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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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"Tax Free" - a Music Video by Betty Bowers, Music by Joni Mitchell

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Sunday. 5 Replies

I can hear it now: "Wait a minute!  What is a music video doing in a group called, 'Politics, Economics and Religion?'  Betty Bowers is more about satire and parody than any of those issues.  Shouldn't this be in another group?"And I have to answer…Continue

Tags: church, Tax Free, Joni Mitchell, Betty Bowers

Controversial Recovering From Religion Hotline a Hot Commodity

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Loren Miller on Thursday. 4 Replies

According to Valerie Tarico, business is hot and heavy at the new Recovering from Religion Hotline. If so, this is…Continue

Tags: escaping religion

Using the Legal System to Fight Factory Farms - Michele Merkel (TEDxManhattan)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 0 Replies

Think your food and/or farming isn't political?  Think again.  Michele Merkel has been up against the corporate factory farm system, initially with the EPA and later as an independent campaigner when the EPA caved to corporate pressure.  In the…Continue

Tags: EPA, farms, factory, , Michele, Merkel", TED

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 15, 2012 at 2:34am

Comment by Steph S. on July 14, 2012 at 7:57pm
Oh and Davey have you considered putting your Texas discussion in the Texas Heathens group on the site? It would be a great addition to the Texas group.
Did you know the next Freethought Convention will be in Austin, TX? I made a discussion on it in the Texas group.
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.  

 
 
 

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