James Reich and Drew Thomases follow a manifestation of the mother goddess into new ways of thinking about the anthropology of religion. Continue Reading →
Patricia Kubala explores the connection between drugs,
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Maybe use of fear and violence isn’t the best way to teach about fear and violence.
Ashley Baxstrom: This headline speaks for itself: “Pennsylvania Church Kidnaps Teens, Holds Them At Gunpoint, For ‘Learning Exercise.’”
It’s pretty much about exactly what you think it is. Officials at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Middleton, Pennsylvania, arranged for members of the church youth group to be actually, physically kidnapped from a meeting and transported to Pastor John Lanza’s house.
The 14-year-old girl interviewed by reporters said that two men armed with guns entered the room, put pillowcases over students’ heads, and pushed them into a van. Continue Reading →