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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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Welfare? Who pays into the pot more than they get out? Who takes out more ?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Welfare? Who benefits? Who pays? “Residents of “blue” states send more tax money to Washington than they get back in federal help, while residents of “red” states send less money to Washington than they get back in federal help.”  For  every tax…Continue

Tags: Reich, Robert, spending, taxes, welfare

Democrat vs. Republican

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday. 2 Replies

The central U.S. opened like a fissure, threatening a volcanic eruption spewing out hate clothed in white supremacist ideology, spreading its deadly gases over the land. Officials tossed out legitimate voter registrations, closed down voting places,…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2018 at 1:02am

Grinning Cat, great cartoon! 

Patricia, serious response!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2018 at 12:56am

I first saw this film in 1979 while studying for my master's degree. The experiment had as its subjects young, eager college students who were randomly assigned a role of either a guard or a prisoner. The results were shocking, not only to me but to even mental health professionals. What would you do if you participated in an experiment that assigned you a role? 

How do you respond in situations where you face situations of obedience to authority? 

Comment by Patricia on June 26, 2018 at 5:32pm

Or waiting for gawd to extinguish it.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 26, 2018 at 4:25pm

From comments over at Joe.My.God.:

(text over Donald Trump's face) A Trump supporter told me that he just wanted us to 'Give Trump a chance.' I told him that is like seeing a curtain catch fire in your home and thinking: 'No. Wait. Hold on a second. Let's see where this is going.'

Comment by Loren Miller on June 25, 2018 at 8:34pm

It's the same old deal, Bertold: you can say anything you want to say with the bible ... which means it's as good as saying nothing at all.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 25, 2018 at 8:13pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2018 at 4:04pm

Primatologist Frans de Waal ”explores the privileges and costs of power of the ‘alpha male’ while drawing surprising parallels between how humans and primates choose their leaders.”

De Waal’s research reveals the ”unexpected capacities of alpha males — generosity, empathy, even peacekeeping — and sheds light on the power struggles of human politicians.” 

"Someone who is big and strong and intimidates and insults everyone is not necessarily an alpha male," he is a bully.

~ Frans de Waal, primatologist

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2018 at 3:06pm

Another interesting aspect of this shock experiment on rats is that the same process was performed on dogs, cats, birds, fish, octopi, and all sentient creatures responded the same way, they began to fight each other! Humans, even though our brain cavity has grown, our understanding of the cause of the pain has not advanced beyond that of the rat. The good news is, Homo sapiens have the capacity to move beyond others of the animal kingdom; we have the ability to STOP, THINK, PLACE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PAIN IN THE CORRECT PLACE, AND TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE REAL CAUSE. 

Comment by Patricia on June 20, 2018 at 6:45pm

Comment by Patricia on June 19, 2018 at 6:06pm

More than 600 members of Jeff Sessions' church just charged him with violating church rules...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/sessions-church-complaint/i...

 
 
 

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