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

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 20. 10 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. 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

Karen Armstrong is dangerous

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sheeva Nov 25. 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

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Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 18, 2012 at 10:42pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2012 at 12:44pm

Richard, it took me a few minutes to get it!  Yes! 

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 13, 2012 at 7:23am

We need more billboards like this!!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 9, 2012 at 5:26pm

Religion may have evolved throughout history creating bonds and protocols for primitive peoples. Clans became tribes became nations, each with their own story of creation and meaning. Over time, verbal stories turned into scriptures and dogma, then along came councils to decide the canon. Just picture it, Bronze age oral history transforming into written and then into political and economic history. They are all bound up in each other. 

Some smart aleck came along and said man (human) was not the top of the pyramid, the sun did not go around the earth, evolving into recognizing gravity and all the other little tidbits began to pile up and before you know it, there were more galaxies, perhaps more planets with life, and humans moved from stone weapons to arrows (not because they ran out of stones but because they found a better way to bring down animals and fowl.) Then along came steel weapons, dynamite made it onto the battle zone (some thinking that would be the end of war because it was so deadly), and bullets, bombs, atomic energy, and nuclear energy. 

We are still stuck with that old book based on Bronze Age thinking, the one with the biggest bomb is the WINNER.  Might makes right. We are so right we now have the capacity to destroy life on earth as we know it. People can use their god/s and beliefs of dominion to overwhelm all others and poison our waters, soils, and air. 

We are no longer smart primates, we are destroyers of earth's life.  

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 1, 2012 at 7:34am
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 20, 2012 at 10:10pm

"Widespread rejection in America of climate science, and denial of climate change is linked with the "street fight" over evolution, speakers told an audience of mostly American scientists and educators.
 
But Miller said the stereotype that "rational science is at war with irrational faith" is wrong.
 
He said popular American culture and religious speakers promote a literal interpretation of the Bible, as well as the idea that morality would not exist without religion."

ha! okay...
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/education-can-sol...

United States placed second to last — just before Turkey — in a recent survey in 33 countries of how well people understood evolution.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 18, 2012 at 2:52pm

regards to debate down there a couple:

DEBATE "BEFORE" POLL RESULTS:
Of 204 people that voted
37.3% said they thought religion was good for society.
46.1% said they thought religion was bad for society.
9.3% said they were undecided.
7.3% answered miscellaneously (aka did not answer the question). 4 of these votes said only Christian religion was good for society. The question was not Christ-centric, it was asking about religion in general.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 18, 2012 at 2:17pm
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 10, 2012 at 1:18am

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 8, 2012 at 9:36am

 
 
 

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