A long one this weekend to make up for the fact I didn’t get to continue posting about Hinduism:
- Slate’s Rachel Gross discusses a new Pew survey on science and religion.
- As does Sarah Pulliam Bailey at the Washington Post.
- The actual survey from Pew.
- Fascinating BuzzFeed essay on dating while Christian.
- The American left and rural poverty.
- BioLogos highlights professional creationists and anti-creationists
- Damon Linker critiques Taylor Swift and the rise of robot music. Taylor. Is. Awesome.
Have a great weekend!
The most interesting one was the dating while Christian. It’s hard for me to relate. Perhaps I’m much more conservative, but I can’t imagine lying about going to church even if I don’t know many people who do. I feel you should go confidently and free to say you go or don’t go. Maybe the difference is I grew up going to church and still go whereas she found it later on so it has a narrow specific function for her, where it functions much more broadly for me and affects much more of my life.
But, I should add, her analysis is correct of people’s feelings about Christianity and Christians and how Judaism seems more acceptable. I see the same things in my circle. The only difference is I don’t mind telling people I go to church. (NOTE: It’s important that we don’t equate this lack of acceptance into persecution; they are not the same)
Nice comments. I agree with you, and especially about the persecution thing.