Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Jesus Loves You?

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – In for a penny…

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Alberta Politics: Church in fight over Alberta LGBTQ policy espouses far-right ideology, has close tie to advocacy group

PHOTOS: The New Testament Baptist Church near Spruce Grove, just west of Edmonton. Below: The vandalized sign, with some of the scrubbed pink spray paint still visible; additional signs on the site promoting the church and school; and administrator Rev. Brian Coldwell and private school advocate Donna Trimble, the latter two shots from the CBC. ...

Alberta Politics: St. Albert Catholic school board has spent more than $367,000 to defend firing of transgender teacher

PHOTOS: Transgender teacher Jan Buterman (Metro Newspapers photo). Below: Duncan Kinney of Progress Alberta, the former Pope Benedict, and David Keohane, Superintendent of Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools. ST. ALBERT, Alberta The St. Albert Catholic school board has spent at least $367,188 of taxpayer money to keep a transgender former teacher named Jan Buterman from ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Missing Names in Matthew

Most of my readers will be shocked by the glaring inaccuracies in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus.  Could it be that yet another part of the bible just isn’t accurate? Filed under: Religion Tagged: Genealogy, Jesus, Matthew, The DWR Sunday Religious Disserivce

Alberta Politics: Bitter Twitter commentators battle Dippers: Apparently size matters after all! Who knew?

Back in February 2013, then-Alberta-premier Alison Redford announced that, “recognizing the impact of falling resource revenues on our bottom line, my government will lead by example with a smaller, more focused cabinet.” At the time, the usual suspects in the provincial news media seemed to think her reduction of the cabinet from 20 to 19 ...

A Puff of Absurdity: If I May But Touch His Garment

I went to see Chris Hedges speak last night.  His words brought forth a mix of devastation and elation, with some in the congregation compelled to applaud after every few sentences.  He’s a brilliant storyteller, and I could have listened to him all night.  It went far too quickly. I had a chance to speak ...

The Disaffected Lib: Does This Mean No More Chocolate Bunnies?

Cute Little Buggers, Eh? Hold the presses!  Word out of Israel that the lost tomb of Jesus has been found and it contained the ossuaries (bone boxes) of Jesus; Mrs. Jesus (aka Mary Magdalene), their son, Judah (aka “Junior”); and six others. Dr Aryeh Shimron says he has carried out new tests that suggest it ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – If Jesus Returned – darkmatter2525

Darkmatter2525 is at it again, placing the Jebus back on earth – but of course in this new security conscious era things might not turn out for the best. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, DarkMatter2525, Jesus, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disserivce

The Canadian Progressive: Compassion creates happiness, freedom and better relationships

Kozo Hattori, a writer and counselor, explains how compassion creates happiness, freedom from gender stereotypes, and better relationships with others. The post Compassion creates happiness, freedom and better relationships appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Chris Hedges: Predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity

Chris Hedges and Detroit’s Rev. David Bullock discuss predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity, justice and revolution on The Real News Network. The post Chris Hedges: Predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

drive-by planet: Atlanta billboard features Banksy’s mural of West Bank wall: ‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ conference

This is a two-part post dealing with resistance to the Israeli occupation. The common thread is Christian-related… in one case billboard art with a controversial slant on the the nativity story and in another the growing evangelical resistance to Israeli occupation. Thanks to ifAmericansknew.org, a billboard in Atlanta is host to the artwork of British ...

drive-by planet: Atlanta billboard features Banksy’s mural of West Bank wall: ‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ conference

This is a two-part post dealing with resistance to the Israeli occupation. The first part covers news of a controversial Israel-related Banksy mural in the Atlanta area. The second stays with the Christian theme to discuss the growing numbers of American evangelicals who are openly critical of Israel and expressing increased solidarity with the Palestinian ...

Dead Wild Roses: “Pro Life” Procedure For Men

Role reversal. It’s a fantastic way to check if a situation is horribly wrong. A brilliant example of this is found about 3 minutes in on this pretty great video. It follows the point I made in a previous post, but in a new, wonderfully hilarious way.  Watch, laugh, be better equipped to deal with ...

A Puff of Absurdity: Further to York University’s Discrimination Issues…

If you haven’t heard, a York University prof denied a student’s request to work in all male groups for religious reasons.  York’s Centre for Human Rights suggested the student should be granted the request to avoid being with women in public.   I commented with my views here: I see education as a stepping stone ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Merry Christmas!

I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and/or the joy and warmth of the holiday season. Make 2014 a year of more love, more compassion, more sharing and more service. Three things to mark this day: Some pictures. Here are 75 amazing pictures from 2013. Some more pictures. Here are 100 of the ...

A Puff of Absurdity: On Saying "Merry Christmas!"

I’ve come across a few recent bits of writing from people who think we should do away with “Merry Christmas.”  Even though I’m an atheist, I love Christmas, and I really hope I don’t offend people with the following because it is Christmas and all! The rules around what’s allowed during Christmas at my public school ...

A Puff of Absurdity: On John Stuart Mill, Free Speech, and Climate Change

I got caught up in a few arguments about climate change recently that just reinforced to me, that there’s still such a strong bashlash against the entire idea that we’re unlikely to move forward quickly enough to be effective. Paper is trees! My school board is fundraising for the Philippines, and I’m totally on board ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Key of Keys

Egoless divine pride: the most glorious concept I have ever heard – from Tibetan Buddhism. The Uttara Tantra elaborates: There once was a prince, who lost his memory and forgot who he was. Lost in forgetfulness and confusion, he wandered aimlessly, and became a homeless beggar. Years later, a minister to the king came across ...

A Puff of Absurdity: Humans: Too Invasive or Too Compassionate to Survive

In my last post, and elsewhere over the years, I went all Agent Smith and suggested that humans are a virus that can’t be contained. All other animals work within their environment to regulate their population.  As long as people don’t mess things up by moving animals around (like bringing rabbits to Australia where they have ...

Dead Wild Roses: Aww…Jesus!

I was unaware of the meme-status of beast jesus.  🙂 Filed under: Humour Tagged: Funny, Humour, Jesus

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Spikey messiah

So does this mean Moses was a stegosaurus? Alltop turns all four cheeks.

Trashy's World: Legitimizing myths and superstitions…

…And I have a Loblaws bag with the remains of a Leprechaun contained therein. Really! I do! An Israeli antiquities dealer has been acquitted of forging relics, including the contentious James ossuary — the casket said to have held the remains of the brother of Jesus. A judge acquitted Oded Golan of the most serious ...

The Scott Ross: Conservatives Know Protests Don’t Depend On Attendance

Conservatives should know better than anyone that it isn’t the number of people who protest that is important, what matters is why they’re doing it. Many have attacked the turnout of protests against the government in recent years, from the anti-prorogation rallies to protests over the recent robocall scandal. Conservative critics cite poor showings and ...

Trashy's World: Using FB and Twitter…

…seems to be becoming popular as direct lines to an omnipotent, omnipresent being. And I’m getting quite bored with it all. Specifically, I’ve had quite enough of Facebook updates, Twitter tweets that go something like this: “I know 99% of my friends won’t re-post this, but please do if you believe that prayers work / ...