Saturday, November 22, 2014


Seriously, can someone explain Simcha Fischer to me? Other than being an insult comic what is the point of her act? I think I understand what she loathes, but I'm fuzzy on what she loves about the Faith and the people who actually practice it.


Adrienne said...

It would be impossible to explain anyone who blogs at Patheos. They feed off each other and display an arrogance that is breathtaking. I never go there.

Gina Guarnere said...
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Lynne said...

I don't see Matt Walsh and Simcha Fisher in the same light at all.

Anyways, Simcha is edgy and the "New Evangeliziation" and... yeah.

Gina Guarnere said...

Edited for grammar (sorry!):

Yeah... she's been a huge disappointment leading up to (and since) that whole "Life Site News" tirade.

I really don't get it, myself. She's built up a loyal readership by attacking fellow Catholics. That doesn't sit well with me.

Frankly, that sort of readership shouldn't be the sort you want. But that's just me.

I just had a similar discussion about Matt Walsh. He seems to be walking down that path, too. Makes me so sad 'cause I really used to enjoy his insight (when it wasn't bogged down in snark).

Steve Dalton said...

Simcha Fisher Mark Shea in drag impersonating Joan Rivers!

R J said...

Modern American Catholicism is infested with alleged converts from Protestantism whose aim in life is specifically and cynically to turn Rome into Wall Street. I think it entirely probable that Mark Shea falls into this group.

Whether an analogous phenomenon arises with converts from Judaism whose aim in life is specifically and cynically to turn Rome into Tel Aviv (or - perhaps for them a more appealing plan - to turn Rome into a dopier-than-usual 1960s Haifa kibbutz), it is hard to ascertain, since recent examples of such conversion are too few to form any sort of research "control group". But were this phenomenon to be seriously considered, I suppose Miss Fischer could well be thought of as Exhibit A.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Never heard of her and, judging from the comments, I haven't missed much. So I guess I won't google her name.