We’re all Americanists now


Another gem from same post by Jamie Smith: The god of the culture warriors has always been a generic god of theism (precisely like the god of the Founding Fathers): a “God who gave us liberty” (to do what we want). The “Creator” is a granter of inalienable rights and unregulated freedoms, a god who shares and ordains “American values.” Continue Reading

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poserorprophet: The Church and Capitalism: Part I.2


Dan has been sharing with us a paper he is doing.  He is contrasting Christianity with neoclassicism,  our present day leading form of capitalism. Capitalism, however, is based upon the assumption of scarcity. It assumes a world where there is not enough for everybody. Consequently, rather than manifesting abundance, what capitalism produces is a profusion of commodities that functions as Continue Reading

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