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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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Atheists: In godlessness we trust (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Alan Perlman Apr 19. 4 Replies

A Sunday morning in church is not in the cards for those who say they're "beyond belief" -- beyond belief in the God of Scripture, anyway. And for some, the abandonment of their faith wasn't easy. Our Cover Story now from Mo Rocca:Visit Jackson,…Continue

Tags: CBS, atheism, Sunday Morning, Openly Secular, CBS News

Worker's Compensation Disappearing Fast

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 16. 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 Apr 15. 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 3, 2014 at 1:45am

Somehow, we must come to realize that the winner is not the one with the biggest army, bombs or bullets, but the one with the value of protecting people, living things, including water, air and soil, and the Earth. 

~Joan Denoo

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 2, 2014 at 1:47pm
"It is baffling to me that members of Congress speak at the NRA's annual gun fest, an orgy of military hardware marketed to civilians, while the head of the gun lobby group essentially trumpets the need for armed revolt." Mark Fiore

Watch Mark Fiore's Latest Animation: Why the NRA Stokes Paranoia an...

His parody video is creepy/funny and effective at making his point.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 21, 2014 at 11:15pm

Thanks for posting that political cartoon, Ruth. I'm glad I got to see it. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 21, 2014 at 11:09pm

Sorry you aren't seeing some of the images, Joan.

The URL for this was

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/assets_c/2011/10/TolesCartoonTaxThe...

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2014 at 3:13pm

Ruth, your comments 42 minutes ago did not come through to my wall. I found it in the mail, it was John Colbert, saying to Korea that we need to talk. 

Perfectly response to Korea!

I have another with no photo or URL from Monday but can't find it. This happens quite often and I just go on. However, you always send such treasures, perhaps we can sort out why some of your mail does not come through to my wall or to my URL. I enjoy reading your cartoons and comments and If there is an easy fix lets try to fix it, If it's not an easy fix, just let it go. 

Just for clarity, John Colbert came to my wall with no picture, nor did it have a URL in my mail. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 20, 2014 at 2:13pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 14, 2014 at 6:01pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 12, 2014 at 12:09pm

Great definition of "Invisible Hand" at "TL;DR Wikipedia" (which is actually a thing, tldrwikipedia.tumblr.com ).

The Invisible Hand is a metaphor conceived by economist Adam Smith to describe how, if markets are left unregulated, and everyone acts in their own interests, an invisible hand will use its stealthy invisibility powers to sneak all the money and power to 1% of the population.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 9, 2014 at 2:02pm

You're more than welcome, Joan.

And Grinning Cat, that dry cleaner is as stand-up as they come.  Would that more such businesses could offer just a little help where help is needed.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 9, 2014 at 1:53pm

"Ivan Lopez's friendly smile apparently gave no hint of a history of depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders.

"The Iraq war veteran was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder before he opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas on Wednesday. Lopez took his own .45-caliber handgun onto the sprawling facility and killed three people and wounded 16 more before taking his own life. His death left authorities to piece together what in his background and medical treatment could have triggered a new round of bloodshed at the same Killeen post where an officer killed 13 people in 2009."

Learned Helplessness results from feeling unable to control events, and unable to predict the outcome. This develops into depression, anxiety and then into learned helplessness. 

A New Generation of Combat Stress

 
 
 

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