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The Shadowy Fundamentalist Organization at the Heart of Government (and Mike Pence is a Member)

Given that our new Vice President is a member of the powerful, but shadowy, Washington, D.C. evangelical group “The Family” (officially, the Fellowship Foundation), Jeff Sharlet’s 2008 book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power would seem worth looking at again. And it is hardly a reassuring re-read for anybody already […]

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American Bestsellers, Jesus, and the Slaughter of All Non-Believers

Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, The Left Behind series, Tyndale House Publishers, 1995-2004 There is a trend afoot to lash out violently at the apparent dominance of “cosmopolitan” culture. This was vividly seen in the violent attack in Paris, traditionally a citadel of cosmopolitanism, on the freewheeling, anti-clerical publication Charlie Hebdo. But of course […]

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Occupy Religion? (Religious Perspective)

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The suggestion that I write an article on religion and the Occupy movement seemed to me absurd at first. Is Occupy in any way a religious movement? While many occupiers and friends are religious, representing about any background one can imagine, many are atheists and otherwise not religiously identified. Certainly, the movement […]

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