“Parallelomania” is a term used in the study of history and religion. It entails ascribing a significant relationship between two works of scripture, myth, or literature simply because they parallel each other in some way. These parallels can be trivial or taken out of context, or a scholar can proclaim that such works share a common source or a causal link without any direct evidence. In either case, coincidence and other factors are ruled out. A great example is insisting there was a worldwide pre-historic flood because several ancient cultures had flood myths.
In keeping with the spirit of parallelomania, I will now proclaim that Robin DiAngelo and Greg Johnson occupy opposite sides of the same coin. (more…)