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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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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 tom sarbeck on December 16, 2016 at 6:32pm
Daniel, when you return from Fantasyland, ....
Comment by Daniel W on December 16, 2016 at 6:27pm
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 16, 2016 at 10:38am

Secretive "Dark Enlightenment" group recruiting on liberal campuses

Alt-Right ‘Dark Enlightenment’ Group Seeks Campus Safe Space

[Raw Story]

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 14, 2016 at 2:31pm
...a government of, by, and for the oil and gas industry...

But corporations are people! :-)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 14, 2016 at 11:49am

Speaking of this being 'Merica now,

“President-elect Trump is creating a government of, by, and for the oil and gas industry,” stated Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists. “Never before have we seen such a concentration of extreme wealth and privilege in a single cabinet.” [emphasis mine]

It’s Hard To Overstate How Anti-Environment Donald Trump’s Cabinet ...

Great cartoon, Grinning Cat.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 14, 2016 at 12:03am

Giant bear, '2016 Russian meddling', with bloody teeth and claws, devouring Uncle Sam, while hunter Chaffetz with his rifle looks the other way, saying 'SHHHHHHHH! I'm hunting Hillary's emails!'(click to embiggen)

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 13, 2016 at 8:45pm

Satire from the Borowitz Report, brilliantly extrapolating on grains of truth:

"Putin Agrees to Receive Intelligence Briefings in Trump's Place"

In what Donald Trump’s transition-team members are calling a further example of international coöperation, Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to receive daily U.S. intelligence briefings in the place of the President-elect.

Trump, who had earlier decided that he did not need the briefings and had assigned Vice-President-elect Mike Pence to receive them, said on Tuesday that Putin was a “much better choice.”

“No offense to Mike, but Vladimir Putin is just a terrific, terrific guy to do this,” he said. “He knows all the players.” [...]

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 13, 2016 at 8:44pm

Thanks, Ruth. I'll repost, more clearly labeled.

Comment by Joseph P on December 13, 2016 at 8:19pm

You're forgetting; Trump just won the presidency.  This is 'Merica now.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 13, 2016 at 8:17pm

Grinning Cat, you just assumed AN readers would recognize the Borowitz Report comment as satire. Please remember some of our members are not native English speakers, and might not realize it's satire right away.

 
 
 

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