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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius 7 hours ago. 2 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

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

Started by Joan Denoo 18 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

Tags: Dungeons & Dragons, Backward Masking, Pokemon, fear, The Thinking Atheist

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

Tags: of, Year, the, 1980, Evangelical

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 16, 2017 at 11:53am

Trump family wedding planner tapped for job overseeing distribution...

Like a king doling out titles and land to loyalists, the U.S. is now Trump’s own personal fiefdom. He’s proved it once again by announcing he’s selected Lynne Patton for a key role at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

Patton was appointed Wednesday to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II, which includes New York and New Jersey, where she’ll oversee distribution of billions of taxpayer dollars.

What makes her qualified for a job overseeing billions of taxpayer dollars? She coordinated Eric Trump’s wedding, not to mention some ‘celebrity’ golf tournaments.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 13, 2017 at 3:24pm

And now Senate Republicans are finishing their draft healthcare bill, but will keep it secret from Democrats and the public until hours before the vote!

https://www.axios.com/senate-gop-wrapping-up-health-care-bill-but-w...

5calls.org is suggesting that we demand that Democratic senators withhold unanimous consent for routine procedures, and shut down the Senate until a public hearing is scheduled. (For Republican senators, we can simply demand a public hearing.)

https://5calls.org/issue/recJfyyL7LE0Ez4ys

BTW, there are LOTS of updates on current issues in the group Writing to Congress, mainly thanks to Ruth.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 9, 2017 at 11:07pm

Mitch McConnell: “Go back to watching the Comey-Trump-Russia circus. We have everything else under control!” (with AHCA as the Grim Reaper)

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 9, 2017 at 9:32pm

Bringing together politics, economics, and explicit religion for a change -- a detail, truer than ever, from the Bizarro cartoon "My god ate my homework":

“How a Bill Becomes a Law” poster: (factory spewing pollution from smokestacks) + (oil well spewing oil) + (bill, i.e. paper money) = (Capitol building)

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 8, 2017 at 1:33pm

BTW, this rings true for our current Republican administration:

THE PRESS: “WE JUST DISCOVERED THAT RUSSIA MAY CONTROL THE WHITE HOUSE, PERHAPS EVEN THE COUNTRY.” REPUBLICANS: “YES, WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT HOW YOU FOUND OUT.”

Comment by tom sarbeck on June 2, 2017 at 6:37pm
Aw, Loren, he's pandering. He wants to be re-elected. That's evidence of either insanity or inability to do any kind of work.
Comment by Loren Miller on June 2, 2017 at 6:24pm

Damn.  Bertold, that "prayer patrol" business is bluntly INSANE.

Comment by tom sarbeck on June 2, 2017 at 5:17pm
Aw, the guv is trying to keep spending down. Let the praying fail and then see what the guy does.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 2, 2017 at 3:39pm

Brought to you by the Give Me a Fucking Break Department:

Comment by tom sarbeck on May 28, 2017 at 3:16am
Ruth, knowing the past might help us predict the future, or might not.

Or, knowing that Bernie did not accept a bribe last month (Who really knows?) might, or might not, help us predict whether he will accept a bribe next month.

Welcome to politics--as it is, not as you want it.
 
 
 

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