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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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Judge blocks Trump wind-down of Dreamers program

Started by Joan Denoo Jan 9. 0 Replies

Judge blocks Trump wind-down of Dreamers programSan Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge William Alsup “blocked President…Continue

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Judge blocks Trump wind-down of Dreamers program

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Jotham Timothy Bessey Jan 10. 1 Reply

Judge blocks Trump wind-down of Dreamers programSan Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup “blocked President…Continue

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Religions beginnings

Started by Jotham Timothy Bessey. Last reply by Patricia Jan 10. 6 Replies

Hey, Who wants to start a new religion?While studying for my B.Sc. I had to take a course called natural disasters. I noticed that the biggest natural disasters coincided with the start of one of the major sects in Christianity.Pentecost was the…Continue

punishing doubt [cc] 1 & 2

Started by Joan Denoo Dec 28, 2017. 0 Replies

punishing doubt  1Parents, family, teachers, and friends sometimes experience doubt when questioning a loved one…Continue

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

Loren,

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.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 12, 2018 at 2:46pm

Pardon me, but I while I "get" the interest in Oprah running for the presidency, there is no way in hell I approve of it.  She is no more experienced in governance than Trump is.  Further, all her candidacy would do is validate the concept of celebrities running for office and further advance the idea of a presidential run as a popularity contest.  Making this country work is serious business, and it is long past time the voters recognized this.

Sixty-some-odd million voters weren't so serious last time around, and look what we got for it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2018 at 2:32pm

Ruth, I agree with the assessment about Oprah;  I haven't watched her for years for that reason.

"for three decades she has had a major role in encouraging Americans to abandon reason and science in favor of the wishful and imaginary."

Oprah Winfrey Helped Create Our American Fantasyland

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 12, 2018 at 1:23pm

Ruth,

Years ago I watch Oprah (my sister loves watching her....) and  I felt  Oprah was selling Saks Fifth Avenue version of pseudo-psychology....and I enjoyed reading Kurt Andersen article...thanks!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 12, 2018 at 1:20pm

Ruth Kurt Andersen is one of my heroes. I think that Slate article is excerpted from his fabulous book Fantasyland - How America Went Haywire. That book should be required reading for every high school senior.

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 12, 2018 at 1:13pm

I'm confused....

Today, Prez Trump signed a proclamation honoring Martin Luther King Day, gave a short speech (vomit) , then came Ben Carson speech (ass kissing vomit), and some other preacher speech (couldn't watch it)

  Didn't Congress approved the MLK Day bill signed into federal holiday by Ronald Reagan in 1983 to which came into effect in Jan. 20, 1986?

  Or was this another ass wipe face saving Trump tactic for endorsing his concept of "shithole" African countries?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2018 at 1:13pm

"If you do not want to stop the wheels of progress; if you do not want to go back to the Dark Ages; if you do not want to live again under tyranny, then you must guard your liberty, and you must not let the church get control of your government. If you do, you will lose the greatest legacy ever bequeathed to the human race—intellectual freedom."

~ Joseph Lewis, An Atheist Manifesto

Shared from Thomas Murray in commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful

Thank you Thomas and Loren!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2018 at 12:35pm

Having not watched Oprah Winfrey, I didn't know this.

... Perhaps more than any other single American, she is responsible for giving national platforms and legitimacy to all sorts of magical thinking, from pseudoscientific to purely mystical, fantasies about extraterrestrials, paranormal experience, satanic cults, and more. The various fantasies she has promoted on all her media platforms—her daily TV show with its 12 million devoted viewers, her magazine, her website, her cable channel—aren’t as dangerous as Donald Trump’s mainstreaming of false conspiracy theories, but for three decades she has had a major role in encouraging Americans to abandon reason and science in favor of the wishful and imaginary.

Oprah Winfrey Helped Create Our American Fantasyland

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 10, 2018 at 8:45am

I read Naomi Klein's No Is Not Enough recently. Excellent book.

  • A near-impenetrable sense of impunity—of being above the usual rules and laws—is a defining feature of this administration. Anyone who presents a threat to that impunity is summarily fired . . . Up to now in US politics there’s been a mask on the corporate states White House proxies: the smiling actor’s face of Ronald Reagan or the faux cowboy persona of George W. Bush (with Dick Cheney/Halliburton scowling in the background). Now the mask is gone. And no one is even bothering to pretend otherwise.

She writes with crystal clarity and well-informed, impassioned articulateness.

 
 
 

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