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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 on Saturday. 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 19, 2012 at 11:39pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 19, 2012 at 11:38pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 10:58pm

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 10:35pm

"Minsky Stabilizing an Unstable Economy Complete

The current US recession has been the worst since the Great Depression, although the US economy has experienced other serious recessions in the past, particularly in the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

Since the 1970s, the US has experienced five recessions: 1973-75, 1980-82, 1990-91, 2001-03 and 2007-present. The negative impact on the economy due to the current recession dwarfs any other post-depression recessions due to several reasons. In terms of length, the longest post-depression economic decline was 16 months which occurred in both 1973-75 and 1981-82 recessions. The recession we are in now, began in December 2007 and is still ongoing with faint recoveries and relapses since then. The current recession is also more widespread with close to 86% of the industries cutting back on production supply and a collapse in GDP to the tune of 15% in just the first two quarters of the start of the recession."

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 10:08pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 9:33pm

We act as if we had the best education system in the world and we don't.
or medical system, and we don't
and best economic system, and we don't
and best political system, and we don't.
It is time we wake up to the reality of life in the USA

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 9:14pm

What on Earth are we doing, intervening in all these countries when USA's economic and political principles and practices are so messed up?

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 8:12pm

Beyond the Numbers: Michael Najjar's Artwork at INET Berlin

"In January 2009 Michael Najjar stood on the summit of Mount Aconcagua, at 6,962 meters the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas.

The photographic material gathered in the course of the three week trek forms the basis of the "High Altitude" work series. The series visualizes the development of the leading global stock market indices over the past 20-30 years. The virtual data of the stock market charts are resublimated in the craggy materiality of the Argentinean mountainscape.

This photo, which represents the development of the Dow Jones stock market from 1980-2009, was on display at INET's 'Paradigm Lost' Berlin conference."

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 7:12pm
 
 
 

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