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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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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 Bertold Brautigan on July 21, 2015 at 5:09pm

Fulminating further against Planned Parenthood, Catholic Vote has come up with this helpful explanation of what's plaguing us culturally:

Stop for a moment and consider who is behind this plunge into the depths of evil. The answer of course is the The Father of Lies. Satan has manipulated and destroyed the conscience, heart, and minds of so many involved in the Culture of Death.

This is a battle with powers and principalities beyond our comprehension.

But maybe... just maybe the recent exposé and the growing chorus of voices in defense of women and children is the miracle we have been begging for. Perhaps this moment will be the breaking point that destroys not only Planned Parenthood, but breaks the back of a culture that has been so anesthetized to the horror of abortion.

Which suggests the question - who benefits from belief in "powers and principalities beyond our comprehension?" Not to mention that the Catholics live in extremely fragile glass houses when it comes to castigation of a "culture of death."

Comment by Loren Miller on July 18, 2015 at 9:38am

The DNC has compiled a brief dossier on the current GOP candidates for the presidency.  It doesn't pretend to be non-partisan, but then, neither are they.  Have a look when you have a moment ... preferably on an empty stomach.

The 2016 Republican Field

Comment by tom sarbeck on July 17, 2015 at 9:20pm

All of the Bush males--#41, #43, and Jeb--have shown they have language problems. I've never heard anyone describe a cause.

Comment by Alan Perlman on July 17, 2015 at 8:53pm

Or how about: "I know how difficult it is to put food on your family."  There was a whole 365-page calendar of them.  I think all the coke and booze addled his brain permanently.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 16, 2015 at 10:45pm

I will NEVER forget this Bushism:

George W. Bush "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 16, 2015 at 9:22pm

You are exactly correct, but he's no less inhuman.

Comment by tom sarbeck on July 16, 2015 at 9:16pm

Pope Cuddles: "...the bondage of individualism."

He could have spoken also of the bondage of collectivism, but that's the kind of bondage Catholicism needs and uses.

Cuddles has concealed his inhumanity better than other popes have.

Comment by Plinius on July 16, 2015 at 8:34am

That's the way I think, Loren!

Comment by Loren Miller on July 16, 2015 at 8:29am

Chris, my first rule for a long time has been: "Put Yourself FIRST."  I say this because:

  • If you don't do it, no one else necessarily will.
  • If you wish to give of yourself, you have to have something TO give!
  • If you give without regard to yourself, you can run out of yourself!

Certainly, there's a balance to be found, but Step One has to be understanding one's own needs and prioritizing them as necessary to maintain whatever balance works for that person.

If that makes me selfish, then I'm selfish.

Comment by Plinius on July 16, 2015 at 8:10am

Churches want you to ´love another person as you love yourself´, but they teach you to hate and neglect yourself.... not funny.

 
 
 

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