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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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Koch Bros ready to buy 2016 US election

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

"Koch Bros have pledged to spend $889 million corrupting the next US election." (Quote from 350.org)The Koch network of conservative donors, anonymous and untaxed, now wields as much financial clout as both parties combined.…Continue

Tags: illusion of democracy, dirty money, Koch brothers

Religious fascism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Alan Perlman on Saturday. 7 Replies

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Tags: Saffron, Fascism", Christian, Hindu, fascism

Greta Christina: Why Being Liberal Really Is Better Than Being Conservative

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Sky God Dec 31, 2014. 11 Replies

Worth a read! Greta Christina explains philosopher Rebecca Goldstein's observation on a fundamental difference between "liberal" and "conservative" core values, and why things aren't as simple as "agreeing to disagree" between two "equally valid"…Continue

Tags: purity, democracy, loyalty, authority, avoidance of harm

You Can't Educate People Into Believing in Evolution

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 1, 2014. 4 Replies

"Hill found that religious belief was the strongest determinant of people's views on evolution—much more so than education, socioeconomic status, age, political views, or region of the country. More importantly, "Creationists are substantially more…Continue

Tags: confront, evolution, creationism, beliefs

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 19, 2012 at 1:10am

Swanson: Having Gay Friends like Making Friends with Serial Killers

What can one say to such outrageous statements? Preposterous! Disgusting! Sick! None of these are strong enough. 

"Radical anti-gay activists are quite angry with Rick Warren over his interview with HuffPost Live where he said he is not homophobic because “I have many, many gay friends.” Warren also drew the ire of pastor Kevin Swanson who along with co-host Dave Buehner on Generations Radio likened Warren’s statement to someone boasting about friendships with serial killers, cannibals, child molesters and wife beaters."

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 19, 2012 at 1:05am

Pastor Takes Credit for 2011 DC Earthquake

"In 2011, Texas Gov. Rick Perry partnered with pastor John Benefiel, a self-proclaimed Apostle who leads the Heartland Apostolic Reformation Network, for his The Response prayer rally. Like many of the other pastors promoting The Response, Benefiel has some rather curious views. For example, he claims the Statue of Liberty is a “demonic idol” and that the District of Columbia is under the control of demonic powers. While appearing on Sid Roth’s show It’s Supernatural!, Benefiel argued that the Statue of Freedom on top of the Capitol and the Washington Monument are demonic symbols."

Supernatural may exist in their lives, but it just comes out silly to me. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2012 at 4:52pm
Hi Chris, glad you like the photo. It just stood out with such joy and pride, I had to share it. We are heading in the right direction.
Comment by Plinius on December 18, 2012 at 7:10am

lovely picture, Joan!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 11:09pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 11:06pm

Imagine!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 11:05pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 11:04pm

Start with your name in the middle, then start drawing highways away from the center with things you want to do for yourself, the kinds of work you enjoy, the people you like to be with, your "mind-droppings" of thoughts, ideas, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and any other thing that seems like you might like to try. Experiment, explore, examine, question, challenge. It is your life life. You don't have another one. This is not a dress rehearsal. So, what is keeping you from starting?

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 10:59pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2012 at 8:56pm

QE 4: Folks, This Ain't Normal

“It will require two full years of 150,000 jobs per month just to absorb the 4 million missing workers, which means that this QE effort will be with us for a very long time.  Three to four years is my best guess, and that's only if the economy magically recovers.  And I have very strong doubts about that.

“This means that the Fed is most likely on track to increase its balance sheet by another $3-4 trillion.  Ugh.  That's 300% to 400% more money created in the next year than was created than during the entire 200 years following the signing of the Declaration of Independence.”

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate

Percent x years 1950-2020

Shaded ares represent recessions. 

 
 
 

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