Justin Bieber & the Superficial American Religion

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Justin Bieber appears at the end of this Christian rap video and talks about God and "grace." What he says is not terrible in itself - nor is it surprising. But, combined with the content of the song, it's indicative of the superficial American religion, entangled in celebrity values and perpetuating theocratic nationalist myths:Assumed in a project like this is a superficial solution of "good life" Christianity - that if one simply "pledges allegiance to God", then America will stop b … [Read more...]