Friday, March 2, 2018
RITA DOES IT AGAIN AND THIS IS QUITE EMBARASSING
Here is another little ditty from Rita at Praytell concerning calling an African a fundamentalist:
Gerald Arbuckle’s recent book, Fundamentalism At Home and Abroad, may be helpful in sorting this out. He makes it clear that biblical fundamentalism is not the only kind, and that fundamentalism arises in response to what he calls “cultural trauma.” This is spot on, and a consistent refrain in Sarah’s published writing and speeches.
He further quotes Pope Francis in saying that fundamentalism is found in all religions. It is a widespread phenomenon, and certainly includes Catholics.
“Fundamentalists are people who are outraged when they see the world around them abandoning the religious values they hold dear” Arbuckle writes. “They are fighting back in the cause of what they consider truth. They are reacting to threats to their identity in militant ways, whether in the use of words and ideas or ballots or, in extreme cases, bullets and bombs. The responses to these threats are simplistic and those who question them are branded intolerantly as enemies of the truth.”
... Certainly many other African prelates are untouched by fundamentalism: Cardinals Turkson and Onaiyekan spring to mind, not to mention Zerbo, Kutwa, or Ouédraogo.
My comment: How ironic! If you read Rita's quote of Arbuckle I highlight in blue, isn't she doing exactly the same thing against Cardinal Sarah???????????? And while not using bombs and bullets, using character assassination in her diatribe against the good Cardinal to accomplish her goal of discrediting Cardinal Sarah since (She is) fighting back in the cause of what (she) considers the truth and intolerantly branding him an enemy of the truth?
Like so many racists in the south who say, well, there are some good blacks and name them, so does Rita in naming those African cardinals, unlike other African cardinals, who aren't fundamentalists. WOW! JUST WOW!