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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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Central banks and governments have lost the plot

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The Gold Bull Is BackI write what some call a "contrarian" point of view. The things I read and hear from commercial media is that we are in recovery, there are more jobs…Continue

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A most interesting exercise in fantasy

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Global Elites Failing

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The new challenge for climate action? PopulismDoug Hendrie sees the disenfranchised rejecting the globalization being…Continue

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The Corporate Power Deadlock and Anthropogenic Climate Disruption

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Will Denayer's article thrusts us into startling clarity, by summing up our climate/economic/political situation.How climate change…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on February 7, 2014 at 10:45pm

Loren, an excellent point well stated!

On a lighter note, I just learned about Noah S. Sweat, Jr.'s 1952 doublespeak masterpiece of a speech on whether Mississippi should continue prohibition of alcoholic beverages. It lent its name to the "if-by-whiskey" argument:

My friends, I had not intended to discuss this controversial subject at this particular time. However, I want you to know that I do not shun controversy. On the contrary, I will take a stand on any issue at any time, regardless of how fraught with controversy it might be. You have asked me how I feel about whiskey. All right, here is how I feel about whiskey:

If when you say whiskey you mean the devil's brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster, that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean the evil drink that topples the Christian man and woman from the pinnacle of righteous, gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, and despair, and shame and helplessness, and hopelessness, then certainly I am against it.

But, if when you say whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman's step on a frosty, crispy morning; if you mean the drink which enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life's great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows; if you mean that drink, the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars, which are used to provide tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitiful aged and infirm; to build highways and hospitals and schools, then certainly I am for it.

This is my stand. I will not retreat from it. I will not compromise.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 3, 2014 at 7:42am

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2014 at 12:21pm
Joan that's wonderful. Your comment prompted me to look at the sky this am. The moon was visible - rare for maritome NW. It appeared to have a white rind, like a slice of watermelon sculpted from snow.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2014 at 11:56pm

The last quarter moon started just now! A last quarter moon looks half-illuminated. It rises around midnight, appears at its highest in the sky at dawn, and sets around noon. It is a waning moon. 

Why am I telling you this? Just because I am interested in astronomy and the moon offers so many pretty sites throughout the months. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2014 at 1:44pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2014 at 1:23pm

Grinning Cat, this is GREAT! It is a keep. I am reposting. I googled him and found an interesting story of a man, his guitar and the people who gather to hear him. His loyal fans grow in Central Park and other live venues. 

https://twitter.com/thatguitarman/status/422765568777678848/photo/1

Thanks. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 6, 2014 at 1:28pm

By David Ippolito: Tea Party Anthem (I Want My Country Back):

"...There was a time of brighter day,
a time the Tea Party embraces,
when hardly anyone was gay,
Hispanics, blacks, and women knew their places..."

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2013 at 7:52am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 26, 2013 at 8:37pm

Local government is so much more efficient than federal government.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:02pm

@Tom Sarbeck, thanks for reminding me of Peter Boghossian! I haven't reconnected with him for a long time and very much like his style. 

Peter Boghossian

The Thinking Atheist:

Faith virus. TTA Podcast 134: A Manual For Creating Atheists (with Dr. Peter Boghossian)

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peter-Boghossian/222797534462862

Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/search?q=Peter%20Boghossian&src=typd

 

 
 
 

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