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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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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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America - A Second-amendment Death Cult?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Wednesday. 13 Replies

This is a column by the Rude Pundit, in which he compares the NRA to Aztec high priests demanding death sacrifices.His conclusion:If we…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns

Biblical Family Values (AronRa)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Jul 13. 7 Replies

One of the most absurd and self-contradictory phrases out in the ether these days is that of "Family Values," usually thrown about by christians who challenge those who would attempt to make changes to usages and practices which they feel were…Continue

Tags: AronRa, Betty Bowers, bible, Talmud, Christian

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2012 at 10:36am

Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Romney After He Says He Will Deny Gay...

"Perhaps Mr. Cooper would care to explain how this “moves the ball forward compared to past Republican presidents.” It actually is more radical and right wing than any previous U.S. president, period. Just like Mitt Romney."


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Romney: Hospital Visitation For Gay Couples Are ‘Benefits’ Not Rights"
http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/log-cabin-republicans-endorse-...

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2012 at 10:07am

Peak oil and climate change: hold your nose and vote

A person of vision presents a mental picture of preferred possibilities, factors involved in creating that kind of world, identifies resources needed to make it happen and efforts each individual citizen can do to bring it about. A visionary inspires, coaches, encourages, makes the impossible preferred possibility a real possibility. Does not urge citizens to go shopping and go on vacations, but exhilarates citizens. A visionary builds a team. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2012 at 9:32am

A quick overall impression, details come after more thorough thought. This debate was between two fighting roosters trying to show who is cock of the mountain. Shallow, banal, rehearsed, handsome puppets for a far more sinister ventriloquist. Their presentation was as deep as the water on Earth and with the express intent to dominate other countries. Proof of USA colonialism.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 7:32pm

Labor Share of Income Drops

This volatility has been going on since the 1970s. Jobs sent off-shore, the Information Age, automation and robotization reduced demand for labor and therefore its share of income. More workers than jobs forced wages down. These factors reflect structural rather than cyclical change.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 3:24pm

via Andrew Hall

Thanks Andrew. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 3:09pm

Oh! I like this one!

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect

-Edward Gibbon

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 3:06pm

"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power, and magic in it"
~ Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Mr President, remember the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr? Remember his boldness and power, and magic? USA needs that kind of leadership again!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 2:47pm

Have you hear these statements in polite society?

"146,000 Christians a year are martyred worldwide." I have heard this several times. 

Paul Rosenberg stated "the real figure is almost certainly less than five a year (possibly even zero) - which would yield what I dubbed a "conservative victimology ratio" of 28,600 to one."


"voter fraud cases are rampant!"? I heard this, many times and watch the efforts to prevent voter fraud. 

Paul Rosenberg stated "similarly scarce, but conservatives imagine they number into the millions - and voter suppression in various forms actually does keep millions from voting. Using a variety of different approaches and examples, I came up with victimology ratios ranging from 30.4 million to one down to 22,010 to one." 

The Billionaires' Pity Party:

Richest People in History Can't Stop Whining About Oppression.

October 22, 2012 

 

"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power, and magic in it"
~ Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 12:43pm

Thanks Greg, I appreciate your support. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2012 at 10:37am

There are those who would have atheist remain silently polite, not question assumptions, don't impose our thoughts on their beliefs. Well, when has silence ever achieved any goal? If you know dirty hands spreads disease, you speak up. If you know eating rotten food can make one sick, you say something. If you know too much candy is bad for a developing child, you take action. If you know someone uses violence to gain control of family members, you take a stand. 

Some don't like Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett,  Richard Dawkins, or AronRa, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dan Barker, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Emma Goldman, Che Guevara, Lawrence Krauss, Paul Kurtz, Hemant Mehta, PZ Myers, Michael Newdow, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, James Randi, Julian Assange, Margaret Sanger, David Suzuki, or Steve Weinberg, just don't listen or read their materials. You have every right to not agree with them and you do not have the right to silence them. 

 

 
 
 

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