Pope’s Latest Release: Jumbled Thinking and “a tediously long and verbose piece of poorly-written and thought-out amateur post-modern-deconstructionist sociology.”

From: http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/2453-the-joy-of-love-truth-in-the-service-of-a-lie

Now that Amoris Laetitia, the long awaited post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation has been released, the real debate is over. Don’t misunderstand me, the document itself, as it is digested over the next weeks, will certainly undergo much-needed debate about particular passages. Obviously, there are several key paragraphs that raise immediate concern and these can and should be debated.

Yet, I think that much of that debate will be hampered because of the working assumption that goes into such debates, a key assumption that papal positivists, many conservative Catholics, and the revolutionaries are counting upon. That assumption upon which the groundwork of the revolution is laid is that the words on the page actually mean things and, conversely, don’t mean other things.

So while others will necessarily engage in the line by line deconstruction of the document, I would like to move a little higher and look at the structure and language of the document.

Sometimes we become so used to something that we can no longer see it, or at least discount its importance. In this instance, I reject the premise of the debate, namely, that the intent and effect of the Apostolic Exhortation are directed and limited by the words on the page.This is no mere accident created by jumbled thinking and, as Michael Matt stated it, “a tediously long and verbose piece of poorly-written and thought-out amateur post-modern-deconstructionist sociology.”

This tedious and jumbled verbosity is no accident, it is the method itself. It is intended by its author to confuse,distract, and cloud with senseless questions and elaborate arguments. The purposeful ambiguity and mind-boggling contradiction is a strategy aimed at achieving an end; that end is to introduce concepts and methods that are contrary to the faith in such a way that plausible deniability is maintained, confident that those willing to build upon, in practical ways, those concepts and methods that are contrary to the faith, will be unrestrained by the caveats and contradictions.

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For more, see http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/2453-the-joy-of-love-truth-in-the-service-of-a-lie

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