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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 Loren Miller on January 29, 2019 at 8:17am

Bertold, the single biggest problem with the whole gay conversion therapy business is that There Is A Demand For It, that there are ignorant, uninformed people out there who have been told that it's available, that it works, and that is is possible to turn a gay man or Lesbian woman straight.  Such information typically is going to come from fundamentalist pastors or those who actually practice these supposed therapies.  And, of course, so long as there is a demand for those dangerous techniques, someone is going to provide a supply for them.

Educating these people to the mendacity of those promoting gay conversion is going to be one hard nut to crack, but it has to be done to break the cycle.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 29, 2019 at 1:08am

“Yes, Mitch. This is your fault and you are enjoying this, you corrupt, lying, selfish, self-serving, vile little man who continues to sabotage American democracy while spitting on the American people—the same people you are paid to serve. Your day will come.“ 

”T]he unnecessary shutdown was all due to Donald Trump, an illegitimate president, who failed to keep a promise to his supporters after telling them he could make Mexico pay for his ridiculous Mexican border wall.”

~ Leslie Salzillo

”'It's your fault'—Republican slams Mitch McConnell to his face, fo...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 28, 2019 at 6:51pm

”Small scale is critical to local life, to the ability of local people to control what happens where they live.”

-Paul Weyrich

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 25, 2019 at 12:46pm

ART of the DILL (Donald Trump as a pickle inside a clear canning jar labeled Don’s Shutdown Pickle)

Comment by Donald L. Engel on January 25, 2019 at 12:40pm

@Grinning cat.  Good one!!

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 25, 2019 at 12:37pm

The SHUTDOWN... (Mitch McConnell as a turtle, with webbed green hands and feet, the Capitol dome as his shell; a reporter asks) “Sen. McConnell, what are you doing to re-open the government?” (Next frame: McConnell has withdrawn into his shell, which has shut with a SNAP.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2019 at 7:27pm

Lester Brown, Brown, Lester, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization., “. . . a highly readable and authoritative account of the problems we face from global warming to shrinking water resources, fisheries, forests, etc. The picture is very frightening. But the book also provides a way forward.”

—Clare Short, a review, British Member of Parliament

I like the way Lester Brown offers a diagnosis of problems, explores options, chooses and develops an action plan and evaluates its effectiveness. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 18, 2019 at 11:42pm

I mentioned this at Humanist Jews; worth a mention here too:

I just learned about Jews for a Secular Democracy, an initiative working to maintain and strengthen the separation between church and state in the US.

From their website's main page:

Key Issues We Address

Ending Government-Sanctioned Discrimination [...]

Requiring Science-Based Government Decisions [...]

Rejecting Policies Guided by Just One Religion’s Version of “Family Values.” [...]

Insisting That Youth Education Include Secular Education [...]

Their blog also looks like it has worthwhile reading, including "Why Do Religious Fundamentalists Believe That TheirReligious Culture and the Political State Are One and the Same?"

Comment by Patricia on January 18, 2019 at 2:15pm

Bumpy ride.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 18, 2019 at 2:12pm

Donald Trump declaring before applauding legislators, 'THE STATE OF OUR UNION IS STRONG!' He's actually in the Russian Parliament, with a Russian flag barely visible to our left. (The tiny cartoonist in the margin remarks, 'And they're not tired of winning!')

(as usual, click to enlarge)

 
 
 

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