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The Convergence of Passover and Easter Can Leaven (or Unleaven) the Interfaith Family’s Holiday

…ver and Easter takes away that easiest place to connect. I don’t mean to suggest that Easter and Passover cannot be combined successfully. In many interfaith families, people manage to do just that. One of the families that I interviewed during my fieldwork had chosen Judaism as their household religion, and they observed Passover from the night it began until they left Hebrew School on Sunday morning to drive to Grandma’s house for Easter dinner….

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You Are Not Your Star Sign

…justification in which individuals hope to participate themselves.” The blogger who declared, “Dude, I’m a Leo and always will be a Leo, no matter where the sun is on August 5th,” is not merely reacting to a potential shake-up of the way we map the stars; he’s insisting that a certain system of sense-making has practical use for navigating his daily life. Star signs function as totems, markers of tribal identity and true self, while, through a dyn…

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Trump’s Inaugural Address Gets an “F” in American Civil Religion

…aracterized by “winning” and a return to nostalgic greatness devoid of struggle. In place of sacrifice for the common good, Trump emphasized “total allegiance to the United States of America” while failing to offer particular examples of American rights and values. In his now-classic essay, “Civil Religion in America,” Robert Bellah identified a tradition in American national discourse that exists “alongside of and rather clearly differentiated fr…

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The Humanities Make Life Bearable

…e have no hope of repaying the massive debt loads so many now carry? The biggest problem, of course, is a profound confusion about means and ends, a basic confusion that one might have hoped at least some members of the Commission would recognize. Liberal education is an end, and a precious one at that; it does not need to be a means to any other end, although it might well prove to be that. Being in possession of an enlightened and humane conscio…

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Beck’s Road to Jerusalem

…but his relentless fear- mongering—along with his disappearing audience—suggest a more selfish motive. Although a Mormon, Beck’s beliefs appear here to be more aligned with conservative Christian beliefs regarding the end-times, and a particular reading of the Book of Revelation that lends itself to raptures, dispensations, and popular culture depictions like Left Behind and a Thief in the Night. Unlike Harold Camping, who just wants his calculat…

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A ‘Pro-Life’ Buttigieg Ambush, Trump’s Corrupt Counsel, and More

…rculated by his campaign on social media, where some described Ms. Day’s engagement with the candidate as an ambush of Mr. Buttigieg, a characterization she disputed. “No, it absolutely was not an ambush,” Ms. Day said. “His campaign had plenty of time to talk to me in advance about these issues. We’ve been reaching out…since mid-December and trying to set up meetings to talk about it because there are a lot of pro-life Democrats who thought that…

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No to Church, Yes to Jesus?

…ue—certainly tracks a similarly generalized Christian ethic. But I would suggest that the ethical perspective of those I might tag as “Good Samaritan Nones” goes somewhat further in ways that are particular to the spiritualities of American Nones. Very basically, the ethos of “Golden Rule Christianity” is to treat each person as we might desire to be treated. Philosophers from Immanuel Kant to Ayn Rand have criticized ethical practice based on the…

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The Most Embarrassing Losers Ever?

…submit to their husbands; of comparing abortion to the Holocaust, and of suggesting that the Constitution could be improved by better alignment with God’s word. True, that last pitch wouldn’t fly in the Constitution-is-just-as-perfect-a-rendering-of-God’s-will-as-you-will-find-outside-the-King-James-version-of-the-Bible-America, but the point is that Huckabee has never made a secret of his affection for fusing church and state. And one of his favo…

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‘Empty the Pews’ Chronicles the ‘Nurtured Insanity’ of a Fundamentalist Upbringing

…ssays together is one idea: history needs record keepers. Bluntly: as the aging, Fox News-loving “alternative facts” crowd dies out, what’s left? Contributors to Empty the Pews and the millions they represent are one answer. There are some big differences between these contributors and me. They represent a generational shift. Most, though not all, are Gen Xers and Millennials to whom I’m the “old guy.” And none of them had anything like my kind of…

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Christians of Color Are Rejecting “Colonial Christianity” and Reclaiming Ancestral Spiritualities

…and erasure lurking in our lives. Understanding came immediately, as did suggestions for coping in such a hostile climate: essential oils for anxiety, Valerian root for insomnia, comedy for the rage—the list went on, stretching into the night. Here, in this brightly lit restaurant on Chicago’s South side, the dinner party turned group therapy. Fewer than a dozen of us were gathered to begin a weekend spiritual retreat hosted by the Mystic Soul Pro…

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