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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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Networks are too much pro-war

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 15. 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 Tom Sarbeck on May 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

Joan, why do well-educated scientists surprise you with their belief in a superhuman power?

You are well-educated, but your having no evidence for the Big Bang doesn’t keep you from occasionally wandering into the delusions of Big Bang cosmology.

You and I and those scientists and Loren have compartments in our minds into which we can shovel stuff that’s not compatible with the stuff we shovel into other compartments.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 17, 2018 at 12:36pm

Worried congressmen at the steps of the Capitol Building, one saying, 'NO BIG DEAL. IT'S ONLY THE HOUSE CLEANERS', seeing ten women with mops, brooms, and a duster, the group labeled NEW CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 17, 2018 at 12:32pm

Our calls and letters are important! My congressman is Democratic; I'll still call.

Yesterday Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) tweeted that a colleague's phone calls were running 6,000 to 10 in favor of net neutrality.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 16, 2018 at 10:16pm

Grinning Cat, Called and wrote to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 16, 2018 at 9:27pm

I knew my Republican Representative would not uphold net neutralty. I called and made as strong an argument as I could. She, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, votes the party line. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 16, 2018 at 4:22pm

The Senate just voted to uphold net neutrality this afternoon, with three Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine, John Kennedy of Louisiana and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, joining Democrats.

Senate Approves Overturning FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal (NPR)

The other Republicans voted to represent the interests of large internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon, who'll be able to charge extra for, throttle, and even block and censor specific sites and apps, over the 86% of voters (including 82% of Republicans!) who support net neutrality.

In other words, most Republican senators are fine with this: (click to enlarge)

Now the battle moves to the House. Call and write your Representatives!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2018 at 6:55pm

"I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong."

~ George Washington - (1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country' - Source: 1788, letter to Francis Van der Kamp

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 17, 2018 at 2:45pm

"Conditioned" and "desensitized!" That explains the masses, what sheds light on the well-educated scientists? These men surprise me; why did they believe in a superhuman power that interacts with Homo sapiens?

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 17, 2018 at 2:07pm

On religions teaching people to accept inconsistencies and logical fallacies, and the consequences for politics and society:

"Do you really think that “bad actors” would pass up such a golden opportunity to garner the support of millions of people who tend to move as a unit?

It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. What you’ve got here are large groups of people who have been conditioned to do as they are told, and on top of that they’ve been desensitized to logical inconsistencies so that they will never even notice (or care) if you don’t follow through with your promises...

Ultimately I believe that liberty is an essential element to human thriving. When an environment militates against free thinking and free choice, I cannot help but feel it is counterproductive...

If you can convince people things don’t have to make sense, you can make them believe virtually anything you want. And I’m not going to be okay with that."

From "How Faith Breaks Your Thinker" (Neil Carter, Godless in Dixie)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 15, 2018 at 10:48pm

I agree that the Sinclair takeover of local TV stations is extremely dangerous, Joan.

 
 
 

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