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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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Pennsylvania's Catholic Church Child Abuse Report: 301 Priests, 1000+ Children (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia 1 minute ago. 11 Replies

A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims. "We believe that the real…Continue

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Better Business Bureau Ratings Scam

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 6. 8 Replies

Another rotted capitalist icon. It seems Better Business Bureau ratings mean nothing these days.Terror Group Gets 'A'…Continue

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My Concerns 2018, Public health

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 5. 3 Replies

My Concerns 2018With Earth temperature rising, sea level rising, forests drying & burning, refugees increasing, potable water decreasing, streams, river, and lakes drying, I have concerns about the health of populations around the…Continue

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Sessions announces new 'religious liberty task force'

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 1. 8 Replies

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the Department of Justice's creation of a "religious liberty task force" to "help the department fully implement our religious guidance." In a speech at the Department of…Continue

Tags: FFRF, Freedom From Religion Foundation, discrimination, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 28, 2018 at 7:34pm

OK, the task is to work on the 30% who want churches to be Super-PACs by using ridicule, shaming, mockery, discomfort, contempt, scorn, sarcasm; 

and work on the 70% by challenging them to think of "What would Jesus do," and other such tactics. 
Patricia, I like "Trump Anxiety disorder" and "Is he going to blow us all up" tactic. 

It is simply outrageous that tRump whips up an argument over issues that do need settling, but he gets the opponent in a defensive mode and they start to talk up war. He is a classical manipulator. 

If I were tRump's wife, I would hit him where it hurts most, money!

Comment by Patricia on July 28, 2018 at 6:35pm

In a divided U.S., therapists treating anxiety are hearing the same name over and over: Donald Trump


'Trump Anxiety Disorder' may not be an official diagnosis, but therapists know the symptoms

Matt Kwong · CBC · Posted: Jul 28, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 11 hours ago......
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-anxiety-disorder-mental-health-...

"Is he gonna blow us all up?"
So inquired one of Elisabeth LaMotte's patients recently, fretting out loud about the volatility of U.S. President Donald Trump's actions during a therapy session at her Washington practice.
It was a rhetorical question — one that predated Trump's threats of a showdown with Iran this week. But if the question wasn't meant in earnest, the politically induced anxiety LaMotte is hearing about from her clients certainly is, says the founder of the D.C. Counselling and Psychotherapy Center.
She refers to it as a "collective anxiety" among patients who feel on edge about how potentially dire the president's decisions could be.
"There is a fear of the world ending," she said. "It's very disorienting and constantly unsettling."...……………….

Comment by Loren Miller on July 21, 2018 at 10:43am

That 70% of those who want to maintain the Johnson amendment are just fine by me.  It's that 30% that remains that can still be problematic as hell, though.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on July 21, 2018 at 10:39am

Re the GOP House repealing Johnson amendment:

This may benefit church-state separation.

Surveys show that 60-to-70 percent of church-goers oppose their churches becoming super-PACs.

Ergo ministers, who want filled pews and filled collection baskets, will not eagerly transition to funding political campaigns.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 21, 2018 at 8:04am

And on a lighter note:


Hokey Smoke, Bullwinkle...

Comment by Loren Miller on July 20, 2018 at 12:03pm

Well ain't that just charming as fuck.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 20, 2018 at 10:24am

House Votes To Repeal Johnson Amendment, Making Churches Super PACs

Michael Stone

  • Bottom line: This new legislation passed by the GOP controlled House effectively repeals the Johnson Amendment and will potentially convert every church in America into a dark money super PAC, corrupting an already deeply corrupt campaign finance policy, and moving the country ever closer to a Christian theocracy.
Comment by Loren Miller on July 20, 2018 at 5:56am

Or nominated for a Pulitzer!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 19, 2018 at 8:18pm

No kidding; it was a stroke of genius. The responsible person may be in a retention center near you before long.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 19, 2018 at 8:12pm

Honestly, Bertold ... I think it's damned near perfectly representative of the current situation in the Oval Office.

 
 
 

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