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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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The Corporate Power Deadlock and Anthropogenic Climate Disruption

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 0 Replies

Will Denayer's article thrusts us into startling clarity, by summing up our climate/economic/political situation.How climate change…Continue

Tags: fossil fuel corporations deadlock on governments, climate model failures, Anthropogenic Climate Disruption

Pew: Nonbelievers Make Up Largest "Religious" Bloc (Washington Post)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Jul 17. 18 Replies

The title rather says it all.  Nevertheless, details matter.  Here's the story from this morning's Plain Dealer (16 July, 2016):…Continue

Tags: plurality, nones, Pew, religious

I have a theory

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Jul 16. 1 Reply

I have a theory and I have had it for a long time. It started when I realized that religion was nothing more than myths and fables turned into sacraments and scriptures, that they were created by human beings, and they did not tell the truth. From…Continue

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Comment by Joseph P on July 18, 2016 at 12:01pm

Isn't that supposed vision of Roberts's about the worst possible blasphemy that it's possible to commit?  About the only possible translation I can come up with that isn't horrific blasphemy is that Trump is actually Jesus coming back.

And congratulations, Pat.  You had a messed up dream.  I have plenty of bizarre dreams, and mine are far more interesting.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2016 at 4:01am

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 17, 2016 at 1:13pm

For anyone who hasn't blown their Sunday brunch yet:

Robertson Said He Had Vision of Trump Seated ‘At the Right Hand of the Lord’

“God came to me in a dream last night and showed me the future,” said Robertson. “He took me to heaven and I saw Donald Trump seated at the right hand of our Lord.”

According to Raw Story, Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, a 12,000-member megachurch, said Trump would make a better candidate than Jesus.

Probably the only time something true came out of Jeffress's mouth.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 15, 2016 at 7:01pm

If anything, saying we favor tRump might inspire Clinton to move the wrong way, towards the right!

Anyway, here's something I picked up:

Make Earth Flat Again! Donald Trump 2016 - PoliticalGarbageChute.comAnd here's a message for anyone considering voting for him:

Trump is not one of you. He is one of him. Everything you have heard him say that you liked, if you look hard enough you will see that he one day said the exact opposite.(click to enlarge;
 taken from a quote by Louis CK,
 with apologies to chameleons everywhere!)

Comment by tom sarbeck on July 12, 2016 at 1:17am

      ...polls that show Hillary only ahead by 2 points.

To move Hillary leftward, progressive Dems say we favor Trump. That's why Bernie held out as long as he did. Left-leaning talking heads on TV don't know that tactic and went nuts.

Comment by tom sarbeck on July 12, 2016 at 1:05am

Re the wolf in sheep's "clothing".

Imagine a life-size wolf in a priest's clothing.

Several years ago a sculptor made one and the annual Napa County Expo exhibited it. The several viewers I saw all enjoyed it. In the left-leaning SF Bay Area no one protested publicly.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 11, 2016 at 11:55pm

@Loren: Excellent! It could well be added that (1) many citizens choose to not participate in the "hiring committee"; and (2) in no other context do potential employers even consider someone who presents wildly contradictory claims, outright lies, insults, repeated calls to violence, and insubordinate arrogance!

@Bertold: In reply to that rainbow wolf in sheep's clothing, a picture that reveals what's actually going on:

(Wolf in sheep’s clothing, with a cross on its forehead, in front of a flock of sheep) It’s OK, all we want is “religious freedom”(Feel free to share the image!)

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 11, 2016 at 12:38pm

Excellent.  "the 6 inches of shit in your bedroom is what you deserve."  I love it.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 11, 2016 at 7:24am

A little commentary from one of my favorite atheist entertainers:

Comment by Joseph P on June 30, 2016 at 6:46am

I've seen polls that show Hillary only ahead by 2 points, Tom.  That's freaking scary.  I only hope that people will become more repelled by Trump once they see him in debates, assuming he behaves anything like he did in the primary debates.

I don't see a way to do anything like what you're saying with the lawsuits, though.  There are too many valid situations in which, yes, I wanted to do X, but then Y happened, making X unfeasible.

 
 
 

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