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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Pope Benedict, in his own words

Just in case anyone is interested, here is the full text of Pope Benedict's Regensburg speech.

The section that has the Muslims so worked up is a point of exposition at the beginning of the essay. It is used to illustrate the incompatibility of unreasonable behavior with the natures of God and the soul. The thesis of the essay is on the path to faith through reason. Pope Benedict is a German intellectual and the essay shows it. It's well worth the read.


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