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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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Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not Clinton

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 23. 4 Replies

 Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not ClintonDuring the campaign, many observers have expressed…Continue

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176 Shocking Things Donald Trump Has Done This Election (Keith Olbermann)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 15. 3 Replies

It is not news to most of us that Donald John Trump (hereinafter referred to as "Drumpf") may be the most disastrous thing to hit American politics since the junior senator from Wisconsin of roughly 70 years ago.  He has been one of many such…Continue

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Left Forum 2013, Workplace Democracy part 1

Started by Joan Denoo Sep 6. 0 Replies

Left Forum 2013, Workplace Democracy part 1Workplace Democracy, talks by Richard Wolff and Gar Alperovitz at the 2013 Left Forum, June 9, 2013,…Continue

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Comment by tom sarbeck on March 12, 2016 at 1:04am

"Trump Is Winning Even Though 66% of Us Don't Like Him...."

Brilliant!

Add the numbers of those who support all the other Repub candidates and assume that none of them consider Trump a second choice!

Yeah, brilliant.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2016 at 6:40pm

If Lang receives a reprimand, or gets negative propaganda, or is required to recant because of his statement, then I hope to hear a loud roar of protest from every mouth using megaphones to denounce those who would challenge his position. 

Lang's speech ought also ring from the rooftops for all to hear. Take heed Pope, lest you go down as Ozymandias. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2016 at 6:32pm

If Lang receives a reprimand, or gets negative propaganda, or is required to recant because of his statement, then I hope to hear a loud roar of protest from every mouth using megaphones to denounce those who would challenge his position. 

Lang's speech ought also ring from the rooftops for all to hear. Take heed Pope, lest you go down as Ozymandias. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 10, 2016 at 1:51pm

Daniel - I don't think it is technically. Whether or not it's acceptable in polite company depends on your view of grammar - descriptive or prescriptive.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on March 10, 2016 at 12:02pm
BB, thanks for posting Lang's supportive statements. Interesting. I will ponder the significance.

By the way, I didn't know "Nutshell" was a verb. Interesting.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 10, 2016 at 9:20am

I agree with you Loren that this in no way signals any changes in the Church's stance on anything, and I wouldn't expect any result other than Lang probably getting chastised by his superiors.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 10, 2016 at 9:13am

Bertold, Bishop Lang's statement regarding atheists is at least initially stunning on its face, and far more sweeping than anything Frankie the Gaucho has said regarding atheism or atheists to date.  My problem is that it is commendable only to the degree to which Lang's position will persist despite opposition from Lang's own ranks.  The RCC still thinks of itself as the only game in town, and belief in its standards and usages as not just salutary but mandatory.

I think follow-up on his statement a few days downstream would be worthwhile.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 10, 2016 at 8:56am

Great narration in the video, Daniel. (Except I think there were earlier gods than Zeus and Thor.) You're right about the mascot - the antics of the R's remind me of a word I haven't heard in decades -- monkeyshines.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on March 10, 2016 at 8:44am

Even though I posted this embed on a different topic, I really feel it fits with any discussion of Trump and the Republican electorate.  Here it is again.  This video reminded me of the Repub primaries and especially Trump, even though I kept telling myself no, that's just my sick sense of humor.  My apologies if you don't think it's worth the look.


The Repub party needs to change their mascot to a chimp.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 10, 2016 at 8:37am

Loren - In a way you're right that a choice between the Donald and Tailgunner Ted is no choice, but it's looking like the only choice Repugs are going to have. And if through machinations at the convention they engineer in someone from third place or lower there could be even worse havoc among the high percentage of Rs who feel betrayed by their own assholes, er, party. The situation was nutshelled in Charlie Pierce's column yesterday titled Trump Is Winning Even Though 66 Percent of Us Don't Like Him at All:  I'll get back to grim analysis tomorrow. For now, though, I'm sorry, America, but you've lost your mind.

 
 
 

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