Fideists are those brain dead hardline religious addicts having an ad hominem faith based on a regurgitation of beliefs without reason-or-logic. Fideism is a decerebrelization that puts ratiocination to sleep, and makes for a catatonic  state of cerebral paralysis. It is a capitulation and abdication of the working brain’s critical thinking skills of analysis and synthesis. Fideism is an unctuous robotic captivity of booboisie minds. It is concrete reactive thinking and a mechanical interaction with life. Schopenhauer said, “faith and knowledge are related as the scales of a balance; when one goes up, the other goes down.” (19th Cent)  Fideism is an apodictic fervor with an absolute certainty of having the truth. Incontrovertible faith is dangerous because it justifies religious extremists to do deplorable things —> eg. Christian crusades or Islamic jihadism. Fideism is a radicalization condoning religious atrocities of all kinds. Pascal suggested, “men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious convictions.” (1669)


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