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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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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 on Wednesday. 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 Steph S. on July 14, 2012 at 7:45pm
Davey I'm a fellow Texan like you and I just loved your discussion on Texas. I think we understand each other well - and we are both from Texas.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 2, 2012 at 8:25am

smash the corrupt!

Comment by Scott Ward on June 27, 2012 at 4:31pm

Hey guys, found this link, it starts off as comic book stuff but quickly switches into politics- and horribly offensive viewpoints. I left a nice post there detailing his errors if anyone would like to as well

http://menspolitics.com/liberal-propoganda/on-the-green-lantern/#co...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 26, 2012 at 6:08pm

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 24, 2012 at 5:36pm
Comment by Lillie on June 21, 2012 at 5:50pm

Read the second most hopeful article this week at CNN.com

Sociologists of religion have observed that immigrants often become more religious after arriving in the United States. So it could be that Chinese Americans, who are roughly half unaffiliated, will become more Christian or more Buddhist over time. But for now it seems that Asian immigration is doing more than making America wealthier, more educated, and more liberal.

It may also be making the United States less religious.

By Stephen Prothero

CNN.com

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 19, 2012 at 12:04am

Lillie, you describe the situation accurately, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of government are bought and paid for. The one person/one vote is no more. Money buys our political representatives and citizens do not have a voice. This is a sad and true reality. 

May I recommend Democracy School material 

Democracy School On-Line 

It gives you information about why and how our government works, the laws and Supreme Court judgements that molded what we have. Both political parties are caught in a trap they can't get out of, just as a bear is caught in a trap. Candidates' minds are bound by principles that work for owners of capital but suck the wealth out of the owners of labor. 

I see no future in Democrat or Republican parties ... they are both already bought. A few lone wolves exist, i.e. Bernie Sanders, but laws are written and the Supreme Court passed judgment to create a nation for owners of capital and if we cannot recognize that, we will be putting our time, money, energy, loyalty down a bottomless pit. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2012 at 11:54pm

You state it correctly, Lillie. Money now buys Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government. 

May I suggest Democracy School material for you to read. It is a scathing indictment of our current political system. 

http://www.celdf.org/democracy-school-on-line

Democracy School On-Line

I shall not be voting Democrat or Republican this year. They may have different names, but they are mind-bound by economic theory that guarantees Booms and Busts. There is no other option, the design of their theories have them trapped as a bear is caught and don't know how to get free. If they knew how, they would.

There are other options.  

Comment by Lillie on June 18, 2012 at 3:40pm

I received this email today from a Democrat supporter.  What are we going to do?  I give what I can to the President's reelection but it is a pittance compared to this.

Sheldon Adelson recently donated $10 million of his personal fortune to a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney's campaign, making him the biggest single donor to a candidate-specific super PAC and biggest donor to outside spending groups in the history of the United States.

Three upsetting things I want to say about this before I tell you that we shouldn't get upset:

     -- He's said that he's willing to go as high as $100 million to defeat Barack Obama.

    -- This kind of money could change the outcome of an election.

    -- For Sheldon Adelson, who's worth more than $20 billion, this donation is about the equivalent of $40 to a middle-class family.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 18, 2012 at 3:15pm

biz biz bizzzzz... oh that's how it works in 2012 okay!
http://upstart.bizjournals.com/resources/advice/2012/06/18/how-to-c...

 
 
 

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