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 Bertold Brautigan on January 15, 2016 at 7:09am

Tom, speaking of paternity suits (which you weren't exactly) when Jesus comes back, is he going to be calling you "Dad"?? Of course he'd also have to call you "me." Come to think of it, you could be the source of Don McLean's lyrics. 

The three men I admire most

The father, son and holy ghost

Got on a train for the West Coast

The day the music died.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 15, 2016 at 1:05am

Joan, if I had written the line whose paternity Bert denies, my final sentence would have been "Fear is a better word."

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 14, 2016 at 2:25pm

(Cartoon: 2016 election survival kit, by Brian McFadden) Pack your 2016 Election Survival Kit: EMERGENCY SHOVEL - to dig your way through the billions of dollars that will be dropped on this election. / ELECTORAL COLLEGE SECURITY BLANKET - lulls anxious voters to sleep by attempting to explain our arcane presidential election process. / SCISSORS - to prevent robocalls from campaigns and pollsters. [cutting phone cord] / EVACUATION PLAN - always have one in the event of an unscheduled campaign stop. / VOTER ID GO BAG - grab in case of increased disenfranchisement and voter suppression efforts. [Black woman carrying and straining under the weight of a shopping bag containing many forms of ID including a passport, birth certificate, voter registration, library card, lease agreement, and shopping, gym, and video rental cards] / SECONDARY EMAIL ADDRESS - for when your old one gets filled with desperate fund-raising emails. / MAGNIFYING GLASS - to find important non-election news. [TV screen, main space 'LIVE TV: Donald Trump debates a peanut', surrounded by a poll tracker graph, '309 days 12 hrs 78 min 43 sec' election countdown, and crawlers with 'TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP...', 'CLINTON CLINTON CLINTON CLINTON...', and 'Voters would support Bernie Sanders. Some other stuff happened.' Hidden in the lower right corner, under the magnifying glass: 'WINTER STORM WARNING'.]

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 13, 2016 at 7:43am

Sorry, Joan, but I don't recall those as being my words. But I do heartily agree with them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2016 at 11:37pm

Bertold, I embrace your rant on Dec. 5 and have it pasted on my desktop. You say it, just the way I feel it! 

" I am heartily fed up with alleged Christians" who pretend theirs is a belief based in love. Hate is a better word. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 12, 2016 at 6:28pm

Joan, what have you got against bloated toads to malign them that way???

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2016 at 6:10pm

Ruth, I like your cartoon, the four perspectives of candidates. I think Trump acts like a bloated toad. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2016 at 6:08pm

Sanders' support of Israel is a reasonable decision for him, however, if elected president, I wonder if he would listen to the Palestinian side of the argument. Israel's claim to the land is based on ancient belief that god promised them the land. It is my contention that the Israelites constructed the Jewish faith out of self-interest, that many tribes were slaughtered to defend those constructs, and the slaughter continues to this day. I have not heard Sanders' critique of the Israelis. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2016 at 5:29pm

from cheezburger

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 9, 2016 at 5:12pm

I think this is Sanders' position:

"Palestinians are entitled to a state of their own," said Sanders, "and the United States should do what it can to make sure that state has a strong economy. Israel is entitled to live in security, not be attacked."

Is it your opinion, Joan,  that this alone would make him unelectable?



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