Saturday, July 13, 2024

Tag: religion

Once again, the right hijacks that old-time religion

A new museum in Washington reminds us that the Good Book is subject to interpretation – and abuse.

Intro to Islam, Salafism and jihadism

Can we turn the clock back and make the Muslim world great again?

Merry Christmas: Right-wingers, the Red Pope and Jesus

Rationality doesn't seem to be included in the liturgy of right-wingers' political church.

Trump picks Ben Carson for dept of education

should Trump really take the steps to add ben Carson to his cabinet?

Tehran, USA

Fighting fundamentalism in the U.S.

Donald Trump and the Extreme Vetting of Muslims

Trump hopes for a bounce in the polls via this ugly religious bigotry. Here's to hoping that Americans are better than that.

The Psychology of Ideology and Religion

“Unfortunately, however, often enough the shared ideology or religion has a dysfunctional basis and the outcome is detrimental both individually and socially with the (violent) consequences sometimes reverberating throughout a national or even global society. This is why it is useful to understand the psychology of ideology and religion.”

Berrigan’s Witness to Nonviolence Challenged Church and Nation

Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan will be remembered for challenging the conscience of the Catholic church and the nation on the dangers of militarism.

No, Muslims Are Not More Violent Than People of Other Religions....

Terrorism is a tactic of extremists within each religion, and within secular religions of Marxism or nationalism. No religion, including Islam, preaches indiscriminate violence against innocents.

Will the US Catholic Church Divest from Fossil Fuels and Buy...

The pope is trying to get the word out to U.S. Catholics to do something practical about climate change. Will Pope Francis help move all Americans toward a greener and less dangerous future?

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IRS reclaims over $1 billion from wealthy tax evaders in under a year

New IRS funding from the Inflation Reduction Act targets wealthy tax dodgers, reclaiming over $1 billion in unpaid taxes.

Only a despot-friendly Supreme Court, instead of reigning in WH crimes, opens the gates

The right’s ferocious war on the Constitution has now super-powered the executive, leaving Congress, the judiciary, regulators, and ordinary, law-abiding citizens in the lurch.

Two-thirds of Americans, including majority of Biden supporters, urge President to withdraw from 2024...

New poll reveals widespread belief that Biden should step aside, as Democrats consider alternatives.

Tariffs don’t protect jobs. Don’t be fooled.

When employees have become their own employers, they will make the quantities and qualities of a society’s jobs a key policy objective rather than a side-effect of policies focused elsewhere.

Inside China-focused Congressional hearings, panic, paranoia, and hypocrisy reign

China is not a threat because it’s threatening our security—China is a threat because it’s successful.