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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The French method of resistance

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 25. 3 Replies


Tags: resistance, France

Welfare? Who pays into the pot more than they get out? Who takes out more ?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 14. 6 Replies

Welfare? Who benefits? Who pays? “Residents of “blue” states send more tax money to Washington than they get back in federal help, while residents of “red” states send less money to Washington than they get back in federal help.”  For  every tax…Continue

Tags: Reich, Robert, spending, taxes, welfare

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Comment by Loren Miller 10 hours ago

Almost rhetorical ... almost.

Comment by Grinning Cat yesterday

Trump reading 'Scary Immigrant Bedtime Stories' to Uncle Sam (America), both ignoring the giant Climate Change monster spider that's under, and literally lifting, the bed

(also posting this in Climate Concerns; click to enlarge)

Comment by Chris yesterday

@ Donald

Condoms  have been around  before "Rubbers"

I spoke with someone who  lived  in a  somewhat rural town.  He told me the high school students 'practicing abstenance' had the highest rate of clamedia of the  throat than anywhere  in the U.S. (at that time). 

We can go even further with anal sex as a form of birth control.

Each of which may be difficult subjects - don't think these are common practice when absenicne only is  "preached."

Comment by Donald L. Engel yesterday

@Chris.  I don't know much about birth control, or family planning.  I just did a study on abortion, and the thoughts about it down through history, and the morality of abortion.  I need a break from it for right now.

Comment by Chris yesterday

@ Donald ,

I dug around and didn't see a group through the 50 some  available specific to birth control, or 'family planning.'

I don't know much about how Ning works - or Atheist Nexus impirticular.

I want to read more about  your  thoughts about the subject.

Perhaps start a discussion instead of a new group.

Comment by Donald L. Engel yesterday

@Chris.  The whole thing is written on page 3,4, and 5 of this blog.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Saturday

@Chris, I agree, "they aren't invading the U.S.A. they are escaping the terrible economic and political intervention the U.S. imposed on their home country."

The terrible policies and practices imposed on those countries leave few options for the working poor, farmers, and those who cannot compete with U.S. markets. Of course, they leave their homelands and try to work in a place where they can make livings for their families. I am sure those who come to the U.S. border would rather make livings in their homelands. This is also true of the refugees around the world. If political barriers appear in their cultures that limit their financial means of production, they will leave and go where there is hope for a better life. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on Saturday

Donald, I very much like the long article, especially if it involves substantive material, i.e.politics, economics, abortion, and other subjects that can't be addressed in 400 words or less. I don't like them when they have to be posted on sites such as Groups; I far prefer the essay that is in one piece. A Blog is one fine option. Be sure to let us know that you have a longer piece and where you post it. I would hate to miss an article simply because I don't know it exists. 

Comment by Chris on Saturday

@ Donald

From you : I've written an 11-page paper on abortion. How can I post something that big on Atheist Nexus? Or is it not possible?

Perhaps start a blog.

Comment by Grinning Cat on Thursday

"First past the post" or plurality voting is, indeed, fundamentally flawed. It has us choose just one candidate in a race, and we're not allowed to indicate anything on the ballot about how good or bad the others are. Ranked choice voting is better. Even better, though, is range voting (or "score voting"), where, as in Olympic scoring or online ratings, you give a score to each candidate, say 0-9 or 1-10. Highest average wins.

This will work on current voting machines, as well as paper ballots.

(If blank or "no opinion" votes aren't included in the averages, a "soft quorum" can protect against an "unknown lunatic" winning with a few 10s amid millions of "no opinion" votes: each candidate gets a predetermined number of fake votes, say 10,000 zeros, included in their average. The fake votes would have no effect on the results if every voter gives a score to every candidate; they only matter when some candidates get fewer votes.)

Much more: https://rangevoting.org/




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