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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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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 Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 3 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 on Sunday. 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 Nov 15. 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

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The things I remember

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 15. 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 Loren Miller on April 27, 2017 at 12:06pm

Bertold, I still think that is one of the most important books of the last several years. I just wish we could get the word out to more people about it.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 27, 2017 at 11:21am

Kevin Kruse, author of One Nation under God, explains how in his first 100 days Eisenhower gave rise to the religious right:


[Esquire]

As I wrote about in my recent book, Dwight D. Eisenhower used his first months in the presidency to revolutionize how Americans understood the role of religion in their nation and their government, effectively making piety and patriotism one and the same. Past leaders, of course, had invoked their spiritual beliefs in their political speeches and even occasionally in their policies. But none of them had ever tried to place religious faith in such a formal and fundamental role in American political life as Eisenhower.

Comment by Joseph P on April 27, 2017 at 7:14am

That bumper sticker makes me wish I had a bit of Native American blood, so I could riff off of that.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 27, 2017 at 12:22am

Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP is ‘the most dangerous’ threat to the species ‘in human history’

Raw Story

Comment by Loren Miller on April 26, 2017 at 10:51pm

Glad you enjoyed it, Stacey!

Comment by Stacey R. on April 26, 2017 at 10:43pm
Thumbs up to that!! Not just for the knee-jerk laugh, but also calling out so succinctly the absurdity and racism behind the "No immigrants!" sentiment many seem to espouse. Well done!
Comment by Loren Miller on April 26, 2017 at 10:22pm

Regarding the whole immigrant business, I have a suggestion:

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 26, 2017 at 7:26pm

I agree, Stacey R.  about Grinning Cat's Rothkopf quote. He has a way of hitting the bulls' eye especially when it comes to politics. 

If tRump appealed to people's emotions, their fears, anxieties, depressions, and grief to gain their support, we could do the same things for the same reasons. People have legitimate feelings of being unheard and unseen. 

Well, we can hear and see just as well as tRump and his ilk can. We can reveal the real causes of our failed economy, agriculture, U.S. production, and loss of jobs. These are real factors, and they all compound the out of control CO2 that threatens us all. 

Their fear comes from legitimate unsolved problems and if there is anyone who can do better than those of us who base our concerns on real factors have a higher probably of solving them.

Comment by Stacey R. on April 26, 2017 at 5:22pm
Thanks Grinning Cat foe the Rothkopf quote. I think that really hits the nail on the head. It's been stated by many observers that Trump won because he appealed to people's emotions, This is a good explanation of exactly why people continue to support him.
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 26, 2017 at 12:35pm

I very much like the latest Thinking Atheist video, called "Does religion poison everything?"  Seth Andrews talked about a very religious wedding he went to a few weeks ago, where the bride was told to submit to her husband.  I thought of Joan's life story when I heard that.

David Silverman gave his take on the subject and said yes, religion does poison everything.  I liked his reasoning on the subject.

The other thing I liked was David Silverman saying he's sure that after Trump and his gang go down, a lot of religious people will rethink their religion supporting such an ass.  A positive message of hope, that perked-up my attitude.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTs4XqKxm-8&feature=em-uploademail

 
 
 

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