Neo-Obscurantism Unmasked

Neo-Obscurantism

Neo-Obscurantism is the dominant religious ideology of the modern western civilization. It a form of pseudo-rationalism characterized by:
1) A blind acritical acceptance of notions, models and narratives provided by mainstream mass media (television, newspapers, etc...) or by authorities promoted by them;
2) An irrational instinctive rejection of any idea and/or information that contradicts them, coupled with strong hostility against anyone who proposes such ideas/informations;
3) The promotion of such behavior as the "rational", "educated" or "modern" way of thinking.
At its core, Neo-Obscurantism can be defined as the attempt to present the rejection of reason as "reason" itself; in a wider sense, it is the attempt to promote reactionary regressive ideas as "progress".


Origins

Where Neo-Obscurantism comes from.


Features

The defining features of Neo-Obscurantism.


Currents

The main manifestations of Neo-Obscurantism.


Doctrines

Debunking specific Neo-Obscurantist doctrines.


Fallacies

Debunking the main tenets of Neo-Obscurantism.


Tactics

Recognizing Neo-Obscurantist thought-suppression tactics.


Language

Recognizing Neo-Obscurantist language.


Examples

Practical examples of how Neo-Obscurantism operates.


Consequences

The effects of Neo-Obscurantism on society.


Countermeasures

How to counter the spread of Neo-Obscurantism.


Appendix

(WARNING: WORK IN PROGRESS...)

author: AbsoluteZero
outlet: https://collapsitarian.io/AbsoluteZero