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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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Comment by Loren Miller on January 27, 2016 at 11:13am

No great surprise, Bertold.  Too many Americans can't be bothered to dig into details or listen to any more news than a sound bite can contain.  NPR and PBS are unknown and anathema to them because both require an attention span of longer than 30 seconds.

These are people who will INSIST on their rights as citizens, yet cannot be bothered with the associated responsibilities.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 27, 2016 at 10:59am

It's about time! Per Raw Story:

Former Pentagon chief Robert Gates: Republicans’ grasp of national security is at a child’s level


David Smith, The Guardian DAVID SMITH, THE GUARDIAN
26 JAN 2016 AT 14:43 ET

Robert Gates , a Republican stalwart and former US defence secretary who served under eight presidents, has derided the party’s election candidates for a grasp of national security issues that “would embarrass a middle schooler”.


An ex-CIA director who first joined the White House under Richard Nixon, Gates joked that if frontrunner Donald Trump wins the presidency, he would emigrate to Canada. He condemned the media for failing to challenge candidates from both parties on promises he believes are unaffordable, illegal or unconstitutional.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 25, 2016 at 9:26pm

Wow! Justice from Texas on an abortion issue. I'm surprised.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 25, 2016 at 8:22pm

Yeah, super-cool. The Texas grand jury found in Planned P'hood's favor and indicted the anti-abortion activists who made the video. They might go to prison for a few years.

Leave it to some Texas officials to refuse to accept the grand jury's finding and "investigate" further. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2016 at 6:53pm

Cool!

Grand jury in Texas indicts activists behind Planned Parenthood videos


Fox News - ‎45 minutes ago‎


A Houston grand jury investigating criminal allegations against Planned Parenthood stemming from a series of undercover videos on Monday instead indicted two of the anti-abortion activists who shot the footage.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 25, 2016 at 4:41pm

We can count on conservatives to love government when it helps them and to hate government when it helps others.

Ditto for billionaires.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 25, 2016 at 11:48am
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 15, 2016 at 7:09am

Tom, speaking of paternity suits (which you weren't exactly) when Jesus comes back, is he going to be calling you "Dad"?? Of course he'd also have to call you "me." Come to think of it, you could be the source of Don McLean's lyrics. 

The three men I admire most

The father, son and holy ghost

Got on a train for the West Coast

The day the music died.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 15, 2016 at 1:05am

Joan, if I had written the line whose paternity Bert denies, my final sentence would have been "Fear is a better word."

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 14, 2016 at 2:25pm

(Cartoon: 2016 election survival kit, by Brian McFadden) Pack your 2016 Election Survival Kit: EMERGENCY SHOVEL - to dig your way through the billions of dollars that will be dropped on this election. / ELECTORAL COLLEGE SECURITY BLANKET - lulls anxious voters to sleep by attempting to explain our arcane presidential election process. / SCISSORS - to prevent robocalls from campaigns and pollsters. [cutting phone cord] / EVACUATION PLAN - always have one in the event of an unscheduled campaign stop. / VOTER ID GO BAG - grab in case of increased disenfranchisement and voter suppression efforts. [Black woman carrying and straining under the weight of a shopping bag containing many forms of ID including a passport, birth certificate, voter registration, library card, lease agreement, and shopping, gym, and video rental cards] / SECONDARY EMAIL ADDRESS - for when your old one gets filled with desperate fund-raising emails. / MAGNIFYING GLASS - to find important non-election news. [TV screen, main space 'LIVE TV: Donald Trump debates a peanut', surrounded by a poll tracker graph, '309 days 12 hrs 78 min 43 sec' election countdown, and crawlers with 'TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP...', 'CLINTON CLINTON CLINTON CLINTON...', and 'Voters would support Bernie Sanders. Some other stuff happened.' Hidden in the lower right corner, under the magnifying glass: 'WINTER STORM WARNING'.]

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