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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Overton Window shifted toward burn everything down

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Tuesday. 3 Replies

"Breitbart's whole goal was to burn everything down...and Trump has gone full Breitbart."Ben Shapiro ( former Breitbart editor-at-large,  who has become a vociferous critic)…Continue

Tags: far-right echo-chamber overtakes national voice

Bill Maher on Donald Trump

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Oct 15. 8 Replies

Bill Maher has spared nothing on his Real Time program in repeatedly eviscerating Drumpf in every last available way.  Those assessments are usually focused on one particular aspect of Drumpf's behavior or personality, but to borrow from…Continue

Tags: Bill Maher, asshole, Drumpf, Donald Trump

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 9, 2015 at 10:48am

GC - don't get the vaccination. It will give you autism.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 9, 2015 at 10:39am

"Have you come down with a case of Donald Trump lately?
... Donald Trump is a rare genetic condition that affects approximately one in seven billion people. While not fatal, the disorder does result in significant mental and emotional concerns that may hinder normal life quality.... Personality indicators associated with this condition include: Greed, Excessive bragging ... Delusions of presidency, Compulsive use of the word 'losers'."

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Comment by Grinning Cat on August 31, 2015 at 6:26pm

NPR has an article and infographic discussing different US presidential candidates' sources of funding -- large vs. small donors. This doesn't include self-funding; Donald Trump and Lincoln Chafee have supplied the majority of their own campaigns' funds.

How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic


Comment by Randall Smith on August 26, 2015 at 7:18am

Fortunately, most of these "morans" don't vote.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 25, 2015 at 11:23pm


Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 22, 2015 at 11:23am

Jerry Coyne, in one of today's Why Evolution Is True columns, disputed Ted Cruz's claim about a "war on christianity". He ended with this cheerful conclusion:

No, what really bothers these people is not a secular war on Christianity, but the second sense of “war”: the inexorable decline of faith as reason sets in and Americans put away their childish things. It’s well known that Christianity is declining in the U.S., and that has believers scared. As the Post reported in May, self-reported Christians are declining as the “nones” and unaffiliated increase, with Christians declining from 78% to 71% of Americans in just the last seven years. And it’s down from 86% in 1990. That’s a 10% decline since 2008 and a 17% decline since 1990. At this rate, there won’t be any Christians left at the end of the century!

A war on Christianity? I think not. What is hurting the faith is not attacks coming from the outside, but disenchantment on the inside, as believers simply walk away. Christianity, in other words, is suffering from a wasting disease.

Comment by tom sarbeck on August 18, 2015 at 11:05pm

These guys (and the rest of us) are victims of the idiot who invited the fundamentalists to join the GOP: President Reagan.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 18, 2015 at 7:52pm

Agreed, Bertold. <sigh> Any one of them would sink us all.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 18, 2015 at 5:41pm

Salon ran an excellent article titled 

These religious clowns should scare you: GOP candidates’ gullible, ...

A section follows:

Now let’s pause and consider the situation. Kelly is a political science graduate from a major Northeastern university, an attorney by trade with some 10 years of practice behind her, and a citizen of one the planet’s most developed countries. Speaking on satellite television (a technological wonder, whether we still recognize it or not, and no matter what we think of Fox News) in the twenty-first century, this sharp, degree-bearing professional American has just asked, with a straight face, a senator (who happens himself to be a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law) if he is receiving messages from a supernatural being. Yet no one in the audience broke into guffaws or even chuckled. And, of course, no one cried out with irate incredulity at the ludicrousness of the supposition implicit in the question (that an imaginary heavenly ogre could possibly be beaming instructions down to one of his earthling subjects). But since the supernatural being in question goes by the name of “God,” in the clown show that was the Republican debate, everyone – audience, MC, and the clowns themselves – simultaneously took leave of their senses and judged the matter at hand legit.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 18, 2015 at 12:31pm
Hansen’s idea to curb climate change:  “…As long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy, people are going to keep burning them and going to find them, to dig them up wherever they can find them. …what we need to do is add a gradually rising fee to the fossil fuels, which you would collect from the fossil fuel companies at the source... And that money should be distributed to - all legal residents of the country. That way the person who does better than average in limiting his carbon footprint will make money, and it will be a big incentive for them to pay attention to their carbon footprint. It will be a big incentive for entrepreneurs to develop no carbon and low carbon energy sources and products. And the economic studies that have been done show that this actually stimulates the economy. So it doesn't cost anything.”

Dr. James Hansen gives his idea to curb climate change on Fareed Za...



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