minutes ago, I spoke on the tendency of globalization. Globalization in of itself is not bad. On the contrary, the globalizing tendency is good. It brings us together, but what may be bad is the way this happens.
If globalization would seek to make everyone the same as if it were a single sphere that globalization destroys the richness and particularity and individuality of every person and every people.
If globalization seeks to bring all of us together, but to do so respecting each person, each individual person's richness and peculiarity, respecting all peoples and their own distinctives, that globalization is good and makes us all grow and leads to peace.
I like to use geometry here, if globalization is a sphere where each point is equidistant from the center then it isn't good because it annuls each of us.
But if globalization joins us as a polyhedron where we are all together, but each conserves his or her own identity then it's good and it gives dignity to all men and grants them rights.
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