Politics, Economics, and Religion


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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New New Atheism?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 11 Replies

Chris Hall published an interesting essay in Alternet, picked up by Raw Story:Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris are old news — a totally different Atheism is on the riseCHRIS HALL, ALTERNET25 MAY 2016 AT 00:18 ET…Continue

Tags: Social, Justice, Atheism, New, Hitchens

An Extraordinary Discussion with Ibrahim Al-Buleihi

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I sometimes amaze myself with the discoveries I make in my wanderings about the internet, especially YouTube.  I just came upon the following video, which is a conversation between two Arabs, one of them being Ibrahim Al-Buleihi, a liberal writer…Continue

Tags: progress, Islam, East, West, Arab

Real (inflation-adjusted) market performance & all recessions since 1871 defined by National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 4. 1 Reply

Just look at how unstable our economy is and has been the past 145 years! Yes, there are fewer recessions now than 100 or even 50 years ago. The people harmed by these fluctuations are people who work for a living. Their earning power and consumer…Continue

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Comment by tom sarbeck on August 3, 2015 at 10:59pm

...the costs generated by the fossil fuel industries far outweigh their revenues.

America's industry/government complex privatizes the profits and socializes the costs.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 3, 2015 at 9:37pm
In a classic example of locked-in, yet perverse economics, recent research from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University confirmed earlier analysis suggesting that the costs generated by the fossil fuel industries far outweigh their revenues. [emphasis mine]

Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 28, 2015 at 11:18pm

On climate denial, the GOP's Mad (Not-a-) Scientists:

(It's a Hillary ad.)

Comment by Loren Miller on July 22, 2015 at 2:19pm

Question: WHICH GOP candidate has the mop sufficient to support head lice?  [gee, is this a multiple-choice question?!?]

Comment by Pat on July 22, 2015 at 2:08pm

A recent GOP Presidential poll was release today. While Trump is still doing well, he's being overtaken.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 22, 2015 at 1:33pm

Well Spud, I guess it's it's another of those "mysterious ways" in which god moves.

On another front, Rachel Maddow is supposedly interviewing colossal dick Rick Santorum tonight; should be entertaining.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 22, 2015 at 12:50pm

If "This is a battle with powers and principalities beyond our comprehension.", how can you possibly know anything about it, including whether it exist or not?

Comment by tom sarbeck on July 22, 2015 at 4:17am

Thanks, Bertold. With Catholic Vote producing stuff like that, the bizarre thinking of elderly Catholics will no longer amaze me.

For instance, two evenings each month on a closed circuit tv system I was showing movies not approved by the Church and an elderly Catholic critic called me a communist.

I had escaped Catholicism forty years earlier and kind of pitied the guy. Instead of laughing I told him "M..., the Soviet Union collapsed 15 years ago; you can stop beating that horse."

Someday, the indoctrination done in Catholic schools will be seen as child abuse.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 21, 2015 at 5:09pm

Fulminating further against Planned Parenthood, Catholic Vote has come up with this helpful explanation of what's plaguing us culturally:

Stop for a moment and consider who is behind this plunge into the depths of evil. The answer of course is the The Father of Lies. Satan has manipulated and destroyed the conscience, heart, and minds of so many involved in the Culture of Death.

This is a battle with powers and principalities beyond our comprehension.

But maybe... just maybe the recent exposé and the growing chorus of voices in defense of women and children is the miracle we have been begging for. Perhaps this moment will be the breaking point that destroys not only Planned Parenthood, but breaks the back of a culture that has been so anesthetized to the horror of abortion.

Which suggests the question - who benefits from belief in "powers and principalities beyond our comprehension?" Not to mention that the Catholics live in extremely fragile glass houses when it comes to castigation of a "culture of death."

Comment by Loren Miller on July 18, 2015 at 9:38am

The DNC has compiled a brief dossier on the current GOP candidates for the presidency.  It doesn't pretend to be non-partisan, but then, neither are they.  Have a look when you have a moment ... preferably on an empty stomach.

The 2016 Republican Field


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