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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 on Thursday. 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 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.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 15, 2012 at 1:59am

Ruth, you find the most wonderful sites and cartoons and information! I am so lucky to have you for a friend!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 14, 2012 at 7:20pm

A chart comparing the amount of money China and the US invest in solar energy to the US bank bailout and TARP.

Bank Bailout vs. Chinese Solar Investments vs. US Solar Investments...

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2012 at 1:38pm

George Carlin, Question everything

Being of Puritan heritage, I jump with those "forbidden" words on TV, however, he tells it like it is. I agree wholeheartedly. QUESTION EVERYTHING!
Crude, rude, and FUNNY! I miss him.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2012 at 11:47am

sk8eycat, I know it is difficult to think of such matters this early in the morning, and also during the day and night. On the other hand, we have been in a most remarkable period of history since WWII and the protections working class people earned. Those protection came at a high cost, however. People had to march, picket, boycott, gather support of people who did not want to think about protest. But they did protest, they did get legislation passed to protect wages, they did get safe and healthier working conditions and they also worked hard for their shared benefits of production and services. From 1970s on, women entered the paid labor force as benefits began to decline and health care and education rose. They had to in order to keep up with those proverbial Joneses. They still couldn't keep up and do you remember when credit cards came into being? WOW! Now they could keep up ... but they didn't take into account how much goods, services and interest payments cost and many sank into bankruptcy. 

So, dear friend, pick yourself up, dust off your protest shoes, drink a really strong cup of coffee, and join the parade. Future generations will not have to pay our load while trying to create their own. 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 13, 2012 at 11:29am

Yeah...whatever happened to "We the People"?  WE are supposed to be telling the government how to govern, not the other way around.

Did the majority really want billionaires to get such huge tax breaks?  Or ALL the nasty, snoopy details of the UnPatriot Act?  Or the impossible job of trying to police the whole world? What if the people of Lower Slobovia don't want to be a democracy?  Or if they don't have the guts to put their own lives on the line to get rid of a tyrannical system why is it our job to do it for them?  If they ask for help, then consider it, but I don't remember hearing the Iraqi people (for instance) doing that.

Arrrrrgh!  It's too early in the morning to be ranting.  I think I need a hot cuppa tea and a warm kitteh.

BRB

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2012 at 10:45am

 
 
 

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