Tag Archives: religion

The Song of Cliff?

I always say I’m incapable of religious faith. Whatever makes it possible for other people was simply left out of my list of ingredients. That doesn’t mean I dislike religion, I’m very interested in what people get from it and … Continue reading

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What I’ve been watching: Neoreligious purity spiraling edition

I’m loving youtube as one of the few places where you can still find weird stuff and quickly find about sub-cultures and below-the-radar movements. I’m not sure how I started watching vegan videos, but I did and they’re the weirdest … Continue reading

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Suicide by Noble Sauvage

Often my mind doesn’t work fast enough to say interesting things in real time. I need to think about things a short time and then let them shift down into my sub-conscious where they stew and then I finally can … Continue reading

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Past versus Future

“How are Muslims better than Chinese for Putin?” In the social science it’s called ‘longterm orientation’ (or future time orientation and there are other names too) Muslim societies tend to not have much in the way of future orientation and … Continue reading

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Culture Creep Coming and Going

All Saint’s Day in Poland happened a few days ago. Normally every year at that time there are TV reports about the menace of the American holiday Halloween and experts say how it’s gaining a foothold in Poland (it’s not … Continue reading

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These New Sacrements

It seems that human beings cannot really survive and thrive without something like religion (though how to define ‘religion’ is a task best left for another day). Attempts to do so (as in many communist countries) tend to devolve into … Continue reading

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Post Post-Religion

I tend to not believe it when people talk about whole societies not being religious. I’m much more prone to believe in societies that are between religions rather than truly post religious. Most people most of the time seem to … Continue reading

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