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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Welfare? Who pays into the pot more than they get out? Who takes out more ?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck yesterday. 1 Reply

Welfare? Who benefits? Who pays? “Residents of “blue” states send more tax money to Washington than they get back in federal help, while residents of “red” states send less money to Washington than they get back in federal help.”  For  every tax…Continue

Tags: Reich, Robert, spending, taxes, welfare

Democrat vs. Republican

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 17 hours ago. 2 Replies

The central U.S. opened like a fissure, threatening a volcanic eruption spewing out hate clothed in white supremacist ideology, spreading its deadly gases over the land. Officials tossed out legitimate voter registrations, closed down voting places,…Continue

Trump capitalizes on the tensions of the declining middle class

Started by Joan Denoo Oct 31. 0 Replies

Germany, after WW I, economically devastated, and overwhelmed by the Versailles treaty, was forced to pay incredibly heavy reparations to France and Great Britain. The political strains and conflicts made Germany particularly vulnerable. They built…Continue

Tags: exploit, manipulate, dominate, class, middle

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Comment by Patricia on July 19, 2018 at 7:35pm

That thing has just made the top of our news a few minutes ago.....CRINGE!!!!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 19, 2018 at 7:25pm

It's some wild shit that Time did that.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 19, 2018 at 7:21pm

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 July 19, 2018 at 4:47pm

"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 July 19, 2018 at 4:45pm

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 July 19, 2018 at 11:55am

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 July 19, 2018 at 11:42am

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 July 19, 2018 at 11:27am

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 July 16, 2018 at 11:00pm

This is the one I saw.....

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 16, 2018 at 10:36pm




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