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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 19, 2012 at 11:22am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 15, 2012 at 2:53pm

Brent Blackwelder's language strikes a chord with me: "cheater economics".

... we must move from our current global system of cheater economics and casino economics to a true-cost economy. In a true-cost sustainable economy, the climate-disrupting effects of coal and oil would be factored into their prices, and prices would rise beyond most people’s idea of affordability. Ironically, the current method for calculating national economic well-being (GDP), counts the billions spent on fixing storm damages as a plus.

from Climate Change Trumps Terrorism As Threat To National Security

Neal, all I can say is *Ouch!* Atheists are trusted as much as rapists? Euugh! How could people be so crazy?

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 5:40pm

If only Neil deGrasse Tyson were gay and an acknowledged atheist, we could have a president who is gay, atheist, black, and very intelligent. That would be a whale of a lot more beneficial to USA than the dumb ones we have had. I don't mean to imply Obama is dumb, I just disagree with his fiscal policy. 

Comment by Neal Schermerhorn on November 14, 2012 at 3:54pm

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2012/11/13/164963163/would-you-vote-f...

I was surprised to see NPR write on this topic. Wondering what others have to say.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 3:33pm

Put Elizabeth Warren on the Banking Committee!

We need people on the banking committee who understand finance and the good of the entire population, not just those who vote for greed. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 1:18pm

Ancient Egypt had a rich history, vibrant enterprises, rich traditions, complex social structures, large armies and a booming economy as told in their petroglyphs, traditions and myths.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 14, 2012 at 11:35am

Comment by Steph S. on November 12, 2012 at 5:53am

Love that graphic Grinning Cat. 

I hope he accomplishes some real change Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 12:44am

Grinning Cat, great cartoon! Just imagine, not being to buy office with money!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 12:43am

 The 2012 election represents a profound mandate for change the president must not now squander. Franklin Roosevelt  became the true champion of the working people in his second term and it could salvage the historic legacy of this president as well.

In Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, the single most knowledgeable and effective exponent of consumer protection from financial industry scams, soundly beat Sen. Scott Brown, a champion of financial deregulation.

In Ohio, Sherrod Brown, the Democratic senator from Ohio who sponsored legislation that would break up the too big to fail banks, also won decisively, defeating banker-backed Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.

Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig,

Here is a new beginning that hold the potential to turn this country around. If we continue with oligarchs running our country, we have no country. 

 
 
 

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