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

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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

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Democrat vs. Republican

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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

Trump capitalizes on the tensions of the declining middle class

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Germany, after WW I, economically devastated, and overwhelmed by the Versailles treaty, was forced to pay incredibly heavy reparations to France and Great Britain. The political strains and conflicts made Germany particularly vulnerable. They built…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 8, 2018 at 9:20pm

Planned Parenthood Launches New Campaign to Derail the Kavanaugh Nomination

[Article here]

  • . . . Titled “#DearSenators,” the campaign will include a new website that will feature patient stories, letters that constituents have sent to senators and other interactive tools. In addition, Planned Parenthood is beginning a six-figure ad buy that features testimonials from women about access to health care and the importance of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion and is seen as being threatened should Kavanaugh be confirmed to the Supreme Court. The television ads will be primarily targeted to Alaska and Maine, while the digital ones will be across the country.
  • . . . “While politicians like Sen. McConnell and President Trump may see this as a political game, for millions of Americans, the fight over Kavanaugh is personal,” Carmen Berkley, managing director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund said in a statement. “The constitutional right to have an abortion is at stake. Our ability to get health care and to live free of discrimination is at stake.”
Comment by Chris on August 7, 2018 at 11:57pm

Jehovah's witnesses are coming around and knocking on my door my lately.

I appreciate some of the legal things they've done such as not worshiping the flag. They appear to be fixed on armageddon.

The butterfly effect - unfortunately many don't understand the story of that - therein lies a problem with climate change.

Some of the Christians want what they call armageddon to occur so they will be raised to heaven.

In a way it seems it absolves them form  from responsibility of care for the environment.   

There are some weird formulas they have such as moving the capital  of Israel to Jerusalem and something about cows.

It's difficult to me to understand how people believe such myths as truth.

Don't such believers say God provides and will take care of the earth - with an underlying understanding that humans don't have to?

People who think that way are a holes.

Comment by Patricia on August 5, 2018 at 12:58pm

Me either. ATHEIST is fine by me.

Comment by Jotham Timothy Bessey on August 5, 2018 at 4:08am

Well, I guess I never did hold the cultural beliefs of the church I was raised in. My earliest memories are of complaints with their culture.

I don't like the word "nones" it just means you don't subscribe to any particular denomination. I have a stance, I am an atheist (A-religious, A-spiritual). The closest I come to spiritual is the consideration of the butterfly effect, wherein you don't know how far reaching or the possible snowball effect of any one action.

If forced, most nones might craw back to some church somewhere just to be excepted.

Comment by Chris on August 5, 2018 at 2:50am

If you've ever been around people who identify with the Christian Identy movement, or Christian dominion theology you will see how scary they and that movement is.  

Here is a link to a hate map from the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map

The list shows many  in central California.  It's surprising more aren't listed in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. There are a bunch of them up there. 

The Bundy standoff  in Oregon is a prime example.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundy_standoff

That guy and the entire group should be in prison.

Fortunately the Southern Poverty Law Center has won many cases that put some of the hate groups out of business.

Comment by Chris on August 5, 2018 at 2:26am

The tourist town I live in there are tours for ghost houses a lot of palm readers, and other spirituality bull shit.   Big money is made through such nonsense.    WTF is the difference between that and religion?

Comment by Chris on August 5, 2018 at 2:20am

'None's" - Namby-pamby's are likely to say they aren't religious - just spiritual.

Lazy in thought and mind.

Comment by Chris on August 5, 2018 at 2:17am

After my previous rants - to be kind to people who are religious, or say they are spiritual (what ever that means ) I say I'm a Diest.

That often result in 'blank stares' even after defining the word Diest.

Is god the undefinable, or unknown. Singularity which is unknown  physics theory.  It seems to me that's it's okay to say some things we don't know and may never know without attributing the word "God" to it..

Comment by Chris on August 5, 2018 at 2:03am

Doesn't religious freedom legislation mean a right to discriminate against anyone they don't like?

For example -'They' belong to a different church than I.

The PEW poll clarifying nones as agnostic is a misnomer.  None's who don't attend a particular church can be just as zealous as any evangelical church group.   

Their hubris may be even worse because they think they are better than the church they left - while still holding on to the doctrine while slightly modifying it into a Jim Jones, or  David Koresh cult.

none's have no spinal cord.

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.

 
 
 

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