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Maternal Cannibalism and Communion in the Novel and Film Life of Pi

NOTE: The following is an abridged and edited version of an article I wrote published in the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Volume 27, Number 1, Spring 2015, pp. 1-15 (University of Toronto Press). The full article can be … Continue reading

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Can You Trust a Government that Hides Numerous Policy Changes in Giant Unrelated Bills they Hope Nobody Reads?

The Conservative government of Canada (sometimes called the Harper government) is up to its old tricks, hiding important policy changes in giant omnibus budget bills in the hopes that no one will notice. As outlined here, this time the hidden … Continue reading

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If Wilfred is just a dog, does that mean Ryan killed him? (Spoiler Alert)

The 4-season American version of the darkly comedic show Wilfred has now been over for a couple of months. For those of you unfamiliar and unconcerned about having major plot points given away, Wilfred is an FX show about a … Continue reading

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Conservative Christianity’s Effects on the Mind

I recently came across this fascinating article, which examines the potential harmful psychological effects of conservative Christianity: Go to http://www.salon.com/2014/11/01 Of particular interest, I note the article’s outline of a new “unofficial” diagnostic category (unofficial because it is not (yet?) … Continue reading

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