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From the US Army: Communism as religion

I need to be grading right now, but I’m brooding about the CIA torture report. It’s put me in mind of a text I encountered a couple years ago–an excerpt from a 1989 manual that the US army used at the School of the Americas to train Latin Americans in counterinsurgency, i.e., in how to suppress left-wing movements. 272 more words

John-Charles Duffy

Cold War Jigsaw

[#22 in a semester-long series on “Religion in America.” Click here for the initial post, or here for the previous post; the syllabus is available on Academia.edu] 506 more words

Religion In America

Soma Today: Giving Tuesday

It’ “Giving Tuesday,” the day when our civil religion prescribes a token pause in our buying crap so we can resume shopping tomorrow with our consciences suitably whitewashed… 461 more words

Roman Catholicism

links: this went thru my mind


Church, gratitude & thankfulness: * Gratitude & Justice;  * Cultivating Gratitude in Our Communities

* “Gratitude is perhaps the most important way we practice recognizing the “enough” all around us.

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Religion Disintegrates into Science

Although scientific ideals have been replacing those originally held by religious beliefs and faith for centuries, it seems that our current cultural trend is that this is occurring more rapidly than… 789 more words

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Christian Celebrity in the Media: It’s complicated

American religious authority and the media have always had an ambiguous relationship. American Cultural Protestantism (which tends to define both Protestant and Catholic domestic values) has held within it an implicit critique of much that the media stand for. 2,479 more words

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