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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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Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

Chris, I agree, "The purpose of life is to live it."

Most humans arrive on this planet with "nine human senses: vision (sight), audition (hearing), gustation (taste), olfaction (smell), tactician (touch), thermoception (heat, cold), nociception (pain), equilibrioception (balance, gravity), proprioception (body awareness).

~ Sense, Wikipedia contributors edited, Date of last revision: 15 January 2018 

Loaded with all this sensory equipment and a whole lot more tools of perception, each one has the responsibility to develop his and her unique qualities to the best of his and her ability. Each individual, created differently from evolved gene pools of evolution, exists a scion of thousands of generation that came before and who fed into the individual qualities 

In your words, "The purpose of life is to live it."

In my words, "I am created to participate in life using all my faculties to the best of my ability. 

Looking up "sense," I discovered many other ways that I sense. Oh! Boy! I have a new project. 

Comment by Jotham Timothy Bessey on Monday

What is the purpose of life?

There's no "purpose" of life. It just is. You can give your life purpose, but life itself has no purpose.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

Loren, I agree with your assessment of Oprah!!! She entertains! Do we want to be entertained by such a POTUS?

We need experience in leadership. Even if the experience is in delegating responsibility. Being an effective and efficient leader is an art form. Governing a large organization with the principles of stewardship that has interests in small business, small farms, small industries make a whole lot more sense to me than those huge production lines that turn humans, animals, plants, soils, water, air, and fire into commodities 

Comment by Patricia on Monday

A favourite....N.deG.T.

Comment by Thomas Murray on Monday

 The Oscar Wilde and Neil deGrasse Tyson are great quotes.

I would like to add as for my personal development I follow G.I.G.O. ...Garbage in, Garbage out.  Garbage in  is religious indoctrination garbage and Garbage out ...  is religious trash.

Comment by Loren Miller on Monday

Being the quote-monger that I am, I'll let this guy answer:

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Monday

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 Monday

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.

 
 
 

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