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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 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

Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About"The rise of what used to be known as “the religious right” did not…Continue

Tags: Republican, Party, Moore, Roy, P.

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 5, 2017 at 7:36pm

I think the pic is a spoof, but I have faith (Praise be!) that he and his ilk agree with the sentiment in their deep heart's core.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 5, 2017 at 7:08pm

Bertold, that Mike Pence quote went about a light-year beyond ridiculous.  That man needs a cold dose of a children's cancer ward to understand that there is no god to get right with and no Jesus who will heal all wounds.

Either we take it upon ourselves to find the solutions to disease and treat those who need treatment, or nothing gets done and more kids die.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 5, 2017 at 6:41pm

Thanks, Cat. I hadn't run into the FB page before today.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 5, 2017 at 6:33pm

Bertold, it says a lot about our political climate that such a quote is plausible! And yes, far too many people think that way.

In general, we've been living Poe's law, and The Onion's satire in October, after Republican nominee tRump's bragging about sexual assault came to light, which had him saying, "you’re really best saving your outrage and disgust for some thoughts I still haven’t verbalized yet, believe me", turned out to be prescient!

According to Snopes, the picture came from "Fox News The Facebook Page", "which is dedicated to lampooning Fox News and conservative politics in general".

Some good advice about quotes:

“Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet just because there’s a picture with a quote next to it.” --Abraham Lincoln

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 5, 2017 at 5:24pm

Apparently not only do good people not smoke pot, but they don't get sick either. The pic below showed up on FB. I have no idea whether it's real, but I'd venture to say it captures the real thinking of enough people to make a difference.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 5, 2017 at 5:14pm

Great comment on trumpcare, Grinning Cat. Republicans in the House are the real death panel indeed.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 5, 2017 at 4:17pm

On Republicans in the House acting as a death panel and passing the Trump"care" bill that would result in 17,000 needless deaths in 2018, 29,000 in 2026 -- and conveniently exempting themselves from its provisions:

Robert Samuel White writes a Twitter thread:

"1~ This thread is about my mother. I want you to hear her story, because the @GOP are going to kill her. [...]"

He concludes with an illustration of what our Republican president* presumably means by "Everyone will be covered":

Donald Trump as a doctor in a hospital room, saying “Everyone will be covered” as he pulls a sheet over a dead patient.(Read the whole thing!)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 3, 2017 at 9:19pm

Trump to sign executive order making it easier for churches to support political candidates

[WAPO]


(As if they haven't already been doing it with complete impunity)

We. are. so. fucked. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 3, 2017 at 9:14am

"Combining Nixon's paranoia, Reagan's dementia and W.'s complete lack of knowledge, Donald Trump truly is the ultimate Republican president"

(Comedian Orli Matlow, on Twitter)

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 3, 2017 at 9:12am

Rachel Maddow on tRump's first 100 days:

“Are you comforted by his incompetence? Would you rather have a competent person trying to do bad things or would you rather have an incompetent person trying to do bad things?”

(more, with lots of snarky comments, at Joe.My.God.)

 
 
 

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