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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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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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Trump Ordered Border Agents To Break The Law

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 14. 4 Replies

Trump Ordered Border Agents To Break The Law Why do church members not confront Trump on his separation of families?Why do they not challenge him when he refuses to disclose…Continue

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Private Jets

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Mar 12. 1 Reply

Private Jets are the paradigm of fossil fuel inequality and climate destruction.Donald Trump’s tax reform allowed individuals and companies to write off 100% of the cost of a new or used private jet against their federal taxes. For some plutocrats…Continue

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Satan is not the enemy of the people,

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 27. 8 Replies

“The devil made me do it!” in the 1960s.~ Flip Wilson, Comedian.“Could it be . . . Satan?” in the 1980s.~ Dana Carver, Comedian, “Church Lady” on SNL. Child sexual predators are “tools of Satan.”~ Pope Francis.Is pope Francis joking? Child sexual…Continue

Christianity and Capitalism

Started by Joan Denoo Feb 18. 0 Replies

"It was the church more than any other agency, that put in place what Weber called the preconditions of capitalism:• the rule of law and a bureaucracy for resolving disputes rationally;• a specialized and mobile labor force;• the institutional…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 16, 2018 at 3:24pm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 "Personal attack" redirects here. For the policy on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:No personal attacks.

 Ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby genuine discussion of the topic at hand is avoided by instead attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.[2] The terms ad mulierem[3] and ad feminam[4] have been used when the person receiving the criticism is a woman.

However, its original meaning was an argument "calculated to appeal to the person addressed more than to impartial reason".[5]

Fallacious ad hominem reasoning is categorized as an informal fallacy,[6][7][8] more precisely as a genetic fallacy, a subcategory of fallacies of irrelevance.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on August 16, 2018 at 3:15pm

It’s ok to feel powerless, ...and to feel very pissed off about it.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on August 16, 2018 at 3:09pm

complicit, in the OED:

involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on August 16, 2018 at 3:06pm

ad hominem, in the OED:

(of an argument or reaction) arising from or appealing to the emotions and not reason.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on August 16, 2018 at 3:04pm

I'm not hiding.  Just staying busy trying to maintain 1 1/2 acres of landscaping in this hot summer.  Plus I've been helping another guy build a pump house for a widow next door.  

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 16, 2018 at 2:59pm

>does it not also qualify as an ad hominem?

How is it an attack on the people in question? It's condemning their continued support of a corrupt institution, not their persons.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on August 16, 2018 at 2:56pm

Postscript: Violence arises from powerlessness.

— attributed to Seneca 

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on August 16, 2018 at 2:49pm

While the remark about every practicing Catholic satisfies certain emotions related to feelings of powerlessness, does it not also qualify as an ad hominem?

—Yr goddamn Dutch Uncle whose sometimes

violent father was a practicing Catholic, made

powerless by being denied the power of

speech and by six years in an RC school.

Comment by Patricia on August 16, 2018 at 1:38pm

Great cartoon!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 16, 2018 at 1:04pm

 
 
 

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