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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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

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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

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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

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Comment by Grinning Cat on April 4, 2017 at 9:30am

Republican riding the Supreme Court STOLEN SEAT (with tank treads), carrying a pennant, 'NUCLEAR OPTION'

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Folks in the U.S.: call your senators TODAY! 202-224-3121 or find their info at senate.gov or govtrack.us.

From Indivisible Guide'sinformation and phone script:

Gorsuch has routinely put the interests of employers, institutions, and big business ahead of average Americans. 

When a company fired a trucker for leaving his cargo to seek help in subzero temperatures—after the man waited long enough for his torso to go numb—Judge Gorsuch sided with the company. When a professor recovering from cancer was fired after requesting a short period of telecommuting to protect her fragile health from a flu epidemic on campus, Judge Gorsuch concluded that her modest request imposed an unfair demand that her employer provide a “safety net.” 

He also wants judges to have greater liberty to substitute their own uninformed views for those of scientists, economists, and other technical experts who spent years meticulously crafting data-driven rules to protect our air, water, health, and safety....

In what is probably Judge Gorsuch’s most famous case, he conjured up the new theory that for-profit corporations have a right to religious freedom. This ... theory radically expands on the fiction that big businesses are people with rights as important—or even more important—than actual people.

Judge Gorsuch believes that business should be able to impose their religious beliefs on their employees—even when doing so means depriving those employees of basic health care—and they should be able to use those “religious beliefs” to avoid the laws that protect the rest of us.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 3, 2017 at 4:01pm
"December 23, 1776. THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Thomas Paine: American Crisis - USHistory.org

The memory of Nixon Era and his fight against newspeople chimes loudly in my mind; this period of history already has the label of the "Trump Era." 

Fear of the outrageous policies and practices put in place by 45 can motivate even the timidest among us to resist. Especially, the fear of the consequences of 45' policies can inspire us to intelligent thought and action. 


Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 3, 2017 at 1:52pm

Well, I'd agree they're best avoided whenever practicable.

Comment by Joseph P on April 3, 2017 at 1:40pm

Whatever sort of kink works for you.  I'm not into apocalypses, myself.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 3, 2017 at 12:31pm

Nah, just having a lot of pre-apocalyptic fun.

Comment by tom sarbeck on April 3, 2017 at 11:56am

Bert, are we fucked?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 3, 2017 at 10:55am

Robert Redford: 45 years after Watergate, the truth is again in danger

[WAPO - entire column]

. . . The system worked. The checks and balances the Constitution was designed to create functioned when put to their biggest test. Would they still? Which brings me to the other half of the question: What’s different now?

Much. Our country is divided, and we have a tenuous grasp on truth.

There was a time during a period of national crisis when politicians from both sides of the aisle put partisan politics aside to uncover the truth. There was a time when Democrats and Republicans united to navigate a peaceful ending to a corrupt and criminal presidency. There was a time when members of Congress placed defending our democracy above party interests for the greater good. There was a time.

Now is a different time. If we have another Watergate, will we navigate it as well? In a statement in May 1973, John Dean addressed what he described as efforts to discredit his testimony by discrediting him personally. He famously said: “The truth always emerges.”

I’m concerned about its chances these days.

Comment by Joseph P on April 2, 2017 at 11:13pm

In my case, it's a side effect of the grotesque gerrymandering in this state.  The Democratic congressmen are all real liberals.  Notice the absence of North Carolina on that chart, except for Price signing on just recently.

Comment by Jennifer W on April 2, 2017 at 11:00pm
Mine hasn't. I've contacted her via Twitter and I may call her office. Which I find a little odd since she's actually fairly active and has a very diverse district. I may have to dig deeper.
Comment by Joseph P on April 2, 2017 at 7:33pm

Well, my congressman is already on-board.  Cool.



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