Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Born A Skeptic

Amanda’s story of leading the life of a skeptic while surrounded by the forces of the great ooga-booga. Love this quote – “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for Atheism ever conceived.” –  Issac Asimov Filed under: Atheism, Religion Tagged: Atheism, Skeptical, The DWR Sunday Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – For Those Times When Starting At Square One Isn’t Sufficient :(

One always hopes to find argument in the religious arsenal that is somehow more compelling than: “I believe in X, and that is enough”.  The argument portrayed here might be considered ground zero for the silliness the religiously deluded foist upon others in order to win them over to their cause. I didn’t think we’d ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion, Abortion, and Bill Nye

Religion is a particularly nasty subset of the patriarchal fabric of our society.  Most organized religions provide the justification for the continued male dominance in society.  I mean, if the notion of a Grand Ooga-Booga isn’t preposterous enough on its own, the fact that most of His divine commands and intuitions are tethered to a ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – On Church, State, and Politics

    I’m consistently amazed by the audacity of organized religion and the amount of steamy-ripe-bullshit that it forces down our society’s throat.  The fetid promotion and glorification of ignorance coupled with the consistent denial of science and fact is a burgeoning cataclysm for the human race.  Organized stupidity, if left unchecked, will be the end ...

Bill Longstaff: Is Christ Christian? Reflections on the niqab debate.

Pondering the late unlamented election debate about the niqab, I took to wondering just what a religion is. Not the dictionary definition or what theologians say it is, but how it is practiced by its followers. Take Christianity, for example, the religion that has surrounded me all my life. As someone who has no religion, ...

Scripturient: Judas, a Biography

Long before Darth Vader, long before Lord Voldemort, long before Stephen Harper, Judas Iscariot reigned as the supreme icon of evil in Western mythology. Judas betrayed God. How much worse can you get?* For 2,000 years we’ve used the term Judas to refer to anyone who betrayed anything, any cause, any belief, any friendship. Yet, like all ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – A History of God – Karen Armstrong

When historical fact slaps down the commonsense notions of biblical ‘accuracy’. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Biblical History, Fact Smackdown, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

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