Ex-evangelical Valerie Tarico wrote a post, republished yesterday by Salon, that argues the internet is killing religion. Tarico isn’t very specific about what kind of religion she’s talking about, she uses “organized religion” and evangelical fundamentalism more or less interchangeably. But the claims are interesting: basically, that the availability of information [...]
Actually, that title basically says everything I want to say about this (go ahead, click it):
But, just for fun, I’ll unpack it a little.
Misinformed: The pie chart on the site indicates that something like 75% of Christians, or what it refers to as Good People, support Romney. Leaving about [...]
I didn’t go to Chick-fil-A yesterday. But I didn’t not go either.
I am done with this whole exercise in protest, and protesting the protest. Not because the two sides are protesting, but because the grounds from which both sides are protesting are so shaky.
Everyday, everyone of us patronizes some private business [...]
Earlier this week, someone at my alma mater, Gordon College, was kind enough to share one of my recent Huffington Post blog pieces on the college’s Facebook page as an example of “Alumni in the News.” Suddenly, there on Gordon College’s wall, a place where the “Likes” far [...]
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I was an early adopter of Facebook, or, I should say The Facebook. In 2004 I was a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, just a handful of subway stops along the Red Line from Harvard, where Mark [...]
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