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Quickies: Megachurch Melt Down, How “The Hot Zone” was Exaggerated, and Consent Explained by a Porn Star

  • How a Megachurch Melts Down – “What the dissolution of one of America’s fastest-growing churches means for evangelicalism.”
  • How ‘The Hot Zone’ Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola’s History – “The experts said, ‘Ebola is not like how it’s portrayed in the book. People do not dissolve. Their internal organs do not liquefy. People do not shed bloody tears.’ Sometimes people with Ebola hemorrhage, but in the majority of cases, there’s no dramatic bleeding, Quammen says. For that reason, ‘the disease is no longer even classified as a hemorrhagic fever.’ “
  • Consent Explained By A Porn Star – “What exactly is consent? We went to a porn star’s sex dungeon with Jill Soloway to find out.” (video link.) From Radium.
  • Lady Colin: The Victorian Not-Quite-Divorcée Who Scandalized London – “Gertrude Elizabeth Blood was 22 when her mother brought her to Scotland in search of a suitable husband. One fateful September night in 1880, she caught the eye of Lord Colin Campbell, son of the Duke of Argyll.” Ooh I love historical drama!

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Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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4 Comments

  1. Has anyone read E. F. Benson’s “Lucia in London”? There’s a scandalous divorce case in the novel that I think was based on a real divorce, and I wonder if it was Lady Colin’s.

  2. It is so pleasing that Mars Hill is shutting down. Certain churches and religious groups are net positives for a community, but Mars Hill was not one of those.

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