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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 24. 7 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

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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

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Generic Monopoly RipsYou Off

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck Aug 11. 1 Reply

The Rise of Big Generic: Why Knockoff Prescriptions Now Cost $1,200Why generics cost way too much now.As Big…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 22, 2015 at 1:33pm

Well Spud, I guess it's it's another of those "mysterious ways" in which god moves.

On another front, Rachel Maddow is supposedly interviewing colossal dick Rick Santorum tonight; should be entertaining.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 22, 2015 at 12:50pm

If "This is a battle with powers and principalities beyond our comprehension.", how can you possibly know anything about it, including whether it exist or not?

Comment by tom sarbeck on July 22, 2015 at 4:17am

Thanks, Bertold. With Catholic Vote producing stuff like that, the bizarre thinking of elderly Catholics will no longer amaze me.

For instance, two evenings each month on a closed circuit tv system I was showing movies not approved by the Church and an elderly Catholic critic called me a communist.

I had escaped Catholicism forty years earlier and kind of pitied the guy. Instead of laughing I told him "M..., the Soviet Union collapsed 15 years ago; you can stop beating that horse."

Someday, the indoctrination done in Catholic schools will be seen as child abuse.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 21, 2015 at 5:09pm

Fulminating further against Planned Parenthood, Catholic Vote has come up with this helpful explanation of what's plaguing us culturally:

Stop for a moment and consider who is behind this plunge into the depths of evil. The answer of course is the The Father of Lies. Satan has manipulated and destroyed the conscience, heart, and minds of so many involved in the Culture of Death.

This is a battle with powers and principalities beyond our comprehension.

But maybe... just maybe the recent exposé and the growing chorus of voices in defense of women and children is the miracle we have been begging for. Perhaps this moment will be the breaking point that destroys not only Planned Parenthood, but breaks the back of a culture that has been so anesthetized to the horror of abortion.

Which suggests the question - who benefits from belief in "powers and principalities beyond our comprehension?" Not to mention that the Catholics live in extremely fragile glass houses when it comes to castigation of a "culture of death."

Comment by Loren Miller on July 18, 2015 at 9:38am

The DNC has compiled a brief dossier on the current GOP candidates for the presidency.  It doesn't pretend to be non-partisan, but then, neither are they.  Have a look when you have a moment ... preferably on an empty stomach.

The 2016 Republican Field

Comment by tom sarbeck on July 17, 2015 at 9:20pm

All of the Bush males--#41, #43, and Jeb--have shown they have language problems. I've never heard anyone describe a cause.

Comment by Alan Perlman on July 17, 2015 at 8:53pm

Or how about: "I know how difficult it is to put food on your family."  There was a whole 365-page calendar of them.  I think all the coke and booze addled his brain permanently.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 16, 2015 at 10:45pm

I will NEVER forget this Bushism:

George W. Bush "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 16, 2015 at 9:22pm

You are exactly correct, but he's no less inhuman.

Comment by tom sarbeck on July 16, 2015 at 9:16pm

Pope Cuddles: "...the bondage of individualism."

He could have spoken also of the bondage of collectivism, but that's the kind of bondage Catholicism needs and uses.

Cuddles has concealed his inhumanity better than other popes have.

 
 
 

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