Monday, April 04, 2005

The Pope's Trinity --
PGL at Angry Bear complains about George Will comparing John Paul II to Ronald Reagan and Maragaret Thatcher, noting that "to suggest the Pope was either a Republican or a Tory insults all Christians."

I comment in response:
We should instead enshrine this pope in the pantheon of those who favored peace and non-violent resistance to oppression. Compare this man and his opposition to the evils of communism while at same time opposing militarism and nuclear weapons as an option in that fight to the similarly peaceful paths of Martin Luther King Jr. in the face of racial oppression or Gandhi in the face of colonial oppression.

John Paul II has more in common with these two men than with Reagan or Thatcher.
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