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Writings of J. Todd Ring: The new epidemic: Death cults and the culture of despair

An article in The Atlantic speaks to the growing death-fetish that is gripping more and more youth. It is a bad omen for the state of modern industrial civilization as a whole, I would contend, and it indicates a broader trend toward anxiety, hopeless and despair, which must be confronted and overcome – if, that . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The new epidemic: Death cults and the culture of despair

What George Bush hath wrought: 90 Iraqi youths stoned to death for ’emo’ haircuts

So this is what George Bush’s invasion of Iraq has come to. Gotta love the democracy of this bit of theological murder. Just think, prior to 2001 Iraq was a secular enemy of al Queda. Now it’s knee-deep in fundamentalist terror.

Iraqi activists sounded the bell over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious . . . → Read More: What George Bush hath wrought: 90 Iraqi youths stoned to death for ’emo’ haircuts