Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 6 Share on Facebook 5 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 5 (16 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   14 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Pope Francis:Religious Fundamentalism is Blind to Reality. Me: It's Delusional.

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 2   Inspiring 2   Valuable 2  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H2 1/8/14

Become a Fan
  (22 fans)
- Advertisement -

So is every believer mentally ill? Only if we claim that an unwillingness to think in abstract terms is a mental illness.

This unwillingness manifests in their need to adhere to the concrete black and white of moral absolutism. By placing people and behaviors into predetermined moral slots the world becomes more understandable and therefore more manageable.

The majority of other believers are   sane and sincere, grounded in our shared reality,   who understand their mythologies of origin are parable stories designed to teach the early illiterate adherents important moral lessons.

We ignore fundamentalists at our own peril. Well organized and funded, they present a strong regressive political presence in America today.

Look up the term Christian Dominionism and beware the theocratic state, for which they yearn.  

Robert De Filippis  

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Next Page  1  |  2


Author, columnist and blogger with a long career in business management, management consulting and executive coaching. I am a certified ontological coach. I've studied clinical therapeutic practices in Gestalt psychology and am a Certified Birkman (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Illinois Is Now on Board. We Can Carry Concealed Weapons in Every State.

The Primary American Meme: Be Afraid.

Don't be Fooled: Black Racism Causes White Racism

What Jesus said and What the Christian Lunatic Fringe Hears.

This Pope Makes Me Want to be an Atheist

Ethan Couch: An Example of the Pathology of Wealth


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
12 people are discussing this page, with 14 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Great line, though it could have downsides, as in... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:36:15 PM
" able to treat religious fundamentalism and... by BFalcon on Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 1:06:02 AM
Agree, and the idea of medicalizing or criminalizi... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 1:32:59 PM
"It is not a good strategy to be at the cent... by Daniel Geery on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 2:00:55 PM
Pope Francis is an incredible Pluralist; i.e., one... by Mike Ghouse on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:03:46 PM
I suddenly begin to think of times when the Holy R... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 8:04:10 PM
I loved this text.  Right on the subject. Pe... by Peter Niniart on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:16:55 PM
Good article. Unfortunately "religious" is not t... by Derryl Hermanutz on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:22:44 PM
Good observations, Derryl -I am hopeful of a revi... by manifesto 2000 on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 5:48:22 PM
Remember the USSR? Dissidents were placed in menta... by Karl Huber on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:32:56 PM
  Pope Francis and predecessors are not blind... by Howard Lewis on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 8:08:06 PM
This to me feels uneasy. I think it will be hard t... by anna kakol on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 8:15:33 PM
Actually religious moderates enable the delusions... by Marilyn LaCourt on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 10:27:51 PM
Pope Francis is a joke. He's been hired by the va... by Marilyn LaCourt on Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 8:58:27 PM