Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wow! Atheist Penn Jillette Schools "Catholic" Piers Morgan on Orthodoxy



 I love Penn Jillette. His honesty and clarity of thought about subjects, even when he doesn't agree with them, just makes me happy.

Piers Morgan? Him not so much...

h/t to New Advent


8 comments:

Thom said...

As a young Catholic myself (22 years old) Morgan isn't like young Catholics at all. He's like old, 1960's Catholics. What a loser.

LarryD said...

Too bad the MSM doesn't talk to Catholics as well-formed in their faith as an atheist is. But then again, why would they?

And Morgan's not a Catholic - we aren't sola scriptura.

Anonymous said...

I can barely stand to listen to Penn Jillette after his horrifying rant about Blessed Mother Teresa.

He seems to think that the Pope is "sometimes" "divine" and of course, that needs to be corrected right away.

But Piers Morgan clearly does not know his faith, does not know the Bible and does not understand what The Church is.

Rebecca Frech said...

Mr. Jillette is wrong on some of the details, but he's dead on with his understanding of orthodoxy. I don't always agree with his opinions or how he says them, but I respect him because he seems to honestly think things through and try to be fair.

I haven't heard his comments on Mother Teresa, so I can't speak to them.

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

I saw this earlier today and totally agree with you, Rebecca. When people, like Jillette are capable of rational thought and have read, you know, a history book, at least a conversation has the potential to be fruitful.

Someone like Morgan? It makes my ears itch to hear his bumbling ridiculousness. I just want to grab him by the shoulders and say "If you don't believe what the Church teaches, why do you call your self Catholic???". His arguments, if you can call them that, simply make no sense.

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

Hah! So many typos! Mea culpa :)

Christine Dalessio said...

I have this on my Facebook. So good to see that even atheists can understand the internal logic of the Catholic Church... even when others refuse to.

Franciscan said...

Of course, Penn didn't quite get it right either several times. For instance, Divine Revelation closed with the death of the last Apostle - no Pope adds to Revelation, even when speaking ex cathedra, he can only clarify Revelation. Penn was wrong in agreeing with Morgan about how condoms could save millions of lives while ignoring the fact that they are notoriously unreliable and they demonstrably encourage sex outside of marriage thereby exposing more people to more stds. He was also wrong in completely accepting Morgan's statements about Jesus and contraception, divorce and women priests. And last, Penn somewhat mucked up the Church's position on interpreting the Bible (making it sound as if Catholics really shouldn't be reading and interpreting the Bible - that only the Pope should be doing that). As as he's an atheist, I'm sure that if a faithful Catholic discussed these matters with Penn, he would make use of those inaccuracies to set up straw men to undermine the Church/faith in God. Even so, he was still light-years ahead of Piers Morgan - which demonstrates just how woefully ignorant Morgan is of the Catholic faith.