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The Religion of a Satirical Generation

The Religion of a Satirical Generation

By Kent Hayden, The Huffington Post
We gathered in costume carrying signs that read “legalize gay marijuana” and “God hates figs.” We crammed into a crowd tight enough to give Mr. Rogers fits of misanthropic rage. And then we sang together and we laughed together and we got goosebumps together. It was an exercise in what philosopher Herbert Marcuse called the “irrational nature of our rationality.”

The Arrival of Extraterrestrials on the American Religious Landscape

The Arrival of Extraterrestrials on the American Religious Landscape

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By Kenny Smith
Writing for Beliefnet.com in an essay enticingly entitled, “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?,” Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno argues that, although it is commonly assumed that the discovery of extraterrestrial life would signal “the death of religion, most religious people don’t see it that way at all… God created the whole universe. There’s nothing that makes one place more special than another….