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  • 00:44

    Talking with author Jeff Rasley Godless Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs

    in Lifestyle

    Jeff Rasley had a successful law practice for 30 years, made profitable investments, and so left law for more satisfying endeavors at the age of 55.  I am the president of one foundation and serve on the board of 5 nonprofit corporations.  In addition to 40+ articles, I've written eight books, six nonfiction and two fiction.  The most recent was published Nov 11, 2014, GODLESS -- Living a Valuable Life Beyond Beliefs at http://www.amazon.com/dp/069232481X.  It advocates replacing religious doctrines and political ideologies with pragmatic humanistic values. 


     


    The major claim of the book is "Beliefs divide us; values unite us." It makes the case that religious extremism and political gridlock can be defeated with pragmatic decision-making guided by shared values.  It also argues that our own lives are more valuable when we recognize our own and others' common humanity and then guide our life decisions by positive values.  Finding our own unique equilibrium of taking care of ourselves and sharing our time and talents is encouraged, rather than trying to follow religious doctrines or political ideologies. The book straddles memoir, philosophy-theology, social science, and advice/self-help.  Wisdom gained from the Rai people of Basa Nepal, Quaker values, and the American philosophy of classical Pragmatism are interwoven (probably a first in English literature). 


     


     

  • 01:00

    Godless American with host Caleb Owens

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    Godless American with host Caleb Owens

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    Join Godless American to discuss current events in America and the world around us. Godless American with host Caleb Owens is your connection to liberal, atheist viewpoints and news. Give us a call, give your two cents and we hope you enjoy listening to Godless American.

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    Godless American with host Caleb Owens

    in Politics Progressive

    A talk show for the rest of America. Host, Caleb Owens, sifts through America's atheist and liberal news. Join the conversation; put in your two cents. With a little humor, and plenty of wit, Godless American holds nothing back. Get it here first, your atheist and liberal points of view.

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    Godless American with host Caleb Owens

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    Join Godless American to discuss current events in America and the world around us. Godless American with host Caleb Owens is your connection to liberal, atheist viewpoints and news. Give us a call, give your two cents and we hope you enjoy listening to Godless American.

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    Godless American with host Caleb Owens

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    Join Godless American to discuss current events in America and the world around us. Godless American with host Caleb Owens is your connection to liberal, atheist viewpoints and news. Give us a call, give your two cents and we hope you enjoy listening to Godless American.

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    Godless American with host Caleb Owens

    in Current Events

    A talk show for the rest of America. Host, Caleb Owens, sifts through America's atheist and liberal news. Join the conversation; put in your two cents. With a little humor, and plenty of wit, Godless American holds nothing back. Get it here first, your atheist and liberal points of view.

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    Godless American with host Caleb Owens

    in Politics Progressive

    A talk show for the rest of America. Host, Caleb Owens, sifts through America's atheist and liberal news. Join the conversation; put in your two cents. With a little humor, and plenty of wit, Godless American holds nothing back. Get it here first, your atheist and liberal points of view.

  • 00:57

    Godless – Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs

    in Books

    “Beliefs divide us, values unite us. Fight violence with values.”


    Godless – Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs is Jeff Rasley’s 8th book and it is


    - A value-based counter-attack against religious fanaticism and political gridlock.


    - A critique of fundamentalism and ideological politics and a remedy for what ails the Church and the political order.


    - A middle way between orthodoxy and atheism to save religion in the advancing age of unbelief and a pragmatic approach to encourage political activism to counter apathy.


    It shows how religious and political extremism can be defeated with pragmatism and positive values.


    The book is available through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P766NYO


    Jeff Rasley is a retired lawyer, professor in the Honors Program at Butler University, organizes and leads Himalayan trekking expeditions, and is president of the Basa Village Foundation. His website is http://www.jeffreyrasley.com

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    Godless American with host Caleb Owens

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    Godless American with host Caleb Owens

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