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Why Are There No New Major Religions?

Why Are There No New Major Religions?

Why has there been no emergence of a major religious movement in modern times?

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  Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in March, sitting at a noisy mess hall filled with hardened, tattooed Indonesian prisoners who greeted their wives and children with hugs and pats on the head. The prison is known for housing many of the country’s most notorious drug criminals and convicted terrorists. But across from me sat a trio of prisoners in bright orange fatigues charged with a different crime entirely: daring to start a new religious movement.


Jon Emont | Read the full article at The Atlantic

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Jon Emont

Jon Emont

 

Posted 7 August 2017

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