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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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Hedge Funds Triumph and You Lose

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 24. 2 Replies

image sourceThousands of  profitable…Continue

Tags: Wall Street, deregulation, ., hedge funds, bankruptcy

Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 20. 3 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 19. 0 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

The Satanic Panic - The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century (Seth Andrews)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 15. 1 Reply

To a degree, I think the following video and talk are mislabeled.  Oh, absolutely, Seth talks at length and in detail about the "Satanic Panic," the crazed obsession some Christians had about elements of popular culture through the 1970s, 80s, and…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 5, 2017 at 6:41pm

Thanks, Cat. I hadn't run into the FB page before today.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 5, 2017 at 6:33pm

Bertold, it says a lot about our political climate that such a quote is plausible! And yes, far too many people think that way.

In general, we've been living Poe's law, and The Onion's satire in October, after Republican nominee tRump's bragging about sexual assault came to light, which had him saying, "you’re really best saving your outrage and disgust for some thoughts I still haven’t verbalized yet, believe me", turned out to be prescient!

According to Snopes, the picture came from "Fox News The Facebook Page", "which is dedicated to lampooning Fox News and conservative politics in general".

Some good advice about quotes:

“Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet just because there’s a picture with a quote next to it.” --Abraham Lincoln

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 5, 2017 at 5:24pm

Apparently not only do good people not smoke pot, but they don't get sick either. The pic below showed up on FB. I have no idea whether it's real, but I'd venture to say it captures the real thinking of enough people to make a difference.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 5, 2017 at 5:14pm

Great comment on trumpcare, Grinning Cat. Republicans in the House are the real death panel indeed.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 5, 2017 at 4:17pm

On Republicans in the House acting as a death panel and passing the Trump"care" bill that would result in 17,000 needless deaths in 2018, 29,000 in 2026 -- and conveniently exempting themselves from its provisions:

Robert Samuel White writes a Twitter thread:

"1~ This thread is about my mother. I want you to hear her story, because the @GOP are going to kill her. [...]"

He concludes with an illustration of what our Republican president* presumably means by "Everyone will be covered":

Donald Trump as a doctor in a hospital room, saying “Everyone will be covered” as he pulls a sheet over a dead patient.(Read the whole thing!)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 3, 2017 at 9:19pm

Trump to sign executive order making it easier for churches to support political candidates

[WAPO]


(As if they haven't already been doing it with complete impunity)

We. are. so. fucked. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 3, 2017 at 9:14am

"Combining Nixon's paranoia, Reagan's dementia and W.'s complete lack of knowledge, Donald Trump truly is the ultimate Republican president"

(Comedian Orli Matlow, on Twitter)

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 3, 2017 at 9:12am

Rachel Maddow on tRump's first 100 days:

“Are you comforted by his incompetence? Would you rather have a competent person trying to do bad things or would you rather have an incompetent person trying to do bad things?”

(more, with lots of snarky comments, at Joe.My.God.)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 2, 2017 at 1:50pm

from Jonathan Riley on Twitter

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 1, 2017 at 9:45pm

In deference to the thin thread by which I pretend to hang on to the remaining shreds of my sanity, I've given up on following this shit. But . . . just in case anyone has any doubt that we're being governed by a complete fucking maroon:

Trump makes puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson, Civil War

[LA Times]

[Spoiler: "puzzling" was waaaaaaaaaaay too kind a description]

President Trump made a puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War in an interview.

Speaking to the Washington Examiner, Trump wondered why issues that triggered the war “could not have been worked out” in order to prevent the bloody conflict. Trump praised the accomplishments of Jackson, the populist president he has cited as a role model.

He made the puzzling claim that Jackson “was really angry that he saw what was happening in regard to the Civil War.” But Jackson died in 1845, and the Civil War didn't begin until 16 years later, in 1861.

Trump then said, “People don't ask the question, but why was there the Civil War?”

 
 
 

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