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- To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand: â€œA great effort was made . . . to obscure or obfuscate the truthâ€ (Robert Conquest).
- To render indistinct or dim; darken: The fog obfuscated the shore.
I was thinking of this word as I recalled many of the theological texts that I’ve read over the past few weeks. No other word came to mind, almost as if the first course that is taught in the various seminaries around the world is on how to write so as to hide what it is you have to say but still sound intelligent. Frustrating.