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Why are American politicians more pious than their constituents?

Date: 10‑02‑2021 Source: The Economist As Americans ditch the church, Congress still fills the pews   AMERICA’S CONSTITUTION is explicit: “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office.” Yet Americans expect piety from their politicians. … Weiterlesen

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How Religion Shaped Modern Economics

Date: 17‑01‑2021 Source: The Wall Street Journal In the 18th century, a new Protestant belief that people have control over their destinies fostered the rise of free‑market ideas. A statue of pioneering economist Adam Smith in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conventional … Weiterlesen

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The mark of Cain

Date: 10‑07‑2020 Source: The Economist Lexington A Christian pollster argues that a reckoning is due in America’s churches Few things about Donald Trump’s rise are harder to explain than the fact that some of the most religious Americans were behind … Weiterlesen

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Thank God, American Churches Are Dying

Date: 21‑02‑2020 Source: The Wall Street Journal By Ericka Andersen As thousands close across the U.S., lively new congregations are taking their place. As thousands of churches close across the U.S., many fret about the inevitable decline of faith in … Weiterlesen

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America’s Sacred Politics

Jan 9, 2020 Ian Buruma, Project Syndicate Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently,  A Tokyo Romance: A … Weiterlesen

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Evangelicals Take On Artificial Intelligence

Date: 10-05-2019 Source: The Wall Street Journal By S. Joshua Swamidass As the technology advances, science and religion should each give the other its due. Science fiction often depicts artificial intelligence as technical minds embodied in humanlike bodies. Think Commander … Weiterlesen

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The Trump era has exposed divisions among Catholics and evangelicals

Date: 31-03-2019 Source: The Economist: Erasmus But in a secular age, Christian groups find common cause VERY NEARLY a quarter of a century has passed since a sort of joint manifesto was published by some of America’s most prominent Roman … Weiterlesen

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Evangelical Christians Helped Elect Donald Trump but Their Time as a Major Political Force Is Coming to An End

Date: 13-12-2018 Source: NewsWeek BY NINA BURLEIGH Pastor Says Evangelicals Still Support Trump Despite Porn Star Sex Allegations U.S. Alex Camire left the church a few months before his pastor announced from the pulpit that the election of Donald Trump … Weiterlesen

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Die Furche Goes Digital!

Das ist einen Versuch wert! (hfk) Der Weg zur neuen digitalen FURCHE | Online-Ansicht  Begleiten Sie uns auf dem Weg zur digitalen FURCHE Innehalten, weiterdenken: Vor anderthalb Jahren haben wir den Schritt ins Social Web gewagt, seither haben wir hinter … Weiterlesen

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The Populist Wave Hits the Catholic Church

Date: 14-11-2018 Source: Foreign Affairs By R. R. Reno How Pope Francis Triggered a Rebellion The Catholic Church faces a crisis of leadership. The latest series of abuse revelations, most notably the exposure of former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick as … Weiterlesen

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