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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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"Tax Free" - a Music Video by Betty Bowers, Music by Joni Mitchell

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Sunday. 5 Replies

I can hear it now: "Wait a minute!  What is a music video doing in a group called, 'Politics, Economics and Religion?'  Betty Bowers is more about satire and parody than any of those issues.  Shouldn't this be in another group?"And I have to answer…Continue

Tags: church, Tax Free, Joni Mitchell, Betty Bowers

Controversial Recovering From Religion Hotline a Hot Commodity

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Loren Miller on Thursday. 4 Replies

According to Valerie Tarico, business is hot and heavy at the new Recovering from Religion Hotline. If so, this is…Continue

Tags: escaping religion

Using the Legal System to Fight Factory Farms - Michele Merkel (TEDxManhattan)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 0 Replies

Think your food and/or farming isn't political?  Think again.  Michele Merkel has been up against the corporate factory farm system, initially with the EPA and later as an independent campaigner when the EPA caved to corporate pressure.  In the…Continue

Tags: EPA, farms, factory, , Michele, Merkel", TED

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Comment by James M. Martin on December 4, 2014 at 8:08am

@Joan didn't Eisler write a book about sexual politics in pagan pasts. I seem to recall reading or at least consulting (for research on a particular topic) a book she wrote. Just makes common sense that improvement in the life of one benefits the life of the other sex. Shame so many in power cannot see that, frozen as they are in writings from unknown sources anywhere from the 5th century BCE to the 1s century CE. {sigh}

Comment by Plinius on December 4, 2014 at 1:49am

O lovely! What a loving religion! What will they do after killing the LGBT people? Reminds me of an old poem:

„Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Kommunist.
Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.
Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.
Als sie mich holten, gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte.“[

Martin Niemöller

When the Nazis hunted communists, I said nothing, because I was no communist,

And when they locked up the social democrats, I said nothing, because I was no social democrat,

And when they came for the trade unionists, I said nothing, because I was no trade unionist,

When they came for me, there was no one left who could speak up.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 3, 2014 at 11:14pm

This man follows the teaching of the bible, including the hatemongering. Isn't the bible supposed to be about love, care, compassion and forgiveness? Not according to bible stories!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 3, 2014 at 11:10pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 16, 2014 at 8:14pm

I travelled through Greece, Turkey and Crete with Riane Eisler, and then the Scandinavian countries looking at the role of women in these cultures. She developed what she calls, The Caring Economy, that reveals how a nation's economic and political nature impacts the quality of life for women. Ultimately men's quality of life changes for the better as women's quality of life improves. 

Her many books reflect her observations and determines the foundation upon which she builds her philosophy.

Welcome to the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS).

The Power of Partnership: Seven Relationships that Will Change Your....

The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics (BK Currents.

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 15, 2014 at 12:46pm

Haven't seen that video Joan.  Thanks.  Two thumbs up for Pat Condell!

Comment by tom sarbeck on November 15, 2014 at 5:27am

Thanks, Joan. After playing two Condell clips I picked up my Kindle reader and bought one of his ebooks.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2014 at 10:51pm

My very favorite writer: 

"We think we're so advanced, don't we, especially now that science is cutting a dash through eleven dimensions, doing religion's job for it, in fact, attempting to illuminate the mystery of life rather than suppress it, but down here on the ground it might as well not be happening. Things are just the same as ever. People still worshipping dumb idols, still fearing evil spirits, still cowering under the angry heavens like a bunch of frightened cavemen. The only mystery to me is how we can look at ourselves in the mirror without laughing."

~ Pat Condell 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2014 at 10:08pm

All those people have spoken ... and look who gets heard. Thanks Grinning Cat. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 14, 2014 at 5:39pm

Cartoon by Matt Wuerker about the election, seen at Daily Kos: "The people* have spoken" (click to enlarge)

Another election and the nation proudly proclaims THE PEOPLE* HAVE SPOKEN / [executive hidden in wing chair, with microphone behind a HUGE megaphone speaker, labeled DARK MONEY] *The Corporate People / [man in suit at lectern with mics and slightly smaller speaker, labeled '$$$'] *The Super PAC People / [man on stepladder behind smaller megaphone speaker labeled '$'] *The Major Donor People / [woman on ground with megaphone, dwarfed by even the "small" speaker] *The People People

 
 
 

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