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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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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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The Tyranny of Growth

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

This issue comes to my mind a lot.  For anyone who works for any corporation, it must come up at some time.If there is a "10 Commandments" of capitalism, or a "10 Lessons of the MBA", the centrality of "grow-or-die" must be up there.  Maybe it's the…Continue

How much change can Pope Francis bring to the Catholic Church? (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Monday. 2 Replies

The "mass appeal" of Pope Francis was on clear view as he celebrated Easter at the Vatican this morning. Popular as he is, he is still just one man, and the church he leads is large and complex. Mark Phillips reports from Rome: It's not too…Continue

Tags: content, style, change, Pope Francis

Externalized risk rushing back to bite us in the

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 15. 0 Replies

As the 1% sucks up ever more wealth, the US infrastructure is ready to implode. To cut taxes on the ultra wealthy, we've rotted the physical and cultural supports upon which our society depends.…Continue

Tags: nuclear safety, chemical storage facility safety, maintenance, education funding, US infrastructure

MAN meaning Human, I assume

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 12. 2 Replies

Thanks to WELCOME TO ECO-LOGICAL: A GROUP FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS/ and moderator, Dallas the Phallus. Continue

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Comment by Sentient Biped on June 10, 2012 at 8:53pm

Also, does it benefit the nation that so much of our political system is bought by the super wealthy?  npr.  ""It's the 1 percent of the 1 percent who account for almost a quarter of all individual campaign contributions,"

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Why should the incredibly rare ultra wealthy individual, unelected, invisible, pull the nation's strings?  How are they held accountable?

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 10, 2012 at 8:49pm

Joan, having 50 billion dollars is so unthinkable and obscene.  Is there evidence that allowing such accumulation of wealth improves some sort of societal innovation?  Are we better in some way as a nation, to have people become so rich?   It seems to me the opposite, like the dog in a manger, sleeping on the hay - not allowing the other animals to eat the hay, even though the dog does not eat it either.

(Dog in a Manger, wikimedia commons)

Comment by Jessica Berman on June 10, 2012 at 4:20pm
Joan, any topic from you is guaranteed to have lively discussions. Thanks for the invite.
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 7, 2012 at 12:44pm

Koch brothers exposed

"Everything we do is within the law!"

Of course everything Koch brothers do is within the law, they wrote the laws and paid for the Congress to support their wealth, which means they took the money out of the pockets of small businesses and wage earners. These men represent the utmost in greed, theft, corruption and anti-USA values. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 31, 2012 at 4:16pm

Steph, thanks, I really enjoy your posts. 

Comment by Steph S. on May 31, 2012 at 3:23pm
I'm here! Thanks for the invite!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 28, 2012 at 2:38am

Melinda, Your kind words feel comforting to me; if I make sense to you, that is high reward. I would like to think that "smart" is true, however, what I write comes straight from my heart as I try to make sense out of the world and my place in it. By all means, your contributions not only prove to be insightful, but written from a compassionate heart. Your writings reveal a seeker unafraid to ask the hard questions and a willingness to shed off blinders and take risks with new ideas. I always perk up when I see you have posted something. Thank you for being part of my journey. 

Comment by booklover on May 27, 2012 at 7:16pm

 Thanks for the invite Joan.  Your posts are so inspiring and thought-provoking.  I love your way with words.  You and John D. (and many others) are so smart, I just read, and don't feel I can contribute anything of value.  I don't mean to put myself down, I know I'm intelligent, but you people are Awesome!  I'm going to have my Journalism Major/History Minor Daughter (who also has a way with words) read some of your posts.  Believe me I will contribute if I can, but right now I am loving reading all of the posts.~ Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2012 at 11:17am

John, since religion came before psychology, I believe psychology often falls under the influence of religion. It wasn't psychology that freed me from the bindings of thought, it was education, then support from women who faced challenges similar to mine, and then at some point atheism provided a frame where I could state with confidence, "I see no evidence of god!" From there on, it was just the freedom to think critically. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 23, 2012 at 11:12am

John D I am very glad you joined this group; your input is important to me. 

 
 
 

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