Speaking of Faith (with all apologies to Krista Tippett)

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Starting by imprisoning the main Muslim population in camps.

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According to the report, evangelical drug traffickers who dominate with an iron fist a region of favelas called Complexo de Israel, in Rio de Janeiro, forced the closure of Catholic churches this Saturday. The Metropolitan Curia denies this, but these same traffickers have been persecuting Brazilian religions of African origin for some time.

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[The rise of Brazil’s neo-Pentecostal narco-militia | openDemocracy]

[‘Drug traffickers of Jesus’ drive Brazil slum violence (ft.com)]

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Neo-pentecostal narco-militia is a wild phrase I’d never thought I’d hear…

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They took the “personal Jesus” to another level.

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More like “anti-personnel Jesus”

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I’d say the curches need someone who could to them about society.

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Soon…

(Art by Kris Kuksi)

ETA: the unusual tank tread configuration was really puzzling so I assumed the picture was AI generated. Nope It’s from a real event, and Centurion tank was used.

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Shame Facepalm GIF by MOODMAN

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Later…

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