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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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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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Karen Armstrong is dangerous

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sheeva 12 hours ago. 17 Replies

"Karen Armstrong is dangerous. She’s dangerous because her blanket of tedious verbiage hides the truth that she wants us to completely ignore the dangers of religious dogma.  It appears that for her, there is no harmful dogma that can be pinned on…Continue

Tags: oppression, nihilism, politics, religious dogma, Karen Armstrong

Capitalism's Boom and Bust

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 18. 0 Replies

For the past 40 years, we have seen the erosion of safety nets for small business and wage workers. Income Gap between wealthy and poor grows, exponentially now.…Continue

Tags: wealth, poverty, bubble, WinCo, Walmart

It's Finally Official - Pope Francis Demotes Highest-Ranking US Cardinal Over LGBT Issues (Daily Kos)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Nov 17. 23 Replies

It's been in the news. Now it has been confirmed. As of this past weekend, Raymond Leo Burke, America's highest-ranking cardinal at the Vatican, was officially removed from the Vatican's Supreme Court, and demoted to chaplain of the Knights of…Continue

Tags: cardinal, Raymond Leo Burke, LGBT, homosexuality, Pope Francis

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Comment by D R Hosie on August 31, 2013 at 10:07pm

Why so many still claim to be merely agnostic.

Re-examining our God of the gaps

Comment by D R Hosie on August 24, 2013 at 1:34pm

For anyone still in the dark about Bradley Manning.

Bradley Manning's still a Good ol' Girl.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 22, 2013 at 9:54pm

Lightweighting Autos with Carbon Fiber Composite

To reduce our dependence on oil for transportation make them more lightweight and efficient. Carbon fiber composite today can empower breakthrough efficiency from automobiles, trucks, and planes. Exciting prospects that may get us off carbon fuels. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 22, 2013 at 9:42pm

“Keystone Clones”

"The Keystone XL pipeline is not the only game in town. There are other dirty tar sands pipelines in the works, with one close to becoming a reality. See Tar Sands Timmy’s take on the Keystone pipeline and others."

Comment by D R Hosie on August 20, 2013 at 6:00pm

Childhood religious indoctrination is Child Abuse.

Suffer not the little children

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2013 at 9:49pm

"If you want to be awe inspired.." (Christopher Hitchens)

It is in the natural world, in the questions, doubts, inquiry, that we find wonder. This awe-ful experience sends shivers up and down my spine and inspires me to value uncertainty. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 21, 2013 at 12:11pm

World Food Prize 2013 - Vandana Shiva and Frances Moore Lappe conde...

Published on Jun 26, 2013

"Vandana Shiva and Frances Moore Lappé, members of the World Future Council and laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, voice their outrage."

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2013 at 12:25pm

Thanks to Angelika via growtest.org. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2013 at 8:39am

Teaching obedience to my children did not work the ways I wanted it to. They, as small children, would try to figure out what the authority figure thought and then follow that example. Some of the authority figures in their lives were not worthy of being followed; I hunted for a better way of raising a critical thinker. I ran across some excellent ideas, started experimenting with different parenting styles, came up with what I think are not only better parenting styles for children and for parents as well. All those old education, psychology and sociology foreparents are dead now; they are replaced with a strong and lively group of people who make good sense. Their processes yield the kinds of adults that are healthier, more compassionate, and better critical thinkers than children raised to be obedient.


FREEOK 2013 - Dale McGowan: "Raising (Actual) Freethinkers"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LGu0gfbB7Y

Dale McGowan: Parenting Beyond Belief
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgDb_IMoKyQ

Influence without indoctrination (Parenting Beyond Belief #4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YgM-A8A1ck

My grown children now have children and grandchildren. Watching them raise their children gives me so much pleasure; they participate with their children in healthier ways, they require critical thinking of their children, even as they parent with loving care. Even now my children express love in ways that empower their children to flourish, to become all they can be. I don't think they will experience the kinds of dysfunction into which they were born. They learned more effective and efficient ways to be with their children that encourages communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, and they will be prepared to take on the messes that my generation leaves behind, with our notions of obedience, submission, and self-crucifixion.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 17, 2013 at 3:42am

We can confront challenges facing us.

We can defy those who say something can’t be done.

We can question assumptions.

We can object to irrational thinking and behaviors.

We can protest injustices 

We can provoke thinking in face of foolishness.

We can test our assumptions for validity and reliability.

We can relish life or we can squander it. 

We can value the chaos of daily life or we can get caught in helplessness.

We can refuse to give in to negativity and reframe it into possibilities.

We can see problems and explore options,

We can pay attention to the factors keeping those messes boiling as on a stove, and we can turn that chaos into cosmos.

We can stand up to stupidity, call it by its right name, and then challenge people to think.

We can confront people who perpetuate lies and challenge them face truth.

We can make mistakes and be corrected by people who know more than we do, and be grateful for the corrections. 

 
 
 

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