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(121) Making Sense with Sam Harris #103 - American Fantasies (with Kurt Andersen) - YouTube
Kurt Andersen, author of FantasyLand, talks about his book, how it predicted Trump, and what it says for the future.
TrumpAdministration  Books  conspiracy  psychology  History  USA  Religion  SamHarris  podcasts 
yesterday by HispanicPundit
Making Sense Podcast #125 - What is Christianity? | Sam Harris
Harris interviews Bart Ehrman, a new Testament scholar who is himself an agnostic.
History  christians  Religion  podcasts  SamHarris  bible 
11 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
Religious competition was to blame for Europe’s witch hunts - Toil and trouble
When Mr Leeson and Mr Russ compared their witch-trial data to the timing and location of over 400 battles between Christian denominations, they found a much closer link. Where there was more conflict between Catholics and Protestants (in Britain, between Anglicans and Presbyterians), witch trials were widespread; in places where one creed dominated there were fewer. The authors conclude that churches engaged in a sort of “non-price competition”, gaining converts in confessional battlegrounds by advertising their commitment to fighting evil by trying witches.
Religion  Catholic  History  economist 
september 2018 by HispanicPundit
Did Jesus Have a Wife? - The Atlantic
He had a proposition. He had no talent for storytelling, he said, but he possessed the erudition to produce hundreds of pages of background material for a book—a thriller—that he wanted me to write. Instead of doing my own research, which could take years, I should rely on his. “I’d do all the legwork for you, and I wouldn’t want anything in return.”

The book’s subject, he said, would be “the Mary Magdalene story,” the “suppression of the female element” in the Church, and the primacy of the Gnostic Gospels, “maybe accumulating to a thriller story in the present.”

It sounded an awful lot like The Da Vinci Code.
Religion  Christianity  Catholic  history  AtlanticMonthly 
march 2017 by HispanicPundit
Ideas: How Real is Religious Belief: Three Cases
Contrast to that Catholics. Early in the 20th century, the Catholic church was the one major holdout against the eugenics movement, the project of keeping the unfit, or less fit, from reproducing, a project whose support ranged from George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill. In my lifetime, it has opposed contraception and abortion. It has not yet, so far as I can tell, come to terms with the now widespread acceptance of casual sex.
religion  catholic  history  friedman  sidebar 
april 2011 by HispanicPundit
Update on religious affiliations of Supreme Court justices - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
"It looks as if Jews and men have been overrepresented, also Episcopalians (which, as I noted earlier, are not necessarily considered Protestant in terms of religious doctrine but which I counted as such for the ethnic categorization). Religion is an interesting political variable because it's nominally about religious belief but typically seems to be more about ethnicity."
SupremeCourt  religion  jews  catholic  christians  history  gelman  sidebar 
may 2010 by HispanicPundit
The Public Choice of the Ancient Hebrews, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"He presents strong evidence that the author of J came from Judah, the southern Jewish kingdom, while the author of E came from Israel, the northern Jewish kingdom. J elevates Aaron and slights Moses; E does the opposite."
religion  muslims  Catholic  christians  history  books  caplan  sidebar 
december 2009 by HispanicPundit
Crowhill Weblog » Blog Archive » Vox Day and the Irrational Atheist
"n case you care, the most lethal institution on the planet is not religion but government. More people have been killed in the name of communism than religion, and most suicide bombers are actually communists. Also, if you compare the kill stats on Chris
atheism  communist  History  religion  krehbiel  sidebar 
march 2008 by HispanicPundit
Recent Developments in the Study of The Great European Witch Hunt
The European Witch Hunt, often used against religious people, is not what you think it was.
europe  History  religion  christians  NeedToRead  sidebar 
january 2008 by HispanicPundit
Townhall.com::Was Hitler a Christian?::By Dinesh D'Souza
"So in addition to the mountain of corpses that the God-hating regimes of Stalin, Mao, Pot Pot and others have produced, we must add the body count of the God-hating Nazi regime."
religion  History  communist  DSouza  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
History News Network - Americanism
Christianity is a very fundamental part of what ‘Americanism’ is.
USA  patriotism  religion  christians  History 
december 2006 by HispanicPundit

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