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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 Joan Denoo on November 19, 2017 at 2:03pm

“The GOP is a white person’s populist party.”

“Trump has shown the hand of the GOP.” 

He argued during the campaign that GOP voters aren’t really motivated by Christian values, as they profess, but rather by deep racial anxieties.

~ Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, and the alt-right’s most visible spokesman.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 17, 2017 at 4:53pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 16, 2017 at 3:28pm

Thanks, Bertold, for Valerie Tarico's exposition of how Roy Moore is "living the script", and explaining that, among other things, consent was simply not required by the Bible. Rape and adultery were crimes not against women but against their owners, reducing their value in producing children of known parentage.

And thanks, Ruth, for that cartoon! Reposting as a direct image:

Woman in squalid cave, cooking a can over an open fire, as her husband comes home with a dead rat for dinner: “Oh, goody... Mister The-road-to-prosperity-goes-through-giving-the-richest-guys-more-money is home...” (The trickle-down learning curve)(click to enlarge)

Comment by Gary S on November 13, 2017 at 8:53pm

Thanks for that Bertold. I have also had a long admiration of Tarico and her work.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 12, 2017 at 1:46am

Tarico is a genius! Thanks for sharing her insights, Bertold. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 12, 2017 at 12:54am

The brilliant Valerie Tarico strikes again:

Alabama Conservatives are Right: Roy Moore’s Behavior is Perfectly Biblical

. . . Christian tradition has long assumed that Mary was a young teen. The Catholic Encyclopedia, citing customs at the time, says that the Mary of the Virgin Birth story would have been as young as 13. Jewish tradition allows betrothal at the age of 12 and consummation at sexual maturity. Outside of sacramental mythology, a story about an uneducated human girl getting impregnated by a powerful alien being would disturb many people. That Zeigler saw this story as a defense of Moore’s behavior, says something about the extraordinary moral and ethical exceptions our society makes for religion. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on November 11, 2017 at 1:35pm

Maybe those stack of Bibles were meant to fill in the empty spaces so the devil can't take up residence there?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 11, 2017 at 10:54am

I really like this comic.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 3, 2017 at 8:50pm

Only God can judge. But we sure can set up the meeting.


--Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) speaking in favor of the death penalty

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 3, 2017 at 8:41pm

Can the silence of the christians and the media be interrupted by getting the facts out? 

Terrorist! Colorado Walmart Killer lived alone with a stack of bibles and no furiture!

 
 
 

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