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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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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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Greta Christina: Why Being Liberal Really Is Better Than Being Conservative

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 10 Replies

Worth a read! Greta Christina explains philosopher Rebecca Goldstein's observation on a fundamental difference between "liberal" and "conservative" core values, and why things aren't as simple as "agreeing to disagree" between two "equally valid"…Continue

Tags: purity, democracy, loyalty, authority, avoidance of harm

You Can't Educate People Into Believing in Evolution

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 1. 4 Replies

"Hill found that religious belief was the strongest determinant of people's views on evolution—much more so than education, socioeconomic status, age, political views, or region of the country. More importantly, "Creationists are substantially more…Continue

Tags: confront, evolution, creationism, beliefs

Karen Armstrong is dangerous

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sheeva Nov 25. 17 Replies

"Karen Armstrong is dangerous. She’s dangerous because her blanket of tedious verbiage hides the truth that she wants us to completely ignore the dangers of religious dogma.  It appears that for her, there is no harmful dogma that can be pinned on…Continue

Tags: oppression, nihilism, politics, religious dogma, Karen Armstrong

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2014 at 10:51pm

My very favorite writer: 

"We think we're so advanced, don't we, especially now that science is cutting a dash through eleven dimensions, doing religion's job for it, in fact, attempting to illuminate the mystery of life rather than suppress it, but down here on the ground it might as well not be happening. Things are just the same as ever. People still worshipping dumb idols, still fearing evil spirits, still cowering under the angry heavens like a bunch of frightened cavemen. The only mystery to me is how we can look at ourselves in the mirror without laughing."

~ Pat Condell 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2014 at 10:08pm

All those people have spoken ... and look who gets heard. Thanks Grinning Cat. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 14, 2014 at 5:39pm

Cartoon by Matt Wuerker about the election, seen at Daily Kos: "The people* have spoken" (click to enlarge)

Another election and the nation proudly proclaims THE PEOPLE* HAVE SPOKEN / [executive hidden in wing chair, with microphone behind a HUGE megaphone speaker, labeled DARK MONEY] *The Corporate People / [man in suit at lectern with mics and slightly smaller speaker, labeled '$$$'] *The Super PAC People / [man on stepladder behind smaller megaphone speaker labeled '$'] *The Major Donor People / [woman on ground with megaphone, dwarfed by even the "small" speaker] *The People People

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2014 at 2:39pm

God is imaginary, The same old, same old, arguments keep appearing and they easily can be challenged. I especially heard it when I was diagnosed with cancer, but I heard that god would protect me, or guide me, or teach me. 

Well, it just was not true. I had to protect myself, look inward for guidance, follow my best judgment in order to solve complex problems. 

Try out these refutations of god, they are easy, interesting and sometimes challenging. They provide better guidance than any words of faith or belief, and far superior to the so called holy scriptures, practices and principles. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2014 at 1:45pm

Financial Crime

The information exists that define the conditions that made this recent election possible. I do not agree with the trend that is taking place and I will work hard with others to get it reversed. Facts reveal the lies that started this and keep it going. 

Comment by Loren Miller on October 31, 2014 at 10:21am

GC, if I don't laugh at the video you posted, it's for the same reason I don't laugh at Mr. Deity: it cuts entirely too close to the truth.

And while I'm at it: FUCK THEM!  I'll see you at the polls next Tuesday!

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 31, 2014 at 10:13am

A message from the Republican Party: Please Don't Vote

They're counting on poor voter turnout to win back the Senate on November 4th, 2014. Do your part to help the GOP, and stay home.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 5, 2014 at 12:48pm

I wanted to be sure that Gates was an atheist, so I checked Wikipedia.  It appears he's an agnostic.  It also appears he has no control over Microsoft anymore.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 5, 2014 at 12:40pm

I'm surprised to see Microsoft on the list.  I would have thought that the atheist Bill Gates would know better.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 4, 2014 at 6:13pm

Disrupt Denial: After Leaving ALEC, Google Still Funding Evil

While the withdrawal of Google, Yahoo, Facebook and others from ALEC’s vast pool of corporate funders was widely celebrated by climate campaigners, a recent report released by Forecast the Facts and SumOfUS shows how Google – and many others who claim to do good by climate – are still funding climate denial in politics. 

The report, called Disrupt Denial: How big business is funding climate change denial i..., reveals how companies like Google, Ford, Microsoft, UPS, and eBay continue to support Senators and Representatives in the House who deny the very science of climate change. [emphasis mine]

 
 
 

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