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American Civil Religion

If patriotic holidays are part of what scholars call “American civil religion,” then Chicago, with its July 3rd fireworks extravaganza, is the equivalent of those Catholics who go to mass on Saturday night to get it out of the way.

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July 4, 2009 - Posted by | boredom

1 Comment

  1. Is Sunday, then, the day when they get to make up their own worship?

    There has been some explosive praise in the streets tonight.

    Comment by Rachel | July 4, 2009


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