Thanksgiving is a strange expedition in our culture: Is it about genocide, New England cuisine, or political tensions in your family? That’s a lot of range.
If ranchers want to know who’s really behind “cattle mutilations,” fine. The real culprits are quite obvious: It’s not Satanists. It’s the ranchers.
Calling conspiracists like Jon Voight stupid doesn’t change their minds. But what if I don’t want to change minds? What if I just want to say what’s true?
Through stories like the Satan myth, we can confront our own falliblity. If we don’t, then we condemn ourselves to the one true Hell: denialism.
How do you observe Halloween in the midst of an unprecedent public health crisis? In our case, very carefully.