Politics, Economics, and Religion


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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Mueller gathers evidence that 2017 Seychelles meeting was effort to establish back channel to Kremlin (Washington Post)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 8. 6 Replies

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald Trump was an effort to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin — apparently…Continue

Tags: Seychelles, meeting, Putin, Russia, collusion

Amazon is taking over the world

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 1. 5 Replies

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

Tags: Amazon, monopoly

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2018 at 1:13pm

"If you do not want to stop the wheels of progress; if you do not want to go back to the Dark Ages; if you do not want to live again under tyranny, then you must guard your liberty, and you must not let the church get control of your government. If you do, you will lose the greatest legacy ever bequeathed to the human race—intellectual freedom."

~ Joseph Lewis, An Atheist Manifesto

Shared from Thomas Murray in commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful

Thank you Thomas and Loren!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2018 at 12:35pm

Having not watched Oprah Winfrey, I didn't know this.

... Perhaps more than any other single American, she is responsible for giving national platforms and legitimacy to all sorts of magical thinking, from pseudoscientific to purely mystical, fantasies about extraterrestrials, paranormal experience, satanic cults, and more. The various fantasies she has promoted on all her media platforms—her daily TV show with its 12 million devoted viewers, her magazine, her website, her cable channel—aren’t as dangerous as Donald Trump’s mainstreaming of false conspiracy theories, but for three decades she has had a major role in encouraging Americans to abandon reason and science in favor of the wishful and imaginary.

Oprah Winfrey Helped Create Our American Fantasyland

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 10, 2018 at 8:45am

I read Naomi Klein's No Is Not Enough recently. Excellent book.

  • A near-impenetrable sense of impunity—of being above the usual rules and laws—is a defining feature of this administration. Anyone who presents a threat to that impunity is summarily fired . . . Up to now in US politics there’s been a mask on the corporate states White House proxies: the smiling actor’s face of Ronald Reagan or the faux cowboy persona of George W. Bush (with Dick Cheney/Halliburton scowling in the background). Now the mask is gone. And no one is even bothering to pretend otherwise.

She writes with crystal clarity and well-informed, impassioned articulateness.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 10, 2018 at 12:21am

Chris, I agree, read and listen to Naomi Klein. She makes more sense than some of the people who represent us in government. 

By the way, I enjoy and appreciate the videos you recommended to me. The Goddess one was just outstanding. 

Comment by Chris on January 9, 2018 at 11:21pm

The problemss in Puerto Rico aaren't much different than the problems than Louisana with Hurricane Katrina. 

Perhaps Puerto Ricans should condider themselfs lucky that mercenaries wereen't sent in to kill them to prevent looting as happened with Hurricane Katriana.

Perhaps some should read some of Naomi Klein's books and writings to understand how it works.


GWB killed and privitized it.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on January 9, 2018 at 1:32pm

Joan, your “We don't need to name-call, accuse, or blame...and speak with confidence,” says it well.

We have much to celebrate. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 9, 2018 at 2:50am

Shared by Patricia over in Atheist Ailurophiles:

(cat with head on paw in a 'thinking' pose, caption:) My desire to be well informed is currently in deep conflict with my need to stay sane.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2018 at 11:43pm

Loren, I agree the bigger problem is the dolts that choose not to act against him. 

That is why we need to name the tyranny of religion as a harmful aspect of our nature and offer alternatives. 

Read Steve Wells, Drunk with Blood - God's Killings in the Bible. 

We don't need to name-call, accuse, or blame; we just point out the slavery, conquests, willingness to kill children in the name of their holy book. We can ask the tough questions as spelled out by Peter Boghossian, A Manual for Creating Atheists.

We only need to celebrate the absence of belief in deities. We can back up any and all our claims with evidence; we know the natural order of things and it does not include superstition, myths, fairy tales, or wishful thinking; we are competent in our knowledge and speak with confidence. 


Comment by Loren Miller on January 5, 2018 at 9:52pm

Joan, at this point, I'm not certain that Dolt 45 even CARES what fact or fiction are.  He just makes his assertions, figuring that no one will check them [cha, right!].  Thing is, a bigger problem than Drumpf are those who are riding his coattails and won't act against him.  For them, it's Party over Country, and unless that is confronted head-on, this country is in DEEP SHIT.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2018 at 9:26pm

In 347 days, President Trump has made 1,950 false and misleading cl...He appears to be unable to separate fact from fiction. 

Trump seems to not know how to look at crowds and know the difference between large and small crowds.

He appears to be unable to deal fairly with people who work for him.

He makes claims about bringing productions back to the U.S. which clearly are not true; outsourcing and robotics take away many living-wage jobs.

He maintains that he knows how to structure taxes in ways that benefit all, even as he takes away the safety net of workers and weakens their bargaining powers.

His foreign policy becomes visible based on who is the fastest of the most destructive weapons known t....  

He came into office by Electoral College, not by popular vote.

Trump is a puppet president.

Trumps opened territory for offshore drilling throughout U.S. coast... with an expected $15 billion in new federal revenue from drilling fees. We should be closing down fossil fuels and putting investments into alternative ...

If we expect to protect life as we know it, we have to be able to separate fact from fiction.

I don't trust Trump with my physical and financial well-being nor do I trust him as POTUS.




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