Politics, Economics, and Religion


Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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What is the purpose of life?

An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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TPP - what's been leaked

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 6 Replies

Public Citizen warns of known dangers hidden in the Trans Pacific Partnership. Even with the extreme secrecy, we know enough, due to partial leaks of the secret text, to be very afraid. For instance, we know the TPP would:Lower U.S. wages by…Continue

Tags: corporate tribunals, overcharging for medication, outsourcing US jobs, food and safety threats, TPP

Kevin Kruse on How Corporate America Created Christian America (YouTube)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 23. 8 Replies

It isn't very often that something goes upside my head with the kind of impact that happened yesterday afternoon, when the 38th Annual Convention of the Freedom From Religion Foundation had as one of its guest speakers Kevin M. Kruse.  Mr. Kruse is…Continue

Tags: One Nation Under God, Kevin Kruse

Presidential election - last time around Michelle Obama said : "The truth matters." Republicans are laughing all the way to the bank at the quaintness of such a naive thought.

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 24. 23 Replies

Ben Carson: Big Bang A Fairy Tale, Theory Of Evolution Encouraged By The DevilIt's nice that the Republicans have Dr.(!) Ben Carson as their house n-word. He's cute, articulate, humble and smooth, and his speech patterns are oh, so laid back and…Continue

Tags: Carson, creationism, evolution, primary, election

A View of Islam from Muhammad Syed: Ex-Muslim

Started by Loren Miller Sep 23. 0 Replies

There is a great deal of discussion that goes on about Muslims and Islam in the US which comes from people who are not, themselves, directly connected with either the people or the religion.  Muhammad Syed, president of Ex-Muslims of North America,…Continue

Tags: Muslims, Seth Andrews, ISIS, Islam, Muhammad Syed

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Comment by Grinning Cat 22 hours ago

The Perfect Republican Stump Speech, as given by an imaginary candidate pandering to majority Republican opinions, with copious footnotes, by Barton Swaim: http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/stump-speech/

Comment by Grinning Cat on Wednesday

Conservative Christian "logic", as drawn XKCD-style by Andy McClure. (Click to enlarge.)

Meanwhile, in America... “I’m terrified of Muslims. I don’t want Sharia law in America.” “OK. Let’s avoid that by separating church and state.” “Nope. I believe in Jesus. I want this country to be more Christian.” “OK. Here are some refugees who need help.” “Nope. Not helping refugees while we still have homeless kids and veterans here.” “OK. Here’s a bill to help vets.” “Nope. I don’t want to raise taxes.” “OK. What about homeless kids?” “Nope. Their parents are just lazy and want handouts. They shouldn’t have had kids if they can’t afford kids.” “OK. Let’s fund Planned Parenthood to help people plan their parenthood.” “Nope. Some of that money might go for an abortion. I’m PRO LIFE.” “OK. Let’s give everyone easier access to health care to improve and extend their lives.” “Nope. That’s SOCIALISM. I believe in the Constitution. Not dirty, dirty SOCIALISM.” “OK. At least we can agree on that. I especially like how the constitution gives everyone freedom of (AND FROM) religion.” “YES! Freedom of religion! Except Muslims. I’m terrified of Muslims.”(via Friendly Atheist: "This is Conservative Christian Logic in a Nutshell")

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 2, 2015 at 9:34am

“I thought you said there was a bunch of trick or treaters dressed as Donald Trump?” (Man at his front door calling back into the house, as he’s giving candy to a line of kids costumed as a clown, a pig, Fred Flintstone the caveman, a chimpanzee, Rich Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly, and a jester.)(click to enlarge)

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 15, 2015 at 9:58am

(Two Republicans, portrayed as anthropomorphized elephants, after watching the Democratic presidential debate) “No racism, sexism, Islamophobia, homophobia, insults, personal attacks, or denial of science...” “Boring!”

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 15, 2015 at 9:57am

(Six men in suits at a table with microphones. Sign in background: “Republican BENGHAZI Probe”) “Hillary’s polls are down. These ‘hearings’ are working!...” “Uh-oh, Bernie Sanders’ polls are up...” (Second frame: all six smiling with a revised sign behind them: “Republican BERNghazi Probe”)

Comment by Loren Miller on October 3, 2015 at 2:12pm

The answer is simple, Bertold:

The Republican would dither so badly about the supposedly "impossible" decision that both would be lost ... whereupon he would blame the Democrats.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 3, 2015 at 1:50pm

Courtesy of Why Evolution Is True:

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 23, 2015 at 8:47pm

Tom - P.S. A - Dump the guilt. The extent to which you still feel it is the extent to which you still believe their utter bullshit.

B - You reminded me of a cartoon by Callahan, an outrageous Portland quadriplegic cartoonist. You don't need to see the cartoon. The caption is This is a feminist bookstore. There is no humor section.

(Lest anyone take umbrage, I'm a feminist. I just happen to think humor trumps politics.)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 23, 2015 at 7:28pm

Tom, since you're suffering from a shortage, here's some German bathroom humor. It's been (almost certainly apocryphally) attributed to Goethe.

Auch in dieser edlen Kunst gibt es Dilettanten:
Künstler treffen in das Loch, Stümper auf die Kanten

Comment by Gerald Payne on September 23, 2015 at 5:31pm

Gerald, sainthood and political power bestow the authority that deranged believers or realistic subjects recognise and obey.

I never mentioned political powers or realistic subjects obeying, I mentioned saints and since you have to be dead to be a saint I hardly think subjects obeying authority answers my question.


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