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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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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

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 23. 0 Replies

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"3:40 "I think what is really going on, what's sort of behind the insanity of this, is the very…Continue

Tags: rational, analysis, herd-emotion, mendacity, America

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 15, 2018 at 9:33am

Chris - I think Oscar Wilde had a pretty good thought on the purpose of life:

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.

That, coupled with another of his observations, We are not in this world to air our moral predjudices, makes for a pretty positive outlook as far as I'm concerned anyway.

Comment by Chris on January 15, 2018 at 7:56am

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.

The purpose of life is to live it.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 14, 2018 at 5:55am

Thomas, another variation on Twain’s words:

It’s easier to be lied to than to admit we have been lied to.

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

Tom,

That sounds like your own quote.....

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

Ruth,

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uk1_NSuFvQ

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????

 
 
 

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