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Category Archives: Religion
A fun game is to spot the implicit whiteness in Rod Dreher’s various BenOp recommendations, which isn’t all that hard to do. (Locations and/or activities that are comprised almost entirely of whites tend to be relatively peaceful, well-functioning, and high-trust, … Continue reading
Rod Dreher has a piece on young French Catholics arguably coalescing into an indentifiable socio-political force. The post is a rejoinder to a longer piece by Mark Lilla in the NY Review of Books. In that piece, Lilla writes of … Continue reading
From Stark & Bainbridge’s The Future of Religion (1985), a seminal book in sociology of religion: The South is overwhelmingly Protestant, and southern Protestantism is so overwhelmingly Baptist and Methodist that southerners have had little need to accommodate even many … Continue reading
Rod Dreher’s scatterbrain approach to the Death of the West is something to behold. From his recent post about spending a week in the Czech Republic (“Finding Hope In Europe’s Most Atheist Country”), he gets together with some Czech Catholics: … Continue reading
Wow, it appears the ‘Church’ of Scientology has its own TV channel premiering in the next 24 hours.
Of A Wrinkle In Time, even liberal Richard Brody has some reservations: Whereas L’Engle’s book is replete with explicit Christian citations, the movie offers no overt religious references, not even any overt spirituality (other than a passing reference to faith … Continue reading
Currently, the #1 story at The New York Jewish Week is “How Should Jews Remember Rev. Billy Graham?”: Rev. Graham’s sharing of vile anti-Semitic stereotypes with President Nixon in 1972 did not endear him to Jewish collective memory. In secretly taped … Continue reading
In The Atlantic, the essay “The Rise of Anti-Liberalism” starts off promising, but quickly goes off the rails. This is likely due to the writer’s name being Shadi Hamid. Submission is still very clearly a dystopian novel—an increasingly popular genre these … Continue reading
From Reuters: BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third … Continue reading
Writing in First Things, Connor Grubaugh writes on “The Impossibility Of “Alt-Right Christianity””, which is largely a response to Hunter Wallace’s articulation of a race realist Christianity. [T]hose who ascribe the achievements of Western culture to race rather than providence … Continue reading