Faux humility from a feminist Pharisee

By Tom Quiner


Mark Shea is a liberal Catholic author, speaker and blogger.

At times, he irritates the socks off of me with his smug put downs of conservatives. Other times, he truly speaks to me in his passionate defense of the Church’s teachings on Life, Creation, and Marriage. He’s that rare, modern liberal who actually publicly (and proudly) opposes human abortion.

Today was one of his good days. I glanced at his Facebook page, and he crafts the perfect response to the insufferable feminist’s comment above.

hqdefault“This is a contemporary secular form of what the Pharisee, praying loudly on the street corner, was attempting to achieve in Jesus’ day. There’s an ostentatious quality to it. It professes to be self-abnegation but it is really a kind of vanity and pompous display designed to garner approval and power. It’s a million miles from real contrition and humility.”

Good work, Mark Shea!


  1. Shawn Pavlik on March 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Liberals always pretend to be “holier than thou”, what with their programs for the poor. But when confronted with the issue of abortion, most are found severely lacking.

    Then again, their programs for the poor are usually designed to keep them poor and dependent on the government. Meanwhile, Republicans understand the old adage about “teach a man to fish”. Provide jobs for people through tax breaks for small businesses (ooooh, the “rich”) and those businesses will provide jobs. It’s Economics 101: TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS WORKS! If people have extra money of their own, they will do one of 3 things with it:
    1. Spend it on products and services which helps the economy.
    2. Save it, which provides capital to banks allowing them to loan money at lower interests, which allows people to buy products, start businesses, etc. which helps the economy.
    3. Invest it, which gives corporations capital, allowing them to innovate and create new products, which creates jobs, which helps the economy.
    We want to ADD people to the tax roles, NOT to the government welfare roles. Our power comes through common sense, while their comes through race baiting, class envy, and redistributionist government policies. Ours accepts and promotes the dignity of the individual; theirs rejects the individual for the “common good”, which in reality, results in the “common misery”. Anyone with half a brain should be able to see this.

    • quinersdiner on March 20, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks for, Shawn, for a logical summary of the logic of capitalism.