From the NY Post, a column about Pope Benedict's Creative Minority:
"Did you hear the one about the rabbi, the pope and the humanist?
You did if you were at the Union League Club Monday evening. The
rabbi is Jonathan Sacks, the pope is Francis and the humanist is
Erasmus. These names mingled Monday night in an address aimed mainly at
Western Christians who find themselves outcasts in a civilization once
dominated by Christian principles and Christian practices.
For these people, the first part of the rabbi’s message is bleak: The battle for power is over, and you lost.
The second half is more arresting: Don’t worry about it.
Precisely by losing power, the rabbi says, Christians might recover
the prophetic voice our society desperately needs. By that he means a
community of Christians who, by staying true to their faith without
aiming to convert the larger society to their beliefs, become a leaven