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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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Comment by Cane Kostovski on January 25, 2018 at 1:39pm

I'm ashamed to say I have never heard of Monster by Steppenwolf. Does it mean that the government in the 70's was plagued with religiosity like it is now? I don't think so, Today is much worse, but the people of 50 years ago didn't hear Steppenwolf's warnings. I am 51 years old and I should have heard it before but I was not one of the lucky ones. I grew up in Michigan, maybe that had something to do with it?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2018 at 11:51am

Speakiing of the 70s, Steppenwolf had something to say about this back then with their song Monster.

Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And 'til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought our homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

The blue and gray they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog

And though the past has its share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it's protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it's a monster and will not obey

The spirit it was freedom and justice
And its keepers seem generous and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind

'Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
Now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told

Yeah there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'

Cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand

We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner, we can't pay the cost

'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watching

America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now?
We can't fight alone against the monster

America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now?
We can't fight alone against the monster

America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now?
We can't fight alone against the monster

America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now?
We can't fight alone against the monster

America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now?
We can't fight alone against the monster

SONGWRITERS
NICHOLAS, GEORGE / HASSELL, JOHN / CAMERON, ALEX

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on January 25, 2018 at 11:07am

American is the school yard bully someone has not yet stood up to.

Well said, Jotham. That's the phrase I've been wanting since the 1970s when I started following US foreign aid policy.

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 25, 2018 at 11:06am

Patricia,

America is up to snuff???

Well .....mass school killings, obsession with hand guns, military industrialization, voucher Christian schools for right-wing propaganda, President Bone Spurs and his Keystone Cops cabinet, Hollywood sexual harassment, U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World and all that is not a country to be proud of.

I've been to Canada many times and I think it is a great country. More friendly people, healthcare up to par, and great maple syrup :)

Comment by Jotham Timothy Bessey on January 25, 2018 at 10:37am

America bombs the "terrorists, the "terrorists" bombs America. The delivery system is different that's all.

America is the school yard bully that someone has not yet stood up to.

Comment by Chris on January 24, 2018 at 7:09pm
Comment by Patricia on January 24, 2018 at 6:33pm

I'm Canadian, & many of us do feel that way, because oftentimes we get treated as not quite up to snuff with the US.

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 24, 2018 at 6:29pm

   I don't think or feel American Almighty but I am sure many Americans are patriotic to that idea. Our foreign policy is amoral and deceitful.

  I love the idea of moving to Iceland or Sweden but I was born and raised here and feel the need to fight against these religious institutions the are encroaching on my personal freedoms (or whats left of it).

Comment by Patricia on January 24, 2018 at 2:56pm

That's why many of us feel its the US way, or no way, & we other countries are less than the almighty US.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 24, 2018 at 9:55am

Jotham, a long time back, Christopher Hitchens opined that the religions of the area about the Middle East have effective veto power over any kind of peace accord.  If I can find the exact statement, I'll put it up here.

 
 
 

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