Religion for Sale – life after the American Academy of Religion 2005 conference in Philadelphia

I had a good week at the AAR in Philly. Diana was able to join me this round and it made all the difference. The conference is, by and large, a parody of satire (is such a thing possible?!) regarding the state of Religion in mass produced academia today. In short, the so-called “in jokes” formed in cheeky paper titles is really a joke (or a ‘pox’) upon us all as theologians – the only people who get the so-called ‘jokes’ are not those we think the joke is aimed at (those low church folk we giggle about in hallways) but ourselves… and that is truly a dark thing altogether: sad and lonely religious scholars half-drunk and lost in their own obscure world.

In the food court I spotted this Buddha “priced to move” – seemed to sum things up quite well…

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Religion for Sale – life after the American Academy of Religion 2005 conference in Philadelphia

I had a good week at the AAR in Philly. Diana was able to join me this round and it made all the difference. The conference is, by and large, a parody of satire (is such a thing possible?!) regarding the state of Religion in mass produced academia today. In short, the so-called “in jokes” formed in cheeky paper titles is really a joke (or a ‘pox’) upon us all as theologians – the only people who get the so-called ‘jokes’ are not those we think the joke is aimed at (those low church folk we giggle about in hallways) but ourselves… and that is truly a dark thing altogether: sad and lonely religious scholars half-drunk and lost in their own obscure world.

In the food court I spotted this Buddha “priced to move” – seemed to sum things up quite well…

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