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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Networks are too much pro-war

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Enough is Enough! We have been in wars since WW II ended and they chew up lives and cultures as if they were raw meat in the middle of a pack of wolves. We could be a nation that teaches cooperation, teamwork, community action. Even our games are…Continue

Tags: teamwork, community, action., cooperation, cultures

Mike Pompeo DO NOT WANT

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Jan 5. 2 Replies

Pompeo Discussed Rapture at CIAMike Pompeo seems to be associated with right wing Christian Anti-Muslim extremism.As the Senate considers…Continue

Tags: Christian Fundamentalism, Mike Pompeo

"Nothing Matters?" Think Again (Ari Melber – MSNBC)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Dec 27, 2018. 5 Replies

Donald Trump has attempted to make this the era of "nothing matters."  If shit happens, shrug it off and keep going, especially if it impacts someone else and not you, and keep leaning on those two words: NOTHING MATTERS.Well, that's not 100% right,…Continue

Tags: MSNBC, Ari Melber, nothing matters, Donald Trump

Global Tax on Fossil Fuel Needed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bergen Woods Dec 10, 2018. 1 Reply

Ralph Regenvanu and Avinash Persaud make perfect sense, arguing that current climate risk insurance policy practices are immoral.It's time for those who caused…Continue

Tags: victimization, immorality, fossil fuel industry

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Comment by Joseph P on May 18, 2018 at 1:56pm

No, he just knows better than to accept the ravings of a person who's the astrophysical equivalent of a 9/11 Truther.

And don't start that bullshit, accusing someone of being religious, unless you can substantiate it.  It's one of the most disgusting things I see within the atheist community.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on May 18, 2018 at 1:42pm

Loren, you quit a religion but did not quit faith.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 18, 2018 at 12:05pm

Honestly, Tom, I DON'T GIVE A SHIT if you want to tell me about it.  Unless you are willing to throw it down with NASA and the cosmologists who are most expert in the Big Bang, you have absolutely nothing to say to me that I'm interested in hearing.  My opinion doesn't matter.  Theirs does.

Put up or shut up.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on May 18, 2018 at 11:44am

Loren, if you will check the data being returned by recent space probes, you will see the BB being falsified.

Even NASA’s managers for comet-bound probes are admitting their dismay. RIP the dusty snowball hypothesis.

For instance, go to youtube dot com and check the data the Rosetta mission returned.

Comment by Patricia on May 17, 2018 at 7:07pm

Thanks Loren.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 17, 2018 at 6:52pm

Tom, your accusations regarding the Big Bang versus the electric universe have grown tiresome to the point where I have to speak out about it. You're basically saying that the likes of Lawrence Krauss, Sean Carroll, and the late Stephen Hawking, among likely thousands of other physicists, have been bought off and that they have no integrity in the face of government funding. I say you've given us no hard evidence to that effect and that you are libeling them with these statements. Krauss himself has stated on more than one occasion that he sees enormous worth in being proved wrong, and I have little doubt that his own work has experienced that over his career. You've just told him that he is being duplicitous for the sake of money. I would call that a serious charge ... and my question to you is simple: are you willing to make it to his face? You've been going on around A|N, yapping about it, which has about as much impact as a hole in the head. None of us, you included, knows a fraction of what Krauss and his fellows understand about how the universe works, and you're wasting your time trying to convince US. THEY are the ones that matter. Either you make your case to THEM, to those who actually KNOW something about cosmology or you can do us all a favor and take your obsession elsewhere.

Personally, I've had enough ... and I'm fairly certain that I'm not alone.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 17, 2018 at 4:18pm

Tom, I know you don't tell people "I told you so!" even if you have every right to do so. You correctly identify my stand, I "accept what self-proclaimed authorities say!" If I lived in the days of the Flath Earth people, I would be listening and watching very carefully as the evidence became obvious, the Earth is round. I assume a lot of us exist; we are paying attention; we have a toe in the water! 

I don't accept the "extraterrestrials" but I am looking and listening.

I don't accept the "artificial intelligence" thing either, but after spending the winter with Craig, anything is possible.

I don't accept the "biblical apocalypse" but I do think the U.S.A. is a failing state and capitalism is failing worldwide.  

I understand there are four fundamental interactions in nature:

1. Weak interaction

2. Strong interaction

3. Gravity

4. Electromagnetism

When we get into electromagnetism, quantum mechanics provides an explanation, although crazy and wildly imaginative, that I think I understand. NO! 

"If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics."

~ attributed to Richard Feynman, although no evidence can be found. 

"If you can fathom quantum mechanics without getting dizzy, you don't get it"

~ attributed to Niels Bohr   

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on May 17, 2018 at 3:01pm


You are a Big Banger for the same reason many people are theists:

1) you need an answer (though it won’t help you pay the rent),

2) you don’t have the knowledge required to question authority,

3) you don’t have the evidence to draw your own conclusions,

so you accept what self-proclaimed authorities say.


Comment by Joan Denoo on May 17, 2018 at 1:26pm

Tom, I am a Big Banger with eyes and ears open to all the information I can understand. There very well may come a time when I will say, "Tom, you told me so!" 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 17, 2018 at 1:23pm

Grinning Cat, "6,000 to 10 in favor of net neutrality should get some notice. 

Also, there are more cleaners than there are Congresspeople. We are of the sort that do not stand on protocol or sometimes even good manners. The French Revolution made a difference; so can the U.S. Revolution be heard!


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