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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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Karen Armstrong is dangerous

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sheeva yesterday. 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 Joan Denoo on February 7, 2013 at 3:30pm
We Will Not Be Silent
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Thanks Robert Riddle - "Extrajudicial executions/assassinations are being carried out by the Obama administration and U. S. military that are criminal and immoral. No matter if a legal argument is constructed to justify these means, the end is deadly wrong.

We are looking at a continuous pattern of escalating abuses of power, employing a constellation of methods, including indefinite detention, torture, increasing surveillance and extrajudicial assassinations by unmanned drones."
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2013 at 3:15pm

God's Checklist 2.0

Well, when you put it this way ...

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 6, 2013 at 11:57pm

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 6, 2013 at 11:33pm

Ann Pettifor - Health Consequences Of Global Economic Crisis

Published on Feb 6, 2013

Ann Pettifor is a Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME) Group, an economic think-tank that promotes understanding of the nature of credit, and its role in determining macroeconomic outcomes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2013 at 10:07pm

 If the Revolutionary War brought about changes from British Royalist to U.S. aristocrat, it now appears to be a U.S. corporate autocracy which enslaves citizens economically with out of control personal debt. Citizens appear like a feudal serf dressed in the style of late stage capitalism.

Guns provide no protection from such corporate theft. The enemy wears white shirts, ties, dark suits and polished shoes. They smile compassionately as they empty small business and wage labor bank accounts. 

“The false sense of power and security that guns provide only serves to keep one in bondage, by imprisoning him/her behind walls of illusion.”
~ Phil Rockstroh

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2013 at 12:03am

It’s Good to Be a Goldman

"The invisible hand of that primitive and pure free market so celebrated in the folklore of capitalism as the essence of efficiency and productivity has been replaced by the all too visible hand of the fixer, who can combine government power and corporate profits to game the system. Yes, visible. Just observe how easily folks such as Rubin, Paulson and Johnson move through the revolving door between corporate and government power undeterred by critical media notice. And now it is Geithner’s turn."

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on February 4, 2013 at 6:46am

"The planet is in dire need of a whole system ethic that produces good decisions that are good for everyone."

Agreed, but our earth has precedents: they're called mass extinctions.

I'm 82 and probably won't be here for Ma and Pa Nature's next one.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 7:35pm
Elizabeth Dodson Gray "claims that western society has not adapted to the natural world because we have never felt we had to.

"She says that under patriarchy, the environment has been imaged as feminine. ‘Mother’ Earth’s ‘virgin’ resources have been ‘under’ us in the hierarchy, ripe for rape and exploitation. In arrogance, the prevailing attitude has been that ‘Mother’ Nature will never kill us, no matter what we do.

"Clearly, our masculine risk energy has run amok. Dodson notes that conservation energy is feminine, and we must understand how to bring balance. The planet is in dire need of a whole system ethic that produces good decisions that are good for everyone.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 7:28pm
“Today everyone can see the full extent of the past and present atrocities on this earth. No one can any longer claim she or he didn’t know anything.”
~ Christina Thürmer-Rohr
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 7:26pm

“[Man] thinks of himself as a creator instead of a user, and this delusion is robbing him, not only of his natural heritage, but perhaps of his future.”

~ Helen Hoover

 
 
 

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