At Climate Depot, Marc Morano brings up the tragic and relentless figure of Al Gore, yet another frightening admirer of the Vicar of Christ today.
Al Gore announced on April 29, 2015 that Pope Francis’s global warming advocacy could turn the former Vice President into a Catholic. Gore was speaking during the Dean’s Speaker Series at the University of California Berkeley.
Partial transcript of Gore’s remarks: ” I think Pope Francis is quite an inspiring figure really. A phenomena. I’ve been startled with the clarity of the moral force that he embodies. He kind of raises in a new context the old question: “Is the Pope Catholic?” (laughter)
“That’s a joke by the way.
They say every joke has some truth to it. This one has too much for laughs. Let’s unpack.
Pope Francis is inspiring: He is stirring my spirit, affecting me spiritually.
He is a phenomena: He has a supernatural quality which can’t be named or explained through science.
“I’ve been startled with the clarity of the moral force that he embodies.”: This is excellent liberal-speak. On it’s face it is meaningless babble but it is stated for it’s intended effects.
Like St. Paul on his horse my high liberal intellect was struck and shocked somehow by Pope Francis. We know that the Church is not only a source of moral laws, but a force which we have always attacked, and nothing more than a succession of popes wielding influence. Pope Francis embodies that moral force since he is now the Church itself, only this time the force is clear and reasonable not murky and confused, and everyone can follow it.
“Well I’ve said publicly in the last year, I was raised in the Southern Baptist tradition, I could become a Catholic because of this Pope. He is that inspiring to me. And I know the vast majority of my Catholic friends are just thrilled to the marrow of their bones that he is providing this kind of spiritual leadership.”
So Francis embodies such a startling, thrilling NewChurch that even Al Gore is ready to join up. If we can get him, imagine what kinds of converts we can dredge up! Keep watching those numbers.
Al Gore is no more a Catholic than he was a Baptist. They don’t need him either, but he’d make a great bishop these days.