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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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Pope Francis: Priests Can Forgive Abortion If Women Are 'Contrite'

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Loren Miller 7 hours ago. 26 Replies

Frankie has just pissed off (and nonplussed) a whole load of people.The Vatican has…Continue

Tags: Pope, mercy, forgiveness, abortion

Change.org Petition - Jon Stewart Should Host a Presidential Debate

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 9 Replies

The above petition just landed in my inbox a few minutes ago ... and I think it is perhaps one of the most brilliant ideas I've heard in a while.  Entirely too many debates, both primary and presidential, have been little more than photo ops for the…Continue

Tags: change.org, petition, debate, Jon Stewart

The Geographic Span of Actions of an Omnipotent, Omniscient God, Displayed Graphically

Started by Loren Miller Aug 16. 0 Replies

Yahweh as described by the old testament, Yeshua of the new, and Mohammed of the quran are taken to be massive actors on the world stage.  Care to see just how massive?  Take a look at the following:…Continue

Tags: action, map, Mohammed, Yeshua, Yahweh

Romans and Christians (delanceyplace.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gerald Payne Aug 13. 5 Replies

Today's selection -- from Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. Empires have been the dominant form of government in human history. Most early empires of such as the Roman empire were polytheistic, and made a practice of being…Continue

Tags: religion, politics, tolerance, Roman, christian

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Comment by Gerald Payne on August 11, 2015 at 5:18am

I watched that 'debate'. I don't think they did themselves any favours with all that populist rhetoric being spoken. One would have been forgiven for thinking that Trump was applying to be a border guard rather than the President.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2015 at 11:38pm

Music to my ears, Rick Perry's "no longer paying his campaign staff and his funding is drying up". Let's see how many others survive the Repub. race. 

Rick Perry 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 10, 2015 at 9:46pm

Pat - your caveat is accepted. I thought Kasich had shown the slightest trace amounts of humanity, but I won't quibble over trifles. On a sad note </sarcasm> Rick Perry may be getting flushed out of the bowl, er, race early. The WaPost has heartbreakingly</sarcasm>  reported he's no longer paying his campaign staff and his funding is drying up.

Comment by k.h. ky on August 10, 2015 at 7:41pm
Speaking of the devil.... Trumps praises are being sung, as I write, on Anderson Cooper 360. I do not like trump. Surely he will float away. I knew there was a reason I didn't watch CNN too.
Comment by Pat on August 10, 2015 at 3:35pm

Bertold, I will second that emotion with one caveat. Leave off the "almost."

And Ruth, you're correct. TPP will do to the American worker, especially union workers, what NAFTA did to American manufacturing. I can hear the flushing sound already.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 10, 2015 at 3:20pm

If almost any of the R candidates is elected we are horribly screwed.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 10, 2015 at 3:10pm

Agreed, Hex5! On another topic,

TPP countries:

The 12 countries involved in the agreement include: Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, the United States, Brunei, Chile, Singapore, New Zealand and Malaysia.

Leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership draft would force Canada to rework...

Comment by Hex5 on August 6, 2015 at 7:57pm
In my personal opinion if trump gets elected we are all horribly screwed
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 5:07pm

Mr Pierce offered another new word for me: repechage.

How does one pronounce it? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv3ZdeHjX8M

Repechage (/rəpɛʃˈɑːʒ/; French: repêchage, "fishing out, rescuing") is a practice in series competitions that allows participants who failed to meet qualifying standards by a small margin to continue to the next round.

repechage

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 4:46pm

Loren, thanks for the citation on "Not a scientist"!

I like the theme; however, I would rather see the film clips with the statements so that I can know each man and a woman said what they appear to be saying. Actually, the voice of the woman was there. The theme is a perfectly valid one and should include the people who fund their campaigns. 

Thanks

 
 
 

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