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.

Discussion Forum

Will the next generation rewin only lost freedoms or will they win some new freedoms?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 2 Replies

A friend recently wrote me a thought-provoking discussion: ”Decades ago I read that each generation has to win its freedoms. May I, without being charged with donning rose-tinted glasses, ask if America’s next generation will rewin only lost…Continue

Tags: in, prayers, mandated, voters, rights

Suckers for Civility (Steve Shives)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 9. 9 Replies

Anyone here remember that funky old movie with Patrick Swayze, "Road House?" Swayze plays the cooler at a gin joint whose clientele are barely civilized, and he's tasked with bringing the place under control.  There's that one scene where he's…Continue

Tags: Steve Shives, civility, Road House, Donald Trump

A Humanist Statement on Separating Families at the US Border

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jun 22. 5 Replies

Washington, D.C., June 22, 2018)—The Board of Directors of the American Humanist Association has issued the following statement:The American Humanist Association condemns in the…Continue

Tags: Trump, Donald, immigration, American Humanist

Reps. Huffman, Raskin, McNerney, & Kildee Launch Congressional Freethought Caucus (Congressman Jared Huffman)

Started by Loren Miller May 7. 0 Replies

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral…Continue

Tags: Congress, atheism, Congressional Freethought Caucus

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Comment by Tom Sarbeck on January 14, 2018 at 1:59am

Tain’t mine, Thomas.

One of the talking heads on RT sourced it to Mark Twain, saying Twain used third person, “It’s easier to fool people....”

I don’t like gossipy-sounding stuff and often change third person usages to first person.

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 14, 2018 at 12:55am


That sounds like your own quote.....

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 14, 2018 at 12:52am


This is a video of Oprah which in 1984 she interviewed Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker. It is a 46 minutes long:


Comment by Tom Sarbeck on January 13, 2018 at 8:21am

Yep, it’s easier to fool us than to convince us we’ve been fooled.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 13, 2018 at 7:51am

@Thomas Ronald Reagan may have been "The Great Communicator," but as president, he was badly problematic:

  • He's the one who effectively invited the Religious Reich into the Republican party.
  • He implemented "Supply Side (a.k.a. "Trickle Down") economics, which has never been demonstrated to work.
  • He presided over Iran-Contra, then conveniently forgot about it.
  • Reagan was style over substance, a massive and dangerous mistake.
  • As for the "soothsayer," Nancy is the one who indulged in astrology and other woo, and that didn't help matters.

Running this country is a serious matter.  We need someone in the front office who knows what the fuck they're doing, and not someone in the public eye who doesn't know shit from Shinola.

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 12, 2018 at 11:05pm

  Is it a tradition that every U.S. president since Reagan to sign a proclamation honoring MLK Day?

 I am having difficulty finding info on this.

Comment by Patricia on January 12, 2018 at 9:42pm

Bought them off????

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 12, 2018 at 8:44pm

Why hasn't Twitter banned or suspend Donald Trump from it's site?

We know his harmful, hurtful, hateful race inciting language and yet these social medias have not suspend him.....why?

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 12, 2018 at 6:12pm


Not that I disagree with you, but someone could refute your argument by mentioning Ronald Reagan.....and I heard he had a soothsayer in his Oval Office...was that true?

Comment by Patricia on January 12, 2018 at 3:09pm

"O" needs to keep her day job, & stay out of the political arena.




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