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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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Comment by Bertold Brautigan 10 hours ago

MIKE PENCE WILL BE THE MOST POWERFUL CHRISTIAN SUPREMACIST IN U.S. HISTORY

[The Intercept] Emphases mine

Pence’s ascent to the second most powerful position in the U.S. government is a tremendous coup for the radical religious right. Pence — and his fellow Christian supremacist militants — would not have been able to win the White House on their own. For them, Donald Trump was a godsend. “This may not be our preferred candidate, but that doesn’t mean it may not be God’s candidate to do something that we don’t see,” said David Barton, a prominent Christian-right activist and president of Wall Builders, an organization dedicated to making the U.S. government enforce “biblical values.” In June, Barton prophesied: “We may look back in a few years and say, ‘Wow, [Trump] really did some things that none of us expected.’”

Trump is a Trojan horse for a cabal of vicious zealots who have long craved an extremist Christian theocracy, and Pence is one of its most prized warriors. With Republican control of the House and Senate and the prospect of dramatically and decisively tilting the balance of the Supreme Court to the far right, the incoming administration will have a real shot at bringing the fire and brimstone of the second coming to Washington.

“The enemy, to them, is secularism. They want a God-led government. That’s the only legitimate government,” contends Jeff Sharlet, author of two books on the radical religious right, including “The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.” “So when they speak of business, they’re speaking not of something separate from God, but they’re speaking of what, in Mike Pence’s circles, would be called biblical capitalism, the idea that this economic system is God-ordained.”

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

If I remember correctly, Gary, you tell it like the Bible says. 

"Weymouth New Testament
Let every individual be obedient to those who rule over him; for no one is a ruler except by God's permission, and our present rulers have had their rank and power assigned to them by Him."

~ Romans 13:1

Oh! I remember how hard I tried to be an obedient servant!

Comment by Gary S yesterday

I like that Daniel. They forgot to mention that their book says that their "god" puts all leaders in place and that those leaders are supposed to be followed.

Comment by Daniel W on Tuesday

Comment by Loren Miller on Monday

Oh, but of course, the Russia investigation should be kept secret ... 'cuz if the public did know about it, either or both of two things would happen:

  • Drumpf would wind up looking more like the horse's ass he is.
  • More people would be looking to have Donnie's head on a pike!

As for garbanzos vs. chick-peas, long as my felafel and hummus has 'em, rock and roll!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Monday

The Rude Pundit on the Trump/MLK intersection.

1/16/2017

Martin Luther King Would and Did Fuck Trump's Shit Up (Housing Edition)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Monday

And now our new Minister of Propaganda Kelly Ann Conjob claims

Russia investigation should be kept secret ‘to protect the public’

Comment by Daniel W on Monday

BB, I also saw that as the difference between a lentil and a chickpea.  Funny either way.  Now The Awesome One might try to make it illegal to import foreign garbanzo beans :-)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Monday

Daniel, the chickpea joke wins the Internet for the day!

Comment by Daniel W on Monday

BB, go for it!  But watch in your rear view mirror.  I have a feeling hour town might be pro-Trump.

 
 
 

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