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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 tom sarbeck on July 12, 2016 at 1:17am

      ...polls that show Hillary only ahead by 2 points.

To move Hillary leftward, progressive Dems say we favor Trump. That's why Bernie held out as long as he did. Left-leaning talking heads on TV don't know that tactic and went nuts.

Comment by tom sarbeck on July 12, 2016 at 1:05am

Re the wolf in sheep's "clothing".

Imagine a life-size wolf in a priest's clothing.

Several years ago a sculptor made one and the annual Napa County Expo exhibited it. The several viewers I saw all enjoyed it. In the left-leaning SF Bay Area no one protested publicly.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 11, 2016 at 11:55pm

@Loren: Excellent! It could well be added that (1) many citizens choose to not participate in the "hiring committee"; and (2) in no other context do potential employers even consider someone who presents wildly contradictory claims, outright lies, insults, repeated calls to violence, and insubordinate arrogance!

@Bertold: In reply to that rainbow wolf in sheep's clothing, a picture that reveals what's actually going on:

(Wolf in sheep’s clothing, with a cross on its forehead, in front of a flock of sheep) It’s OK, all we want is “religious freedom”(Feel free to share the image!)

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 11, 2016 at 12:38pm

Excellent.  "the 6 inches of shit in your bedroom is what you deserve."  I love it.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 11, 2016 at 7:24am

A little commentary from one of my favorite atheist entertainers:

Comment by Joseph P on June 30, 2016 at 6:46am

I've seen polls that show Hillary only ahead by 2 points, Tom.  That's freaking scary.  I only hope that people will become more repelled by Trump once they see him in debates, assuming he behaves anything like he did in the primary debates.

I don't see a way to do anything like what you're saying with the lawsuits, though.  There are too many valid situations in which, yes, I wanted to do X, but then Y happened, making X unfeasible.

Comment by tom sarbeck on June 30, 2016 at 2:25am

    ...a lawsuit against [politicians] for failing to perform....

I would like to see lawsuits for breach of contract on politicians who promise to do XYZ, and when elected don't do it or worse do the opposite.

Comment by k.h. ky on June 29, 2016 at 8:50pm
On gun rights and the issue's we don't agree with them on. The sobs should be removed from office.
I wonder if we could file a lawsuit against them for failing to perform a job that they are well compensated for? :)
Comment by k.h. ky on June 29, 2016 at 8:45pm
Joseph, I believe you're correct. It's not going to be a landside. If we start thinking it is we could wind up with the racists fool for president.
Everyone who is not for Trump needs to turn out against him. We also need to call the senators and representatives of our states.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 29, 2016 at 8:41pm

"The paradox of environmental economics is that we feel compelled to price nature to make its loss visible on the balance sheet, but in doing so we legitimise its commodification and validate its critical overconsumption in an unbounded market system."    Andrew Simms

It's the economy that needs to be integrated into the environment -...

Simms helps me to understand what's wrong with cap and trade and carbon tax. Sometimes it gets confusing.

 
 
 

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