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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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You fund Climate Deniers for Congress

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck yesterday. 1 Reply

"I don't contribute to Climate Change Deniers!", you say? But do you use Google, Microsoft, UPS, AT&T, Ford or eBay? (For a more complete list of Climate Denier patrons -…Continue

Tags: corporate evil, corporate hypocrisy, Climate Denier hypocrisy, greenwashing

Neo-Liberal gut of health care soon to hit the fan

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Richard C Brown Sep 7. 2 Replies

Few news reports on the Ebola epidemic include the political and climate change context that created it. Many actually offer bland reassurance that first world countries could easily handle Ebola. In the US, rural areas are especially unprepared for…Continue

Tags: conservative priorities, hospital closings, emergency preparedness, Ebola

Free market creates monopoly - no market, no freedom

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Aug 22. 10 Replies

Barry Lynn explains that a monopolist doesn't have to control 100% of a market. With the US having thousands of markets controlled as monopolies, we suffer the Economics of Destruction.What monopoly means is that a company has sufficient control of…Continue

Tags: free market economics, monopoly

Turns out that lawsuits have rules (Daily Kos)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 6. 4 Replies

So ... now that John Boehner and the House of Representatives have decided that the most important thing on their agenda is suing President Obama for having the unmitigated nerve to want to accomplish something during his second term of office, it…Continue

Tags: rules, president, Barack Obama, sue, John Boehner

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 28, 2012 at 2:38am

Melinda, Your kind words feel comforting to me; if I make sense to you, that is high reward. I would like to think that "smart" is true, however, what I write comes straight from my heart as I try to make sense out of the world and my place in it. By all means, your contributions not only prove to be insightful, but written from a compassionate heart. Your writings reveal a seeker unafraid to ask the hard questions and a willingness to shed off blinders and take risks with new ideas. I always perk up when I see you have posted something. Thank you for being part of my journey. 

Comment by booklover on May 27, 2012 at 7:16pm

 Thanks for the invite Joan.  Your posts are so inspiring and thought-provoking.  I love your way with words.  You and John D. (and many others) are so smart, I just read, and don't feel I can contribute anything of value.  I don't mean to put myself down, I know I'm intelligent, but you people are Awesome!  I'm going to have my Journalism Major/History Minor Daughter (who also has a way with words) read some of your posts.  Believe me I will contribute if I can, but right now I am loving reading all of the posts.~ Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2012 at 11:17am

John, since religion came before psychology, I believe psychology often falls under the influence of religion. It wasn't psychology that freed me from the bindings of thought, it was education, then support from women who faced challenges similar to mine, and then at some point atheism provided a frame where I could state with confidence, "I see no evidence of god!" From there on, it was just the freedom to think critically. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2012 at 11:12am

John D I am very glad you joined this group; your input is important to me. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 18, 2012 at 7:43pm

TED Talk by Nick Hanauer on how misleading it is to call the rich Job Creators (5 min 50 sec)


Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 8, 2012 at 12:19am

From Cracked.com"Everyday Life as Misunderstood by Politicians"

Comment by John on April 29, 2012 at 3:18am

Just joined!

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on April 23, 2012 at 4:16pm

& fkn' Ruissa holy shyte!?

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on April 22, 2012 at 8:50am


more examples of just plain ignorance of reality imho

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2012 at 1:58am

Andrew Keen interviews George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr4nv6JfdRI

http://www.turing.org.uk/turing/

I'm assuming you know the story of Alan Turing, mathematician, philosopher, developer of the Enigma machine, broke the German U-boat Code during WW II, discovered to be homosexual, he was tried, required to take male hormones, committed suicide in 1954 with cyanide. 

One of the finest mathematicians and judged because he was homosexual. Just another proof of human's insanity and stupidity caused by religious beliefs. 

 
 
 

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