Author Archives: Naomi

The god problem: Adoration of the MAGA

From 538 Significant Digits: 75 percent That’s the approval rating of President Trump among Evangelical Protestants, the highest it has ever been in PRRI’s surveys. At the start of his campaign and up to wrapping up the GOP nomination, Trump’s … Continue reading

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Distraught over politics? Take a break with Trollope

That’s a somewhat deceitful title. Because Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) is immersed in politics. Just not our 21st century ones. Although… I’ve been re-reading Trollope’s great six-novel saga, the Pallisers. There’s nothing quite like sagas to pull me out of my … Continue reading

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The god problem: professional and well-trained exorcists should deal with NYC mice

From 538 Significant Digits: 250 priests This year’s class size for the annual exorcism course at the Vatican in Rome. Priests from 50 countries have arrived for “Exorcism and the Prayer of Liberation,” which teaches the rituals behind expelling demons … Continue reading

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