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Are the adjectives used as nouns here?

 
 
Reply Thu 21 May, 2015 08:45 pm
"at its most divisive, injurious, and retrograde"?

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Even the most progressive faiths lend tacit support to the religious divisions in our world. In Letter to a Christian Nation, however, I engage Christianity at its most divisive, injurious, and retrograde. In this, liberals, moderates, and nonbelievers can recognize a common cause.
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Reply Thu 21 May, 2015 08:54 pm
@oristarA,
oristarA wrote:

"at its most divisive, injurious, and retrograde"?

Context:

Even the most progressive faiths lend tacit support to the religious divisions in our world. In Letter to a Christian Nation, however, I engage Christianity at its most divisive, injurious, and retrograde. In this, liberals, moderates, and nonbelievers can recognize a common cause.


I don't think adjectives can be used as nouns, exactly. Instead, we have to consider that some noun was elided. "Christianity at it's most divisive, injurious, and retrograde (state/level)."
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Reply Thu 21 May, 2015 09:58 pm
@FBM,
Cool.
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Reply Fri 22 May, 2015 12:11 am
@oristarA,
No sweat. Cheers.
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 09:23 am
Where has FBM been? How intelligent s/he is.
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2016 03:57 am
@oristarA,
oristarA wrote:
Where has FBM been? How intelligent s/he is.
Maybe. S/he used a wrong apostrophe:
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Christianity at it's most divisive

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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2016 04:04 am
@contrex,
Nah. We don't get rid of people for bad punctuation.
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