obscurantism : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
  • n  a deliberate act intended to make something obscure

  • To this was added a fantastic, ramshackle bureaucracy with bewhiskered officials dedicated to the ledgers of obscurantism.
  • What gets lost amid the Catholic Church's reputation for obscurantism is the fact that the Catholic religion, with its earnest contemplation of Christ's human as well as divine .
  • So true is this that the ordinary educated man of today sees no third choice between the 'scientific ideas' of the late 19th Century and the 'obscurantism and superstition of .
News & Articles

  • The algorithm of failure
    I really like that headline. I may just quit there. Write a good headline, call it a day. Leave ‘em guessin’. What I’ve always dreamed of, as a blogger, is the mastery of obscurantism. In college we learn from our … Continue reading ?        
    Sept. 12, 2013 - Washington Post

  • Rich Lowry in The AtlanticWire (blog)
    Lowry concludes: "The short version of the story is that in the battle between science and religious obscurantism in the Islamic world, obscurantism won in a rout."
  • Luigi Cascioli in Malaysia Star
    I started this lawsuit because I wanted to deal the final blow against the Church, the bearer of obscurantism and regression,Cascioli told Reuters.
  • Allam in NEWS.com.au
    Regarding a combative tone that has made him famous in Italy, Allam wrote: "Over the years my spirit has been freed from the obscurantism of an ideology that legitimises lies and deception, violent death that leads to homicide and suicide, blind...

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