What? The religious using coercive tactics to harm children. Unpossible.
Kidnapped for Christ is a documentary film that details the experiences of several teenagers who were removed from their homes and sent to a behavior modification and ex-gay school in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. The film was directed by Kate Logan. Tom DeSanto, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Kidnapped for Christ – AKA Child Abuse.
Our imperial conquests in the Middle East are, of course, busily blowing up in our face. The new normal is a murderous state of higgledy-piggledy brought on by us wiping out the quasi-stable societies that had kept the peace (of sorts). Because nothing says we love peace like bombing the shit of a country we . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religious Child Abuse
Dear Religious people,
Have you thanked your local atheist today? If not, you should because atheism and by extension secular society, is saving you from the immoral loopy shit your bronze age beliefs demand. The latest demonstration of how immoral and barbaric religion is comes to us from the Sudan. (read more about Mariam . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice Extra Edition – The Freedom to Believe in Stupid Ideas (Religion)
How far have we fallen? Is there a bottom to the well of stupidity that christianity is? I keep expecting one day that people will grab a clue, catch on to the devious mind-fuck of organized religion and simply say, “Enough.”
That fabled day seems to be moving into the future – outpacing our best . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Jesus Junk
Late to the party as usual, this mash-up of Sam Harris laying the smack down on christianity is too good not to post.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christian Mythology, How Religion Poisons Everything, Immoral Religious Behaviour, Religion, Sam Harris, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, Uneithical Religious Behaviour
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It is thoroughly amusing to watch discern4 commentate on a pair of thoroughly delusional Chick Tracts. The tracks focus on the topics of rock and roll music and a topic that apparently has me hellbound for sure, and that would role playing games aka Dungeons and Dragons. It is amazing what deluded people think is . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Dark Dungeons and Angels
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 . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Rick Perry:Unfounding America’s Principles
My cynical atheist soul just went a few shades darker because of this.
“The advertising pitch says it all: “Put some Ham in MoHAMed.”
Jihawg Ammunition, based in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, has recently begun selling bullets laced with a pork coating, promising “patriot” gun owners that the bullets “will strike . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Pork Bullets. Or, Watch the Xenophobia run WILD!
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 . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Can Chrisians Masterbate?
How many more examples do we need of the lethal nature of the supposedly “pro-life” position? Let’s clear this up by naming them correctly, for the record, when you hear the term “Pro-life” you need to replace that with “anti-woman forced birth advocate”. Why? Because what forced birthers are about is stripping women of their . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Again, “Pro-Life” is Death for Women – Beatriz in El Salvador
Democracy promotion abroad. Funny how it seem to only happen in locals of geopolitical importance. I’m sure we’ll get around to distributing freedom for everyone eventually. Afghanistan, on the other hand, is geopolitically important to the West for possible energy reserves and pipe lines that could be a significant boon to our adversaries thus . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Removing any doubt from the Western Failure in Afghanistan – Women still not people.
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
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The vast amount of shit the forced brith advocates spew into the interwebs lends new meaning to the word grotesque. Our anti-choice friends have been faffing on long and hard about Dr. Kermit Gosnell conveniently forgetting about Savita Halappanavar’s terminal experience with their fetid dogma .
Let me spell it out, you antediluvian, dim-witted, anti-choice . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: 5 Abortion Myths Exposed – Debunking Forced Birth Stupidity.
Misogyny, Bigotry and Priest Child-Rape Apologia – all in together in one package of Pope Awesome!
It would be a disservice to the Disservice if we did not comment on the high octane jack-assery that is going on in Catholic-land at the moment as they feverishly scrabble about looking for the best candidate . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Pope-tacular Fail – Marc Ouellet
You would think that god would have a fairly good grasp of equality, being final arbitrator and high mucky-muck an all that bally-ho. Apparently not, as it would seem that none of the major religious texts seem to think that men and women are (or should be) equal, and in fact, most advocate for women . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Religion – Crumby for Women
Stop behaving as if you have feelings, because religion!
Considering the amount of revenue generated on Valentine’s Day (I’m looking at you 9.99 roses that mysteriously appreciate to 29.99) it can be safely said that Valentine’s Day will never be banned in North America. However, in societies that still give the religious the . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Religious Loopyness in Pakistan – Let’s Ban Valentine’s Day!
How can you be moral with god? The real question should be, how can you be moral with god.
Filed under: Atheism Tagged: Atheism, Christianity, Good Without god, How Religion Poisons Everything, Morality, Why I hate religion
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It is funny how often this claim comes up when engaging with the godbaggy crowd. You would think, seeing the historical record of authoritarian rule, that blindly following the dictates would not be a celebrated accomplishment. Potholer54 takes a hard look at this claim and provides a solid factual argument against the idea that because . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Immoral Atheists?
In this space we often decry religion for what it is: toxically delusional buffoonery that still has the gall to raise its putrid head in the light of the 21st century. Here at DWR we regularly delve into the myriad of topics relating to how religion poisons everything it touches and the shite secular rational […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Religion needs to stand down.
With all the noise coming from the rightwing deluded conservo-nut side of the blogosphere decrying loss of all hope, I thought I would reaffirm the reason why they lost and lost big in their election. Your base is believes in magic and mythology, here and now in the 21st century. Your wacky ideas had their […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – god, A Reassuring Fable
Religious stupidity it burns! Potholer54 goes into the dark seedy world of Creation “Science” to find the most vacuously dishonest christian on Youtube. It was a tight race, but one familiar name came out on top…
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, How Religion Poisons Everything, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice
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You would think that here in Canada we would have at least few more moments of sanity. Apparently not.
“A trip for students from two Ottawa Catholic high schools to observe the U.S. presidential election has been cancelled because of an article on an anti-abortion website, leaving students and parents confused and disappointed.”
The . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Pro-Life is Pro-Ignorance as well – Ottawa School Trip Cancelled.
Justice will be served?
He’s a Fundie, with a BADGE! That’s right folks, newly appointed Winnipeg police chief Devon Clunis is gonna clean up the streets….with prayer! Hallelujah Sweet Jebus, we gonna fill some murderous hearts with love tonight, just by whispering sweet nothings into the ear of our collective imaginary friend, AMEN!
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One person’s story about breaking free from religious delusion and embracing their humanity.
If she can do it, so can you.
Filed under: Atheism, Religion Tagged: Breaking out of the Box, Christianity, Deconversion, How Religion Poisons Everything, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice
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