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Snake Haired Medusas, Vagina Dentatas, and Celtic Green Men: How ‘In God We Trust’ Functions as a Cultural Scare Mask

What is it about scare masks?—whether as manifested as Medusa in ancient Greece, or the Green Man in Celtic culture, it seems that the scare mask put over a door, or on a wall, is designed to: defend from outsiders … Continue reading

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There are no theist parents on child cancer wards

I spoke recently to one of my local city council members about why he voted to put, in large letters, behind the deus of city council chambers, “In God we trust.” I told him that not everyone in our city is … Continue reading

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