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For many people, particularly those in Western, Christian cultures, religion is equated with belief. Religious beliefs, which are held to be true and not to be challenged or questioned, provide the ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 09:00 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Once upon a time, in a land far away, I participated in a writer's workshop. We were given the first phrase of the beginning of a story and asked to finish that beginning. You are invited to do ...
by rserven
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 11:12 AM PST with 30 Recommends
Social psychologists have documented that persons readily, and correctly, discern that individuals who hold factual beliefs different from their own have formed those views to fit their group ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
The basic premise of cultural theory is that individuals can be expected to form beliefs about societal dangers that reflect and reinforce their commitments to one or another idealized form of ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
The other night I asked and found out by a huge margin that most Daily Kos users are not now the same religious/non-religious adherents as their parents. Tonight I am curious as to see if you are ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 78 comments on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 06:34 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
One of the important goals of public education is to inculcate us with the values, myths and visions of our country.  After all, a nation is composed of a group of people with a common set of values,
by RationalPolitics
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 03:00 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
In the northern hemisphere, there are some people quite open in ‘learning’ and ‘sharing’ culture. They are indigenous people in North America. One of their group named Mikmaq, they live in ...
by budimanibnu
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 07:34 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Dominant convictions, for good or ill, disclose the shared fate of a people; the convictions going out of favor do the same. Politics, in my way of thinking, is at best a tertiary or later ...
by Richard Van Ingram
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 11:03 PM PST with 1 Recommend
One person may insist that The Americas comprise the continents of North and South America, and that any native or permanent resident of this landmass is “an American.” This person may be ...
by David Satterlee
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:06 AM PST with 0 Recommends
You often know when something just doesn't look or smell right. Our minds allow us to adapt to a wide range of environments and circumstances. We learn, from our companions and our experience, what ...
by David Satterlee
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 06:09 AM PST with 0 Recommends
The government shut down is a publicity stunt. While I think this is obvious to the casual observer, what I'm not sure is so obvious is the strategy. Republicans are using it as a commercial to ...
by akadjian
Comment Count 93 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 07:05 AM PDT with 206 Recommends
And spending money on "safe rooms" for kids and people in the tornado state of Oklahoma: Wolf Blitzer Asks Atheist Tornado Survivor If She 'Thanks The Lord' The Huffington Post | By Braden ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed May 22, 2013 at 09:44 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
So today started with more screaming. But I will be going home.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 06:18 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
I believe that if one is to truly be able to hold onto a belief, or lack thereof, he or she should have some kind of "escape clause" which, if triggered, would invite that person to shift beliefs. ...
by Risen Tree
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed May 01, 2013 at 08:26 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
I shouldn't be like this: a liberal Democrat in the great, grand, and glorious state of Texas. A redder state you'll never, and hopefully, won't, see. A state where there's a church on just about ...
by bobwilk
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 02:58 PM PST with 10 Recommends
I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am to my parents for how I was raised. Given no one really knows going into parenthood how to raise children, my parents certainly did an ...
by What A Pithy
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
How about Shutting the Fuck Up?!?!?!?
by Kyrie 1
Comment Count 75 comments on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 03:08 PM PST with 27 Recommends
This post was generated as a reaction to Alan Grayson's post about Mitt Romney's religion, though this post isn't about Mr. Romney in particular. The short version: If saying "I belong to religion ...
by onanyes
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 05:41 AM PST with 9 Recommends
If you are of a certain age, and had a parent or parents who lived through the depression, fought in World War II and then came back to create the 'modern' world of the last half of the past ...
by Timothy L Smith
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 06:39 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Does my title sound combative? It is in a non violent spirit. First, my world model says that we all operate using world models. Second my world model says that the reason we have ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 03:07 PM PDT with 1 Recommend