The Sarah Palin Effect

Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).

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14 Responses

  1. Mike Schilling says:

    If that’s true, I’m sorry to hear it. What’s badly needed is a firm push back against the idea that religion that doesn’t include a dogmatic belief in the literal truth of its scriptures is weak, inauthentic, and tantamount to atheism.Report

    • DEO in reply to Mike Schilling says:

      I believe it. No one wants to be associated with a hypocritical blowhard…not such an OBVIOUS one anyway.

      If $arah represents christian values then I want no part of it. I will go quietly on my own.Report

  2. I am probably going to offend some people here, but to be quite honest, the various faiths that are embracing the politicization of religious concerns have never been especially known for their brilliant thinkers. Seriously, when was the last time you heard ‘theologian’ and ‘Baptist’ in the same sentence?Report

  3. Mike Farmer says:


    what did you find funny about this?Report

    • Rufus in reply to Mike Farmer says:

      Eh, it just struck me as funny that I’ve been hearing about that trend for several years now and already Sarah Palin is the go-to reference. I can’t say if that’s a slight against her, the researcher, or “better educated Americans”.Report

  4. Mike Farmer says:

    I would imagine the overall trend since the Enlightenment has more to do with it than the “Palin Effect”.Report