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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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New New Atheism?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 11 Replies

Chris Hall published an interesting essay in Alternet, picked up by Raw Story:Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris are old news — a totally different Atheism is on the riseCHRIS HALL, ALTERNET25 MAY 2016 AT 00:18 ET…Continue

Tags: Social, Justice, Atheism, New, Hitchens

An Extraordinary Discussion with Ibrahim Al-Buleihi

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I sometimes amaze myself with the discoveries I make in my wanderings about the internet, especially YouTube.  I just came upon the following video, which is a conversation between two Arabs, one of them being Ibrahim Al-Buleihi, a liberal writer…Continue

Tags: progress, Islam, East, West, Arab

Real (inflation-adjusted) market performance & all recessions since 1871 defined by National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 4. 1 Reply

Just look at how unstable our economy is and has been the past 145 years! Yes, there are fewer recessions now than 100 or even 50 years ago. The people harmed by these fluctuations are people who work for a living. Their earning power and consumer…Continue

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Comment by tom sarbeck on May 9, 2016 at 4:18am

Yes, Jennifer; many Bernie supporters.

Comment by Jennifer W on May 9, 2016 at 4:11am
Any Bernie supporters here?
Comment by Loren Miller on May 6, 2016 at 2:47pm

I'll be there, too, Joan, less to pick brains than just to participate.  And as to someone I'd like to just chat with, Seth Andrews is the first person to come to mind.

As for Trump, he may be the apotheosis of the Republican's obsession with sizzle vs. steak.  He is all bloviation and bluster, the product of reality TV crossed with way too much money and influence ... and he needs to be voted down so hard he BOUNCES.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 6, 2016 at 2:32pm

Rachel Ford has a way with words.

… Donald Trump’s ascendency… should … be a wake up call to the Republican Party that that old fallback of prioritizing the demands of religious fanatics to win elections has an expiration date after all. … Trump’s success doesn’t mean that the Religious Right is defanged — just that, at least on a temporary basis, Republican voters were swayed by more pressing concerns than what was happening in other people’s pants.

Donald Trump Has Won the Republican Game of Thrones

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 5, 2016 at 11:07pm

Great Catch-22/Trump-context quote, Loren! <sigh>

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 5, 2016 at 9:11pm

I'm jealous, Daniel. I'd love to attend too, but I hate crowds, even non-superstitious ones.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 5, 2016 at 9:09pm
Daniel, you may be our eyes and ears at the Reason Rally, our reporter on the scene. I hope the turnout is huge; I also hope you get to participate in discussions with "stars of the show".
If I were there, i would hound David Silverman and pick his brain about firebrand atheism. l would also enjoy sitting with Dilahunte to discuss debate strategy.
With whom would you enjoy a chat?
Comment by Loren Miller on May 5, 2016 at 6:51pm

Breathe, Daniel ... just breathe!

Comment by Daniel W on May 5, 2016 at 6:40pm
Joan, I bought my tickets and made hotel reservations for the Reason Rally in June. Then I saw your post ant thought, Oh No! I reserved the wrong month! But, figured out the DAY of reason is not the same as the RALLY for reason. Whew!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 5, 2016 at 1:30am

 
 
 

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