“Covidism:” How calling something a religion can act as a smokescreen

This morning I came across a Twitter hashtag I hadn't seen before, #CoronaReligion. One of the threads participating in this Discourse especially caught my attention, as a group of Tweeters last month proclaimed that "The fastest growing religion in the world is COVIDISM." Hashtag CovidCult. Hashtag CovidReligion. Full Thread Hmmm. Is covid a religion? Are … Continue reading “Covidism:” How calling something a religion can act as a smokescreen

Where is God? Spatial metaphor, spatial theography

Bodo Winter, Sarah Duffy and Jeannette Littlemore recently published a research paper in Metaphor and Symbol entitled "Power, Gender, and Individual Differences in Spatial Metaphor: The Role of Perceptual Stereotypes and Language Statistics." Their study investigates connections between vertical language (for example, “at the bottom of the social hierarchy” or “rising to the top") and … Continue reading Where is God? Spatial metaphor, spatial theography