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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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Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

The Satanic Panic - The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century (Seth Andrews)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 1 Reply

To a degree, I think the following video and talk are mislabeled.  Oh, absolutely, Seth talks at length and in detail about the "Satanic Panic," the crazed obsession some Christians had about elements of popular culture through the 1970s, 80s, and…Continue

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The things I remember

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 4 Replies

The things I remember about The John Birch Society, founded in 1958 by a candy entrepreneur, Robert Welch, who, in 1961, said the government of the United States was “50-70 percent” Communist-controlled and Dwight D. Eisenhower was a “dedicated,…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on August 18, 2017 at 1:54pm

Somewhat related to the inflatable tRump chicken and rat:

"Ridicule Fascism"

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 18, 2017 at 12:47pm

Bannon is out.

NYT

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 14, 2017 at 7:12pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 14, 2017 at 7:01pm

Thanks for the last 2 comments, Grinning Cat. I hope these shaming inflatables begin appearing everywhere he goes.

That Patheos article was a hoot. " Native American Tribes released statements saying sending students to Germany to learn about genocide isn’t necessary." Couldn't stop laughing! Why don't we have revered sites honoring Native American genocide victims?

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 14, 2017 at 5:01pm

From Gothamist:

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Hours before the president is scheduled to arrive in Midtown, a 15-foot inflatable "Trump Rat" has been erected two blocks from his Trump Tower residence.

Reminiscent of the inflatable rats often placed outside New York City worksites accused of union-busting, the inflatable features Donald Trump's likeness characterized with a long tail, buck teeth, a Russian flag lapel, and Confederate flag cufflinks.

... "Political discussion is one for me where people trade ideas about what the actual policies are, on the issues, I don’t think that's what we’re [doing] here," Lee said.

"We want to ridicule this very thin-skinned, very incompetent guy who has no business being President of the United States." ...

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 14, 2017 at 1:53pm

satire:
Massachusetts To Send All Students To Germany For Holocaust Education (Laughing in Disbelief)

"[...] “If the nation did this twenty years ago, then we wouldn’t have a country brimming with neo-Nazis wanting to turn America into another failed German Reich. The first three were colossal failures,” stated State Senator Andrew Canard. [...]

The costs of making sure every student in Massachusetts goes to Germany and receive their inoculation against fascism may seem absurdly high. Thankfully, recreational marijuana was recently legalized. Tax revenues from its sales will pay for the program. [...]

Health insurance companies unsuccessfully attempted to alter the Holocaust Education Act. They wanted to ensure students don’t learn anything about the German health care system. There were reasonable fears that students would learn how crappy the American system really is. [...]

In related news, Native American Tribes released statements saying sending students to Germany to learn about genocide isn’t necessary."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 3, 2017 at 5:56pm

WSJ is reporting that Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury.

Subpoenas and witnesses and indictments, oh my!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 3, 2017 at 2:11pm

Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Unta...

"The New York Times reports that Trump may have found a reason to prolong the nearly 16-year-old war: Afghanistan’s untapped mineral deposits, which could be worth nearly $1 trillion. Trump reportedly discussed Afghanistan’s vast deposits of minerals with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and is considering sending an envoy to Afghanistan to meet with mining officials."

US wars that intend to get access to another country's resources does not make any sense in this age. We don't need to put our young men and women at risk in order to create wealth for US. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 1, 2017 at 12:12pm

Thomas, thanks for the clarification!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 1, 2017 at 9:27am

Something rare and precious - truth from a Republican senator

Politico

My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump
We created him, and now we're rationalizing him. When will it stop?
By JEFF FLAKE July 31, 2017

 
 
 

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