I've just finished up on the latest installment of my "Religious Wrong" series on "Grumbles From an Old Grouch" [http://grumblesfromanoldgrouch.com/the-religious-wrong-pt-3/]
This episode begins the coverage of the 19th century and mostly deals with "The 2nd Great Awakening" and its effects on today. A lot of "what is" is because of "what was". I tossed in a few Utopias, a riot or two, a few snarks here and there, simmered with a modicum of Millennialism and spiced it up with a little sex.
Check it out and let me know what you think about it. While you're there, stop by "Mormonism: The Big Con", still moderately hot off the keyboard.