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  • Sects and Violence in the Ancient World http://sawiggins.wordpress.com/

    A blog that tries to find intelligent things to say about religion and related subjects.

LATEST ARTICLES ( 4053 )

  • Work for Good

    Work Good

    You learn a lot as a primary caregiver.  Since dealing with a family cancer diagnosis last year I joined a local support network for caregivers. Read more

    Posted on 22 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Troubled Water

    Troubled Water

    There’s nothing like a good monster movie. Of course, your local streaming service will have some considerable say over what you might watch. Read more

    Posted on 21 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Castle Dreams

    Castle Dreams

    It’s a real problem.  If you’re a passionate collector you eventually run up against the space issue.  A New York Times piece tells how a couple that collects... Read more

    Posted on 20 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Clergy Problems

    Clergy Problems

    I believe Revival is the most recently written Stephen King novel I’ve read. It was pretty good—it certainly scores high on the religion and horror scale,... Read more

    Posted on 19 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Sticky Thoughts

    Sticky Thoughts

    It’s a common problem.  You need to stick two things together.  Perhaps you don’t have welding or soldering equipment lying around the house so you buy some... Read more

    Posted on 18 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Not The Sting

    Sting

    Why do we make the decisions we do? Watch the movies we do? I have to confess that for me a number of strange factors combine to make for some weird choices. Read more

    Posted on 17 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • A Footnote

    Footnote

    I was recently compelled to use footnotes.  I don’t mean the clever asides that capable writers sometimes utilize to spice up subjects by making points off... Read more

    Posted on 16 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • One Demonic Night

    Demonic Night

    I only discovered after watching Night of the Demons (2009) that it was a remake. Eventually curiosity got the best of me and I had a spare moment to watch the... Read more

    Posted on 15 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Love Life

    Love Life

    Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on UnsplashI suppose that it’s good to keep Valentine’s Day mostly private, but there was some wisdom to how it... Read more

    Posted on 14 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Scholarly Publishing

    Scholarly Publishing

    So here’s the thing about innocuous names—they don’t work well with the internet.  Search engines throw a rod trying to find something so insipid that it might... Read more

    Posted on 13 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Out of Season

    Season

    Culture fascinates me. And one of my favorite aspects of culture is holidays. I realize that’s a privileged thing to say but were we living among the... Read more

    Posted on 12 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Not Bram

    Bram

    I guess I wasn’t sure if Stoker was horror or not. It’s similar to Hitchcock in many ways, and some suggest it’s a “thriller” rather than horror proper. Read more

    Posted on 11 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Drac Ops

    Drac

    Just don’t ask, okay? Like most things in my life, I discovered Dr. McNinja way past when it was popular. Who knows? Maybe it’s still popular. I’m not the best... Read more

    Posted on 10 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Using Brains

    Using Brains

    I’m old enough to know better.  Here’s a thought.  I recently saw a headline that suggested human brains filter out things like ESP because brains evolved to... Read more

    Posted on 09 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Seeing in Darko

    Seeing Darko

    Having seen it I have to wonder why I waited so long. Part of it was timing, of course. I was still teaching at Nashotah House when Donnie Darko came out, and... Read more

    Posted on 08 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • One Another

    Another

    Like much of the other information that I’ve managed to pick up in these six decades of wandering the planet, my knowledge of horror is self-taught. Read more

    Posted on 07 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Strangers

    Strangers

    Okay, so I like to think that I’m a reasonably intelligent person.  I can drive a car.  I’ve read over two thousand books.  I have been blogging for nearly a... Read more

    Posted on 06 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Mind Echoes

    Mind Echoes

    One of the things that must be frustrating about making movies is that so much competition exists. Even when you hit on a great idea, such as using a Richard... Read more

    Posted on 05 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Not So E-Z

    Paying for someone else’s mistake.  That’s what technocracy brings.  We’ve used E-Z Pass for years.  We first got initiated in Pennsylvania although we lived... Read more

    Posted on 04 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Heavy Machinery

    Heavy Machinery

    Funny how some things just stick in your mind. And then come back at odd times. Killdozer was a television movie from 1974. I must’ve watched it pretty close... Read more

    Posted on 03 February 2024 POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY