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The Odd Uses of Religion

Those of us who don’t find religion that compelling can still find it fascinating. People believe all sorts of things, and tell you that you should too. That’s kind of fun, in an anthropological way. For example, back in the … Continue reading

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She Stoops to Conquer

Maybe it’s that old if-you-have-to-ask thing. If you have to ask you’ll never know – you’re hopeless, as with Louis Armstrong smiling and saying that if you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know. The hip, the aware, … Continue reading

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