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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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"Tax Free" - a Music Video by Betty Bowers, Music by Joni Mitchell

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

I can hear it now: "Wait a minute!  What is a music video doing in a group called, 'Politics, Economics and Religion?'  Betty Bowers is more about satire and parody than any of those issues.  Shouldn't this be in another group?"And I have to answer…Continue

Tags: church, Tax Free, Joni Mitchell, Betty Bowers

Controversial Recovering From Religion Hotline a Hot Commodity

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Loren Miller on Thursday. 4 Replies

According to Valerie Tarico, business is hot and heavy at the new Recovering from Religion Hotline. If so, this is…Continue

Tags: escaping religion

Using the Legal System to Fight Factory Farms - Michele Merkel (TEDxManhattan)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 0 Replies

Think your food and/or farming isn't political?  Think again.  Michele Merkel has been up against the corporate factory farm system, initially with the EPA and later as an independent campaigner when the EPA caved to corporate pressure.  In the…Continue

Tags: EPA, farms, factory, , Michele, Merkel", TED

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

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Comment by tom sarbeck on July 5, 2013 at 6:02pm

About the trinity being abracadabra.

A conservative man I knew whose daughter was marrying a Catholic went to the classes for non-Catholics. He told me he saw much of the material as abracadabra and asked so many questions that the priest conducting the group told him he would never be a Catholic.

Catholicism would die if no one sent their children to Catholic schools.

Comment by tom sarbeck on July 5, 2013 at 5:49pm

"Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions."

If conservatives were able to grasp satire aimed at them, ridiculing them would be even more fun.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 5, 2013 at 3:12pm

Listening to a Keith Olbermann piece on Sarah Palin and got the following gem:

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.  Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity.  It is the mere abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus.
-- Thomas Jefferson

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 3, 2013 at 11:25am

Very interesting, wealthy republicans buy and pay for politicians, and they manipulate and exploit those who vote to keep foreigners, minorities, women, socialists, gays, and liberals from ruining their lives. 

Little do they know these are not he ones who want to ruin you life, they want equal opportunity, access to living-wage jobs, education, medical care and retirement. A little vacation money would be nice too. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 3, 2013 at 11:09am

Grinning Cat, perfect, as usual. Based on fact, even if it is a bit over the top. What the heck, people need to get a jolt. I'm reposting it. Thanks. 

Comment by Loren Miller on July 2, 2013 at 6:36pm

GC, that pic is PREMIUM!!!

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 2, 2013 at 6:24pm

You could easily add "atheists" to this list of scapegoats:

(Anyone know the image source?)

Worker: 'I vote Republican to keep foreigners, minorities, women, socialists, gays, and liberals from ruining my life.' Fat cat: 'I vote Republican to keep this moron from ralizing that I'm the only one ruining his life!'

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 7:13pm

Will the jokes never stop! Put the answer before the question! Where have I heard that before. Well, there are those who live in the answer, even if the answer comes from goat herders who wandered among sand dunes during the New Stone Age, fresh from being illiterate and without the written word. Now! they have the answer for how our human brain works. Oh dear! Life is so COMPLEX. We just cannot search for a new understanding. If the knowledge of the New Stone Age was good enough for our ancestors, it is good enough for us, in the 21st Century. Jeez!

Intelligent Design Theory in Action

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 3:16pm
I agree with Janus Adams, 100%. Deen's apology was self-serving, self-pity, while being insensitive to others' feelings. I find no honor in her behavior. I wonder, does she get it now? I sincerely hope so.
An Open Letter to Paula Deen by Janus Adams.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janus-adams/an-open-letter-to-paula-d...
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2013 at 8:21pm
Income inequality results from systemic problems created to protect wealth and not workers. A single person does not generate great wealth. It takes the cooperative effort of many people to produce the goods and services we need and demand.
Economic inequality is ...
http://inequality.is/real
 
 
 

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