Day: January 1, 2009

Obama’s team taking religion seriously?

In spite of some suing to prevent prayers during the Inauguration and thus mixing the spiritual realm with that of the state, Obama’s transition team is engaged in an unparalleled reaching out to religious organizations in the United States. According to reports there have already been about a dozen meetings of various groups with the transition team.

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The power of naming

Naming in myth and fairy story has always been associated with power and identity. Thus, Adam named the beasts; in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost; let his name not be remembered; thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; and so on.

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