he name Asperger is widely known as a syndrome related to autism. The label honors Johann Friedrich Karl Asperger (1906-1980), an Austrian pediatrician who studied mental disorders in children in the 1930s and early 1940s. His diagnosis of “autistic psychopathy” related to social detachment was eventually given professional approval in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual […]
Science and Religion
Science and Religion
Anastasia Bernoulli: Bridge repairs are one of my favorite things ever. Given the choice, I’d rather fix an old bridge than design a snazzy new one any day of the week.
Mikey Weinstein: How exactly does it make us stronger if not every American who is able, fit and willing to serve in the armed forces can do so, yet it’s considered a bipartisan beacon of sanity to ramp up the war drums even further?
Peter Laarman: Those who read Loaded will be able to see that the “irrationality” of things like open-carry laws and widespread resistance to gun safety measures become entirely comprehensible when viewed within the overall trajectory of a religiously-infused American Exceptionalism.
WJ Astore: There are trillions of dollars of fossil fuels still in the ground, and who wants to leave it there when there’s so much money to be made in extraction?
Mikey Weinstein: An influential pack of Dominionist predatory proselytizing worship wolves was howling in Trump’s DC hotel February 22-24 2018; the pack’s fanatical leaders believe “God sent” Trump to the White House.
Peter Laarman: Let’s try this simple test. Would a good pastor suck up to presidents and other powerful people, granting them general absolution despite their known crimes?
Tom Hall: In the sunshine that was nurturing a young Richard Nixon, and turning Ronald Reagan against his co-workers, Graham had a conversion experience. He signed on for a career of explaining why the bible, and “christianity” meant defending the status quo.
Peter Laarman: The real scandal here is the spectacle of Democrats still trying to make nice with white evangelical tribalists at the expense of their own stated values and principles.
Rodolfo F. Acuña: The Ten Commandments are being used to obfuscate the abuses of Donald Trump. It would seem appropriate, then if we seriously graded Trump based on what the commandments say and not what is being said.
Walter Moss: It’s ironic that evangelical Christian leaders, who have often warned of liberal anti-Christs, seem to lack the self-awareness to identify something so anti-Christian in Trump himself. Or worse yet, they certainly recognize it, but don’t care.
Peter Laarman: What some call the Trumpocalypse simply reveals more fully the cancer that was already there, that was always there, and that is always and ever metastasizing.
Ron Briley: The toleration of infidelities by Moore and Donald Trump suggests a more sophisticated pragmatism that promotes the evangelical agenda and ideology in regard to abortion, sexuality, women, and the patriarchy.