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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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Atheists: In godlessness we trust (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Alan Perlman on Sunday. 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 Grinning Cat on September 16, 2013 at 12:27pm

I just learned that Bill Maher coined a new term, "blacktrack", "the act of changing one's mind because President Obama has agreed with you. See also: 'pulling a one-hatey' or the 'Kenyan boomerang'." (Or as one commenter suggested, an "Obamarang".)

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/bill-maher-coins-new-te...

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 14, 2013 at 8:14pm

A “Biblical” View of Marriage?

I could not find an original of this piece and wrote Hector Avalos. He sent me this site. 

"So, while it is not accurate to state that biblical texts would allow marriages between people of the same sex, it is equally incorrect to declare that a “one-man-and-one-woman” marriage is the only allowable type of marriage deemed legitimate in biblical texts.

"This is not only our modern, academic opinion. This view of the multiple definitions of “biblical” marriage has been acknowledged by some of the most prominent names in Christianity. For example, the famed Reformationist Martin Luther wrote a letter in 1524 in which he commented on polygamy as follows: 'I confess that I cannot forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not oppose the Holy Scriptures.'”

"Accordingly, we must guard against attempting to use ancient texts to regulate modern ethics and morals, especially those ancient texts whose endorsements of other social institutions, such as slavery, would be universally condemned today, even by the most adherent of Christians."

~  Robert R. Cargill, assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Iowa; Kenneth Atkinson, associate professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa; and Hector Avalos, professor of religious studies at Iowa State University.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 3, 2013 at 3:51pm

sk8eycat and  Loren Miller, what great inspirations you both are! I like the beat of your drums. And still, a year after you made your statements, they ring true to the beat of life. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 2, 2013 at 11:52pm
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. 

 
 
 

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