Faith, Reason, Fanaticism, and the Deeper Meaning of "The Donald"


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Originally published at: http://heresycentral.is/revusky/faith-reason-fanaticism/

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em Perhaps the greatest historical archetype when we think about religious fanaticism and intolerance is the Spanish Inquisition, in particular the fearsome figure of Tomás de Torquemada, the first Grand Inquisitor. The historical backdrop is that, in the wake of the Reconquista, centuries of back-and-forth conflict between Muslims and Christians, the…