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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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Why we're headed for another Great Crash

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 2. 1 Reply

Thom Hartmann makes a case that we're driving the economy to another Great Crash.The denial of fundamental economic principles is setting the world up for another Great Crash.... corporate banks have ... discovered that instead of lending money to…Continue

Tags: financialization

Climate Politics of US State Governors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Casey Pittman Jul 3. 1 Reply

Is the governor of your state suckling at the fossil fuel industry teat, while climate disasters whack citizens? As a Pennsylvanian, I'm ashamed to say mine is.... over 77 percent of all oil and gas contributions are being funneled to governors who…Continue

Tags: , , Extreme weather disasters, Change, Climate, State Governors

Tipping points of class and climate

Started by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 0 Replies

I don't know the history of the influences creating a World War I, other than cultures deeply divided by class. The wealthy were born to entitlement that the poor were not. I wonder what were the cause of unrest. The settlement, …Continue

Tags: Third, class, World, cheap, labor

Trade in Services Agreement = World Coroprate Domination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 29. 2 Replies

It sounds like science fiction: "the giant corporations and the billionaires behind them ... are negotiating among themselves the rules for world corporate domination in the 21st century." But this is really happening.…Continue

Tags: World Corporate Domination, financial deregulation, TISA, Trade in Services Agreement

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Comment by Loren Miller on February 3, 2014 at 7:42am

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 24, 2014 at 12:21pm
Joan that's wonderful. Your comment prompted me to look at the sky this am. The moon was visible - rare for maritome NW. It appeared to have a white rind, like a slice of watermelon sculpted from snow.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2014 at 11:56pm

The last quarter moon started just now! A last quarter moon looks half-illuminated. It rises around midnight, appears at its highest in the sky at dawn, and sets around noon. It is a waning moon. 

Why am I telling you this? Just because I am interested in astronomy and the moon offers so many pretty sites throughout the months. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2014 at 1:44pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2014 at 1:23pm

Grinning Cat, this is GREAT! It is a keep. I am reposting. I googled him and found an interesting story of a man, his guitar and the people who gather to hear him. His loyal fans grow in Central Park and other live venues. 

https://twitter.com/thatguitarman/status/422765568777678848/photo/1

Thanks. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 6, 2014 at 1:28pm

By David Ippolito: Tea Party Anthem (I Want My Country Back):

"...There was a time of brighter day,
a time the Tea Party embraces,
when hardly anyone was gay,
Hispanics, blacks, and women knew their places..."

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 30, 2013 at 7:52am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 26, 2013 at 8:37pm

Local government is so much more efficient than federal government.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:02pm

@Tom Sarbeck, thanks for reminding me of Peter Boghossian! I haven't reconnected with him for a long time and very much like his style. 

Peter Boghossian

The Thinking Atheist:

Faith virus. TTA Podcast 134: A Manual For Creating Atheists (with Dr. Peter Boghossian)

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peter-Boghossian/222797534462862

Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/search?q=Peter%20Boghossian&src=typd

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2013 at 9:29am

"Joan, before you go on the warpath, check out Peter Boghossian's A Manual for Creating Atheists and its reviews."

Tom, you sent several alarms to me in the past. I wonder why you caution me? You know I have a deep passion for freedom from religion, and I think religion puts an end to efficient problems solving and effective action. Religion gives people crutches and stops the kinds of thinking that needs to happen in order to find underlying causes of distress. 

I have read Peter Boghossian, and you are correct in that he has a manual for how to change the minds of believers. I am not interested in creating atheists, my desired audiences are those who live in constant pain caused by their beliefs. I want them to see what is hurting them and why. I want to offer an alternative they may not realize exists. 

I could really care less if Christians convert to atheism. That is none of my business. It is the battered children, women, and men who concern me. 

After my cancer treatments, were completed, i.e., surgery, chemo and radiation, I told the medical professionals why cancer has been such a blessing to me. The strengthening of each of my three children as they confronted my mortality, spending more time with my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, being thankful every morning when I wake up and discover I am still alive. These offer opportunities for joy like nothing else can. I also tell them of my journey from battered child, wife, mother of battered children and the things I learned through those challenges. Now, this challenge of cancer, puts frosting on my cake.  

I thank you, Tom, for your care and concern. We need people such as yourself who are interested in converting religious to non-believers. We need you desperately. 

I am moving this string to Discussion, because I want to read what others think about this topic. I welcome any and all ideas. 

 
 
 

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