There was a time when religion commissioned great and wondrous art. Awe-inspiring cathedrals were built by the most grand and innovative architects. Beautiful music for masses were composed by the greatest musical minds in history. Religious paintings were created with skills and passion that have yet to be matched, even hundreds of years later. Art . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Christian Pop Culture Beyond Salavation
Of course, there might be other factors at play. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, god, Money, Satan, The DWR Sunday Religious Diservice . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Abolishing Satan Should Be Easy.
Well, it finally opened: the $100 million-dollar Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky that features an allegedly life-size model of the mythological boat described in the Bible. It’s 510 feet (155.4m) long, 85 feet (26m) wide, more than three … . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Fake Ark, Fake Religion
I just finished reading The Myth of Persecution by theology professor Candida Moss (Harper One, New York, 2013). I picked it up because of my general interest in theology, but also my more specific interest in early church history. I didn’t reali… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Myth of Persecution
While 61% of Icelanders say they believe in God, according to a recent poll, absolutely none under the age of 25 believe that their personal hairy thunderer created the world: Less than half of Icelanders claim they are religious and more than 40% of… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Rational Gods of Iceland
The answer to that question could be very long. I’ll bet among all the things you thought of buying with that much, you weren’t even once thinking it could buy a 510-foot replica of the mythological Noah’s ark. But that’s what … . . . → Read More: Scripturient: What Would $101 Million Buy?
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 […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Watch out! – Christian Black Friday Follies
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 . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Religion is bad for kids
PHOTOS: Conservative members of the Senate of Canada answer questions about their “interim report” on countering terrorist threats to Canada. Actual Conservative Senators may not appear exactly as illustrated – but close enough, unfortunately. Below: Liberal senator Grant Mitchell of Alberta, who dissented from the report; former British MP George Galloway, banned from Canada after . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Was the Senate report on ‘countering’ the threat of terrorism intended to incite hatred for political gain?
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 . . . → Read More: Scripturient: One Small Step, One Long Whine
American politicians are particularly prone to invoking their Christian faith as a guide to their political beliefs. Although members of both major parties freely trot out scripture at the drop of a writ, conservative Republicans are especially inclined to pepper their appeals with references to their faith, God and Jesus.
But now they have encountered . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Will Republicans keep invoking God if the Pope keeps pissing on their philosophy?
The Greeks had but four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, temperance, and courage (or fortitude). To this, many centuries later, the Catholic church (notably Aquinas) added three theological virtues: faith, hope, and charity (or love). These are the seven basic virtues of Western culture. But they’re not the only ones. In 410 CE, Aurelius Clemens Prudentius . . . → Read More: Scripturient: How Many Virtues?
I don’t pay as much attention to American politics as I suppose I should, in part because despite the entertaining craziness of some of their politicians, the internal politics seldom affect Canadians, and also in part because the craziness not only baffles me – it scares me. But this week I paid attention when I . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Written by God?
TEOTWAWKI – The End Of The World As We Know It – has been predicted ever since humans looked up in wonder at the sky and decided it was peopled with invisible beings. Beings who wanted to do us harm, it seems. And as quickly as we people the sky, there developed an industry predicting . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Another TEOTWAWKI
It’s got treachery, betrayal, politics, violence, skullduggery, sex, war, philosophy, politics, religion, an empire teetering on the brink of collapse, mystical visions, rebellion, emperors and slaves, angry priests accusing other priests, unrepentant martyrs going to their deaths in the arena, and the end of the world looming over it all. What more could you want? . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Revelations about Revelation
I appreciate the hard work Matt Barsotti has done over at Jerico Brisance in putting together this lovely infographic, just in time for Easter Sunday. 🙂 Get the PDF here for clarity and future reference purposes.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christian Foolishness, Christianity, Easter, Helpful Infographics, The DWR Sunday Religious Disserivce
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When you believe in magic you can just stow your moral and ethical compass in your back pocket and whistle while you do God’s work.
“Estimates suggest that anywhere between 60 and 80 percent of migrant women and girls are raped on their journey as they travel across the southern United States border. But many . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Another Sterling Example of Egregious Religious Behaviour
Time to put the brakes on our slide to intolerance: Tim Harper A government which deals with only symptoms and refuses to look at root causes is part of the problem.
By: Tim Harper National Affairs, Published on Sun Mar 01 2015
(with thanks to Montreal Simon’s blog for the reference: montrealsimon.blogspot.ca)
What has . . . → Read More: Left Over: Can’t Tolerate Bigotry…
What if America became a theocracy? Apparently a survey of Republicans found 57 per cent in favour of making Christianity the official religion of the United States.
Younger Republicans in the 18 – 45 age group were more favorable to the idea, with 63 percent of that cohort affirming that Christianity should be . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Christian States of America?
When christian’s ask you to go read teh bible, it should go something like this:
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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
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Filed under: Religion Tagged: Bible, Christianity, DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, Science
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Did you need another reason to be critical of christianity? Let’s take a look at what can happen when you preach hate and intolerance in your holy house of risible stupidity. You see, I’m all for the idea of having a meeting place in the community because people need to interact with people. Interactivity . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Dear American Youth Pastor