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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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Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 3 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 0 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

The Satanic Panic - The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century (Seth Andrews)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 15. 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 Nov 15. 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

Tags: of, Year, the, 1980, Evangelical

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2017 at 5:41pm

Grinning Cat, thank you for Donald Trump is "America's first white president" Going deeper into the race situation and its impact on modern thinking or non-thinking. A learned heritage survives even the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. 

“Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a Black president.”

"The American tragedy now being wrought is larger than most imagine and will not end with Trump. In recent times, Whiteness as an overt political tactic has been restrained by a kind of cordiality that held that its overt invocation would scare off “moderate” Whites. This has proved to be only half true at best. Trump’s legacy will be exposing the patina of decency for what it is and revealing just how much a demagogue can get away with. It does not take much to imagine another politician, wiser in the ways of Washington and better schooled in the methodology of governance—and now liberated from the pretense of antiracist civility—doing a much more effective job than Trump."

Comment by Loren Miller on September 11, 2017 at 4:08pm

We've had vouchers in Ohio for a fair while, and as far as I know, the ONLY thing they've managed to generate is controversy!  Were it up to me, I'd tell ALL the charter schools feeding off of 'em to take a long walk off a short pier!

Comment by Patricia on September 11, 2017 at 4:05pm

That's about the size of it!

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 11, 2017 at 3:36pm

POTUS’ DISASTER SURVIVAL PACK (Trump standing in floodwaters, showing the items: “BUY NOW, because every minute of my presidency is a disaster!”) INFLATABLE PODIUM: stump for tax cuts while your neighbors drown. EMERGENCY TELEVISION: tune into Fox News to hear how Trump is handling everything perfectly. HOODED PONCHO: stay dry while spreading hate. [It's white, with a Klan hood.] POTUS’ DIET COLA BUTTON: quench your thirst when there’s no potable water. MAGIC MARKER: redact any mentions of climate change. [It's on a redacted EPA report.] / JOEL OSTEEN’S PROSPERITY SURVIVAL KIT (Osteen holding paper money: “God is great! But your money’s even better!”) STAMPS AND ENVELOPES to send me money. SATELLITE PHONE AND CREDIT CARD to send me money in case the stamps and envelopes get lost or wet. HOLLOWED-OUT BIBLE to store the money you will send me. (from Daily Kos - click to enlarge)

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 10, 2017 at 11:22am

Ruth, that's a great cartoon.

Comment by tom sarbeck on September 10, 2017 at 5:32am
I'm in the Napa Valley. Across hills to the east is the occasionally-flooded Central Valley. Twenty years ago, insurance companies started refusing to insure homes on the lowest lands.

In the 1970s in Phoenix, a political ally told me a Corps of Engineers new to the state chose a house to buy, returned to his office to look at the maps, and decided not to buy in that area.

For how many decades did counties zone low land for housing? Then, its price low, builders put homes on that same land?

Who warns us that government does TO us what we will not do TO ourselves?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 10, 2017 at 2:49am

Vouchers are essentially a con to funnel tax money into religious schools, with the side benefit of degrading public education even further.

Comment by Patricia on September 9, 2017 at 10:28pm

Not going to happen.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 9, 2017 at 10:20pm

How many times, till they learn?

image source (minor modification to Hurricane sign, mine)

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 8, 2017 at 10:44pm

Ask an Atheist: Not on my dime. What’s wrong with school vouchers?

They make important information available about the problems with vouchers and its effect on lowering funding for public schools when we need improvement.

 
 
 

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