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Kevin Smith’s Red State Premiered at Sundance, and Vulture Was There -- Vulture
As he explained, the movie took 25 days and cost $4 million to make. If he sold it for $6 million, it would still take $20 million to market. But since that $26 million doesn't go back to the movie team or the studio or the distributor, you have to make $50 million just to get to the profit line. And it would have to make twice that to be considered profitable.
movies  film  cinema  business  religion  christianity  art  social 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Pray First, Then Sex, Catholic Church Says | Carnal San Francisco
"Father, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts. Place within us love that truly gives, tenderness that truly unites, self-offering that tells the truth and does not deceive, forgiveness that truly receives, loving physical union that welcomes. Open our hearts to you, to each other and to the goodness of your will.

Cover our poverty in the richness of your mercy and forgiveness. Clothe us in our true dignity and take to yourself our shared aspirations, for your glory, for ever and ever. Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Amen."
religion  sex  christianity  spirituality  love  marriage  polyamory 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Under God: Jon Stewart, Daily Prophet? - David Waters
"Because we're in the public eye, maybe people project onto us their desires for that type of activism coming from us, but just knowing the process here as I do, our show is maybe the antithesis of activism, and that is a relatively selfish pursuit. The targets we choose, the way we go about it -- it's got more of a personal venting aspect than a socially conscious aspect."
religion  spirituality  comedy  humor  activism  television  public  judaism  christianity 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Cairo Journal - With a Word, Egyptians Leave It All to Fate - NYTimes.com
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Christian or a Muslim. I’m going to take you to your house, arriving there in a decent amount of time is already a miracle. Of course I say inshallah!”
ritual  religion  egypt  islam  aesthetics  identity  christianity  language 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pastor is the only black member of white, affluent church -- chicagotribune.com
"He wears being an African-American man as sort of a mantle, in the sense that it frames the conversation and the understanding of what our country is, but it doesn't dictate the only perspective."
religion  spirituality  california  christianity  black 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Monitor looking at changes in effort to remain vital - The Boston Globe
"The notion of the Monitor becoming a weekly paper has been floated for years. If that occurred, one obvious question would be whether the same newsroom staffing levels would be required."
journalism  online  media  newspapers  boston  religion  christianity  business 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Enquirer - Wright's teachings are part of African-American opposition to empire
"Black religious language is inherently evocative, hyperbolic and impassioned - aimed more toward devotion than debate. It is intended to convey divine ecstasy and anger to parishioners, not dialogue among pundits."
religion  spirituality  christianity  black  race  usa  identity  politics  power 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Emphasis Shifts for New Breed of Evangelicals - New York Times
"I believe politics just isn’t as important to younger evangelicals as it has been for the older generations because we recognize from experience that politics does not shape the morality of a culture. It simply reflects what the larger culture wants."
religion  culture  christianity  politics  usa  elections  2008  obama 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Idaho County Quietly Puts Cross in Official Seal | Boise | New West Network
"I chose what I felt was one of the symbols that is most widely recognized as spirituality. When you see a cross you think of not just Christianity, but religion in general."
idaho  religion  christianity  politics  design 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Prince of Pulp, Legit at Last
"If the Holy Bible was printed as an Ace Double. it would be cut down to two 20,000-word halves with the Old Testament retitled as ‘Master of Chaos’ and the New Testament as ‘The Thing With Three Souls.' "
christianity  religion  books  novels  fiction  editing  marketing 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Comment is free: St George the Turkish Arab
"St George is an example of the kind of society I hope we all want - except those bigots who wear his flag but know nothing of what it means."
uk  identity  society  mideast  palestine  christianity  islam  religion 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Senegal's Lent fasts evoke Islam's Ramadan | In Depth | Reuters
"Even if one's family becomes Catholic, they're linked through many community connections to many, many Muslims.'
religion  ritual  relationships  christianity  islam  africa  senegal  spirituality  food 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Praise Dance in Pentecostal Churches - Dance - New York Times
“I’m a visual person, and sometimes the physical moves me more than words. I respond better to the sensory experience. It’s good when you read it, but when you put it into action, it moves you even more. Dancing is so natural to so many people.”
dance  christianity  religion  exercise  aesthetics  black  creativity 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Essay: The irony of Romping Monday and Fat Tuesday - International Herald Tribune
"At carnival, the revelers are holding up the powers-that-be for ridicule. But the street-dancers are also making fun of themselves, which makes the festival noble. This week's glad interruption in time is a gift from the deep past."
neworleans  lousiana  public  social  religion  christianity  spirituality  dancing  dance 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
ChiTrib: Liberal Christian magazines are stumbling
"There's a lot hanging on what we do. What's hanging on it is whether publications of our kind have really run their course in American history."
magazines  christianity  marketing  religion  usa  politics 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Peaceful Crusader
“Those who are confident of their faith are not threatened but enlarged by the different faiths of others. ... There are, surely, many ways of arriving at this generosity of spirit and each faith may need to find its own.”
religion  christianity  islam  peace  activism  identity  war  middleeast  mideast  history 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: At Axis of Episcopal Split, an Anti-Gay Nigerian
“This man came up to me after a service, in New York I think, and said, ‘Oh, good to see you bishop, this is my partner of many years,’ ” he recalled. “I said, ‘Oh!’ I jumped back.”
gay  religion  christianity  episcopalian  identity  africa  nigeria  relationships  marriage 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com Life | Sexless and loving it
"It's important to have fantasies and to have hope, but there's a difference between imagining a man putting a ring on my finger, kissing me in front of my friends and family, and imagining a man moving two inches to the right."
sex  women  men  gender  marriage  relationships  abortion  politics  activism  religion  christianity  weblogs 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: State of the Church
"[... E]piscopalians tend to be better-educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates than some other denominations. [...] We encourage people to pay attention to the stewardship of the earth and not use more than their portion."
religion  christianity  episcopalian  mormon  catholic  environment  demography  usa 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
DenverPost.com: Recovery more likely in church than politics
"[W]hite evangelicals are hooked into the Republican Party the way labor unions were hooked into the Democratic Party, especially in the industrial belt in the 1930s. I don't really see that changing."
religion  politics  christianity  colorado  denver 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Female Bishop Takes Helm of Episcopal Church
"If some in this church feel wounded by recent decisions, then our salvation, our health as a body, is at some hazard, and it becomes the duty of all of us to seek healing and wholeness."
religion  christianity  women  feminism  world 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Soldiers of Christ (Harpers.org)
"The life of the gay man, in the evangelical imagination, seems to be an endless succession of orgasms, interrupted only by jocular episodes of male bonhomie."
christianity  fascism  gay  news  politics  religion  identity  aesthetics  men  power  colorado 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: For Gays, a Loud New Foe
"Sacramento is the No. 1 gathering place for non-Jewish, non-Russian Orthodox, fundamentalist Russian and Ukrainian immigrants."
sacramento  sacramentocounty  gay  gender  religion  christianity  russia  identity  california 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Drink, Don't Drink. Drink, Don't Drink.
"There are these really ambiguous messages about alcohol that you end up receiving from the leadership of the country. The messages end up being very mixed up and very confusing. And this ambivalence has been around a long time."
alcohol  wine  beverages  politics  kansas  christianity  drinking 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Drinking It In
"[B]oth are dedicated to altering human consciousness -- churches by exalting it, bars by pickling it -- they tend to engender a sense of mystery and wonder."
alcohol  spirituality  drinking  christianity  leisure  books 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: With God as Their Witness
"I see these places of the Bible, and I just see violence, violence, violence, violence, violence. I don't see God in it, and I pray to Him to show me. I've been struggling with God on this trip."
religion  islam  christianity  judaism  middleeast  travel 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Communions
"Find a cardinal who was brought up with many, many sisters, who has a lesbian in the family, a cardinal whose life has been bound up and fully informed by women, who knows the problems and challenges they face in a church where they cannot minister."
religion  christianity  women  gender 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Bloomberg.com: Catholic Hierarchy Lack of Diversity Fails to Reflect Africa's
"Many view the pope's engagement with secular Europe as one of the least successful parts of his papacy. Although electing an Italian might feel like a step backward, there are some who are looking for precisely that.''
europe  religion  christianity  africa  latinamerica 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
In Latin America, a Religious Turf War
"The state is not keeping abreast of this process. Neither is the Catholic Church. They can't assign new priests as quickly to the places where the population is growing. The evangelical groups get there faster. [...]"
brazil  latinamerica  religion  christianity  music  dance  ritual 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
ChiTrib: Catholicism stirs cultural challenge in Africa
"The whole thrust of inculturation is effective proclamation of the gospel. Jesus talked to people in terms that were familiar to them. In contemporary evangelization we're trying to do the same thing--express the gospel in a way it makes sense."
africa  religion  christianity  music  dance  ritual 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Brazil's Priests Use Song and Dance To Stem Catholic Church's Decline
"I think we are closer to the needs of the people. We try to talk in a contemporary language and make a connection between the spiritual life and real life. Here, we don't talk about God in heaven. We talk about God on Earth."
brazil  religion  christianity  music  dance 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Reuters.co.uk: Third World Catholics a growing force
"If there were a black African pope, I think a lot of northern liberals would be absolutely delighted for the first 10 minutes of his papacy, or indeed until he opened his mouth."
religion  christianity  race  african  asian  latino 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Where Faith Thrives
"If on a Sunday you want to attend a lively, jammed full, fervent and life-changing service of Christian worship, you want to be in Nairobi, not in Stockholm. But if you want to walk home safely late at night, you want to be in Stockholm, not Nairobi."
christianity  african  asian  religion 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Black Churches Struggle Over Their Role in Politics
The black humorist in me notices that Monday is the March on Selma's 40th anniversay; once upon a time -- when oppression was oppression was oppression -- isn't so long ago, is it?
religion  christianity  politics  usa  black  civilrights  gay  marriage 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: An Angel You Wouldn't Want to Be Touched By
"I'm basically interested in identity, and I still find fascinating the question, 'How do we identify ourselves, and how do we settle into other people's expectations for our identity?'"
identity  aesthetics  cinema  politics  religion  christianity 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
KtB: The Descent of Man
"Among them are, yes, Homo sapiens, a diverse group of large intelligent predaceous creatures, with a vestigial internal shell (ego profundis) located within what used to be the ectoplasma region."
christianity  evolution  fauna  religion 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Year of "The Passion"
"In Newsweek's "Birth of Jesus" holiday cover article [...] a poll found that 84 percent of American adults call themselves Christian, 82 percent see Jesus as the son of God, and 79 percent believe in the Virgin Birth."
christianity  religion 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Economist: The end of the world
"The old religious idiom has been replaced by a secular one, and this tends to obscure what otherwise would be obvious. [... S]tripped of their original supernatural sanction, revolutionary millenarianism and mystical anarchism are with us still."
christianity  religion 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Fooey to the World: Festivus Is Come
"In the background was Durkheim's 'Elementary Forms of Religious Life,' saying that religion is the unconscious projection of the group. And then the American philosopher Josiah Royce: religion is the worship of the beloved community."
christianity  judaism  religion 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: One of the world's leading atheists now believes in God, more or less
"I'm thinking of a God very different from the God of the Christian and far and away from the God of Islam, because both are depicted as omnipotent Oriental despots, cosmic Saddam Husseins."
atheism  christianity  islam  religion 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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