Politics, Economics, and Religion


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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Presidential election - last time around Michelle Obama said : "The truth matters." Republicans are laughing all the way to the bank at the quaintness of such a naive thought.

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 24. 23 Replies

Ben Carson: Big Bang A Fairy Tale, Theory Of Evolution Encouraged By The DevilIt's nice that the Republicans have Dr.(!) Ben Carson as their house n-word. He's cute, articulate, humble and smooth, and his speech patterns are oh, so laid back and…Continue

Tags: Carson, creationism, evolution, primary, election

A View of Islam from Muhammad Syed: Ex-Muslim

Started by Loren Miller Sep 23. 0 Replies

There is a great deal of discussion that goes on about Muslims and Islam in the US which comes from people who are not, themselves, directly connected with either the people or the religion.  Muhammad Syed, president of Ex-Muslims of North America,…Continue

Tags: Muslims, Seth Andrews, ISIS, Islam, Muhammad Syed

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

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 2. 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 Sep 1. 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

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Comment by Daniel W on May 4, 2014 at 11:42am

This was via DailyKos-


The U.S. Department of Agriculture still hasn't dropped its plan to speed up chicken processing lines from 140 chickens per minute to 175 and allow "visibly contaminated" chicken carcasses to stay on regular processing lines rather than being taken away for cleaning. That would mean all the chickens would be sprayed with extra antimicrobial chemicals....


That's really bad.  We already have antibiotic resistant diseases because of overuse.  Those chemicals are sure to harm the workers, the environment, and whoever winds up eating the contaminated chickens.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 3, 2014 at 1:45am

Somehow, we must come to realize that the winner is not the one with the biggest army, bombs or bullets, but the one with the value of protecting people, living things, including water, air and soil, and the Earth. 

~Joan Denoo

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 2, 2014 at 1:47pm
"It is baffling to me that members of Congress speak at the NRA's annual gun fest, an orgy of military hardware marketed to civilians, while the head of the gun lobby group essentially trumpets the need for armed revolt." Mark Fiore

Watch Mark Fiore's Latest Animation: Why the NRA Stokes Paranoia an...

His parody video is creepy/funny and effective at making his point.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 21, 2014 at 11:15pm

Thanks for posting that political cartoon, Ruth. I'm glad I got to see it. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 21, 2014 at 11:09pm

Sorry you aren't seeing some of the images, Joan.

The URL for this was


Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2014 at 3:13pm

Ruth, your comments 42 minutes ago did not come through to my wall. I found it in the mail, it was John Colbert, saying to Korea that we need to talk. 

Perfectly response to Korea!

I have another with no photo or URL from Monday but can't find it. This happens quite often and I just go on. However, you always send such treasures, perhaps we can sort out why some of your mail does not come through to my wall or to my URL. I enjoy reading your cartoons and comments and If there is an easy fix lets try to fix it, If it's not an easy fix, just let it go. 

Just for clarity, John Colbert came to my wall with no picture, nor did it have a URL in my mail. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 20, 2014 at 2:13pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 14, 2014 at 6:01pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 12, 2014 at 12:09pm

Great definition of "Invisible Hand" at "TL;DR Wikipedia" (which is actually a thing, tldrwikipedia.tumblr.com ).

The Invisible Hand is a metaphor conceived by economist Adam Smith to describe how, if markets are left unregulated, and everyone acts in their own interests, an invisible hand will use its stealthy invisibility powers to sneak all the money and power to 1% of the population.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 9, 2014 at 2:02pm

You're more than welcome, Joan.

And Grinning Cat, that dry cleaner is as stand-up as they come.  Would that more such businesses could offer just a little help where help is needed.


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