“seamlessly into the world of globalized capitalism” via Chris Hedges


Chris Hedges ,  in reviewing a book by Dave Eggers,  describing the Saudi kingdom (“A Hologram for the King”),  sounds very accurate re: an alarming percentage of the Religious Right in this country: outward religiosity and piety mask a moral and physical rot that fits seamlessly into the world of globalized capitalism http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/the_mirage_of_our_lives_20120827/ This “seamless  fit” is exactly what the Continue Reading

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Conservative Bible Project Adopts Biblical Criticism (via @craigadams49)


From a tweet by craigadams49 In an AP article on the “Conservative Bible Project” The Gospel of Luke records that, as he was dying on the cross, Jesus showed his boundless mercy by praying for his killers this way: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." Not so fast, say contributors to the Conservative Bible Project. The Continue Reading

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Incredible Blindness of Conservative Evangelical Politics


The following snip from a Pew article about Obama and United Methodists has me shaking my head: About 200 miles south, at Faith Community Church of West Chester, the Rev. Norm Coleman said he likewise plans to vote for the Arizona senator. "I don’t know about Obama’s Christianity, that’s what brings me into question about him." Religion News (RSS): Obama Continue Reading

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Zizek and Evangelicals in America: A Proposal, by David Fitch


Some really interesting and intriguing thoughts from David Fitch For Zizek, cultural symbolic orders exist to advocate certain purposes and legitimizations for being. They are in one sense ideologies. These meaning systems "mask the Real of" an absence which no one wants to face up to (Sublime Object p. 45). For instance, the U.S. "shock and awe" bombing and invasion Continue Reading

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