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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 4 hours ago. 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 17 hours ago. 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 24, 2013 at 7:54pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2013 at 5:07am

Chris, You are welcome. 

Comment by Plinius on June 24, 2013 at 4:16am

Thanks for Daniel Somers' letter, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2013 at 2:08am

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2013 at 2:07am

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2013 at 2:05am

Is he a traitor? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2013 at 2:04am

Michael Yon 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2013 at 2:00am

"So I watched "Man of Steel" today.

"At one point, when he is fighting the bad guys from his home planet, they tell him "The fact that you possess a sense of morality, and we do not, gives us an evolutionary advantage. And evolution always wins."

"As a biology major who knows that this is absolutely incorrect, I laughed my head off for about four minutes at this blatant Christian attack on evolution. It was so obvious and so funny, I just couldn't help myself laughing. I went into the movie having been warned it had Christian undertones, but this terrible representation of  evolution got me going.

"In fact, altruism, and the morality that stems from it, is an essential aspect of the evolution of social animals. It's about as far from the truth as you can get, to claim that no sense of morality incurs an evolutionary advantage. However, I can see how Christian conservatives would eat it up. It's so sad.

~Andrew~
That is right. An individual standing alone is raw meat for the predator. It is through working together cooperatively that great advances occur in health, productivity, and community. 
Humans who understand this prosper, and so does the group.
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2013 at 1:56am

Oh! this is right on target!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2013 at 1:54am

Morgan, you are correct, it is not fear that is the underlying problem, it is sick thinking that generates the fear.

Morgan Freeman, "I hate the word 'Homophobia'"

 
 
 

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