Category Archives: Religion

Round-Up July 05 2013 Edition

150 years ago, a hell of a speech was printed in all of the newspapers in the United States. A top comics blog has quietly come to an end. A 75 year old British comic series also seems to have … Continue reading

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Religious Arguments

Recently, I came up with a satisfactory explanation of my religious beliefs. I would classify myself as a culturally atheistic Lutheran. In contrast to atheists who identify with their religious upbringing, I believe in God but I’m worried about those … Continue reading

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Round-Up June 23 2013

Matt Welch of Reason considers the history of modern magazines of political opinion, and a recent shift towards more liberal orthodoxy in the new New Republic. The great irony is that The New Republic is repudiating contrarian neoliberalism precisely when we need it … Continue reading

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Metsfilter Superman Edition

According to Bleeding Cool, Warner Brothers is happy with the success of Man of Steel, and eager to kill the goose that laid the golden egg, with a Superman sequel in 2014 and a Justice League film in 2015. DC … Continue reading

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Recommended June 13 2013

Apparently, Warner Brothers is planning to take it slow with the inevitable Justice League film, hoping for a Man of Steel sequel and the introductions to Wonder Woman and Aquaman first. This is probably the right tack to take. Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Recommended June 7 2013

There are two interesting AV Club pieces tying to Game of Thrones. Tasha Robinson looks at the meaning of the Red Wedding, and where the series goes next. Brandon Narwalk and Todd VanDerWerff consider one reason the show holds up so … Continue reading

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Ginger British Atheist Weird Al

I became aware of Tim Minchin this weekend, thanks to a spotlight on the musician-comedian in The New Yorker podcast. Presumably, there is an article about him in The New Yorker as well. As a Weird Al fan, I am … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics in the Spider-Man Comics

One question for the next Spider-Man writers and editors is how to depict religion and politics in the comics.  It’s something that many readers take quite seriously, and for the most part, writers have been vague about the religious and … Continue reading

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Factchecking in a Post-Truth World

Paul Krugman wrote an op-ed piece about how we’re in a post-truth society, essentially because Republicans are able to say nasty things without officially called out for it by the media. So here’s my forecast for next year: If Mr. … Continue reading

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