Category Archives: Religion

Themes that Go Together; Nonexistent Gods

NYT, Paul Krugman, 12 Sept 2022: Ukraine Deflates MAGA Macho Myths

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The Opposite of Education

Sunday’s New York Times had this front-page investigative article (i.e. not a piece about breaking news, but one involving investigation over a period of time — as it says, “Over more than a year, the reporters interviewed more than 275 … Continue reading

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Today’s Features and Headlines, 9 Sept 2022

Ursula K. Le Guin, Ian McEwan; that Hunter Biden movie; Republicans taking credit; proof of Trump’s threat; D.C. welcomes immigrants; Doug Mastriano’s personal prophet, who speaks with God.

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Links/Quotes/Comments: 1 Sep 2022

About secularism, elections, misogyny and education, publishing ‘errors’, Trump supporters’ plans, and the real America.

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Governance v. Scripture

John Scalzi is a popular science fiction writer (though alas one of those writers who remains most famous for their first book, in his case Old Man’s War from 2005, though I’m sure he, and critics, would say he’s written … Continue reading

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Matters of Degree

Between the attack on Salman Rushdie, and book banners in the US. Both motivated by religion and ideology to suppress the thoughts of others.

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Today’s Headlines and Backlogged Links

The Atlantic, Tom McTague, 12 Aug 2022: What America’s Great Unwinding Would Mean for the World, subtitled, “The conundrum facing America’s allies is how to cope with a great imperial power in decline that is still a great imperial power.” … Continue reading

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Imposters

Imposter Christianity, imposter conclusions, imposter patriots, imposter politicians. CNN, John Blake, 24 July 2022: An ‘imposter Christianity’ is threatening American democracy A take on the obvious observation that so many Christians say they believe one thing while in fact doing … Continue reading

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Government Propagandizing and Proselytizing

NYT, 16 Jul 2022: Putin Aims to Shape a New Generation of Supporters, Through Schools, subtitled, “Sweeping changes in the curriculum will soon cast the Russian president as a pivotal historical figure and mark an end of openness to the … Continue reading

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Links, Quotes, and Comments, Today 14 July 2022

Red States and Abortion Bans; Religious Nuttery; How Fox News fakes it; Conservatives attempts to turn back the cultural clock; What Proud Boys and their wives want

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