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Excerpt from a Quillette article. Think of what this means with regard to restoring some semblance of a Christian culture in the West:


Quote:Committed ideologues are unshakable in their beliefs, unlikely to move toward the middle. On the other hand, moderates, less encumbered by bias, are more open to new ideas. Moderates are more likely to move toward the extremes than partisans are to move toward the middle. Given their flexibility, moderates tend to adopt the preferences of the intransigent minority.

But how does the moderate majority come to accept the preferences of an extreme minority? Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute provide an answer. The researchers, using mathematical modeling, found that there is a tipping point for when opinions held by a committed minority spread to the rest of the population. The tipping point is 10%. “When the number of committed opinion holders is below 10%, there is no visible progress in the spread of ideas…once that number grows above 10 %, the idea spreads like a flame.”
 
If you could spread the Faith to just one out of 10 people you know relatively closely...
Well it looks like we're making great in-roads on converting the most important demographic of the Catholic Church: The clergy.

https://liturgyguy.com/2018/07/04/france...dinations/
(07-04-2018, 01:20 PM)Some Guy Wrote: [ -> ]Well it looks like we're making great in-roads on converting the most important demographic of the Catholic Church: The clergy.

https://liturgyguy.com/2018/07/04/france...dinations/

Where hope lies. Looks increasingly like the only hope.

As to Vox's piece, it, too, brings hope. Again and again across the ages, the Faith rebounded. Perhaps it caught fire, got to that 10% mark or so and ...