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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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Judge blocks Trump wind-down of Dreamers program

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Judge blocks Trump wind-down of Dreamers programSan Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge William Alsup “blocked President…Continue

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Judge blocks Trump wind-down of Dreamers program

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Religions beginnings

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Hey, Who wants to start a new religion?While studying for my B.Sc. I had to take a course called natural disasters. I noticed that the biggest natural disasters coincided with the start of one of the major sects in Christianity.Pentecost was the…Continue

punishing doubt [cc] 1 & 2

Started by Joan Denoo Dec 28, 2017. 0 Replies

punishing doubt  1Parents, family, teachers, and friends sometimes experience doubt when questioning a loved one…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 28, 2012 at 10:08pm

sk8eycat, That is a jewel! And so true. Having worked in a prison I know it is not all that great, but given the alternatives for older women with such poor retirement plans, this makes great sense. I'm going to repost it on Facebook. Thanks. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 28, 2012 at 4:59pm

I posted this "joke" in "Hang With Friends," but I think it belongs here, too.  It especially applies to women because for so long we have been paid less than men doing the same work, and the less one is paid the less one pays into Social InSecurity (in the USA), and the less you get when you retire.  should you become widowed, your "benefits" are reduced, and if you should be lucky enough to remarry, they're cut even more. No wonder so many couples my age just live together...and are happy that way.  So:

New Medicare Program

You're a sick senior citizen and the government says there is no nursing home available for you. So what do you do?

Our plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 4 bullets. You are allowed to shoot four Politicians.

Of course, this means you will be sent to prison where you will get three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating, air conditioning and all the health care you need!
Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That’s great. Need a new hip, knees, kidney, lungs or heart? They’re all covered.
As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you as often as they do now.

And who will be paying for all of this? It’s the same government that just told you that you they cannot afford for you to go into a home.

Plus,  because you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income taxes anymore.

Is this a great country or what?
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2012 at 12:35am

Ruth, great cartoon!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 25, 2012 at 10:56pm

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 22, 2012 at 8:47pm


and at 4:20 wow. now that's some subject.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 18, 2012 at 11:20am

Secular Jim, that is a fascinating situation and one that I heartily endorse. She certainly used good judgment and effective action. Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 18, 2012 at 7:26am

A student has sent a rejection letter to the University of Oxford f...

familiar tone.. to the privy schools/universities here

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 15, 2012 at 12:48am

Steve,

We're Already In The Second Great Depression, We Just Don't Realize It Yet. STEVE KEEN: by Gus Lubin|December 03, 2011

Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-12-03/markets/30471134_1_s...

What's The Real Unemployment Rate?  16 Oct 2011

Nouriel Roubini does the math:

but the one that includes discouraged workers who have left the labor force or partially unemployment has gone from 16.2 percent to 16.5 percent. And if you add to it the millions of people that you have in jail in the U.S. -- which is four times the amount of any civilized country as a share of population -- than unemployment is probably closer to 20 percent. And that's just among the average population. For minorities, the youth, or unskilled people that don't have a high school degree, the number is closer to 30 percent. 

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/10/what-is-washington-...


Joseph E. Stiglitz - 2010. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy - Page 64
The real unemployment rate.

I no longer have the book here, but according to Google, he addressed the real unemployment rate ... it is 2009 figures, if I remember correctly, but they were bad then. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2012 at 10:19pm

Suzanne, I doubt if you can make others mad; others might be mad because of what is going on inside their minds, they make themselves mad.  They could have felt sad, happy, afraid, enlightened, jealous, victorious, hurt, enriched; it is what goes on inside their heads that create reactions.

A person can be told he/she talks too much and the person may respond with appreciation, hurt feelings, picked on, trivialized, amused; it depends on the person's internal situation.

A person may feel helpless, indeed there are things one cannot control, floods for example, and one may be washed out to sea and not have the strength to swim back to safety. On the other hand, if one lives on a flood plain and ignores that reality, he/she may neglect taking precautions against flooding or not prepare for the probability of a flood taking control of one's life. 

You wrote, "I'm sorry if I made others mad at me. The holidays for me are always a time when I will vent against organized religion ..."

Perhaps there is a reason you want to vent; perhaps it is important you vent; perhaps a situation exists that needs to be vented; or perhaps you feel shame and guilt for venting; or perhaps you are taking on something that needs to be confronted and feel badly that you are the one making the noise. 

And finally, I would say that because one is born into a culture that limits or prescribes how one should think puts mind-binders on that child.  When the mind-bound individual resists, friction and conflict result.  Think of the Chinese women who have bound feet, the deliberate crippling of women to maintain control over them. As an old Chinese woman told me, it was a crime to deliberately cripple her body but the worst crime was crippling her mind.  

Comment by suzanne Buzz on January 1, 2012 at 11:03pm

I'm sorry if I made others mad at me. The holidays for me are always a time when I will vent against organized religion so I apologize for making others mad at me. I loved all the group posts they helped me a lot:)

 
 
 

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