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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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Consider the Atheist (Madalyn Murray O'Hair)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 14 hours ago. 3 Replies

Madalyn Murray O'Hair was and may still be considered by some to be "the most hated woman in America."  She spoke her mind, didn't pull punches and clearly had no compunction about offending anyone if she felt the offense was necessary.  As you will…Continue

Tags: history, religion, United States, atheist, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Churches Get Creepy Facial Recognition Software to Track Members

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Alan Perlman Jun 24. 7 Replies

Valerie Tarico put up an excellent article yesterday on marketing efforts by “entrepreneurial” churches, including use of client…Continue

Tags: religious marketing

Christian privilege: A threat to our American values (Kristi Winters)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jun 3. 5 Replies

I came to learn about Kristi by way of my favorite YouTube dude, Steve Shives.  She may not be as prolific as Steve as it comes to video production, but when it comes to taking a topic and being utterly, scathingly on point, she shows many of the…Continue

Tags: government, christian privilege

Republican Theocracy (AronRa)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 1. 5 Replies

At least some of us here on Atheist Nexus know who AronRa is.  We know that he's a great well of knowledge, who tends to dig deeply into a topic, who researches thoroughly, especially on matters which impact the relationship between the secular…Continue

Tags: church, state, dominionism, R J Rushdoony, Texas

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Comment by tom sarbeck on July 5, 2013 at 5:49pm

"Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions."

If conservatives were able to grasp satire aimed at them, ridiculing them would be even more fun.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 5, 2013 at 3:12pm

Listening to a Keith Olbermann piece on Sarah Palin and got the following gem:

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.  Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity.  It is the mere abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus.
-- Thomas Jefferson

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 3, 2013 at 11:25am

Very interesting, wealthy republicans buy and pay for politicians, and they manipulate and exploit those who vote to keep foreigners, minorities, women, socialists, gays, and liberals from ruining their lives. 

Little do they know these are not he ones who want to ruin you life, they want equal opportunity, access to living-wage jobs, education, medical care and retirement. A little vacation money would be nice too. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 3, 2013 at 11:09am

Grinning Cat, perfect, as usual. Based on fact, even if it is a bit over the top. What the heck, people need to get a jolt. I'm reposting it. Thanks. 

Comment by Loren Miller on July 2, 2013 at 6:36pm

GC, that pic is PREMIUM!!!

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 2, 2013 at 6:24pm

You could easily add "atheists" to this list of scapegoats:

(Anyone know the image source?)

Worker: 'I vote Republican to keep foreigners, minorities, women, socialists, gays, and liberals from ruining my life.' Fat cat: 'I vote Republican to keep this moron from ralizing that I'm the only one ruining his life!'

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 7:13pm

Will the jokes never stop! Put the answer before the question! Where have I heard that before. Well, there are those who live in the answer, even if the answer comes from goat herders who wandered among sand dunes during the New Stone Age, fresh from being illiterate and without the written word. Now! they have the answer for how our human brain works. Oh dear! Life is so COMPLEX. We just cannot search for a new understanding. If the knowledge of the New Stone Age was good enough for our ancestors, it is good enough for us, in the 21st Century. Jeez!

Intelligent Design Theory in Action

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2013 at 3:16pm
I agree with Janus Adams, 100%. Deen's apology was self-serving, self-pity, while being insensitive to others' feelings. I find no honor in her behavior. I wonder, does she get it now? I sincerely hope so.
An Open Letter to Paula Deen by Janus Adams.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janus-adams/an-open-letter-to-paula-d...
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2013 at 8:21pm
Income inequality results from systemic problems created to protect wealth and not workers. A single person does not generate great wealth. It takes the cooperative effort of many people to produce the goods and services we need and demand.
Economic inequality is ...
http://inequality.is/real
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 28, 2013 at 7:23pm

"Starting with the book of Genesis, we learn that he’s an insanely angry deity. Of the many atrocities committed in the Old Testament, God is usually the sole participator. The Genesis authors record the first such instance in chapters 6-8 as the account of Noah’s flood.

God decided "to drown the entire world, killing nearly every living person and animal on earth, (because of his belief that people are evil and unworthy of existence (Genesis 6:5)."

"Drowning is a horrible way for people to die. As a result of hopelessly treading water for hours, their muscles burned due to large amounts of lactic acid production. Once they finally gave up, went under, and held their breaths, acidic carbon dioxide eroded their lungs until the unbearable pain forced them to inhale where there was no air for them to breathe. The water brought into their lungs robbed their bodies of oxygen, causing them to go numb. As water violently rushed in and out of their chests, the currents eventually laid their heavily breathing, slowly dying bodies at the bottom of the ocean. The inhaled water caused their lungs to tear and bleed profusely. As their blood supply dwindled, their hearts slowly came to a halt. Even so, their brains continued to process information for another couple of minutes. They were patently aware that death was imminent, yet they could do nothing to speed it or prevent it."

God created man and woman from man's rib. If he did do the creating, why would he use drowning to destroy what he made? Or why did he burn the town with sulfur if his designs gave them free will? That makes no sense. If a machinist makes a machine and it doesn't work, he redesigns it to get rid of flaws. He continues the process until the machine is perfected. Why did god use second-hand, faulty material to rebuild his adoring adherents?

The Darker Side Of God

http://www.biblicalnonsense.com/chapter9.html

 

 
 
 

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