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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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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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"Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?" Thanks to Patricia

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 2 Replies

* That when you saw a man who had owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought "Fine." * That when you saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, you said, "Okay." * That when you heard him…Continue

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Being male, means

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 13 Replies

No, Tom, being male is not a birth defect or a mental illness, it is too much testosterone put to use that harms others. Being male, meaning being a partner, one who uses his energy to protect, save, and empower others to make difficult and…Continue

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Population growth is a threat to the world’s climate

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 8. 3 Replies

"A dampened population growth in the world would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the long term by 40 percent or more, according to a study in The Lancet from…Continue

5 Former Prosecutors List Reasons Christine Blasey Ford's Accusation Against Kavanaugh is Credible.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 30. 9 Replies

"Reasons for finding Ford credible"Corroboration _ Ford told her therapist in 2012, four years before Trump was elected and six before Kavanaugh was nominated.Ford passed a polygraph, which, while inadmissible in court, is frequently used by the FBI…Continue

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Comment by Chris on August 5, 2018 at 1:46am

The nones appear to be stuck in a mind warp where they don't subscribe to a particular church group/denomination yet still hold the cultural beliefs of the church they were raised in.   

Namby-Pambies.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on August 4, 2018 at 6:12pm

Will the xian nation petition gather enough support to amend the religion clauses of the First Amendment?

The non-religiosity of Europeans is a result of their centuries of wars over religion.

Who exempted Americans?

The Project Blitz people are contributing to non-religiosity here but their zeal blinds them to a future more distant than the ends of their noses.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2018 at 6:05pm

It seems we "nones" have the opportunity to recognize the common threat. 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 4, 2018 at 5:39pm

Very true, Joan, once again, we seem to be herding cats.  I hate to say it, but I wonder if the only thing that would get the "nones" to genuinely coalesce is recognition of common threat on us, made by fundamentalist Christianity?

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2018 at 5:26pm

I am surprised if it isn't part of Project Blitz!

The congregations may disagree on matters of doctrine, but not on politics. They cling together as bats in a swarm. 

If non-believers, atheists, agnostics, skeptics, doubters, nihilists, rationalists, cynics, disbelievers, and pessimists coalesced together as do the religious of all denominations, we would not have to keep refighting this battle. 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 4, 2018 at 10:37am

Bertold, you and I both know that any attempt to codify such a declaration as the one you reported below will be met by the FFRF, Americans United, American Atheists, and the ACLU (at minimum!) as being unconstitutional.  One thing I would wonder, though is whether that is a part of Project Blitz.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 4, 2018 at 10:16am

Comment by Chris on August 1, 2018 at 11:57pm

My understanding with the theory of a tax credit for political donations  is everyone would be able to contribute.

With your comment perhaps the tax credit could granted such that poor people would be able to  contribute without it taking money out of their monthly income. .  Something such as that should work.

If the law was written well even people who file short forms should be able to do this.  Even better people on SSDI, and others who don't have to file tax returns should be able to do it.

Oregon had a program for this to allow $50 as a tax credit as a donation to political  cause.   That seems like a neat idea.  The upfront costs even for poor people in the Oregon plan was made up when taxes were filed.   My understanding is that plan allowed it even in short tax plans.

I don't know how the intricacies of this would work, but it seems like a good idea.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 1, 2018 at 7:52am

Chris, I agree, we need election finance reform. Your idea of the $500 from each individual with a tax credit sounds good to me, however, those who work at low paying jobs would have to scratch their budget to get that much and those who have vast wealth could meet that obligation easily. Did you consider the donor would be $500 per money earner or per family? 

Wage-workers' income has not risen and does not keep up with inflation. It is harder for the wage-workers to maintain a middle-class living standard. 

If everyone played by the rules and there were no illegal donations, it would get rid of the election/money problem. 

The squeezed global wealth middle class, 1980–2050

Comment by Loren Miller on August 1, 2018 at 5:59am

Doesn't it seem that many of Donald Trump's rallies are nothing other than campaign rallies?

They are that, Chris, but slightly more: they really primarily serve as combination ego-stroking and "look-what-I-did!" parties for Donnie Dumb-fuck.

 
 
 

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