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Advent in the Trump Era

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On November 30, 2016
I am non-religious. I grew up Lutheran, which cured me of all religion. Didn’t turn me into an atheist. Basically, because I can’t know if there’s a higher power, I don’t care enough to bother with it. The same is truth of math. But while I may not be religious in any way, it’s also […]
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This is super fascinating: The appeal of this kind of story, and the public prudishness we often associate with Victorian society, didn’t come out of nowhere. The era, with its widespread industrialization and accompanying growth of big cities, left people worried that the social fabric created by small-town life was disappearing. Clergy and reformers responded […]

Church and State

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On December 5, 2015

Above: The U.S. Army marching on Utah, 1858 I know that modern Mormonism is in no small part an exercise in trying to fit into the broad spectrum of mainstream Christianity, but you’d think a Mo

Marjoe

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On July 2, 2015

I just watched Marjoe, the 1972 documentary about an ex-child preacher turned hippie who supported himself by going back out on the preacher circuit even though he believed none of it. It’s pret

The 16th Century

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On March 14, 2015

Welp, this exists. From 1555. I’m not sure, but I’m guessing this is a Protestant attack upon nuns. Time period certainly fits. As much as I hesitate to ever link to Reddit, there are peop

Islam at Duke

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On January 16, 2015

While I appreciate Duke University’s initial agreement to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer once a week, its quickly succumbing to the racist blatherings of Franklin Graham and the anti-Islam

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