Scripturient: Prayer isn’t stopping the violence

An acerbic piece in Maclean’s Magazine from June had the title “America’s mass delusion.” The subtitle read, “Surprisingly, the strategy of praying to God is not stopping the mass shootings in the U.S.” That piece was recirculated when the news of the latest and largest mass shooting in the USA broke. Fifty nine (so far) ...

350 or bust: “Together We Can End The Holocaust Against The Environment”

Reposted from Care2.com: Elder’s Meditation of the Day April 10 “Together we can end the Holocaust against the environment.” –Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders We are all familiar with the Holocaust against the people. When this happens we feel bad and we vow never to let it happen again. We need to seriously examine ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Police Chief Praying Crime Away

Justice will be served? He’s a Fundie, with a BADGE! That’s right folks, newly appointed Winnipeg police chief Devon Clunis is gonna clean up the streets….with prayer! Hallelujah Sweet Jebus, we gonna fill some murderous hearts with love tonight, just by whispering sweet nothings into the ear of our collective imaginary friend, AMEN! You know, ...

Canadian Progressive World: This year, Ramadan has a serious Google twist

Today, over a billion Muslims around the world begin to observe the holy month of Ramadan, fasting from dawn to sunset. This year, Google is in on the action. In a serious way. The search engine behemoth will stream Islamic prayers live from Mecca via a dedicated YouTube channel. That means millions around the world will be able to experience ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – A Sermon On Prayer

*In the style of the most stereotypical evangelical sermon voice you can imagine **congregation responses in red Brothers and Sisters! As I was perusing the web the other day, I heard a disturbing sound! *Amen I SAID As I was perusing the web the other day, I HEARD a DISTURBING sound! *AMEN! It was the ...

350 or bust: Martin Luther King: If You Don’t Stand Up For Justice, You Die Even If You Live To Be 90

Today in the United States it is Martin Luther King Day. Reverend King delivered this rousing sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in November, 1967, less than 5 months before he was murdered. Now, 45 years later, Reverend King continues to inspire people of conscience. In this day, at this time, we are ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: From Puppy Dogs to Perry

Rachel Maddow pokes fun at claims by insane religious kook Cindy Jacobs that, as a direct result of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s repeated calls for mass prayer, “the land is starting to rejoice.” Never mind the unremitting persistence of a record-breaking drought in Texas or the recent spread of wildfires across parts of the state ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Thinking It Through Brings Clarity

So what is an atheist who believes in a single secular public school system supposed to think about noon hour Muslim prayers in public schools. The answer should be simple but first let us look at the context. In the province of Ontario there are two publicly funded school systems, one for a specific religion ...

Dead Wild Roses: Proof that Prayer Does Not Work

My apologies for a video heavy week, but… Filed under: Religion Tagged: Prayer, Religion, The Power of Prayer

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

O Lord My God When I In Awesome Wonder performed at the Winner’s Concert of the 2008 International Praise Festival:

Dead Wild Roses: God’s Priorities

Filed under: Humour, Religion Tagged: Atheism, Prayer, Religion

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

We call on all people and nations to recognize the serious and potentially irreversible impacts of global warming caused by the anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and by changes in forests, wetlands, grasslands, and other land uses. We appeal to all nations to develop and implement, without delay, effective and fair policies ...