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New opium II: giving up on reality

A follow-up to George Bryjak’s Dec. 11 commentary

December 27, 2013
By Willem M. Tissot

Mr. Bryjak documents the loss of church affiliation (one-fifth of the U.S. public, according to a Pew study) and the weakening of its social control function. To me, a four-fifths rate of affiliation would seem pretty high compared, for example, with that of some European countries. This in spite of many competing distractions from capitalist exploitation and the dark certainty of death.



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