Politics, Economics, and Religion


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 AgeOfAtheists14 on February 8, 2012 at 9:35am
Comment by sk8eycat on January 31, 2012 at 8:24pm

Without Sol there would be no life on Earth at all...maybe not even Planet Earth.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 31, 2012 at 7:17pm

@the one min film. so glad it was not rewrittn' 'im blind please help god bless' or id say bs.. indeed; it's always the sun or acknowledging w/o that star we my not have grown/evolved in general

Comment by sk8eycat on January 30, 2012 at 10:46pm
Comment by sk8eycat on January 30, 2012 at 10:33pm

WOW!  That's a "keeper"!  Thanks!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 30, 2012 at 8:26pm

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 29, 2012 at 7:18am

wow Oakland Occupy went off! yesterday.. YMCA vacancy filled lol furreal!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 29, 2012 at 1:10am

Sure, if it is easy for you to send. I can always use a good laugh. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 29, 2012 at 12:41am

There's a photograph that goes with it, of a white-haired lady holding a pistol...I left it out to save room.  Do you want me to post it in here?

The one that makes me laugh is an old shot of Betty White firing a gun at someone off-camera.  Don't know what show it's from, but I love the stuff she's done that's so against type.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 28, 2012 at 10:08pm

sk8eycat, That is a jewel! And so true. Having worked in a prison I know it is not all that great, but given the alternatives for older women with such poor retirement plans, this makes great sense. I'm going to repost it on Facebook. Thanks. 


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