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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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Worker's Compensation Disappearing Fast

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 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 on Thursday. 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

You Cannot Be A Republican And A Christian (Daily Kos)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 5. 0 Replies

No one in American life today proclaims their allegiance to Christ more conspicuously than those who have rejected most of what Christ actually taught: Republicans. The modern Republican Party’s hell-bent embodiment of nearly everything Christ…Continue

Tags: Republican, christian, Jesus

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 2:51pm

Mindbinding 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 2:48pm

Children learn how to hate, and there are a lot of targets for hate being taught. Family, religion, attitudes, beliefs, customs, traditions and values bind the minds of innocents and maintain and perpetuate dysfunction.

Mindbinding through indoctrination. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 2:38pm

Mindbinding occurs when family, religion, education, health care, laws, attitudes, beliefs, customs, traditions and values operate to impose thoughts contrary to human flourishing. 

My mother was a stylish young woman during WWII and even wore high heels doing housework. In her later years her two small toes had to be amputated because of her damaged bone structures. She had a terrible time with maintaining her balance, she fell frequently and had excruciating back pains.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2012 at 2:27pm

Can you even imagine the pain of having to walk and work in fields, as these women had to do?

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

 
 
 

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