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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Overton Window shifted toward burn everything down

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Tuesday. 3 Replies

"Breitbart's whole goal was to burn everything down...and Trump has gone full Breitbart."Ben Shapiro ( former Breitbart editor-at-large,  who has become a vociferous critic)…Continue

Tags: far-right echo-chamber overtakes national voice

Bill Maher on Donald Trump

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Oct 15. 8 Replies

Bill Maher has spared nothing on his Real Time program in repeatedly eviscerating Drumpf in every last available way.  Those assessments are usually focused on one particular aspect of Drumpf's behavior or personality, but to borrow from…Continue

Tags: Bill Maher, asshole, Drumpf, Donald Trump

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2016 at 12:54pm

I don't see why anyone would want to marry with a "religious" official, and I see no reason for a civil union. If two people are compatible, care about each other, they are fully capable of making vows to each other in front of loved ones and be steadfast in them. They can even form a contract to protect assets if they want. They can have a ceremony if they choose.The legal minds can tell me why I am wrong. Probably some who have had problems because of not being married. 

I don't want to be married, ever again. Been there, done it. Marriage provided no protection to my children and me. The right of the patriarch took precedence over the human rights of the dependents.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 3, 2016 at 11:22am

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 3, 2016 at 12:12am

The rich controlling our government is our biggest problem. So how is electing a multi-millionaire or a bilionaire going to solve that problem? / http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/oct/15/what-bernie-sanders-said-about-not-being-billionai/ [pictures of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump] (Berniecrat Meme Warehouse) / Think about it. Take as long as you need. / Bernie 2016(click to enlarge)

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 3, 2016 at 12:04am

I saw this graphic, with some key findings from the Feb. 18 Quinnipiac poll:

Bernie Sanders is by far more "electable" than Hillary Clinton.

Specifically, in head-to-head matchups against Republican candidates, Bernie would consistently win, while Cruz, Rubio, Bush, and Kasich would beat Clinton.

Bernie - our best chance at beating the GOP. / According to the latest poll: [results from Feb. 18, 2016 Quinnipiac University poll showing Sanders beating Trump, Rubio, Cruz, and Kasich, while Clinton only beats Trump by 1 percentage point, and loses to Rubio, Cruz, and Kasich] http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2324(click to enlarge)

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on March 2, 2016 at 10:45am

Joan, I forget the topic, but you had mentioned employee-owned businesses.  Here is another.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 1, 2016 at 1:46pm

So much for the earlier argument for the Donald.

Trump: Churches Should Endorse Candidates and Retain Tax-Exempt Status

Claiming “Christianity is under siege,” Donald Trump promises to reverse a law preventing churches from endorsing political candidates and still retain their tax-exempt status.
Billing himself as a “strong Christian,” Trump is promising the religious right that if elected he will “restore Christianity to greatness” by scrapping IRS regulations pertaining to church engagement in partisan political activity on behalf of candidates or campaigns.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 27, 2016 at 3:44pm

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 27, 2016 at 2:39pm

Virginia Court Official Tells Atheist Couple They Have No Right to Get Married Because They Don't Believe in God.

Upon asking why Roth denied them their right to wed, he replied:

“Because she’s agnostic and you’re an atheist. I will not marry you. You don’t believe in God… I just don’t marry anyone who does not believe in God [or] believes that there is a God someplace. So I’m not going to talk the issue over with you and I’m not going to argue about it, okay? I’m just not going to marry you. Correct?”

Comment by tom sarbeck on February 26, 2016 at 6:53pm

Yeah, women's dignity and rights are for the Church to mess with, not for non-xians like Trump.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 26, 2016 at 3:21pm

An argument in favor of Trump

Today's Catholic Vote missive encourages readers to contribute to help Robotio or Tailgunner Ted Cruz dump Trump.

As an example, just yesterday transcripts from Trump’s numerous appearances on the vulgar Howard Stern Show began to circulate. Suffice it to say, we cannot even print the content here. Stern and Trump exchanged nasty and demeaning remarks about women -- crudely discussing their body parts and other vulgar actions that I can’t even describe.

Those Catholics - always such staunch supporters of women's dignity and rights!



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