finally…letting myself freak out about how much i like shinto. Continue reading
(to borrow that turn of phrase from solipsistful.)
i have been Hunting books and went back through every queenie comment on this dang wordpress and the library has a whopping one of them. and it’s not requestable or a reference book somehow. D: Continue reading
because oops, things not being super clear. Continue reading
Sociologists have identified a common belief in a “religious convergence” during the twentieth century, which posits America as a nation of diverse religious views that nonetheless yield consensus on basic values — what researchers have termed the “common creed.” Under this theory, people express hostility toward atheists because they disrupt this emerging narrative. (Leong, “Negative Identity,” 1379; bolding mine)
I really love this quote. I want to eat it and digest it over and over.
i’m reading a fairly good book right now: The Nones Are Alright: A New Generation of Believers, Seekers, and Those in Between by Kaya Oakes.
(obligatory ehhhhh-ing about spectra and a constant “seeking”/questioning, and where do you plot atheists and quoi folks who reject this model) Continue reading
i am so sick of sliding and watching inertia make decisions for me Continue reading