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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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A most interesting exercise in fantasy

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The One Speech That Could Turn Donald Trump From Villain To HeroPatheos - August 16, 2016 by Benjamin L. CoreyArticle…Continue

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Global Elites Failing

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The Corporate Power Deadlock and Anthropogenic Climate Disruption

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Will Denayer's article thrusts us into startling clarity, by summing up our climate/economic/political situation.How climate change…Continue

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Pew: Nonbelievers Make Up Largest "Religious" Bloc (Washington Post)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Jul 17. 18 Replies

The title rather says it all.  Nevertheless, details matter.  Here's the story from this morning's Plain Dealer (16 July, 2016):…Continue

Tags: plurality, nones, Pew, religious

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Comment by k.h. ky on June 28, 2016 at 2:11pm
That's it in a nutshell GC.

But it's the downright stupid I can't figure out with Drumpf. The facts are easy enough to find but his supporters don't give a flying fuck about facts. They want to live in Mayberry in black and white.
Comment by Grinning Cat on June 28, 2016 at 1:01pm

Thanks, Daniel!

And now for your irregularly scheduled political cartoon:

[Newspaper front page] The News Content-Product - Britain exits the EU - “We’re fed up with globalization and immigrants” - Angry older blue-collar men led victory - Winning side just wanted to ‘stick it to the system’ - The Dow drops 610 / [Almost identical newspaper front page] The News Content-Product - Trump wins presidency - “We’re fed up with globalization and immigrants” - Angry older blue-collar men led victory - Winning side just wanted to ‘stick it to the system’ - The Dow drops 4000

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 28, 2016 at 1:00pm

The Catholics LOVE the Brexit vote - that should tell us something. In their political propaganda missive, Catholic Vote crowed about it thusly:

Yesterday’s vote is a stark reminder that the voice of the people cannot be repeatedly ignored.

The elites would have us believe that the future requires more consolidation of power in the hands of big governments, and elites like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and their progressive allies that believe they know what is best for everyone. But the British people proved by their overwhelming vote that large bureaucracies and elites gathered in distant cities will not dictate the future.

Movements connected to the heart and soul of the people can and will rise up and win.

And in a stunning case of the pot calling the kettle black, they had this to say:

But a devolution of power to local control is not at all what elites like Barack Obama and billionaire George Soros want. They want rigid blanket policies handed down from far-away capital cities. They like being in power. They like control. They snobbily believe ordinary people need to be looked after and controlled.

Rigid blanket policies?? Believe people need to be looked after and controlled??? Now there's something the RCC would never dream of doing! Jesus, these people! They've elevated hypocrisy to a performance art.

Comment by Daniel W on June 28, 2016 at 12:54pm

Forgot the link. 

BBC - UK joined BBC in 1973 after twice being refused.

I also found this article from 2007, a Daily Mail article that bemoans what the UK supposedly gave up, and what they supposedly did not gain, by joining the EEC.

Comment by Daniel W on June 28, 2016 at 12:29pm

Im confused about Brexit.  I keep hearing apocalyptic things, that this is the end of centuries of European unity, that world economy will grind to a halt, and there will be an end to international cooperation. 

But - the UK did not join the EEC until 1973, and in this link it was noted "Membership applications by the UK to join the EEC were refused in 1963 and 1967 because the French President of the time Charles de Gaulle doubted the UK's political will. "

The world did not start in 1973.  There has been international, global commerce before that and across Asia and North America without our joining the EEC.  It could mean less UK dollars going to support less developed EEC Nations, and slowing of materials across borders, but looking at our roads, there is no lack of Asian goods in the US despite whatever tarifs and inspections happen. 

From what I've read about Eurocracy, maybe UK will be better off without as much meddling.  As for the refugee crisis - I do not have an answer.  While I think all people should have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, I also hate to see increasing Islamification of the West even while the West has become otherwise more secular.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 26, 2016 at 10:16pm

 If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it. —Attributed to Mark Twain

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2016 at 12:12am

@Tom, I looked for information about the man with questions for Muslims and I am appalled! He is insane! I deleted his video and hope no one else saw it. Thanks, dear friend, for another alert!  

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2016 at 2:28pm

Trump simply does not see how stupid and unworkable his ideas are. His line of thinking/non-thinking will backfire and grant the terrorists more recruits. He would divide the world and the world will be seriously harmed. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 11, 2016 at 11:30am

A general connection between U.S. politics, economics, and religion:[Republican Party ('GOP') elephant logo with crosses instead of stars] For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath. Mark 4:25 [open Bible]

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 6, 2016 at 6:20pm

Here's another great comment on the idiot and his book.

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/nick-cohen-on-h...

 
 
 

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