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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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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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Reps. Huffman, Raskin, McNerney, & Kildee Launch Congressional Freethought Caucus (Congressman Jared Huffman)

Started by Loren Miller May 7. 0 Replies

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral…Continue

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James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 23. 0 Replies

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"3:40 "I think what is really going on, what's sort of behind the insanity of this, is the very…Continue

Tags: rational, analysis, herd-emotion, mendacity, America

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Comment by Loren Miller on March 6, 2018 at 7:09pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 4, 2018 at 6:57pm
According to OpenSecrets, Clinton ended up taking only about $20,000 less from oil and gas interests than her Republican opponent who claimed climate change is a Chinese hoax. What good is believing in science if you pad your pockets with donations from those actively opposed to it?


A Climate Change Litmus Test For Democrats

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Comment by Patricia on March 4, 2018 at 2:33am

Now trade wars make for a wonderful idea?!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2018 at 2:30am

Bertold, your "Apostolic Reformists and Dominionists: Emboldened by Trump, the Dangerously Devout Prowl DC" piece gives me shivers. The end of republicanism as we hoped it would become if we don't speak out and take action, now!

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 4, 2018 at 1:16am

About forty years ago I read that 16% of Americans are “hard authoritarians” and another 16% are “soft authoritarians”.


I’m inclined to believe it because I’ve seen so many conservative ballot propositions get about 32% of the vote and fail.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 3, 2018 at 1:08pm

This is, alas, nothing new, but alarming nonetheless--

Apostolic Reformists and Dominionists: Emboldened by Trump, the Dangerously Devout Prowl DC

Buzzflash

  • An influential pack of Dominionist predatory proselytizing worship wolves was howling in Trump's DC hotel February 22-24 2018; the pack's fanatical leaders believe "God sent" Trump to the White House.
  • These New Apostolic Reformists (NAR) see themselves as modern day missionaries, archaic crusaders and apostles, clamoring to spread their exclusivist and weaponized version of Christianity to the world, whether invited to or not. The radical fringe "New Apostolic Reformation" aims to create a dominating and totalitarian empire within Christendom. Al Jazeera once called NAR, "America's Own Taliban."

Comment by Jotham Timothy Bessey on March 2, 2018 at 5:00pm

So long as both countries are not in agreement, Neither can use much force for fear the other might step in to block them.

 Trump is not in the good books of the second of two world superpowers and half the world's population. He doesn't act like he knows that.

Comment by Patricia on March 2, 2018 at 1:49pm

I also just read that scump is nuclear fascinated, & wonders why it hasn't already been used on Iraq or something.

Comment by Jotham Timothy Bessey on March 2, 2018 at 4:59am

Speaking of it being way worst than they thought it could be. Russia is upping their military might now to balance the threat that the USA poses. Good thing too because Trump makes me nervous.
We have small countries arming themselves for protection (ie North Korea) because of the covert imperial advance of the USA. Now Russia is getting nervous.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 1, 2018 at 9:19pm

Chris, as it comes to the Parkland issue, at least, I think you now have kids who have grown up under the threat of gun violence, repeatedly realized on school and college campuses, and they've finally had enough of it.  They are the ones who are facing this potential new normal and they want no part of it.

As for the general situation, before the election, you had people asking, "How bad could it get under Trump?"  Now they're getting the answer, and it's way worse than they thought it could ever be.

 
 
 

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