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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 Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 2:25pm

We can see the bound foot, we cannot see the bound mind, except in attitudes, beliefs, customs, traditions and values.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 2:24pm

When a mind is bound by family, religion, education, attitudes, beliefs, customs, traditions and values, the individual does not understand this is a societal problem, not only a personal one. The personal is political.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 2:22pm

Footbinding and mindbinding are not natural conditions for women, but the result of training by family, religion, culture, attitudes, beliefs, customs, traditions and values.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 18, 2012 at 5:18am

Jim Morin: Mannish GOP

I wonder if Mannish GOP realize how silly they sound; it would be funny if it were not so terribly sad. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 18, 2012 at 12:22am

Susan Jacoby - The Dumbing Down Of America

I hear statements from politicians and citizens that make my hair stand up on the back of my neck. It reminds me of the 2008 book by Susan Jacoby, "Dumbing Down America". Many people just don't see the evidence that is all around us. The time to get off fossil fuels is now; we may be past the tipping point already. 

"I will fight for oil, coal, and natural gas."

“Drill, baby, drill”. 

“Mr. Oil, Mr. Gas, and Mr. Coal”, 

"Global warming is not true."

Wed. Oct 17, 2012

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 17, 2012 at 11:15pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 17, 2012 at 11:12pm

Dave's Killer Bread

This bread is full of seeds and covered with more seeds. Delicious and a great sandwich bread, it doesn't fall apart when loaded with veggies. 

Peace Bomb Baguette

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 17, 2012 at 5:05pm

"There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors."

-- J. Robert Oppenheimer

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 16, 2012 at 10:23pm

The World Around Us- Van Jones Zeitgeist Americas 2012

"The World Around Us-- Van Jones, Co-founder, Rebuild the Dream. As we pass 7B people, we are becoming increasingly connected. How do we advance our companies, countries, and lives for this new reality?"

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 16, 2012 at 9:40pm

We Stopped Dreaming - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dreams! they continually come into awareness, partly because we have whiffs of something pass through our thoughts, partly because we long for a world that never was and is possible. My dream is that all people can sit with their families to a nutritious meal in a nurturing environment; safe and clean water flows for each person; that homes, while not fancy, protect families from the elements and from intruders; that work is available for every able-bodied person who wants to work and each can earn a living wage; education provides opportunity for all able and willing to take on a challenge; basic health care provides  access to treatment and education for preventive management of diet and life styles; opportunities for rest and recuperation; communities designed to enrich living. 
That each person has the power to be all that his/her potential allows; each has the power to work at something he/she loves; to belong to community of loving and caring friends; each is able to think and reason, solve problems and resolve conflicts; and each one knows and understands at the cellular level that he/she is part of a magnificent universe, made up of the dust of stars and powered by forces of nature that we are only beginning to understand.

 
 
 

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