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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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Trump Ordered Border Agents To Break The Law

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 4 Replies

Trump Ordered Border Agents To Break The Law Why do church members not confront Trump on his separation of families?Why do they not challenge him when he refuses to disclose…Continue

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Private Jets

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Mar 12. 1 Reply

Private Jets are the paradigm of fossil fuel inequality and climate destruction.Donald Trump’s tax reform allowed individuals and companies to write off 100% of the cost of a new or used private jet against their federal taxes. For some plutocrats…Continue

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Satan is not the enemy of the people,

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 27. 8 Replies

“The devil made me do it!” in the 1960s.~ Flip Wilson, Comedian.“Could it be . . . Satan?” in the 1980s.~ Dana Carver, Comedian, “Church Lady” on SNL. Child sexual predators are “tools of Satan.”~ Pope Francis.Is pope Francis joking? Child sexual…Continue

Christianity and Capitalism

Started by Joan Denoo Feb 18. 0 Replies

"It was the church more than any other agency, that put in place what Weber called the preconditions of capitalism:• the rule of law and a bureaucracy for resolving disputes rationally;• a specialized and mobile labor force;• the institutional…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 12, 2019 at 2:19am

@Chris, the Vicky Ward interview was like watching a bad movie of the rich and famous, making me sick at heart that our nation, represented by these unsavory creatures, even exist. If a movie is made of this crowd, I will be looking somewhere else. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 12, 2019 at 12:31am

Bertold, I like the Pavlovitz essay and add this quote:

"People deserve a God who is bigger than Franklin Graham’s God and Mike Pence’s God and Sarah Huckabee’s God. Their God is small and terrified—and it suspiciously resembles them.

”People deserve a God who so loves the world, not a God who believes in America First; whose creation begin without divides and borders and walls, because there is only a single, interdependent community.”

~ John Pavlovitz

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 11, 2019 at 11:27pm

Nice essay from John Pavlovitz

The Terribly Tiny God of MAGA Christians

. . . MAGA Christians’ daily existence testifies that their God is a microscopic, myopic coward, who has appointed them to morally police a world He cannot handle or is not equipped to direct and renovate. That’s pretty sad.

In short, their God isn’t a God worth believing in or worshiping—which is why they have to play God while they’re alive. It’s why they are furrowed-browed and white-nuckling their journey here—not content to let Jesus take the wheel for fear he’d drive them outside their gated community and into the hood and ask them to get out and care for the people they’re so used to condemning.

Comment by Chris on April 10, 2019 at 8:27am

The following link is may be of interest to some about  charicter and moral compass.

After Words with Vicky Ward

Investigative reporter Vicky Ward reported on the careers of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump and their roles in the Trump administration. She’s interviewed by former New York Observer Editor in Chief Elizabeth Spiers.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?459078-1/after-words-vicky-ward

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 29, 2019 at 5:14pm

When, since Lincoln’s assassination, has the GOP had an ethical and moral compass?

1) After 1900 when TR was president and populists enacted several progressive laws.

2) In the mid-1960s when Eastern moderates helped the Dems enact civil rights laws.

Source: Heather Cox Richardson’s ironically-named history of the Party, “To Make Men Free”.

Comment by Patricia on March 29, 2019 at 4:45pm

Comment by Loren Miller on March 29, 2019 at 4:44pm

And while I'm at it, proper kudos to Adam Schiff for facing down those GOP jackasses.  Way to go, Schiff!

Comment by Loren Miller on March 29, 2019 at 4:43pm

Hell, I'll collar Seth Andrews and tell him to bring his full kit for that one!

Comment by Patricia on March 29, 2019 at 4:21pm

…..And don't forget to video it!

Comment by Loren Miller on March 29, 2019 at 3:55pm

Joan, while I doubt it would ever happen, I would LOVE to see you address a joint session of Congress on that very topic.  I can just see more than a couple Congresspeople squirming in their seats at what you'd lay on 'em!

 
 
 

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