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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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Pope Francis: Priests Can Forgive Abortion If Women Are 'Contrite'

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by tom sarbeck 3 minutes ago. 13 Replies

Frankie has just pissed off (and nonplussed) a whole load of people.The Vatican has…Continue

Tags: Pope, mercy, forgiveness, abortion

Change.org Petition - Jon Stewart Should Host a Presidential Debate

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 2 hours ago. 9 Replies

The above petition just landed in my inbox a few minutes ago ... and I think it is perhaps one of the most brilliant ideas I've heard in a while.  Entirely too many debates, both primary and presidential, have been little more than photo ops for the…Continue

Tags: change.org, petition, debate, Jon Stewart

The Geographic Span of Actions of an Omnipotent, Omniscient God, Displayed Graphically

Started by Loren Miller Aug 16. 0 Replies

Yahweh as described by the old testament, Yeshua of the new, and Mohammed of the quran are taken to be massive actors on the world stage.  Care to see just how massive?  Take a look at the following:…Continue

Tags: action, map, Mohammed, Yeshua, Yahweh

Romans and Christians (delanceyplace.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gerald Payne Aug 13. 5 Replies

Today's selection -- from Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. Empires have been the dominant form of government in human history. Most early empires of such as the Roman empire were polytheistic, and made a practice of being…Continue

Tags: religion, politics, tolerance, Roman, christian

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 5:21pm

USA population is now 315,249,680. How are we, as a nation, going to feed, house, provide health care, education, retirement, if there are not enough living-wage jobs in our economy? 

What are we going to do with those who can't find work? Should we be sending our unemployed men and women off to foreign lands to do their mischief just to get these people on a payroll? Why can't we put them on a payroll to stay home, tend to their communities and needs of their families. 

Sure someone has to pay and the wealthy seem to be well able to avoid paying taxes that will help cover all these needs.

Should we take the poor out to a ditch and shoot them? One bullet per human being should be enough. It wouldn't cost much and the wealthy wouldn't have to help pay for their care and every able bodied person could then work on a job for wages that do not support their family's basic needs. 


Just look at WalMart! The public has to help support their workers'  families, even as the WalMart family makes fortunes and enjoys the finer things in life, not even caring their underpaid workers can't feed, house, and care for their families. 

Capitalism is broken. Want more proof?

U.S. economic recovery leaving families behind

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 5:47pm

Grinning Cat, that is a great cartoon - and reflects the two sides of austerity. I'm passing it along. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 5:41pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 5:20pm

Economy Contracted Unexpectedly in Fourth Quarter

Don't listen to the fast talking broker who wants to sell you some financial products during a downturn ,,, they are not talking to the small business owner or those working for wages or those out of work or those too old or too young or too sick to work. These people don't have extra dollars to invest and take advantage of markets. They, the financial brokers, speak to the top one or ten percent of people who have the bucks and can take advantage of the cheap prices and low interest rates. 

Daddy Warbucks  speaks again! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 29, 2013 at 2:19pm

Oh Ye! Consistency! Cognitive dissonance is one weak point of religious. You nailed it Grinning Cat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 29, 2013 at 1:27pm

Ideological consistency?

(from Nick Anderson)

YESTERDAY: [man wearing 'America: love it or leave it' t-shirt; picture of Bush on wall] 'Unless you blindly follow our government, you're treasonous.' / TODAY: [same man with high-capacity rifle; picture of Obama on wall, X'ed out] 'We need guns to fight the government, if it comes to it.'

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 28, 2013 at 1:09am

“My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years.” ~ Grov...

He says this even as the gap between rich and poor grows monthly.He can't get any more money from small businesses and wage earners. He'll have to go for the people with money. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 28, 2013 at 12:35am

The good news: "Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is a strong advocate for breaking up the big banks and is now on the Senate Finance Committee. And Elizabeth Warren, scourge of Wall Street, will sit on the Senate Banking Committee. "

~ Robert Reich

TARP -- the notorious Troubled Assets Relief Program that bailed ou...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 28, 2013 at 12:29am

Stocks are way over-valued right now, Robert Reich

Get ready for a bumpy ride. I've been here before and it ain't go'n to be pretty. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 28, 2013 at 12:22am

Robert Reich doesn't think the current economic "recovery" is susta...

This is what I am reading from others as well and I think they look at the obvious evidence to support this news.
Consumers don't have $ with which to buy.
Banks are not willing to lend.
Employed worried about their jobs.
Median wage dropping further, adjusting for inflation.
Saving for education and retirement more difficult.
Social Security rose from 4/2% to 6.2%, about $100 month.
Stimulus is over.
States cutting jobs and spending.
Fiscal showdown delayed 3 months.

Take a look at what happens in Europe, Japan, China.
Chance of recession for next 18 months is 50%.

 
 
 

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