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Top 2011 Religion Stories That Weren’t

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Time magazine’s religion top ten list had Mormonism in the spotlight. The Religion Newswriters Association voted Osama bin Laden’s death (and the faith response to it) their number one story in a list that included Harold Camping, Rob Bell, and Mississippis Personhood initiative. Oh, and the top religion author of 2011? Tim Tebow, whose life story is a runaway bestseller for our friends at HarperOne. 

But what about the stories that shoulda been, but weren’t? Were thinking this list, drawn up Peter Laarman, might provide a template for 2012 coverage. The Eds.

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Worse Than the Robber Barons

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We’ve always had unscrupulous tycoons, market manipulators and connivers, but we’ve never had as obnoxious a bunch of weasels on Wall Street. These morally deformed punks claim the right to undermine perfectly sensible (and sorely needed) regulation because we haven’t learned to make dishonest gain for ourselves in the ways they have become almost kabbalistically schooled in doing.

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