Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pope Francis On Fundamentalism: The Horror Of Turning God Into Ideological Pretext

"Every text without a context is a pretext."

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Alan: The deliberate decontextualization of Truth - either by refusing to learn across a broad spectrum of scholarship, or, by denying the findings of sound scholarship -- is the central mechanism whereby fundamentalists dis-integrate Truth, breaking it into ideologically "safe" fragments that are then re-assembled to protect their diminished view of reality, at once shallow and narrow. 

The love affair between Christian fundamentalists and Donald Trump can only be understood as the interactive outcome of denial, aggressive ignorance and the sola fide conviction that their personal salvation is assured and thus they can do whatever they damn well please.

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Pope Francis On Fundamentalism: The Horror Of Turning God Into Ideological Pretext

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