You'll Love Naomi Klein's Take on the Pope's Popularity

Author and activist Naomi Klein joined a panel discussion on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show Wednesday and shared her thoughts on why Pope Francis’ messages seem to be resonating so well with huge numbers of people.

The segment aired the day ahead of the pope’s historic address to U.S. Congress.

Responding to host Larry Wilmore’s question on why the pope has become such a celebrity, the This Changes Everything author said, “I don’t think it’s about religion. I don’t think it’s that suddenly people are converting to Catholicism. I think basically he’s kind of like [Senator] Bernie Sanders in a white dress, and people are psyched about it.”

Wilmore comments on how the pope is saying revolutionary things—including that God does not have magical powers.

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“He’s talking about climate change, right?” Klein said.  “And it’s important to say God is not a magician because a lot of what you hear from right-wing Catholics is, ‘We don’t have to worry about climate change because God will just magic up our mess, and he loves us, and everything’s fine.’ And he is saying, actually, if you make a huge mess, you have to live with it. Mommy’s not coming and neither is God.”