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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 4 hours ago. 3 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 July 13, 2018 at 12:09am

I'm committing some of Snyder's lessons to my 87-year-old memory.

I learned his first one, do not obey too soon, in Catholic schools.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 12, 2018 at 6:22pm

Bertold, this book sounds exactly as I want to read! I know there is a way to overcome such tyranny as we see today and there must be a way to counteract it. The first thing to do, it seems to me, is to realize that Russia caused the election of Trump, they could not win us over by war, and they influenced countless numbers of people to choose an unworthy man to win. To quote from Goodreads, 
"#1 New York Times Bestseller
The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism.  Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 12, 2018 at 6:04pm

A little book everyone should read.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 12, 2018 at 5:45pm

As Timothy Snyder explains in his fine and frightening On Tyranny, a minority party now has near-total power and is therefore understandably frightened of awakening the actual will of the people.

~Adam Gopnik

Comment by Loren Miller on July 10, 2018 at 7:06am

Maybe it's "kind of hard," Bertold ... but it ain't impossible.  If we can get Collins and Murkowski working with us, we can let Dolt 45 know that the Senate isn't going to rubber-stamp his BS.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 9, 2018 at 10:24pm
It's kind of hard to oppose a nomination that's a guaranteed shoe-in due to the spinelessness and concern for nothing but their own power of the reigning party. They're definitely going to reign on our parade in this case and there ain't much of anything we can do about it. What's the over/under on the nominee being confirmed?? And even if he weren't confirmed (an astronomically long shot) the Federalist Society has an endless posse of equally execrable freaks from which to choose. The Ds already sat there with their fingers you know where and let them out and out steal a seat. Nothing's going to stop them from ensuring a generation of shit decisions by the court.
Comment by Loren Miller on July 9, 2018 at 10:11pm

Okay, peeps ... the name in question is BRETT KAVANAUGH ... and based on the research, admittedly done on the fly by Rachel Maddow's team, the evidence is clear:

OPPOSE THIS MUTHERFUCKER!!!

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 4, 2018 at 12:05pm

One ray of hope:

July 4, 2018: (fireworks with text) THERE'S AN ELECTION COMING!

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 4, 2018 at 12:04pm

(Crying kid in a cage) America separated you from your parents and you may never see them again. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 4, 2018 at 12:00pm

Donald Trump telling people, “CROOKED!” “Lock her up!” “SLEAZEBAG!” “Pile of garbage!” “Punch him in the nose!” “Slob!” “Inept!” “He’s not a war hero!” “Tell that sonofabitch ‘You’re fired!’” “LOSER!” “Grab ’em by the P*SSY!” “LIAR!” “Corrupt! Overrated!” “DUMMY!” “Blood coming out of her wherever!” “STUPID!” “Slimeball!” “Clown!” “Dope!” “WEAK!” “CLUELESS!” “Crazy!” “Moron!” “Flunky!” Someone tells Trump, “Man, you SUCK!!” He’s taken aback, and then responds, “Whatever happened to CIVILITY?”

 
 
 

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