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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Networks are too much pro-war

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Enough is Enough! We have been in wars since WW II ended and they chew up lives and cultures as if they were raw meat in the middle of a pack of wolves. We could be a nation that teaches cooperation, teamwork, community action. Even our games are…Continue

Tags: teamwork, community, action., cooperation, cultures

Mike Pompeo DO NOT WANT

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Jan 5. 2 Replies

Pompeo Discussed Rapture at CIAMike Pompeo seems to be associated with right wing Christian Anti-Muslim extremism.As the Senate considers…Continue

Tags: Christian Fundamentalism, Mike Pompeo

"Nothing Matters?" Think Again (Ari Melber – MSNBC)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Dec 27, 2018. 5 Replies

Donald Trump has attempted to make this the era of "nothing matters."  If shit happens, shrug it off and keep going, especially if it impacts someone else and not you, and keep leaning on those two words: NOTHING MATTERS.Well, that's not 100% right,…Continue

Tags: MSNBC, Ari Melber, nothing matters, Donald Trump

Global Tax on Fossil Fuel Needed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bergen Woods Dec 10, 2018. 1 Reply

Ralph Regenvanu and Avinash Persaud make perfect sense, arguing that current climate risk insurance policy practices are immoral.It's time for those who caused…Continue

Tags: victimization, immorality, fossil fuel industry

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 10, 2018 at 7:13am

Good luck floating that one with the Catholics, Tom. Good idea though.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on December 10, 2018 at 2:40am

With the population nearing 7.3 billion, people who have more than two children should be prosecuted for a crime against humanity.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on December 10, 2018 at 2:33am

@Chris G: It's doubtfull that places even sold [condoms] in the era of abstinance before marriage.

In the 1950s I saw condom vending machines in gas station mens’ rooms. Signs on them said “For prevention of disease only”.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 10, 2018 at 2:03am

Or, he should have a vasectomy, so he doe not pass on his stupidity. 

Comment by Donald L. Engel on December 10, 2018 at 12:47am

@Chris.  I don't know if I would say those pregnancies were planned, but it sure speaks volumes in favor of abortion.  She should have her tubes tied, so she doesn't pass on her stupidity.

Comment by Chris on December 9, 2018 at 11:48pm


II was talkingwith a woman the other day who said her daughter had six children.  Get this - she said the

(#1) first one was accidental (not planned)

(#2) was  'unplanned' 

(#3) was unplanned,

(#4) planned

(#5) uplanned

(#6) planned

Can you think of a bigger lies than that?

It doesn't take much to argue  that all the pregnancies were  intentional and deliberate.

I don't know that woman, or her daughter. 

A guy I worked with had a daughter who had four kids - each from a different father.    That and what ever happened with the previous case I meantioned are both disgusting cases of  neglegence.

Comment by Chris on December 9, 2018 at 11:24pm

Thanks for verifying that Don.  My cousin said that as well when she argued with her mother, who said she only wanted two  children yet had four. 

"Accidental pregnancies?"

There should be no "accidental pregnancies in todays world."

Comment by Donald L. Engel on December 9, 2018 at 11:09pm

@Chris.  Drug stores sold condoms in the 1950s.  I was there.

Comment by Chris on December 9, 2018 at 11:00pm

Sorry If this is becomming boaring about Birth Control vs. abortion.

In all medical cases prophylactics are the best means of prevention.  Of course in the 1950's if in no other time  confirmity was required therefore making it sociallly prohibited to purchase condoms. It's doubtfull that  places even sold them in the era of abstinance before marriage.

Of course even before the rubber revolution there were and though eternity have been lamb, or sheep intestine condomes.

The Rubber Revolution
The biggest breakthrough in contraception in the nineteenth century was not a new method, but a technological improvement of existing methods. In 1839, Charles Goodyear revolutionized the rubber industry when he made vulcanized rubber. He mass produced rubber condoms, intrauterine devices, douching syringes and diaphragms. Despite federal and state anti-birth control laws, "rubbers" were enormously popular and sales were brisk.

Sorry for not knitting this together coherently.

Social constraints at that time likely prohibeted perminent sterilization, unless, of course one was seen as inferior  in the eugenics movement (popular at the time).

Comment by Chris on December 9, 2018 at 10:37pm

Curious - is it possible to take away  a Presidents security clearence?




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