Why we should be concerned (and I am)

This is the short story:

Republic, Lost (my favorite version) [with Lawrence Lessig]

The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akVL7QY0S8A

Psywar 

Advertising & the Perfect Storm – Sut Jhally

Lifting the Veil: Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy

Not to mention:

Stephen Bezruchka – Is America Driving You Crazy?

James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change

The 11th Hour

Weak “god” escapes the clutches of an atheist argument

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chart via https://www.facebook.com/NonbelieverNation

This is a powerful flowchart of refutation against the modern “christian” authoritarian rationalization. It is practical and I commend its creator.

Have other nonbelievers ever considered what a “god” that is not all powerful could look like? It clearly escapes the clutches of this chart; omnipotency has always seemed self-contradictory anyway. 

I am about to say things that the vast majority of you will misunderstand. Have you ever experienced the “sacred” or “numinous” ? Have you reached the understanding that consciousness is a representation? Do you appreciate that technological development is accelerating exponentially? What’s your understanding of the relationship of the three preceding questions?