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
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
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com One of the most productive metaphors is that of WAR. War on poverty. War on crime. War on drugs. War on cancer. War on terror. Price wars. War of words. Holy war. War is everywhere. Not long ago, I read one report on how silicon valley companies like Apple … Continue reading Parenting as War?