Many years ago, in my studies of religious thinking, I read Mark A. Noll’s “The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind” and reflecting on it, there is something that hit me. The scandal of the evangelical mind and the scandal of the liberal-mind are related. In the success of liberal thinking–success that liberals do not recognize as they cannot see that most conservatives actually accept but redefine “liberty, equality, and fraternity” increasingly that success has degenerated the left-liberal and right-liberal modes of thinking. In lacking an opposition that had substantive ontological differences, most of the liberal mind has become devoted to opportunistic pragmatism to maintain and spread–much again like evangelicals turned to pietism and eventually to prosperity gospel and other obvious nonsense–that liberals do not even understand or comprehend their own logic that let to their thinking (often rejecting the sources of their own ideas as “reactionary” or “privileged” which maintaining the hidden substance of those ideas) and without really challenging the narratives. In the end it turns to tribal emotivism and puffs of popular feeling masquerading as an opposition to a culture that one has already dominated intellectually so much that one’s assumptions are almost the air around you. Like Mark Noll said about the “evangelical mind” in its success, the scandal of the evangelical mind is “there isn’t one.” So too the what has happened to liberal thinking in its current moment of ascendancy.