New Interview Book: Francis Sells Straw Man

In the interview-book “Without Him We Can Do Nothing” (November 5) Francis attacks groups which “discriminate” against other cultures and view them as “unworthy” of receiving the Gospel.

According to Francis, there are proclaimers of the Gospel that present themselves as enlightened, and divide the world between “civilised” and “barbaric.”

“They consider a large part of the human family as a lower-class entity, unable to achieve decent levels in spiritual and intellectual life.”

Thus, “contempt can develop for people considered to be second rate,” he warned, “All this also emerged during the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon.”

Talking to (November 5), Gianni Valente, a Francis’ court journalists who produced the interview, called the book polemically “an answer to all the closed- and narrow-minded points of view that we witnessed” during the Synod.

However, under a logical point of view, Francis’ allegations constitute a fallacy called "straw man."

It gives the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while it refutes an argument that was never presented. Such a trick is used when defeating an "enemy" is valued higher than understanding of an argument.

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This Argentinian Jesuit presents a chronic left-projection syndrome. and 2 more users like this. likes this.
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Perhaps we should not blame this all on the "Jesuits". In our days, from the Jesuits only the name has remained. The Novus-Ordo communities are all the same. and one more user like this. likes this.
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Actually, the reverse is true. What Francis is saying is that the only cultures worthy to receive the Gospel are those influenced by German Existentialism, coincidentally promoted by Jesuits.
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Karl Rahner still lives.
Rahner was wrong, but he was much more intelligent than this.
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