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Thus it was that mysticism and obscurantism took the place of enlightenment as a measure of self-defence.
They succeed, in spite of their obscurantism, because they do confess and meet man's central need, his need to be saved.
PREACHING AND PAGANISMALBERT PARKER FITCH
The effect of this reaction was to strengthen the cause of authority and political obscurantism.
The Middle Ages, despite the obscurantism of the Church, had far better claim to that title.
But it is an excellent example of what effect religious obscurantism may exert in backward sections of our country.
The obscurantism placed upon sexual matters has caused more physical and mental distress than most of our organic diseases.
Real obscurantism is not to hinder the spread of what is true, clear, and useful, but to bring into vogue what is false.
MAXIMS AND REFLECTIONSJOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Not at all—for the things obscurantism glories in are things beneath reason, which is quite another affair.
GOD AND MR. WELLSWILLIAM ARCHER
Deist or Gallican, he was a confirmed enemy of obscurantism in all its forms.
The "racial" explanation is mere obscurantism, here as always.

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