Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Falwell U allows guns in dorms

Yes … Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, has announced that it is ending its ban on guns in dorms. Like this is supposed to make us feel any safer. They claim it’s a stand against terrorists. Apparently students can already keep guns in their cars. The campus police is even offering free ...

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Falwell U allows guns in dorms

Yes … Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, has announced that it is ending its ban on guns in dorms. Like this is supposed to make us feel any safer. They claim it’s a stand against terrorists. Apparently students can already keep guns in their cars. The campus police is even offering free ...

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Falwell U allows guns in dorms

Yes … Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, has announced that it is ending its ban on guns in dorms. Like this is supposed to make us feel any safer. They claim it’s a stand against terrorists. Apparently students can already keep guns in their cars. The campus police is even offering free ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religious Freedom

We have not featured Betty Bowers for awhile, thus, enter her definitely non-satirical take on the topic of religious freedom.     Filed under: Religion Tagged: Betty Bowers, Religious Freedom, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Christian Terrorism – Featuring Mr. Deity

  When will we have justice?  When we apply the same standards to ourselves that we apply to our enemies.   Have you heard any of the moderate christian representatives expression contrition for acts of their radical wing?  The fact that we expect moderate islamic representatives to apologize is the only lesson you’ll need to ...

Dead Wild Roses: Drain the Swamp – The Colorado Planned Parenthood Tragedy

    The cesspool that is toxic masculinity, the sea we all swim in,  had a newsworthy (aka an effect on people other than women) peak at the Planned Parenthood in Colorado. “Three people were killed and nine others injured after gunfire ripped through a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., during an hours-long standoff ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Watch out! – Christian Black Friday Follies

    Imagine if you would a salt shaker on your dinner table.  Now imagine another shaker on your table, only filled with bullshit.  Most of organized religion is this shaker filled with shit that people add (voluntary or not) to the various dishes and activities in their lives.  Our happy thought experiment plays on the ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: E-FLAP #000010 – Joshua Attempts Science/Science, Again

Well Joshua is back with his second installment of  “How Conservatives Can Reclaim Science”, and still no science.  When I first read Joshua’s second article I didn’t think much of it, for he had very little to say about science.  Then after a second, more careful reading, I realized I was mistaken and there is ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: E-FLAP #000010 – Joshua Attempts Science/Science, Again

Well Joshua is back with his second installment of  “How Conservatives Can Reclaim Science”, and still no science.  When I first read Joshua’s second article I didn’t think much of it, for he had very little to say about science.  Then after a second, more careful reading, I realized I was mistaken and there is ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: E-FLAP #000010 – Joshua Attempts Science/Science, Again

Well Joshua is back with his second installment of  “How Conservatives Can Reclaim Science”, and still no science.  When I first read Joshua’s second article I didn’t think much of it, for he had very little to say about science.  Then after a second, more careful reading, I realized I was mistaken and there is ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion and Patriarchy – Doing ‘Solids’ for Each Other All Over the Damn World.

Welcome gentle readers.  Today I ask of thee but a kernel of patience whilst I set up the topic at hand. Teh Role of teh Female in the Religious Stuff. Religion and Patriarchy actively conspire against the female half of humanity.  We have to look no further than Christian Patriarchy over here and Islamic Fundamentalism ...

Dead Wild Roses: No Room at the Inn

Sham, 1 year oldRoszke/Horgos. In the very front, just alongside the border between Serbia and Hungary by the 4-meter-high iron gate, Sham is laying in his mother’s arms. Just a few decimeters behind them is the Europe they so desperately are trying to reach. Only one day before, the last refugees were allowed through and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – The War on Christmas (TM) 2015

It has come to the attention of credible journalists and serious Christian scholars, that Starbucks – owned by a JEW!!! – hates Baby Jesus, Christians, and Christmas, and has been trying to subvert and destroy Christian America(TM)’s sacred Christmas traditions, by gradually removing Christian imagery from its Holiday CHRISTmas red cups!  Clearly the End Times ...

Bill Longstaff: Religion is bad for kids

It might strike some as surprising, but it shouldn’t. A study by academics from seven countries suggests that children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious families. According to the researchers, “Overall, our findings … contradict the common-sense and popular assumption that children from religious households are more altruistic ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion Makes Children Meaner.

        How could a set of rules, ostensibly designed to threaten people with eternal and damnation ever cause them to be less empathic and more judgemental toward others?  I just don’t see that happening – commonsense tells me that people with religious dogma pounded into their skulls, if anything, should be more caring and compassionate ...

LeDaro: Christians drop, ‘nones (not nuns)’ soar in new religion portrait- U.S.A. Today

-The shrinking numbers of Christians and their loss of market share is the most significant change since 2007 (when Pew did its first U.S. Religious Landscape survey) and the new, equally massive survey of 35,000 U.S. adults.- Read more here.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Satan, Football, and the ‘Persecution’ of Christians.

“My special magic is true and yours isn’t.”  This is shall be the running theme of our look at the recent hullabaloo at Bremerton High School, in Washington state.     The story breaks down as this.  Football Coach guy leads a christian prayer on the 50 yard line after each football game.  He’s been doing ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion Vs Reality

I wouldn’t buy the house either. :>   Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, Religion Versus Reality, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion Vs Reality

I wouldn’t buy the house either. :>   Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, Religion Versus Reality, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: We Can All Be Manipulated

Theramin Trees has put up another wonderfully well done video. I am once again in awe of his clarity and thoroughness. Truly, his is some of the highest quality content on youtube. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend watching his other videos after you’ve finished with this one. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Cognitive Dissonance, Manipulative Groups, ...

Dead Wild Roses: We Can All Be Manipulated

Theramin Trees has put up another wonderfully well done video. I am once again in awe of his clarity and thoroughness. Truly, his is some of the highest quality content on youtube. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend watching his other videos after you’ve finished with this one. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Cognitive Dissonance, Manipulative Groups, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Force Would Be With Me (My Religious Loophole)

Good Sunday Morning to my fair readership here at DWR.  Yes, you heard me right, the loophole in my militant atheism has been exposed!  If becoming religious came along with the Star Wars movie force like powers – I’d be in like Flynn. Because honestly, who wouldn’t want to do this?  It would be awesome.   ...

Bill Longstaff: Niqab nonsense—much ado about nothing

I am no fan of the niqab. Hell, I’m no fan of religion. But if a Moslem woman wants to wear a niqab at a citizenship ceremony for religious reasons, I can’t think of a single reason why I, or the state on my behalf, should prevent her. As long, that is, as she is ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Supply Side Jesus

The mounting Neo-liberal oligarchy couldn’t exists if American christians actually followed the teachings of Jesus, thus Supply Side Jesus was born to fill the gap.  Bill Mahr paints the funny, yet troubling, picture of what much of mainstream religious discourse has become in the United States.     Marx said in his Critique of Hegel’s ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how we should call out the Cons’ bigotry surrounding the niqab for its own ill intent as well as for its effect of distracting from more substantive election issues. For further reading…– The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision confirming that the niqab is a matter of religious freedom protected by the Charter is ...