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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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The Satanic Panic - The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century (Seth Andrews)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 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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The things I remember

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 4 Replies

The things I remember about The John Birch Society, founded in 1958 by a candy entrepreneur, Robert Welch, who, in 1961, said the government of the United States was “50-70 percent” Communist-controlled and Dwight D. Eisenhower was a “dedicated,…Continue

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Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About"The rise of what used to be known as “the religious right” did not…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 2, 2017 at 6:23pm
Comment by tom sarbeck on October 1, 2017 at 1:46am
Cat, the GovTrack site looks interesting. I can easily see a bill's summary, its details, and even its text. I'm sometimes that compulsive.
Comment by tom sarbeck on October 1, 2017 at 1:32am
Cat, I want it but will it require us to slow down or stop our overseas empire building?

If so, we will have to make a humongous effort.
Comment by Grinning Cat on September 30, 2017 at 11:55pm

If we were to repeal and replace Obamacare / the Affordable Care Act, how about with a civilized universal single-payer system such as Rep. John Conyers' Expanded and Improved Medicare for All!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 30, 2017 at 3:19pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 29, 2017 at 4:27pm

ProPublica is hosting the Politwoops project that tracks politicians' and public figures' deleted tweets, including those of President* Donald Trump.

I learned about it through coverage of 45* deleting his tweets supporting Luther Strange, a candidate for Alabama's Republican runoff primary election for a US Senate seat, after disgraced former ("Ten Commandments") judge Roy Moore won.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 27, 2017 at 4:22pm
Comment by tom sarbeck on September 13, 2017 at 2:04am

Clinton did sign the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.

I went to Catholic schools and in college in 1953-54 I did a term paper on SCOTUS church and state rulings. Since then I have followed SCOTUS, reading their rulings and criticisms of their rulings, especially on the First Amendment's speech and religion clauses.

As I recall, it was the SCOTUS ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that gave the RFRA a bizarrely pro-xian interpretation, saying closely-held corporations could have religious views. As if "paper persons" (lawyer slang) are natural persons.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 12, 2017 at 9:55pm

   As best as I can understand it, Bill Clinton signed into federal law the  Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. The intent was to protect the American Indians their culture and land from government intrusion.Of course, the Christians say, "HEY! why should only the American Indians have this privilege !? .. and thus they join the band wagon and use this law to protect their rights to enforce their views.. such as the Hobby Lobby Inc and the gay hating woman , Kim Davis.

  Since then, many states followed through with their own religious protection acts.

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 4:43pm

Yes, I remember hearing that, but thought it was Reagan who ''opened the floodgates'', for everyone to begin being swamped.

 
 
 

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