I have to take Donald Trump seriously. We all do. Some Americans are convinced by him.
The Pope has taken him seriously. And said what he had the right to opine, that he thinks he is not a Christian.
I think that such plain talking is the way to take on people like Trump. Their beliefs are so anti-social and so beyond the fringes of what any wisdom tradition could endorse that they have to be challenged at their very core.
I think Pope Francis trumped Donal Trump. And I wish more would so the same.