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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Anxiety

Religion sometimes appears terrifying because it is anxious about mankind. In 16th-century Elizabethan England, when the Puritans were beginning to infiltrate the body of Protestantism, preachers saw the Devil everywhere: on Sundays, on ordinary days, in clothing, drinks and in enjoyment. Particularly in the theatre.

The playhouses, said John Northbrooke, an empassioned preacher, are where Satan moves speedily. There, he wrote in a pamphlet in 1577, the Devil…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.