Peggy Wente v. David Brooks

The Pope’s radical critique has been ardently embraced by progressives everywhere, from Naomi Klein to Whoopi Goldberg. Among his biggest admirers is U.S. President Barack Obama, who’s hoping that the Pope can perform a miracle and get the doomed UN climate talks back on track.
–Peggy Ayn Wente, Globe and Mail, Sept. 22, 2015.

Pope Francis is an extraordinary learner, listener and self-doubter. The best part of this week will be watching him relate to people, how he listens deeply and learns from them, how he sees them both in their great sinfulness but also with endless mercy and self-emptying love.
–David Brooks, New York Times, Sept. 22, 2015.

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6 comments on “Peggy Wente v. David Brooks
  1. dennys says:

    Despite the depth of his superstitions, I have a lot in common Pope Frank, the garden gnome buddha. Think about it. Of the multitude of gods whose followers have plagued human history, he and I disagree on the existence of only one. And, he seems like a nice guy. So, who am I to judge?

  2. mmedesevigne says:

    If, as you imply, you’re shilling for militant atheism, you might recall those great benefactors of humanity Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc., etc. Atheists to a man. How’d they work out for ya? People who live in glass houses …

  3. Trippetta says:

    Dawkins may not be the most unbiased source.

    The first people to speak out against slavery were Quakers and other Protestants, at a time when many enlightened deists were using science to prove that nonwhites were biologically inferior. Eugenics was embraced by progressives up until World War Two when Nazi atrocities shamed them out of it.

  4. OJM says:

    Referring to Wente as “Peggy Ayn” is really quite unfair. Ayn Rand was a laughably bad writer, but her badness was almost wholly original. Among other things, she effectively invented the unintentionally hilarious literary sex scene by combining Nietzsche and Mickey Spillane. Wente never comes close to this sort of perverse creativity.

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