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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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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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The Corporate Power Deadlock and Anthropogenic Climate Disruption

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 21. 0 Replies

Will Denayer's article thrusts us into startling clarity, by summing up our climate/economic/political situation.How climate change…Continue

Tags: fossil fuel corporations deadlock on governments, climate model failures, Anthropogenic Climate Disruption

Pew: Nonbelievers Make Up Largest "Religious" Bloc (Washington Post)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Jul 17. 18 Replies

The title rather says it all.  Nevertheless, details matter.  Here's the story from this morning's Plain Dealer (16 July, 2016):…Continue

Tags: plurality, nones, Pew, religious

I have a theory

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Jul 16. 1 Reply

I have a theory and I have had it for a long time. It started when I realized that religion was nothing more than myths and fables turned into sacraments and scriptures, that they were created by human beings, and they did not tell the truth. From…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on January 14, 2016 at 2:25pm

(Cartoon: 2016 election survival kit, by Brian McFadden) Pack your 2016 Election Survival Kit: EMERGENCY SHOVEL - to dig your way through the billions of dollars that will be dropped on this election. / ELECTORAL COLLEGE SECURITY BLANKET - lulls anxious voters to sleep by attempting to explain our arcane presidential election process. / SCISSORS - to prevent robocalls from campaigns and pollsters. [cutting phone cord] / EVACUATION PLAN - always have one in the event of an unscheduled campaign stop. / VOTER ID GO BAG - grab in case of increased disenfranchisement and voter suppression efforts. [Black woman carrying and straining under the weight of a shopping bag containing many forms of ID including a passport, birth certificate, voter registration, library card, lease agreement, and shopping, gym, and video rental cards] / SECONDARY EMAIL ADDRESS - for when your old one gets filled with desperate fund-raising emails. / MAGNIFYING GLASS - to find important non-election news. [TV screen, main space 'LIVE TV: Donald Trump debates a peanut', surrounded by a poll tracker graph, '309 days 12 hrs 78 min 43 sec' election countdown, and crawlers with 'TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP...', 'CLINTON CLINTON CLINTON CLINTON...', and 'Voters would support Bernie Sanders. Some other stuff happened.' Hidden in the lower right corner, under the magnifying glass: 'WINTER STORM WARNING'.]

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 13, 2016 at 7:43am

Sorry, Joan, but I don't recall those as being my words. But I do heartily agree with them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2016 at 11:37pm

Bertold, I embrace your rant on Dec. 5 and have it pasted on my desktop. You say it, just the way I feel it! 

" I am heartily fed up with alleged Christians" who pretend theirs is a belief based in love. Hate is a better word. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 12, 2016 at 6:28pm

Joan, what have you got against bloated toads to malign them that way???

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2016 at 6:10pm

Ruth, I like your cartoon, the four perspectives of candidates. I think Trump acts like a bloated toad. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2016 at 6:08pm

Sanders' support of Israel is a reasonable decision for him, however, if elected president, I wonder if he would listen to the Palestinian side of the argument. Israel's claim to the land is based on ancient belief that god promised them the land. It is my contention that the Israelites constructed the Jewish faith out of self-interest, that many tribes were slaughtered to defend those constructs, and the slaughter continues to this day. I have not heard Sanders' critique of the Israelis. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2016 at 5:29pm

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 9, 2016 at 5:12pm

I think this is Sanders' position:

"Palestinians are entitled to a state of their own," said Sanders, "and the United States should do what it can to make sure that state has a strong economy. Israel is entitled to live in security, not be attacked."

Is it your opinion, Joan,  that this alone would make him unelectable?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 9, 2016 at 2:10pm

Ruth, I just now read: 

Trump, Ted Cruz, and a right-wing insurgency the GOP can no longer control.

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/13/extremism_ends_in_civil_war_donald_...

An insightful memory of history is repeating itself. Thanks for the lead. Embedded within our current situation resides the remedy:

Split the party and offer a legitimate alternative. 

I don't think Sanders present a reasonable option because of his history of supporting Israel vs. Palestinians. 

We need someone who is strong enough to broker and maintain a peace agreement, work for options that consider all sides, and establish a win/win solution.

Don't even think of Clinton; too many ties to wealth.

htWtp://www.salon.com/2015/12/13/extremism_ends_in_civil_war_donald_trump_ted_cruz_and_a_right_wing_insurgency_the_gop_can_no_longer_control/

Comment by Loren Miller on January 9, 2016 at 1:17pm

The sad fact is that substituting Trump for Calvin is too close a fit, at least on occasion, to be comfortable.  What is even scarier is that there are so many who want their biases and bigotries pandered to.

Post-racial?  Hell, they're not even post-adolescent!

 
 
 

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