Author Archives: Bob Felton

The death of faith

Ross Douthat speculates in the New York Times about Christianity’s likely future in the United States. Continue reading

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Serving the market for cowards

Apparently, there are a lot of Americans who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19, but are too cowardly to say so in plain language. Online Scammers Have a New Offer for You: Vaccine Cards Hundreds of sellers are offering false … Continue reading

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Quote for the day

The anti-abortion movement has always had authoritarian underpinnings; forcing women to give birth against their will would require police-state surveillance and coercion. (It’s certainly more intrusive than being made to wear a mask, which some conservatives regard as tyranny.) Michelle … Continue reading

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Evangelicals remain hostile to vaccination

White evangelicals are not merely ignoramuses — they’re dangerous ignoramuses. There are about 41 million white evangelical adults in the U.S. About 45 percent said in late February that they would not get vaccinated against Covid-19, making them among the … Continue reading

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Church membership hits historic low

For the first time ever, fewer than half of all Americans claim church membership. The proportion of Americans who consider themselves members of a church, synagogue or mosque has dropped below 50 percent, according to a poll from Gallup released … Continue reading

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