finally…letting myself freak out about how much i like shinto. 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.

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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