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Bumping the Paradigm

If I ever start a garage band I'm going to call it "Bumping the Paradign." It's a great phrase by Fr. Z. (You don't think he'll make me pay royalties do you?) But more importantly, His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, has something to say on gay marriage. Fr. Z has it along with his own comments:

His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, has something to say in the Rhode Island Catholic.

The usual methods of social re-engineering include what I call "creeping incrementalism". You start slowly, not trying to attain everything you aim for in one fell swoop, but rather strive merely to bump the paradigm a degree or two in the direction you want it to go. Eventually, what seemed once to be inconceivable comes to be remotely possible, then plausible, then probably a good idea, and then obligatory.

There is an phrase in Latin… in finem citius... things go faster toward the end.
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