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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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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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Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 3 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 0 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

The Satanic Panic - The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century (Seth Andrews)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 15. 1 Reply

To a degree, I think the following video and talk are mislabeled.  Oh, absolutely, Seth talks at length and in detail about the "Satanic Panic," the crazed obsession some Christians had about elements of popular culture through the 1970s, 80s, and…Continue

Tags: Dungeons & Dragons, Backward Masking, Pokemon, fear, The Thinking Atheist

The things I remember

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 15. 4 Replies

The things I remember about The John Birch Society, founded in 1958 by a candy entrepreneur, Robert Welch, who, in 1961, said the government of the United States was “50-70 percent” Communist-controlled and Dwight D. Eisenhower was a “dedicated,…Continue

Tags: of, Year, the, 1980, Evangelical

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 19 hours ago

my caption, at cheezburger

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

I had lovely contacts in Afghanistan for several years. I learned so much about them, their desire for self-determination and peace, and even learned a bit of their history. 

All of a sudden, all contact with them stopped. I have no idea if they are able to find housing, food, and safety. This is today's report from 

Council on Foreign Relations. NOVEMBER 17, 2017.

WAR IN YEMEN
International Aid Group Says 130 Children Die Every Day in Yemen
Fifty thousand children in Yemen are believed to have died from hunger and disease this year, according to the charity Save the Children. The organization said a continuing blockade by a Saudi-led coalition will likely increase the child mortality rate there (Associated Press)."

The United States Is Complicit in the Destruction of Yemen

Comment by Joan Denoo on Sunday

“A new type of Alt Right Christian will become a force in the Religious Right.”

~  Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, and the alt-right's most visible spokesman

Comment by Joan Denoo on Sunday

“The GOP is a white person’s populist party.”

“Trump has shown the hand of the GOP.” 

He argued during the campaign that GOP voters aren’t really motivated by Christian values, as they profess, but rather by deep racial anxieties.

~ Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, and the alt-right’s most visible spokesman.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Friday

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 16, 2017 at 3:28pm

Thanks, Bertold, for Valerie Tarico's exposition of how Roy Moore is "living the script", and explaining that, among other things, consent was simply not required by the Bible. Rape and adultery were crimes not against women but against their owners, reducing their value in producing children of known parentage.

And thanks, Ruth, for that cartoon! Reposting as a direct image:

Woman in squalid cave, cooking a can over an open fire, as her husband comes home with a dead rat for dinner: “Oh, goody... Mister The-road-to-prosperity-goes-through-giving-the-richest-guys-more-money is home...” (The trickle-down learning curve)(click to enlarge)

Comment by Gary S on November 13, 2017 at 8:53pm

Thanks for that Bertold. I have also had a long admiration of Tarico and her work.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 12, 2017 at 1:46am

Tarico is a genius! Thanks for sharing her insights, Bertold. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 12, 2017 at 12:54am

The brilliant Valerie Tarico strikes again:

Alabama Conservatives are Right: Roy Moore’s Behavior is Perfectly Biblical

. . . Christian tradition has long assumed that Mary was a young teen. The Catholic Encyclopedia, citing customs at the time, says that the Mary of the Virgin Birth story would have been as young as 13. Jewish tradition allows betrothal at the age of 12 and consummation at sexual maturity. Outside of sacramental mythology, a story about an uneducated human girl getting impregnated by a powerful alien being would disturb many people. That Zeigler saw this story as a defense of Moore’s behavior, says something about the extraordinary moral and ethical exceptions our society makes for religion. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on November 11, 2017 at 1:35pm

Maybe those stack of Bibles were meant to fill in the empty spaces so the devil can't take up residence there?

 
 
 

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