The establishment of a false religion may be part of the natural process of a society destroying itself. Looks like, anyway.
Last year IHOP jerked Shrove Tuesday back a week, this time they’ve yanked it forward seven days. What’s next, a Thursday? in August? Meanwhile Google News Search’s completion algorithm has embargoed Ash Wednesday and Lent, although the terms both complete in general Google Search. Traditional Christian congregations are dying like flies and although Christmas is bigger than ever CHANGE has driven us into a strange and novel situation. Religion is at the heart of the 2012 US presidential election cycle, but the focus of the discussion is completely misdirected.
It started in Boston on All Saints Day, 1826 and it’s really, really evil. Heresy is stigmatized, denied work and routinely treated with drugs. This faith is invisible, pervasive and, outside of perhaps Barbara Ehrenreich, completely unchallenged.
Have a nice day.