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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Pennsylvania's Catholic Church Child Abuse Report: 301 Priests, 1000+ Children (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia 12 hours ago. 28 Replies

A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims. "We believe that the real…Continue

Tags: priest, Pennsylvania, child abuse, Catholic Church

Better Business Bureau Ratings Scam

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 6. 8 Replies

Another rotted capitalist icon. It seems Better Business Bureau ratings mean nothing these days.Terror Group Gets 'A'…Continue

Tags: consumer fraud, Better Business Bureau

My Concerns 2018, Public health

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 5. 3 Replies

My Concerns 2018With Earth temperature rising, sea level rising, forests drying & burning, refugees increasing, potable water decreasing, streams, river, and lakes drying, I have concerns about the health of populations around the…Continue

Tags: drying, forests, &, burning, increasing

Sessions announces new 'religious liberty task force'

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 1. 8 Replies

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the Department of Justice's creation of a "religious liberty task force" to "help the department fully implement our religious guidance." In a speech at the Department of…Continue

Tags: FFRF, Freedom From Religion Foundation, discrimination, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions

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Comment by Patricia 19 hours ago

Great cartoon!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 19 hours ago

Comment by Loren Miller 19 hours ago

Sing it, Bertold!!!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 19 hours ago
"The truth hurts: Make no mistake, if you support the Catholic Church, you support the rape and sexual abuse of children."

~Michael Stone
Comment by Loren Miller 20 hours ago

HEY, DONALD!!!  Where you bin Haydn ... or Mozart of any of them classical dudes?!?  Good to see you!

Comment by Grinning Cat 20 hours ago

It's a Doonesbury strip; not my place to say no. People do need to see it!

Comment by Donald L. Engel 21 hours ago

GC, may I copy this and paste it on my family web site?

Comment by Loren Miller 21 hours ago

Perfection, GC ... pure, simple PERFECTION!

Comment by Grinning Cat 21 hours ago

The two major US political parties are decidedly not the same...

A middle-aged male member of Congress, in suit and tie, hunched over, thinking, “This isn’t so bad... who needs a spine?” Caption: [Hey, MR. LEGISLATOR! What the heck happened to your SPINE?] “My spine?” [Yeah, didn’t Republicans once STAND for things?] “I... I don’t recall.” [Sure, you do! You guys used to stand for free trade, no? You LOATHED tariffs!] (bent over further) “Did we?” [And weren’t you FOR strong alliances and multilateral agreements...] [...and standing up to brutal regimes? I could’ve SWORN that was you!] (bent even further, head almost at knees) “Um...” [And weren’t you once AGAINST growing the deficit? Sure, you were!] [Heck, the deficit was top of list for YEARS!] [And executive overreach? Oh, how you HATED that one!] (continuing to bend, shirt starting to come out of his waistband, head at knees, thinking) “Uh-oh...” (Next frame: contorted with his head facing his ass, thinking) “I don’t like where this is headed...” [And what happened to mandates? They were YOUR idea!] [And the FBI? You were BFFs!] [Hey... where you going?] [HEY!]

(click to enlarge)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Tuesday

Trump Administration Is Not-So-Subtly Christianizing Foreign Policy and Aid

Under previous administrations, the U.S. government—particularly foreign aid and arms—did not directly intervene to promote the narrative of global Christian victimhood.


  • While much of the religious liberty oxygen has been absorbed by Jeff Sessions’ announcement of a Religious Liberty Task Force at the Dept. of Justice, the State Department celebrated the launch of its own Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, an effort that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed as a way to “discuss challenges, identify concrete ways to combat religious persecution and discrimination, and ensure greater respect for religious freedom for all.”
  • Given the Trump Administration’s recent actions on defining religious freedom, it’s probably laughable to think that Pompeo meant that the United States was embracing pluralism as a pillar of its foreign policy. Instead, it’s probably more appropriate to think of this latest rollout as an extension of the administration’s narrative—driven in large part by Vice President Mike Pence—that religious freedom is for (and religious persecution is only committed against) Christians.



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