Politics, Economics, and Religion


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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Presidential election - last time around Michelle Obama said : "The truth matters." Republicans are laughing all the way to the bank at the quaintness of such a naive thought.

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 24. 23 Replies

Ben Carson: Big Bang A Fairy Tale, Theory Of Evolution Encouraged By The DevilIt's nice that the Republicans have Dr.(!) Ben Carson as their house n-word. He's cute, articulate, humble and smooth, and his speech patterns are oh, so laid back and…Continue

Tags: Carson, creationism, evolution, primary, election

A View of Islam from Muhammad Syed: Ex-Muslim

Started by Loren Miller Sep 23. 0 Replies

There is a great deal of discussion that goes on about Muslims and Islam in the US which comes from people who are not, themselves, directly connected with either the people or the religion.  Muhammad Syed, president of Ex-Muslims of North America,…Continue

Tags: Muslims, Seth Andrews, ISIS, Islam, Muhammad Syed

Pope Francis: Priests Can Forgive Abortion If Women Are 'Contrite'

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 2. 26 Replies

Frankie has just pissed off (and nonplussed) a whole load of people.The Vatican has…Continue

Tags: Pope, mercy, forgiveness, abortion

Change.org Petition - Jon Stewart Should Host a Presidential Debate

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 1. 9 Replies

The above petition just landed in my inbox a few minutes ago ... and I think it is perhaps one of the most brilliant ideas I've heard in a while.  Entirely too many debates, both primary and presidential, have been little more than photo ops for the…Continue

Tags: change.org, petition, debate, Jon Stewart

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 5:40pm

If only Neil deGrasse Tyson were gay and an acknowledged atheist, we could have a president who is gay, atheist, black, and very intelligent. That would be a whale of a lot more beneficial to USA than the dumb ones we have had. I don't mean to imply Obama is dumb, I just disagree with his fiscal policy. 

Comment by Neal Schermerhorn on November 14, 2012 at 3:54pm


I was surprised to see NPR write on this topic. Wondering what others have to say.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 3:33pm

Put Elizabeth Warren on the Banking Committee!

We need people on the banking committee who understand finance and the good of the entire population, not just those who vote for greed. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 1:18pm

Ancient Egypt had a rich history, vibrant enterprises, rich traditions, complex social structures, large armies and a booming economy as told in their petroglyphs, traditions and myths.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 14, 2012 at 11:35am

Comment by Steph S. on November 12, 2012 at 5:53am

Love that graphic Grinning Cat. 

I hope he accomplishes some real change Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 12:44am

Grinning Cat, great cartoon! Just imagine, not being to buy office with money!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 12:43am

 The 2012 election represents a profound mandate for change the president must not now squander. Franklin Roosevelt  became the true champion of the working people in his second term and it could salvage the historic legacy of this president as well.

In Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, the single most knowledgeable and effective exponent of consumer protection from financial industry scams, soundly beat Sen. Scott Brown, a champion of financial deregulation.

In Ohio, Sherrod Brown, the Democratic senator from Ohio who sponsored legislation that would break up the too big to fail banks, also won decisively, defeating banker-backed Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.

Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig,

Here is a new beginning that hold the potential to turn this country around. If we continue with oligarchs running our country, we have no country. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 8, 2012 at 10:33pm

Apropos politics and economics, at least: Jeff Stahler on the election (Nov. 8 cartoon)

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 10:28pm

The Nation is Divided, Not between Whites and Minorities, But betwe...

I like this woman's report. 

Among whites, Obama won 39% of the vote—down from 43 % four years ago.

Among women, Obama won 55%, with an 11% advantage.

Of ages 18 to 24, Obama won 60% of voters.

Among Latinos, Obama won with a 44-point advantage.

Among Latinos, Romney won 27 % of the Hispanic vote, down from the 31 % who voted for the Republican candidate four years ago.

Of African-Americans, Obama won 93%.

Of Asians, Obama won 73% (who now make up 3% of the electorate.)

In the rust belt, Obama carried that section with Democratic Party’s old blue-collar base, which is largely white

Romney carried two groups: Americans over 65 and white men.

Romney’s cohort is made up of the people who ran this country in the 1980s. His supporters represent the past.

Obama won among the young people, Latinos and women who will shape this nation’s future. They will be our leaders.

"We have reached an inflection point in our history."


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