Eclectic Lip: Dieseldammerüng

image taken from despair.com’s latest t-shirt Before we get to this message’s main event, I’ll throw another brief shoutout to Pope Francis. Sure, he leads one of the world’s socially most regressive organizations, but he seems to be pulling in the right direction, and ultimately, he’s not in fact that powerful — his level of authority is more ...

Dead Wild Roses: Post Christian America – Oh Yah Baby!

Let’s put it this way, I’m glad he’s on our side. 🙂 Enjoy 8 minutes of christian smack-down courtesy of Brian Dalton aka Mr. Deity.   Filed under: Religion Tagged: Mr.Deity, Post Christian America, The DWR Sunday Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – God’s Life Hacks

Hard to argue with this top 10 11 list of religious christian life hacks… 🙂 10. How to Deal with Annoying Neighbours. 9.  How to Peel a Banana. 8.  How to Get an Abortion. 7.  Foreskins: Perfect Gift for Any Occasion. 6.  How to Get High Without Using Drugs 5.  How to Donate Sperm Without ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religious Liberty is Shit – Kim Davis and Her Struggle with Reality

It was nice. I was on a lovely sabbatical, my time was restful and chock full of repose, languidity, and tranquility.   I was defended from hearing about the woes of the Oppressed Christian Majority in the United States.  My ire toward the loon-factory that is organized religion was at an all time low.  It was ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice -You’ve Never Seen a Ghost (Holy or otherwise).

The universe is an amazing thing. While you are “sitting still” reading this post, you, me, and everyone else are hurdling through space at an unfathomable speed. This is almost as amazing as the fact that we, for the most part, don’t even notice that we’re doing it. The Earth rotates 1,600km/h at the equator, which ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: HarperMan

Not surprisingly, the musician is being investigated by the paranoid and vindictive Harper Government. The Streisand Effect is working though, and www.HarperMan.ca is a hit today. When I tweeted #Harperman last June & you RTed it @saskboy, I did wonder if #cpc thugs would come after Tony. They sure did. @althiaraj — deBeauxOs (@deBeauxOs1) August ...

Christy's Houseful of Chaos » politics: yep, I’m going to write about the Duggar scandal.

I’m writing about the Duggar family because I think what the situation is a good one for shining light on the different ways people interpret things. The Duggar family need to decide how they will handle it, and they will decide that but everyone else who hears about the case gets to decide how they ...

Dead Wild Roses: Backed Into A Corner, Poked with a Stick – Arguing with Religious People.

How does one win an argument with another that doesn’t accept the basic tenets of reality.  Recently over at Violet Wisp’s blog the religious element was once again taking the moral low road on abortion and left with trying to explain how their religion was explicitly “pro-life” when in fact their magic book is, in ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Devil’s Purpose

Darkmatter2525, once again, is featured on today’s disservice.  Enjoy. Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, The Devil’s Purpose, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Imprison Pat!

Morning everyone. I’d like to share a Word of the Master video with you today. The intolerance is strong with religion and really is only a path to further divisiveness and conflict.  Let’s not continue the religious cycle of marginalizing and fearing other people based on bronze age melodrama. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Homosexuality, Mr.Deity, ...

LeDaro: Religion and politics

Major religion’s total followers in the world are: Christian: 2.6 billion (with b.)Muslims: 1.6 billionJews : 13 million only. 6 million Jews live in Israel and rest of the 7 million are spread around the world especially in U.S, Canada and European countries. Yet Israel/Jews control the foreign policies of U.S. Canada, Germany, Britain and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – The Case for the Religious ‘Pro-Life’ Enslavement of Women

       Religion treats people like shit, the further away you are from the white male ideal, the shittier your deal will be.  The recent anti-choice propaganda wave in the US caused enough whinging in wordpress blogosphere that I felt compelled to wrestle with the full-blown stupid that is the anti-choice position. . .     I ...

A. Picazo: The Assault On Planned Parenthood: A Long Campaign Against Reproductive Rights

In 2011, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding, a move deemed necessary to ensure no taxpayer dollars were used on abortion despite existing federal legislation which prohibits funds granted under Title X from paying for such services. This vote, a “culmination of a multi-year effort that involved parallel ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice: Bringing Back Traditional Marriage

Funny how christian advocates of ‘traditional’ marriage don’t bring this stuff up… Thank you Darkmatter2525 for showing one of the ‘moderates’ on the republican slate of possible presidential candidates all the while skewering loopy christian logic.   Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, The DWR Sunday Religious Disserivce, Traditional Marriage

A Puff of Absurdity: Peace or Apathy

I found this piece on Medium, yet another on-line time suck! You can’t read it without joining, so I copied and pasted the bits I like below. This piece says much of what I’ve been saying for a while now: We need to wake up and pay attention and act on what we see. But ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Teaching Magic To Children

The year is 2015.  In this age the availability of information has never been greater – and yet, the abuse that is religious teaching, is regularly foisted on children across the globe.  One would think that in this information age a rational parental-agent would attempt to look for the best way to transmit the necessary ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Meta-Thoughts on Conversing with the Deluded.

  The authors here at DWR have a mean atheistic streak.  There is no denying that.  I mean we have a whole day of postings that deal specifically with religion and the goofiness that ensues when you allow magical thinking into your wheelhouse.  My readership mostly knows that believing in religion is seen by most ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Losing Faith

One of my favourite youtubers is theramin trees, his videos are always coolly narrated and punctuated with slick visual animations that always manage to highlight how incredibly toxic religion is.   He recalls how his questions got him in trouble… and the terror of growing up as curious child.  So many alarm bells with this ...

Alberta Politics: Why stop with just one religion? Shouldn’t Ottawa certify clerics for all religions, plus martial arts instructors?

PHOTOS: The Senate of Canada, also known as “the Red Chamber,” possibly for its adoption of tactics for dealing with religion reminiscent of two large communist countries. Actual Canadian Senators may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Andrew P.W. Bennett, Canada’s first “Ambassador for Religious Freedom” and a cantor at the St. John the Baptist ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – The Most Famous Convert

A short film that uses repetition to make a very good point.  🙂 “This is touted as a compelling reason Christianity is believable, but I find it sorely lacking. People convert, even antagonistic people. It happens all the time. Some people even call them traitors. Such conversions prove nothing. It’s even a Hollywood trope, yet ...

The Canadian Progressive: Pope Francis offers hopeful perspective on global crises, says David Suzuki

Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on climate change contains a “scientifically and morally valid call for radical change”, says environmentalist David Suzuki. The post Pope Francis offers hopeful perspective on global crises, says David Suzuki appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Scripturient: One Small Step, One Long Whine

The Supreme Court of the United States made a landmark decision last week that states cannot constitutionally (i.e. legally) ban same-sex marriage. The bottom line: under the Constitution, every citizen is entitled to the same rights and freedoms regardless of sexual orientation. Most of the world celebrated with the USA over this decision (the US ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Destroying History, for What?

    There is no morality to be found in religions and their scriptures.  It is a human being who interprets the words and it is human being that makes the decision to x or y – no religious magic involved.  So what is happening in Palmyra with ISIS is a testament to how religion enables ...

Dead Wild Roses: Alas! The Problem Of Good Cannot Save Us!

I should have known! Sometimes I just bite off more than I can chew. It’s that damned hope…but I’m getting ahead of myself. For those of you still unaware, John Zande has just put out a new book. Further, in an unimaginable act of generosity, he has been gracious enough to share some of the basic groundwork ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice: The Dreaded Knock at your Door.

     Almost all of us have had one.  You race away from what you happen to be doing we the grand expectation of someone you know coming to pay you a visit for a coffee or whatever.  But no, it isn’t like that at all.  It is a stranger and their goal is to test ...