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The February 2015 release of trailers for the upcoming a Poltergeist reboot/remake (with different cast members) prompted renewed interest in the original trilogy’s supposed “curse.”
— Jonah Goldberg is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior editor of National Review . © 2017 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Politics happens between nations, within nations, and within the minds of people within nations. It affects almost every aspect of our lives, from the warming of our environment, to the cost of education and health care, to our attitudes toward each other. In the discipline of Political Science, we investigate the nature, causes and consequences of politics.
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia article Cursing , the Bible depicts God cursing the serpent , the earth, and Cain ( Genesis 3:14 , 3:17 ,  4:11 ). Similarly Noah curses Canaan ( Genesis 9:25 ), and Joshua curses the man who should build the city of Jericho ( Joshua 6:26-27 ). In various books of the Old Testament there are long lists of curses against transgressors of the Law ( Leviticus 26:14-25 , Deuteronomy 27:15 , etc.). So, too, in the New Testament , Christ curses the barren fig-tree ( Mark 11:14 ), pronounces his denunciation of woe against the incredulous cities ( Matthew 11:21 ), against the rich , the worldling, the scribes and the Pharisees , and foretells the awful malediction that is to come upon the damned ( Matthew 25:41 ). The word curse is also applied to the victim of expiation for sin ( Galatians 3:13 ), to sins temporal and eternal ( Genesis 2:17 ; Matthew 25:41 )." 
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