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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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Did Hillary Lie About Her Iraq War Vote?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Did Hillary Lie About Her Iraq War Vote?"ZUNES: Well, there's this idea that the United States needs to be…Continue

Tags: Sanders, ISIS, intervention, extremists, lies

The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 5. 37 Replies

If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated? You’d be wrong. In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports…Continue

Tags: Politico, Donald Trump, authoritarianism

Tom Monaghan, Ave Maria, Florida, and Religious Totalitarianism

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jan 17. 12 Replies

Like many of you, I have an email subscription to The Daily Kos, a liberal-leaning news and op-ed source which I frequently find both entertaining and frequently informative.  This morning I got their email distribution of links to various articles,…Continue

Tags: University, Daily Kos, Florida, Ave Maria, Domino's Pizza

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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?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 9, 2016 at 2:10pm

Ruth, I just now read: 

Trump, Ted Cruz, and a right-wing insurgency the GOP can no longer control.

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/13/extremism_ends_in_civil_war_donald_...

An insightful memory of history is repeating itself. Thanks for the lead. Embedded within our current situation resides the remedy:

Split the party and offer a legitimate alternative. 

I don't think Sanders present a reasonable option because of his history of supporting Israel vs. Palestinians. 

We need someone who is strong enough to broker and maintain a peace agreement, work for options that consider all sides, and establish a win/win solution.

Don't even think of Clinton; too many ties to wealth.

htWtp://www.salon.com/2015/12/13/extremism_ends_in_civil_war_donald_trump_ted_cruz_and_a_right_wing_insurgency_the_gop_can_no_longer_control/

Comment by Loren Miller on January 9, 2016 at 1:17pm

The sad fact is that substituting Trump for Calvin is too close a fit, at least on occasion, to be comfortable.  What is even scarier is that there are so many who want their biases and bigotries pandered to.

Post-racial?  Hell, they're not even post-adolescent!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 9, 2016 at 1:05pm

Chan Lowe/Tribune Content Agency

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 6, 2016 at 10:15am

My favorite part of the article is where the Daily Vatican rag (as opposed to just the Vatican Rag -- thank you Tom Lehrer) noted that using God to justify hatred is a genuine blasphemy, as Pope Francis has said several times

Hypocrisy is truly an art form with these dicks.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 6, 2016 at 8:43am

The Vatican can learn to suck it up, Bertold.  They need to understand that it is their con game – religion – which all too often puts the gun in the hands of the radicals, whether it's Protestants and Catholics up until very recently or Sunnis vs. Shiites in the Middle East or Hindus vs. Muslims in India and Pakistan ... or any of a hundred different other conflicts around the world.

They're the ones who sow the wind, yet deny culpability for the whirlwind that follows.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 6, 2016 at 8:19am

Aw, the poor Vatican's pissed offat Charlie Hebdo again.

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s anniversary edition featuring a gun-wielding God has elicited criticism from the Vatican’s newspaper. The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano (The Roman Observer) said in an editorial Tuesday that the cartoon shows the world’s sad paradox of being politically correct but still disrespectful of believers.

The magazine’s special edition, marking the one-year anniversary of a terror attack on Charlie Hebdo's offices, will hit France’s newsstands Wednesday with its cover carrying a cartoon of a bearded man representing God with a Kalashnikov hanging over his shoulder. The cartoon is accompanied with a text reading: “One year on: The assassin is still out there.” One million copies of the special edition will be sold across the country and over thousands will be sent overseas.

 
 
 

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