Xtians began using “Xmas” 500 years ago, since in Greek, X is the “Ch” in Christ
Around the holidays, some people (not to name names or anything) urge modern society to put the “Christ” back in Christmas. There’s much to criticize about the hollow vacuousness of consumer culture, after all. Most of us can buy into the idea of better treasuring time with family and friends; and who’d oppose charity and compassion for the less-fortunate? (Well, apart from that strangest of philosophical tribes, the Objectivists, that is…)
Heck, the leftists among us might even be open to the Christian (Read more…)
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Christianity doesn’t have a clue what love is. It starts by fucking up the notion beyond all recognition right off the bat. God’s “love” is so great that if you swear eternal obedience and submission, he won’t torture you until the end of time, even though he knows full well you deserve it, you despicable mortal you. This ultimate perversion of love makes it possible for christians to say any atrocious action could be done “out of love”.
At it’s mildest, you have your run-of-the-mill bigots and misogynists, smiling sweetly as vile (Read more…)
The Dark Side of Christian History
The Dark Side of Christian History by Helen Ellerbe: Morningstar and Lark, Orlando Florida, 1999 ISBN 0-9644873-4-9 This is the sort of book that I had to force myself through. It was not so much the purported subject matter but rather the author’s not-so-well-hidden agenda. This is not an overview of the crimes of the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant churches except insofar as these can be slotted into Ellerbe’s real purpose. This purpose is to argue against Christianity and for pop-religious New-Age “spirituality” with a thin veneer of corrupted feminism. The (Read more…)
Religion inspires hatred.
Anyone proclaiming they are chosen ones, or are better than someone else because of pious qualities x,y,z are almost always horribly unethical people. Case in point the recent frenzy in the United States featuring devout followers of Christ insulting wait staff with homophobic slurs and not tipping them because it ‘goes against god’. But it is always best to let the bigots speak for themselves. First an incident in New Jersey:
When Morales introduced herself to the couple and their two children, the mother was allegedly shocked by Morales’ short hair.
“Oh I (Read more…)
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Here is another article written by Chief Bill Wilson- (Hemads-Kla-Lee-Lee-Kla) It tells of his life and history and we are fortunate to be able to read about native history than has been sparse at best. Perhaps that will change. Let us hope so.
Chief Bill Wilson (HEMAS KLA-LEE-LEE-KLA), Special to The Vancouver Sun
Hemas Kla-Lee-Lee-Kla. This name of rank has been handed down to worthy Chiefs for thousands of years. My white name, Bill Wilson, plain and common as it is, has no meaning to my people.
My people are the Kwawkgewlth. We have always been from (Read more…)
Well duh? I mean if we couldn’t stop the 25/8 festival of sin centered fun that all atheists share, why would be atheists?
Darkmatter2525 has a rather poignant reply to some of the horsepucky thrown at gentle unbelievers.
Filed under: Atheism, Religion Tagged: Atheists Just Want to Sin!, Christianity, DarkMatter2525, Religion
Darkmatter2525 takes us into Genesis to highlight the idea that god is a douche. Dark Matter’s take on genesis is crude, so be forewarned.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Biblical Motherhood, Christianity, DarkMatter2525, NSFW Bible Stories, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice
Egoless divine pride: the most glorious concept I have ever heard – from Tibetan Buddhism. The Uttara Tantra elaborates: There once was a prince, who lost his memory and forgot who he was. Lost in forgetfulness and confusion, he wandered aimlessly, and became a homeless beggar. Years later, a minister to the king came across […]
Have you ever run up against a fine deluded individual who, in their desperation to ‘prove’ their grand ooga-booga exists, busts out the Ontological argument? It sucks, as the OA relies a lot on the more informal rhetorical process known as BBB or bullshit baffles brains. Let’s travel with AntiCitizenX as he unwends the spoor of the deluded and demonstrates how thin a claim the OA actually is.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christian Apologetics, Christianity, Fail, Religion, Religious Wanking, The DWR Sunday Disservice
Britain’s top prelate, the Archbishop of Canterbury, warns that Christians need to “repent” the mistreatment of gay people and, if they don’t, they’re “wicked.”
The Most Rev Justin Welby told an audience of born-again Christians in London that the vast majority of people under 35 find the Church’s beliefs on the issue “incomprehensible” and equate them to “racism and other forms of gross and atrocious injustice”. While standing by his decision to vote against same-sex marriage in the House of Lords, the Archbishop, who is an evangelical, made clear that he was reassessing his own thinking, saying he wanted (Read more…)
This car — yes, this car — has impeded Toyota’s electric efforts
My post on how The Innovator’s Dilemma explains why Toyota lags in electric vehicles — and how Kleiber’s Law explains there’s nothing for them to worry about (yet), is now up on GreenCarReports.
While the Tesla stats were cooler to have dug up, and will probably enjoy a broader readership, this particular piece was more gratifying to write; the Innovator’s Dilemma is a fairly well-known concept in business circles, but there’s a tendency to incorrectly think that all industries get changed and disrupted quickly. To adapt from yesterday’s (Read more…)
It is amazing the fuck-wittery that metastasizes when you combine religion and anti-choice thinking. I’m so disgusted and anguished over the deceptive practices at these so called Crisis Pregnancy Centers that I’m reproducing the entire article by Caitlin Bancroft written on the Huffington Post Blog. A big hearty frak-you goes out to our anti-choice christian friends. Read on about how the work of good christians in action.
“I wasn’t considering abortion. I wasn’t considering adoption, or parenting, or childcare. I wasn’t even pregnant, and I definitely wasn’t scared — at least not at first.
When I (Read more…)
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, thinks some Christians living in foreign lands need to “grow up” and stop hyping tales of how they’re persecuted.
“When you’ve had any contact with real persecuted minorities you learn to use the word very chastely,” The Guardian reports him saying. “Persecution is not being made to feel mildly uncomfortable. ‘For goodness sake, grow up,’ I want to say.” True persecution involves “systematic brutality and often murderous hostility that means that every morning you wonder if you and your children are going to live through the day.” He described the experience (Read more…)
The loons are in overdrive in the United States and as a general rule the farther south one goes the loonier it gets. Rick Perry is prime example of the the cringe inducing, bile forming sectarian yahoo’s that ooze out of the woodwork and somehow gain political power. Darkmatter2525 illustrates quite nicely how the wyrm of religious zealotry is destroying the secular, rational basis of society.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, Freedom from Religion, How Religion Poisons Everything, Religion, Rick Perry, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice
Hymns suck. And I don’t just mean in moral or rational sense, though they definitely suck in those areas as well. I mean musically. They are absolutely wretched. As a fledgeling choral singer, I’m aware of some wonderfully fantastic religious based pieces that are beautiful to listen to and sing, filled with ludicrous immorality though they may be. But those pieces aren’t for the congregation. They are much to difficult and stimulating. No. The order of the day is simplicity and monotony to lull the brain to sleep, priming it for whatever indoctrinated message pasted nakedly across the song. Repetitive (Read more…)
Serious sounding title eh?
Let’s look at a slightly more irreverent analysis by one of my favourite ytubers, Betty Bowers.
Filed under: Humour Tagged: Betty Bowers, Christianity, Humour, Religion
… when did it become OK to allow Christian proselytizing on your buses? I find this offensive: And just a couple of ad slots along is yet another ad for a church in Kanata! What gives? As I recall, there was quite a to-do when (if I recall correctly) the Canadian Freethought Association wanted to [...]
The short answer is yes, and despite what the pious say, they do just like the immoral heathen atheists do. This video by Discern4 tackles this topic with an even handedness that, by standards of this blog, puts it firmly into the mild category of religious criticism. I guess one needs to take a break from slam dunking religion every once and awhile.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, How Religion Poisons Everything, Masterbation, Religion, sin
It’s a simple test really, the omnipotent god of the universe who cherishes us so should use her mighty powers to have a limb regrow. Easy right?
But then again, miracles only happened 2000 years ago(ish) so we are fresh out luck.
Filed under: Atheism, Religion Tagged: Christianity, DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, Religion, Why Won’t God Heal Us
The bible isn’t all bad. Just mostly. Video ends 5 minutes ish. The rest is US political meandering.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, Mr.Deity, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice
Sometimes the most basic of points are the most effective. Join Superman and Batman as they fight evil, god style!
Filed under: Atheism, Religion Tagged: Christianity, DarkMatter2525, god is good!, How Religion Poisons Everything, Religion
It would be easier if the religious would just admit the one fact the lies at the root of their belief system – “facts don’t matter”. Once we shove that sideways down their craw, unravelling the rest of the bullshite will quickly unravel. A good place to start that sort of discussion is with AntiCitizen X and his dissection of christian apologetics.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, Epistemolgocial Concerns, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice
I love cartoons, and Discern4 has come though and delivered unto me what I love…it must have been an act of god. :>
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, The Power of Faith
Marxism is a child of the Enlightenment. It was born of the revolutions in politics, philosophy and economy that shook Europe and America from the 17th Century through to the 19th Century. As such it was tempered in part in the polemics and struggles against religious authority. After all, religion was the ideology of the European ruling classes, used to justify the right of kings and popes to do
This is really a thumbnail sketch of trying to wrap my head around a Marxist approach to religion. This really comes out of the experience, evolving from the approach pioneered in contemporary times by Chris Harman, of relating to imperialism in the Middle East and the role of Islamism in the resistance to that imperialism. In many ways that relationship is a clear signpost as to how Marxists