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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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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 James M. Martin on December 4, 2014 at 8:08am

@Joan didn't Eisler write a book about sexual politics in pagan pasts. I seem to recall reading or at least consulting (for research on a particular topic) a book she wrote. Just makes common sense that improvement in the life of one benefits the life of the other sex. Shame so many in power cannot see that, frozen as they are in writings from unknown sources anywhere from the 5th century BCE to the 1s century CE. {sigh}

Comment by Plinius on December 4, 2014 at 1:49am

O lovely! What a loving religion! What will they do after killing the LGBT people? Reminds me of an old poem:

„Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Kommunist.
Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.
Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten, habe ich geschwiegen; ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.
Als sie mich holten, gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte.“[

Martin Niemöller

When the Nazis hunted communists, I said nothing, because I was no communist,

And when they locked up the social democrats, I said nothing, because I was no social democrat,

And when they came for the trade unionists, I said nothing, because I was no trade unionist,

When they came for me, there was no one left who could speak up.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 3, 2014 at 11:14pm

This man follows the teaching of the bible, including the hatemongering. Isn't the bible supposed to be about love, care, compassion and forgiveness? Not according to bible stories!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 3, 2014 at 11:10pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 16, 2014 at 8:14pm

I travelled through Greece, Turkey and Crete with Riane Eisler, and then the Scandinavian countries looking at the role of women in these cultures. She developed what she calls, The Caring Economy, that reveals how a nation's economic and political nature impacts the quality of life for women. Ultimately men's quality of life changes for the better as women's quality of life improves. 

Her many books reflect her observations and determines the foundation upon which she builds her philosophy.

Welcome to the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS).

The Power of Partnership: Seven Relationships that Will Change Your....

The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics (BK Currents.

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 15, 2014 at 12:46pm

Haven't seen that video Joan.  Thanks.  Two thumbs up for Pat Condell!

Comment by tom sarbeck on November 15, 2014 at 5:27am

Thanks, Joan. After playing two Condell clips I picked up my Kindle reader and bought one of his ebooks.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2014 at 10:51pm

My very favorite writer: 

"We think we're so advanced, don't we, especially now that science is cutting a dash through eleven dimensions, doing religion's job for it, in fact, attempting to illuminate the mystery of life rather than suppress it, but down here on the ground it might as well not be happening. Things are just the same as ever. People still worshipping dumb idols, still fearing evil spirits, still cowering under the angry heavens like a bunch of frightened cavemen. The only mystery to me is how we can look at ourselves in the mirror without laughing."

~ Pat Condell 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2014 at 10:08pm

All those people have spoken ... and look who gets heard. Thanks Grinning Cat. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 14, 2014 at 5:39pm

Cartoon by Matt Wuerker about the election, seen at Daily Kos: "The people* have spoken" (click to enlarge)

Another election and the nation proudly proclaims THE PEOPLE* HAVE SPOKEN / [executive hidden in wing chair, with microphone behind a HUGE megaphone speaker, labeled DARK MONEY] *The Corporate People / [man in suit at lectern with mics and slightly smaller speaker, labeled '$$$'] *The Super PAC People / [man on stepladder behind smaller megaphone speaker labeled '$'] *The Major Donor People / [woman on ground with megaphone, dwarfed by even the "small" speaker] *The People People

 
 
 

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