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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 October 27, 2012 at 10:04pm

Stiglitz: "Shocking" how Obama, Romney are avoiding housing crisis ...

Because of these and other financial reasons, I did not vote for Obama. He does not want to offend banks, and lets homeowners and their families suffer. Foreclosures that should not have happened results in gross offenses and no one has been prosecuted. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 2:41am

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2012 at 2:10pm

Atheism means being value-neutral with one specific claim, there is no evidence of god or gods. Atheism defines an idea, meaning and implication about ways one conducts one’s life.

 

Atheists and atheist organizations should not be value-neutral. I believe there is no evidence of god, that I have a right to exist and flourish, that I have a right to think and belong in a community and act to protect my rights. I am a part of a magnificent universe and am conscious of it.

 

I have a right to live in peace, without intrusion or imposition by others until and unless I want them to be part of my life. I welcome those who value expressing their ideas, and I want them part of my life. For those who would tell me what and how to think, who impose their values on me, and who perceive me as less-than they, I want nothing to do with them. For those who discount me, trivialize, put-down, or demonize me, there are 7,075,032,851 other human beings from whom I can choose my companions. 

Even as I claim these rights for myself, I claim them for all others as well. 

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 26, 2012 at 6:53am

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 25, 2012 at 6:33pm

Shadow Money's Top 10 Candidates

Let me see if I get this straight, wealth comes from productivity of the USA worker, profit is claimed by owners of capital, who use those excess profits to undermine democratic processes and then wonder why the income gap is growing exponentially?

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2012 at 1:48pm

Humptydumptytribe, interesting fellow from Central Texas, reading, Oct 22, 2012 newspapers. He talks about "fiscal cliff". 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2012 at 1:39pm

"Dr. Doom" Predicts Global Economic Storm 

submitted byHumptydumptytribe

Nouriel Roubini, "Dr. Doom"

Nouriel Roubini says ‘perfect storm’ may threaten global economy

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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