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Writings of J. Todd Ring: Holidays and holy days – and the dross and drivel which confuses and clouds over them

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter…Yom Kippur, Hunakkah, Passover… Ramadan: these symbolic expressions of union, communion, gratitude, faith and love – what do they matter? Except that they do. As a naturally reclusive and largely solitary being, I often avoid such communal social gatherings, even though I honour and respect them, and value them deeply. But that is . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Holidays and holy days – and the dross and drivel which confuses and clouds over them

The Disaffected Lib: Does This Mean No More Chocolate Bunnies?

Cute Little Buggers, Eh?

Hold the presses!  Word out of Israel that the lost tomb of Jesus has been found and it contained the ossuaries (bone boxes) of Jesus; Mrs. Jesus (aka Mary Magdalene), their son, Judah (aka “Junior”); and six others.

Dr Aryeh Shimron says he has carried out new tests that suggest . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Does This Mean No More Chocolate Bunnies?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Easter Disservice – Contradictions you have Swallow.

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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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Something From the Heart – National Caregiver Day, 2015

I know that I promised my next blog post would be about private and national care insurance plans, but to be honest, that was before I remembered that National Caregiver Day was April 5th.

So today, I want to write something from the heart and let insurance plans wait till next week.

SOMETHING . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Something From the Heart – National Caregiver Day, 2015

Dead Wild Roses: Happy Easter – Top 5 Philosophical Failures of Christianity – Anti Citizen X

 

Anti-Citizen X does a wonderful job of listing some of the ways that shifty christian apologists spin their mendacious web. Arm your self against their rhetorical nonsense with this fine video.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Anti-Citizen X, Christianity, Easter, Religion, Top 5 Christian Philsophical Failures

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Dead Wild Roses: Happy Easter – Top 5 Philosophical Failures of Christianity – Anti Citizen X

 

Anti-Citizen X does a wonderful job of listing some of the ways that shifty christian apologists spin their mendacious web. Arm your self against their rhetorical nonsense with this fine video.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Anti-Citizen X, Christianity, Easter, Religion, Top 5 Christian Philsophical Failures

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Dead Wild Roses: Happy Eas…er Satan’s Testicles!

Not wanting to be outdone by John, on this special Friday, DWR humbly adds this helpful poster to the Good Friday basket of atheist wisdom. 🙂

When you see the religious mention anything about ‘the Truth’ it usually ends up looking something like this in terms of how seriously you should take their claim. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Happy Eas…er Satan’s Testicles!

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Easter Wandfest: The Sisters of Perpetual Chastity and Wandplay

Discipline was never an issue at St. Xavier’s School for Wayward Boys and Cane Toads, as it was run by the Eurethran Order of Nuns — known to the world as the Sisters of Perpetual Chastity and Wandplay. Despite the … Continue reading →

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – What Easter Is Really About

Happy Bunny Day or Happy Easter as the deluded like to say. 🙂 This merry bunny day, we have a short, but telling expose on how much bullcookery you have to swallow if you really want to get down the Jebus and hang out with him on Easter.

God is quite the bag of . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – What Easter Is Really About

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Via Brian McClaren’s blog, Holy Week: Meditation 6: Wherever there is death … wherever hope is buried … wherever evil triumphs over law, and wherever law triumphs over grace … wherever injustice, unkindness, and arrogance are winning … just wait. It’s not over yet.

Those Emergency Blues: A Poem for Easter

My own, with at least Easterish themes of death and rebirth. Originally published on 7/10/10.

VSA

You came to us, no vital signs, no breath Found dead, or nearly so, by the mall You last saw cars, careening carts, a child. Then falling, hard pavement, blood, a void empty Of consciousness when help . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: A Poem for Easter

Those Emergency Blues: Easter 2012

Happy Easter.

One thing you may or may not know about me, dear readers, is that I’m a retired Catholic. Like many other people, I left because what some Catholics would call “below-the-belt” issues, but also because the (ongoing) sexual abuse scandals, the treatment of women, and the utter hatred and contempt shown to our . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Easter 2012

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Whatever one’s religious beliefs, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah is a joyful and inspiring piece of music. Here on Easter Sunday is the Hallelujah Chorus performed during Andre Rieu’s “Live From Radio City Music Hall” in New York City 2004, with the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

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Those Emergency Blues: Favourite Poems LI

Easter in Pittsburgh

Even on Easter Sunday jungle of lilies and

ferns fat Uncle Paul who loved his liquor

so would pound away with both fists on the

when the church was a stone pulpit shouting

sin sin sin and the fiery fires of hell

and I cried . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Favourite Poems LI

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: On the Eve of Festivities

Today there was sun and A and I walked along the railway tracks. This is what I saw (click any photo to enlarge):

a kestrel

and there was this…

and this…

So thank you to the birds and the graffiti artists for speaking to the festivals of spring and renewal, to eggs . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: On the Eve of Festivities

350 or bust: A Cry For Change

Reposted from April 4, 2010. Brian McClaren‘s Holy Week: Meditation 6: Wherever there is death … wherever hope is buried … wherever evil triumphs over law, and wherever law triumphs over grace … wherever injustice, unkindness, and arrogance are winning … just wait. It’s not over yet. * More links: Brian McLaren.net

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