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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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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 tom sarbeck on December 17, 2016 at 9:55pm
Did Trump's devotees vote rationally?

I figured they were so angry at their exploitation for thirty-plus years by the GOP Establishment that rationality had no part in anything they did.

As for Ken Burns' financial advantage, Trump's win will furnish Burns with material for a documentary as popular as the best of his others.
Comment by Joseph P on December 17, 2016 at 9:26pm

Err, when I say that conservatives have an edge, I mean that they tend to be much lower-information voters.  Christ, that was a horrible way to put it.

Comment by Joseph P on December 17, 2016 at 9:21pm

Yeah, most voters on either side are fairly low-information voters, but I think conservatives have an edge.  Anyone who thought that Trump was going to be a populist president, even though he ran a populist campaign, wasn't paying attention.

The signs were there, long before the election.  He's going to put his financial interests into a blind trust ... by having his children run his company ... his children who are being included in his meetings with foreign leaders.  And refusing to release his tax returns was a BIG red flag.  That and his rallies looked like fascism in action.

I just don't get it how anyone expecting him to govern in a manner that would be in their financial interests could be fooled.  Sure, anyone making more than a million dollars a year ... but anyone else, not so much.

Ken Burns said that voting for Trump would be to his financial advantage, but I doubt his analysis of the situation.  I want to know how much he makes per year.  I think that Ken was badly mistaken.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 17, 2016 at 8:44pm

It's probably unfair to most GOP voters, who still think we live in an actual democracy and buy the populist propaganda. I used to believe what I'd been told by political authorities, even religious ones, when I was under 20. I'm sure a lot of well meaning, clueless, bigots don't grasp that they've ushered in a US Nazi reality.

I'd not have posted something so nasty were I not so outraged by what the GOP has done. This virulence is symptomatic of my mental state, my overwhelming disgust.

Comment by Daniel W on December 17, 2016 at 6:40pm

Ruth, oh my!  That's not flattering, is it?  :-)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 17, 2016 at 6:23pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 17, 2016 at 2:44pm

Daniel, love the video, thanks.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 17, 2016 at 2:43pm

Trump’s 17 cabinet-level picks have more money than a third of Amer...

Trump's 17 cabinet-level picks have more money than a third of American households combined, the title says it all.

Comment by Daniel W on December 16, 2016 at 7:12pm

BB, this love story can only end badly, with the orange one crying through tears, "I just cant quit you, Vlad-o-mine".  Really sad.

Tom, there is no fantasy as strange as reality.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 16, 2016 at 6:52pm

Aw, I'm a sap for love stories.

 
 
 

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