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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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Amazon is taking over the world

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 1 Reply

Taking over the world of commerce isn't just about economics. It's also control of ideas.Amazon…Continue

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How many have heard of the movement for a Brand New Congress?

Started by Cane Kostovski. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Feb 2. 9 Replies

Read about it hereIt is my opinion that we skip the goals of the BNC and go straight to the implementation of the RBE. Can someone here explain to me why a strong…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 3, 2018 at 8:12am

Separation of what and what???

FEMA Expands Church Access to Disaster Funds

Daily Beast

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency has changed language in its policy to make it easier for religious organizations to quality for disaster-relief funds. In September, President Trump suggested making the change in the midst of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others),” Trump tweeted at the time. FEMA has said it will remove language in its rules, which have often served to disqualify religious groups from receiving certain aid. FEMA Recovery Directorate Assistant Administrator Alex Amparo wrote in a new manual released Tuesday: “Private nonprofit houses of worship will not be singled out for disfavored treatment within the community centers subcategory of [Public Assistance] nonprofit applicants.” The revised policy made public Tuesday will be retroactive to cover damage incurred as early as August 2017.
Comment by Saz on January 1, 2018 at 11:07am

Thanks for inviting me Joan. As I signed up it occurred to me that instead of facebooking during downtime I could be here and maybe learn something. That'll be my new year's resolution, replace Facebook with Atheist Nexus. Thanks again.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on December 30, 2017 at 2:50am

Chris, thanks for the link to the history of abortion. IMO, it has to be a woman’s right to decide.

Comment by Chris on December 30, 2017 at 2:20am

Its unbelievable to me that there are still single issue voters such as 'pro-Life"

Jotham Timothy Bessey 

The History of abortion is interesting.

he following is an exclusive excerpt from the "Abortion" chapter of Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century. For complete information and resources, we recommend that you consult the chapter and the book in its entirety.

HISTORY OF ABORTION

Over several centuries and in different cultures, there is a rich history of women helping each other to abort. Until the late 1800s, women healers in Western Europe and the U.S. provided abortions and trained other women to do so, without legal prohibitions.

The State didn't prohibit abortion until the 19th century, nor did the Church lead in this new repression. In 1803, Britain first passed antiabortion laws, which then became stricter throughout the century. The U.S. followed as individual states began to outlaw abortion. By 1880, most abortions were illegal in the U.S., except those ``necessary to save the life of the woman.'' But the tradition of women's right to early abortion was rooted in U.S. society by then; abortionists continued to practice openly with public support, and juries refused to convict them.

Abortion became a crime and a sin for several reasons. A trend of humanitarian reform in the mid-19th century broadened liberal support for criminalization, because at that time abortion was a dangerous procedure done with crude methods, few antiseptics, and high mortality rates. But this alone cannot explain the attack on abortion. For instance, other risky surgical techniques were considered necessary for people's health and welfare and were not prohibited. ``Protecting'' women from the dangers of abortion was actually meant to control them and restrict them to their traditional child-bearing role. Antiabortion legislation was part of an antifeminist backlash to the growing movements for suffrage, voluntary motherhood, and other women's rights in the 19th century. *For more information, see Linda Gordon's Woman's Body, Woman's Right, rev. ed. (New York: Penguin Books, 1990).

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Comment by Chris on December 30, 2017 at 2:14am

I may have spoken too soon about the Onion. I haven't read it for a  decade or more.

Americans apparently bow and prey about trickle up economic theory.

Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday

The Onion

GOP Leaders Celebrate Decisive Win Over Americans

"GOP leaders reportedly celebrated Wednesday their decisive win over everyday American citizens."

Comment by Chris on December 29, 2017 at 5:15am

The sarcasm of the Onion doesn't work for me.

In reference or reply to the Potato famine.

Herbert Hoover and starving Soviets.

Comment by tom sarbeck on December 29, 2017 at 3:57am

As to GOP donors and leaders, the Onion now reports the truth.

Comment by Chris on December 29, 2017 at 1:43am

Uranium continues to be mined  even though nuclear powerplants  hold spent fuel rods and vast amounts of nuclear weapons contain more than enough uranium for medical and other scientific research.

My understanding is a plan to have France reprocess fuel rods fell through. 

Rick Perry, Trumps head of Department of Energy didn't know the DOE 'administors' nuclear regulation.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 28, 2017 at 6:24pm

The Onion

GOP Leaders Celebrate Decisive Win Over Americans

"GOP leaders reportedly celebrated Wednesday their decisive win over everyday American citizens."

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 27, 2017 at 11:34am

Jotham Timothy Bessey, thank you for your comment on Canada, politics, & abortion. 

 
 
 

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