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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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Atheists: In godlessness we trust (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Alan Perlman Apr 19. 4 Replies

A Sunday morning in church is not in the cards for those who say they're "beyond belief" -- beyond belief in the God of Scripture, anyway. And for some, the abandonment of their faith wasn't easy. Our Cover Story now from Mo Rocca:Visit Jackson,…Continue

Tags: CBS, atheism, Sunday Morning, Openly Secular, CBS News

Worker's Compensation Disappearing Fast

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 16. 3 Replies

Employers who kill their employees on the job used to at least have to pay into Worker's Comp, which would pay some small compensation to families and for the funeral. Not anymore.…Continue

Tags: corporate depraved indifference, Workman's Compensation

Richard Dawkins - Intelligence Squared debate: "Atheism is the New Fundamentalism."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Alan Perlman Apr 15. 4 Replies

We've all heard the argument: "Atheism is just another religion," "Atheists are strident / angry / whatever," "Atheism is just another form of fundamentalism," and doubtless you are as sick of these vacuous assertions as I am.  Allow me, then, to…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Intelligence Squared, debate, fundamentalism, atheism

Violence in Defense of Christian Privilege - Ed Brayton - Reasonfest 2014

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 11. 3 Replies

One of the first things I wrote as a member of Atheist Nexus was a blog entry I called Easy Rider Redux, wherein I mused about the possibility of the…Continue

Tags: Jessica Ahlquist, christians, Reasonfest, violence, Ed Brayton

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 27, 2013 at 1:37am

The OCC's Tragic Response to the Frontline Expose: The Untouchables

Capitalism without Failure. 

"Congratulations to everyone at Frontline involved in producing the documentary. I urge Frontline to revisit this issue because it is one of defining matters that will decide whether our Nation will restore the rule of law and return to greatness."

WILLIAM K. BLACK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2013 at 11:25am

Somewhere down deep you know the story is immoral and insane.

A Logical Atheist Argument

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2013 at 5:17pm

Global Inequality Skyrockets: Report Says Top 1% Have Increased Wea...

"US has seen “the share of national income going to the top 1%... doubled since 1980 from 10 to 20%. 
"For the top 0.01% it has quadrupled to levels never seen before.” 
“Globally the incomes of the top 1% have increased 60% in twenty years. 
"The growth in income for the 0.01% has been even greater.”
"The financial crisis has only accelerated the process of the 1% gaining even greater wealth."

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2013 at 1:17pm
Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2013 at 2:26am

Thanks for the link, Joan. I had already read parts of The Shock Doctrine, but it's a lesson that has to be repeated a few times...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2013 at 12:49am

Bill Ryerson: The Challenges Presented By Global Population Growth

" risk of problems created by over popluation grow unchecked. War, poverty, starvation, disease, inequality...the list goes on."

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2013 at 12:27am

"Do you think that, if you were granted omnipotence and omniscience and millions of years in which to perfect your world, you could produce nothing better than the Ku Klux Klan or the Fascists?”

~ Bertrand Russell, "Why I am not a Christian."

Thanks to Madhukar kulkarni

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2013 at 11:40pm

Ingersoll disputes the account of creation in bible’s Genesis story; it  is "inconsistent with all known facts, and every star shining in the heavens testifies that its author was an uninspired barbarian.”

~ Robert Green Ingersoll, Why I Am Agnostic

The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2013 at 5:35pm

Chris, and those of you who don't want to read any more bad news, I understand; however, I urge you to put on your armor, gather those around you who can give you support, and take on this challenge. 

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

This video defines and describes Shock Doctrine and its implications for us, today. If we are to turn this into an opportunity to learn, we can know that chaos and panic yield us no freedom; we need clear thinking, calm recognitions of what is happening and why, and recognition that action with thought are the only ways to overcome the tyranny and terror being dealt out.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2013 at 3:55pm

Ruth, try one of these. It is important we understand the meaning of this economic disaster because Latvia and Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and many other countries Agreed to the demands of USA and International Monetary Fund, all countries developed a rise in the poverty class and rise in wealth, rise in unemployment, and much of S. America turned to Socialist leaders in retaliation. The system doesn't work and these countries and others can prove it.

Latvia's Economic Disaster

The major difference between Latvia and those other countries, is the labor force of Latvia didn't dispute, picket, or organize resistance, they packed up their belongings and moved out of the country. As the Latvian Government claims austerity works, I wonder what they will do when they realize their working people are leaving quietly. 

Latvia’s Economic Disaster as a Neoliberal Success Story

"A generation ago the Chicago Boys and their financial supporters applauded General Pinochet’s anti-labor Chile as a success story, thanks mainly to its transformation of their Social Security into Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) that almost universally were looted by the employer grupos by the end of the 1970s."

Do read Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine" or watch

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

 
 
 

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