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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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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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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 April 6, 2018 at 1:07am

@Joan - ...no longer a democracy, ....

Hey, America has NEVER BEEN a democracy!

The Federalists saw democracy as mob rule. Not wanting that, they created a plutocractic oligarchy (rule by a wealthy few).

Further, by calling themselves Federalists instead of Centralists (wanting a strong central government), they gave their opponents the disadvantage of a negative name: anti-Federalists.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 5, 2018 at 7:46pm

By Sean Illing

This revealing book shows the role Putin and Russia play in our modern political life. By exploitation of Trump and the U.S. people, Putin works to make the U.S. government weaker and thus gain more power for Russian interests. 

The two major dysfunctions in a society are 

“the politics of inevitability” and

 “the politics of eternity.” 

Inevitability promises a better future for everyone.

Eternity consists of a cyclical story of victimhood. 

In either case, no one is responsible!

(Emphasis mine)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 5, 2018 at 4:36pm

Timothy Snyder, one of a growing number of people who define the policies and practices of a government gone totally off track. No longer a democracy, if we ever achieved that goal, no longer a republic, we surely never reached that objective, and never a free society, there exists serious doubt if the U.S. could, can or will reach any of those noble ends. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 5, 2018 at 2:13pm

Always love a new word! Timothy Snyder on

Sadopopulism: how America can be governed without policy and with pain. A guide to the logic of the Senate tax plan.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 4, 2018 at 8:17pm

Jimmy Kimmel had three spelling bee winners compete in a "Make America Grate Again" spelling bee, a challenging, "presidential" one where the contestants tried to spell word not as the "liberal, leftist" dictionary does, but as Donald Trump did in actual tweets.

The winner ended up receiving a very appropriate prize!

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 4, 2018 at 7:26pm

An ad for a medicine to treat TIAD (Trump Induced Anxiety Disorder):

The Impeachara website is real -- Impeachara boxes are now available without a prescription, as are Make Impeachment Great Again hats and other products. Various T-shirts from Teespring support Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 20, 2018 at 11:59pm

Joan, you've been studying physics?

I'm impressed.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2018 at 11:44pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2018 at 11:31pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 14, 2018 at 12:28am

Satire from the Borowitz Report:

House Republicans Say Japanese Did Not Meddle in Pearl Harbor

Reaching the opposite conclusion of many of their committee peers, Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday that the Japanese did not meddle in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. [...]

Conaway said that while there were Japanese bombers in the vicinity of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, their role in the attack there has been “blown out of proportion.”

“Is it possible that some of their planes were flying in places they shouldn’t have flown and dropping some things that they shouldn’t have dropped, by accident?” Conaway said. “Absolutely. Does that prove that there was intent to meddle in Pearl Harbor? Absolutely not.” [...]

 
 
 

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