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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

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Comment by tom sarbeck on May 22, 2017 at 10:58pm
Joan, a metaphor follows; don't read it literally.

Decades ago I decided that if both Dems and Repubs are shooting at me, I may be in the right place.

Alternatively, the leaders of both major parties are predators. They cooperate to weaken or destroy competing third parties.

More simply, Demo policies are dumb; Repub policies are cruel.
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2017 at 1:24pm

Tom, my interpretation of G.C. comment is to keep on doing what you are doing, it works.

~ Grinning Cat

"keep having powerful, moving stories that resonate with other voters"

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 22, 2017 at 1:18pm
GC, what are you wanting me to know?

Are 'enlightened positions' and 'for their own interests' equivalent?
Comment by Grinning Cat on May 22, 2017 at 10:40am

Tom and Joseph, we need to keep having powerful, moving stories that resonate with other voters, so they'll vote for enlightened positions rather than against their own interests (as in "buyer's remorse" over 45*).

Apropos especially to 45* and the Republican Party:

Partially drawn U.S. flag saying 'Anything for money' and 'This space for rent'

Comment by Joseph P on May 19, 2017 at 5:08pm

@Tom

Hell, why go back 20 - 24 years?  The actions of the school board that led to the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial happened 12½ years ago.

Thankfully, in that case as well, every single school board member who voted to insert the ID bullshit into the schools was voted out in the election that happened a month and a half before the conclusion of the trial, in 2005.  I almost would have liked to see the decision appealed up higher within the court system, but with the school board then in the hands of honest people, it was basically dead.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 19, 2017 at 2:40pm

The Comments this morning offer interesting ideas to ponder, a great way to start the morning. With a clever cartoon, "Baloney and bananas," descripyive assessments of current events, and intriguing references to other reading material. 

I ran across a Steve Keen video during my daily slide down the economic/political track, "How can the Greeks save more money? A monetary parable." where he describes the debt in Greece was a result of an economic system with "Children in Charge" instead of "The Adults in the Room". 

The public believes, the experts got the theory wrong.

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 19, 2017 at 1:09pm
Hm-mm, belay that "faith in democracy" thing; "trust in the voters" would have been better.
BTW, 'belay' is also Navy slang for 'correct that'.
Comment by tom sarbeck on May 19, 2017 at 12:47pm
Loren, you have too little faith in democracy. Some 20-24 years ago, So. Calif. voters gave Graham his demented wish. The school board's xian majority made such a mess that in the next election the voters corrected what they'd done.
Comment by Loren Miller on May 19, 2017 at 11:54am

Do you suppose that bastard Graham has any idea of the impact such a development would have not just on American schools but on America's standing the world?  He'll get his demented wish on a day that doesn't end in "Y", if I have anything to say about it!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 19, 2017 at 11:18am

 
 
 

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