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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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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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Democratic National Committee Recognizes Value of "Religiously Unaffiliated Demographic"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 4. 2 Replies

It started back in 2009, when Barack Obama made open mention of non-believers in his first inaugural address.  It got better with the establishment of the Congressional Freethought Caucus.  And now, the Democratic National Committee has issued a…Continue

Tags: resolution, Religiously Unaffiliated Demographic, DNC, Democratic National Committee

ALEC ties to White Supremacy and religious extremism

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 20. 7 Replies

ALEC,or the American Legislative Exchange Council, pushes conservative legislation, and nearly a quarter of state legislators are members. Their model bills often "amount to wish lists for special interests." "Bills based on ALEC models were…Continue

Tags: religious extremism, White Supremacy, American Legislative Exchange Council

Democracy Tipping Point Passed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 12. 13 Replies

... Lindsey Graham recently asserted that AOC and the rest of the “Squad” are communists.…Continue

Tags: Mitch McConnell, GOP encourages Russian election takeover

Read the President*'s (and others') deleted tweets

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Meri Weathers Jul 13. 2 Replies

In another instance of "the internet is forever", ProPublica has been hosting the Politwoops project that tracks politicians' deleted tweets,…Continue

Tags: politicians, public statements, archived, deleted, tweets

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 23, 2018 at 2:23pm

Comment by Chris on December 20, 2018 at 6:38am

Is it possible to predict what "End Time" Armageddonist envangelical's  think about poloticians?

Aside from being  hypocrites and authoritarian worshippers -  what sort of logic do they have - other than wanting in their religious believe to be raised to 'heaven'  as soon as possible with the return of Christ?

It used to be said, "come hell, or high water."  That saying with climate change may be appropriate and even something armageddonists and end time christians  desire and pray for.

Comment by Chris on December 20, 2018 at 5:41am

I don't know what the Republican, or Democrat parties are about anymore let alone what Liberal, or Conservative means.  The parties and meanings have changed so much. I have no party affiliation.

It seems to me in a somewhat strict definition that Republicans think that that representatives should  be appointed.

Whereas Democrats think their representatives should be elected.

As it stands Republican and Democrat congresspeople are both beholden to Wall Street contributors.  The way elections and and election contributions are needed to run for Congress both parties are beholen to wealthy contributors.

I consider myself a fiscal conservative and social liberal.  That doesn't mean much anymore either.    With what Naom Chumsky says concission  - the available arguments for example to keep Social Security solven ( in media fly) doesn't meantion raising taxes on rich people.  The media, by that I mean corporate media which is controlled by big conglomerates.  

The Democratic Party has been is castrated.

I'd like to see campaign finance reform.  I would have voted for John Mc Cain if the R's didn't line him up with Sarah Palin.

This entire democracy has been corrupted.

The Move to Ammend may help.

I'd like to see state and national elections use  the Ranked Voting Method.  That would provide more oppertunity for third party candidates and may promote better choices and get more citizens involved and out to vote.  As it is the politics in the U.S. is a faint attempt at a duopoly.   Presidential canditates expecially are pre picked by wall street powers.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on December 18, 2018 at 11:39pm

An obvious second thought: if former Repubs start a Conservative Party, enough former Repubs will quit the Dem Party that it will no longer attract people such as the Clintons.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 18, 2018 at 11:02pm

Tom, those disclaimers on condom vending machines were probably to accommodate various laws against birth control -- such laws, as well as laws restricting abortion access, have no place in a civilized society!

And relating to us being on track towards 11 billion people at the end of the century, and also to risking pregnancy against one partner's wishes, I've said before that if we had been "intelligently designed", then among many other things, each person would be born with a safe, foolproof, painless fertility switch, defaulting to "off", so that (female-male) sex would never lead to making babies unless that was the specific intent of both people.

(OK, only somewhat foolproof, especially in the face of cults and other memeplexes that convince people that their babies will be born into a wonderful world, and/or that it's their duty to be fruitful and multiply and multiply and multiply, and so on...)

Comment by Loren Miller on December 18, 2018 at 6:59pm

We've actually heard more than a little about the decline in religion and particularly the evangelicals for a while, from the rise of the nones to the drop Protestant Christianity below 50% of the US population years ago.  Indeed, they themselves recognized that their potency was on the wane back in 2013, with the publishing of Pastor John S. Dickerson's book, The Great Evangelical Recession. The most that Trump and Pence can give them is a brief respite against the continuing Christian regression.

My suspicion is that Christians may finally recognize Trump for what he is and abandon him before Republicans do, which would be one hell of a note!

Comment by Donald L. Engel on December 18, 2018 at 5:11pm

@Bert.  Good point.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on December 18, 2018 at 4:53pm

We dropped form the Republican party about 8 years ago.  

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on December 18, 2018 at 4:50pm

Reputable people are leaving the Republican Party too, registering as independent or 'decline to state '.

I hope they will form a Conservative Party.

Comment by Chris on December 17, 2018 at 7:09am

When I was in my twenties I was told I was selfish for not wanting kids.

There seemed to be something fundamentemently wrong with people  saying I was selfish for not wanting children.  I thought and still think that people who want kids are the ones who are selfish  - expecially in light of climate change and what not.

In the 1880's and what not with the conflicts in europe  many in France idn't have many babies - because they forcast wars.

Today -  or if I may in the 1980's I knew about climate change.

Why bring a baby into the world that is going to die?

Superficially - whe are all going to die.

What I find disgusting is some thing their kid will be the next saviour.

 
 
 

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