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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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An Open Letter to Congressman John Boehner

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Friday. 1 Reply

Some days ago, Congressman John Boehner (R - Ohio) wrote an op-ed piece entitled, "…Continue

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Age of Impunity

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Jul 14. 4 Replies

TomDispatch  http://t.co/nKYjnph4Ke"For America’s national security state, this is the age of impunity.  …Continue

Why we're headed for another Great Crash

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 2. 1 Reply

Thom Hartmann makes a case that we're driving the economy to another Great Crash.The denial of fundamental economic principles is setting the world up for another Great Crash.... corporate banks have ... discovered that instead of lending money to…Continue

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Climate Politics of US State Governors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Casey Pittman Jul 3. 1 Reply

Is the governor of your state suckling at the fossil fuel industry teat, while climate disasters whack citizens? As a Pennsylvanian, I'm ashamed to say mine is.... over 77 percent of all oil and gas contributions are being funneled to governors who…Continue

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 21, 2012 at 12:39am

so ugh.. yeah ok.. suuuuure you care about 'all' your citizens..

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 20, 2012 at 10:09pm

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 20, 2012 at 10:08pm

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 18, 2012 at 10:42pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2012 at 12:44pm

Richard, it took me a few minutes to get it!  Yes! 

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 13, 2012 at 7:23am

We need more billboards like this!!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 9, 2012 at 5:26pm

Religion may have evolved throughout history creating bonds and protocols for primitive peoples. Clans became tribes became nations, each with their own story of creation and meaning. Over time, verbal stories turned into scriptures and dogma, then along came councils to decide the canon. Just picture it, Bronze age oral history transforming into written and then into political and economic history. They are all bound up in each other. 

Some smart aleck came along and said man (human) was not the top of the pyramid, the sun did not go around the earth, evolving into recognizing gravity and all the other little tidbits began to pile up and before you know it, there were more galaxies, perhaps more planets with life, and humans moved from stone weapons to arrows (not because they ran out of stones but because they found a better way to bring down animals and fowl.) Then along came steel weapons, dynamite made it onto the battle zone (some thinking that would be the end of war because it was so deadly), and bullets, bombs, atomic energy, and nuclear energy. 

We are still stuck with that old book based on Bronze Age thinking, the one with the biggest bomb is the WINNER.  Might makes right. We are so right we now have the capacity to destroy life on earth as we know it. People can use their god/s and beliefs of dominion to overwhelm all others and poison our waters, soils, and air. 

We are no longer smart primates, we are destroyers of earth's life.  

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 1, 2012 at 7:34am
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 20, 2012 at 10:10pm

"Widespread rejection in America of climate science, and denial of climate change is linked with the "street fight" over evolution, speakers told an audience of mostly American scientists and educators.
 
But Miller said the stereotype that "rational science is at war with irrational faith" is wrong.
 
He said popular American culture and religious speakers promote a literal interpretation of the Bible, as well as the idea that morality would not exist without religion."

ha! okay...
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/education-can-sol...

United States placed second to last — just before Turkey — in a recent survey in 33 countries of how well people understood evolution.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 18, 2012 at 2:52pm

regards to debate down there a couple:

DEBATE "BEFORE" POLL RESULTS:
Of 204 people that voted
37.3% said they thought religion was good for society.
46.1% said they thought religion was bad for society.
9.3% said they were undecided.
7.3% answered miscellaneously (aka did not answer the question). 4 of these votes said only Christian religion was good for society. The question was not Christ-centric, it was asking about religion in general.
 
 
 

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