Truth Cancer

Mark Shea recently used the term “truth cancer”. Truth cancer takes root when you latch on to one truth out of many and proceed to exalt it to the detriment of the others. This leads to the syndrome Uncle Screwtape called “Christianity and …”. This one truth, which is undeniably true, becomes an idol.

Or, as it occurred to me to put it the other day, while cancer metastasizes, truth cancer hypostasizes.

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