What If The Economy Never, Ever, Gets Better?

Humans are part of the universe, not its masters.  … the interrelatedness of all things, as expressed in Buddhism, is also lived in the tradtions of indigenous peoples…  Sulak Sivaraksa This is in an article on Huffington Post, “Buddhism and the End of Economic Growth”.  The article discussed causes of our current economic malaise.  It was an …
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The One Great Source Of Moral Wisdom? Ourselves.

Many times, here and around the city where I live, this question is asked:  “What is the source of moral values for Freethinkers?”  The implication being Freethinkers have no way to establish moral values. Pat Robertson’s approval of divorcing a spouse with altizmers disease surely falls into the category of a decision involving moral values. …
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Presidential Candidate’s Platform

“Friends, it is an honor to stand before you as a Candidate for President of the United States.  Let me tell you the story of how I came to be here. “A friend of mine, a pastor, and I were having coffee when he said, ‘You know, the folks who are running for President just don’t…
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Economics And Religion In The U. S.

“You will find since recorded history groups with occupations most fraught with uncertainty will have the most enthusiasm for supernatural religious beliefs.  Farmers have always been a very religious group.  Bankers are not as religious.” The professor in my first year of graduate school made me lean forward. I had come to realize by age 22 when people spoke…
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Founding Fathers Intended A Christian Nation, “Absurd”.

So many Christian pundits proclaim the Founding Fathers intended for the Unitied States to be a “Christian Nation”.  They are resourceful in their justifications.  “They wanted to differentiate our country from those in Europe.”  “Christianity was so obvious there was no need to write it in.” These explanations are impossible to reconcile with “facts on the ground”.  Author Susan Jacoby,…
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