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How Some of modern Society Offends Our ‘Deep Story’ and Influences Our Politics

Recently, in conjunction with the Davos economic forum on the future of work, I heard another take on why people voted for Donald Trump. The first thing that this person said was that, as a researcher, they went to the … Continue reading

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On The Weather and God’s Judgment

Everywhere that I go in the last few days people have been commenting on the weather: how humid it has been and how unseasonally wet this amount of rain is. More importantly, people have been talking to me in quasi … Continue reading

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Mass Emotion, Societal Repression, Collective Action

I saw an interesting documentary about the Beetles’ coming to Australia. We saw the screaming and almost hysterical devotion of the young girls who came to see them. One of the people who did this, who is now an older … Continue reading

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Whats The Matter With Halal Food?

Recently some people in Australia have attracted attention by objecting to Halal certification of foods eaten by Australians. I thought that this idea was worth exploring. The first thing to say is that the words ‘Halal’ are the closest thing … Continue reading

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On Recent Events And Apocalyptic Thinking

When ‘Brexit’ was happening, and now Mr. Trump is sure to become ‘President Trump’ I noticed a lot of posts on Facebook, and I put one up too thinking that ‘We live in Apocalyptic times.’ Then during Advent, I read … Continue reading

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I Got an Idea Why Donald Trump Is Popular

Watching the pictures of Donald Trump, and listening to him speak, my first reaction is to call him a buffoon and to dismiss him. Imagine talking of building a wall between the US and Mexico! Imagine seriously suggesting that the … Continue reading

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