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MARKETING THERAPEUTIC RELIGION

Ted Schmidt
In America the religion of the crucified messiah and the God of Jesus was hijacked by right wing fundamentalists. Billy Graham, a creation of the American establishment, is the link between post-war religious boosterism and present day therapeutic religion.
Distracted from distraction by distraction
filled with fancies and empty of meaning
Tumid apathy with no concentration.
T.S. Eliot
Was Jesus not crucified as a traitor to all the apparently worthwhile values?
Fr. Johann Metz
"What you need," the Savage went on, "is something with tears for a change. Nothing costs enough here."
Aldous Huxley in Brave New World (1932)
The Roman Catholic Church must take its stand against the world, against the age, against the spirit of the age –because the world and the age are always to a degree, to an important degree, in rebellion against God.
Will Herberg
 
Bob, whose locker is adjacent to mine in the club where I play squash often engages me in discussions about religion. Recently, this retired professor was chuckling about his friend’s newfound "religion."
     "These suburban churches have it all figured out, Ted.
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