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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

When Consumerism Meets Religion

Russians have created a two-kilometer queue to the rib of St Nicholas. They are queuing up with their holy icons because if you press the icon to the rib, you get an upgrade to the next version. Or something like that. 

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2 thoughts on “When Consumerism Meets Religion

  1. DWeird on said:

    This isn’t terribly new as far as magical thinking in religions goes. Making commodities of bits of saint (or properly re-branded bits of any old corpse) was a thriving business in medieval times.

    What makes you think this is a new development?

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    • It’s new for these particular people. It’s pathetic how they all queue up for holy remains just like a short while ago they were queuing up to stare at Lenin’s corpse.

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