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.

Discussion Forum

Will the next generation rewin only lost freedoms or will they win some new freedoms?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 19 hours ago. 4 Replies

A friend recently wrote me a thought-provoking discussion: ”Decades ago I read that each generation has to win its freedoms. May I, without being charged with donning rose-tinted glasses, ask if America’s next generation will rewin only lost…Continue

Tags: in, prayers, mandated, voters, rights

Suckers for Civility (Steve Shives)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 9. 9 Replies

Anyone here remember that funky old movie with Patrick Swayze, "Road House?" Swayze plays the cooler at a gin joint whose clientele are barely civilized, and he's tasked with bringing the place under control.  There's that one scene where he's…Continue

Tags: Steve Shives, civility, Road House, Donald Trump

A Humanist Statement on Separating Families at the US Border

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jun 22. 5 Replies

Washington, D.C., June 22, 2018)—The Board of Directors of the American Humanist Association has issued the following statement:The American Humanist Association condemns in the…Continue

Tags: Trump, Donald, immigration, American Humanist

Reps. Huffman, Raskin, McNerney, & Kildee Launch Congressional Freethought Caucus (Congressman Jared Huffman)

Started by Loren Miller May 7. 0 Replies

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral…Continue

Tags: Congress, atheism, Congressional Freethought Caucus

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Comment by Loren Miller on Friday

And for those who weren't sufficiently disturbed by the events in Helsinki of this week, here's the cover for the July 30th edition of Time Magazine:

Astonishingly on point.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

"It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars."
~ Arthur C. Clarke, The Exploration of Space (1951), p. 187

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

I belonged to First Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD; Rev. Richard C. Halverson was the senior pastor there, and he also served 14 years as chaplain of the United States Senate. He took a leadership role in the prayer breakfasts. Senators, Representatives, Supreme Court judges and other well-known politicians filled his church pews. It was somewhat daunting to be sitting next to someone who often appeared on the news, in the papers, and on the radio. 

I was able to get some tutoring projects accomplished at Valley Green Housing Project, buildings created to house single mothers heads of households and their children. Senators Hatfield and Inouye stand out as strong supporters of my tutoring projects.

"Senator Mark Hatfield, a Republican from Oregon was an American politician and educator, he served for 30 years as a United States Senator and also as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee." 

"Senator Daniel Inouye, a Democrat from Hawaii, was a United States Senator from 1963 until his death in 2012. He was also President pro tempore of the United States Senate (third in the Presidential Line of Succession) from 2010 until his death in 2012, making him the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history. Inouye also served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations."

~ Wikipedia

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Thursday

I didn't know there were prayer breakfasts in Russia! We've somehow gone from Joe McCarthy to conservatives in bed with the Russkies. Apparently, hate conquers all.

Comment by Loren Miller on Thursday

Bertold, if Raw Story can flesh out those allegations, that would be HUGE for stomping on shit like the national day of prayer, never mind those stupid prayer breakfasts!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Thursday

This is creepy.

[Raw Story]

Researcher of right-wing religious fundamentalism reveals Putin’s close ties to National Prayer Breakfast organizers

  • “What people don’t understand about the National Prayer Breakfast, is it’s not a government event,” Sharlet explained. “It’s run by a private, sectarian, fundamentalist organization called The Fellowship and The Family that believes in precisely this kind of action. In fact, the long-time leader of the organization has called it quiet diplomacy, back channel, back door interactions between international leaders, that they use the prayer breakfast to bring them together. As recently as a year ago, the current leader, Doug Burleigh, was predicting alliance between [President Donald] Trump and [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. He predicted that that at a Russian prayer breakfast.”
  • . . . “The Fellowship, that organizes the National Prayer Breakfast, particularly admire him because they’re theology, their religious view, is built around their understanding of Jesus, the strong man. They believe Christianity gets it wrong when speaking to every day people. They’re called to administer to elites like Trump and Putin, who can bring peace together. That’s their vision. That’s what they created the prayer breakfast for.”
Comment by Patricia on Tuesday

This is the one I saw.....

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Tuesday

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 13, 2018 at 2:18pm
"And now the president*’s off to meet with Vladimir Putin for his annual performance review. Heads up, Alaska. Hope you like borscht."

~Charlie Pierce
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 13, 2018 at 9:43am

Another of Snyder's lessons suitable for those of a paranoid frame of mind: Email is skywriting.




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