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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

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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 Jennifer W on January 26, 2017 at 7:35pm
Can you believe this bullshit?

https://youtu.be/VqEzsqMG5nU
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2017 at 7:41pm

Ruth, your cartoons stand out as telling the truth, as compared to Trump's "alternative truths"! 

Alternative Truths

The huckster is up on the stage once again
Selling his snake oil and pushing his brand
His yes-men and women, they nod and they grin
As they sharpen their knives and their policy pens

His speech it rings hollow, transparent as glass
And he can't help but smirk as the power is passed
And I can't help but wonder how it happened so fast
This shell game for suckers, this crooked die cast

The crown won't rest easy on your worried brow
You're in over your head and there's no backing out 
Like a petulant child in an ill-fitting suit
You keep spinning your lies and alternative truths
Spinning your lies and alternative truths

But in twenty-four hours a new day has dawned
And with it, the women, so stalwart and strong
They marched and assembled, joined voices in song
To defend their rights and rally against wrongs

The huckster grew jealous of the crowds at his door
Over half a million strong and worldwide, millions more
Those streets were so empty just one day before
But facts are for fools and easy to ignore

Our eyes can see through you, your schemes and your plans
From the size of your crowds to the size of your hands
Like a petulant child in an ill-fitting suit
You keep spinning your lies and alternative truths
Spinning your lies and alternative truths

My sisters and brothers we've planted a seed
And together we're strong as a mighty oak tree
To fight for your birthright is the American creed
Don't let anyone tell you different

How can I explain to the willfully blind
'Patriot' is not a word only you can define
From the mountains to valleys to the voting booths
We won't buy your lies and alternative truths
We'll keep fighting your lies and alternative truths
We won't close our eyes to alternative truths

Published on Jan 24, 2017

Alternative Truths

music/lyrics: Richard Popovic
copyright 2017

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2017 at 7:30pm

>When other methods are about to fail, be obscure.

Sounds like a polite translation of the old saying: If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshit.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2017 at 7:29pm

ochlocracy

ORIGINlate 16th century: via French from Greek okhlokratia, from okhlos  mob + -kratia  power.

I've haven't heard of this Greek word before, okhlos, 'mob'. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 25, 2017 at 7:24pm

ochlocracy?

Alexander Hamilton called it mob rule and made an oligarchy, which the elites and brainwashed others call "our democracy".

When other methods are about to fail, be obscure.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2017 at 7:03pm

Good ones, Ruth.

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