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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  • Bertold Brautigan

    Jerry Coyne, in one of today's Why Evolution Is True columns, disputed Ted Cruz's claim about a "war on christianity". He ended with this cheerful conclusion:

    No, what really bothers these people is not a secular war on Christianity, but the second sense of “war”: the inexorable decline of faith as reason sets in and Americans put away their childish things. It’s well known that Christianity is declining in the U.S., and that has believers scared. As the Post reported in May, self-reported Christians are declining as the “nones” and unaffiliated increase, with Christians declining from 78% to 71% of Americans in just the last seven years. And it’s down from 86% in 1990. That’s a 10% decline since 2008 and a 17% decline since 1990. At this rate, there won’t be any Christians left at the end of the century!

    A war on Christianity? I think not. What is hurting the faith is not attacks coming from the outside, but disenchantment on the inside, as believers simply walk away. Christianity, in other words, is suffering from a wasting disease.

  • Grinning Cat

    IF YOU DON'T VOTE THEY GET TO CHOOSE YOUR GOVERNMENT [Tea Party protesters with signs 'GET A BRAIN! MORANS [sic]' and 'GO USA'

  • Randall Smith

    Fortunately, most of these "morans" don't vote.