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The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Confusing Freedom With Imposition

Canada’s “Association For Reformed Political Action” came to my attention this past week.  Just from the name, you can tell that this is one of the groups that is seeking to turn Canada into a theocracy much like the far right is currently doing in the United States.

I decided to spend a little time sniffing through their website, and found a fair bit of interest.

First is an explicit and clear sense of just how deeply these groups are connected with the Harper Government. … a speech to the ARPA groups from cabinet minister Jason Kenney

Do you (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Rapetastic Catholic Misogyny

Christianity and its various sects harm women.

In the early 1960′s, in response to the call of many millions of Catholic women, especially in the US, who wanted to limit the size of their families through the use of contraception, a papal commission was set up to look at Catholic teaching on birth control in light of the current scientific knowledge. If found that there was no scriptural, theological, philosophical reason, or basis in natural law for the Church’s prohibition on birth control.

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However, in 1968, Pope Paul VI responded instead with an encyclical Humanae (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Service Addendum – What would Jesus do?

Helpful Advice.

 

Filed under: Humour, Religion Tagged: Humour, The DWR Sunday Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – The Atrocities of Christian History: The Malleus Maleficarum

Christianity has never been good for women.

Historically speaking though it takes a new invention coupled with the preexisting corrosive doctrine of religious misogyny to achieve that next tier of gynocidal malevolence.

“Accusations of witchcraft and demonic sex began to occur more frequently in the fifteenth century. They were a feature of the first wide-ranging witch-hunt in the Rhone Valley in southern France in 1428, during which between one and two hundred witches were burned. Less than sixty years later, a land mark text in the the history of misogyny appeared to explain why it was that (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment

The fellowship of over 300 churches representing some 590 million people in 150 countries, this week endorsed fossil fuel divestment.

The post World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Dead Wild Roses: On My Relationship with Religion…

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Angel, Humour, Religion

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – The Big Bang, Were You There?

 

If I didn’t see it happen, it did not happen. Dark Matter2525 takes on a argumentative tact adopted by some creationists in their crusade to bring civilization back the happy-fun times of the Middle Ages.

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, Were You There?

Dead Wild Roses: Pretty Much Every Creationist Argument…

Creationist: *argle-bargle* – “Science said this!”, trots out gross caricature of scientific theory. “It is ‘just a theory!” – More *argle-bargle*.

Rational People: … *heavy sigh*

 

And then…the slapdown.

 

 

You are entitled to your opinion, but never entitled to the facts.

 

Filed under: Religion, Science Tagged: Dispellling Creationist Nonsense, Evolution, Evolution is just a theory, Religion

Dead Wild Roses: Pretty Much Every Creationist Argument…

Creationist: *argle-bargle* – “Science said this!”, trots out gross caricature of scientific theory. “It is ‘just a theory!” – More *argle-bargle*.

Rational People: … *heavy sigh*

 

And then…the slapdown.

 

 

You are entitled to your opinion, but never entitled to the facts.

 

Filed under: Religion, Science Tagged: Dispellling Creationist Nonsense, Evolution, Evolution is just a theory, Religion

Dead Wild Roses: News Flash For the Calgary Doctor: Medicine is Evidence Based. (!)

What the hell is this? Am I living in the US or something?

This story broke on on CBC radio June 27th, and listening to what happened I filled this news tid-bit safely under the “smart people doing stupid things” category. The tale of this doctor’s mixed up medical ethos stuck in my brain though and managed to annoy me enough inspire a blog post on the topic.

“A Calgary doctor is being criticized by patients for refusing to prescribe birth control at a walk-in clinic. When Dr. Chantal Barry is on shift a sign at the WestGlen Medical Centre informs patients (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: News Flash For the Calgary Doctor: Medicine is Evidence Based. (!)

What the hell is this? Am I living in the US or something?

This story broke on on CBC radio June 27th, and listening to what happened I filled this news tid-bit safely under the “smart people doing stupid things” category. The tale of this doctor’s mixed up medical ethos stuck in my brain though and managed to annoy me enough inspire a blog post on the topic.

“A Calgary doctor is being criticized by patients for refusing to prescribe birth control at a walk-in clinic. When Dr. Chantal Barry is on shift a sign at the WestGlen Medical Centre informs patients (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Omnipotence Fails

Good morning. Today’s disservice, with many thanks to AntiCitizen-X, is on the short and sweet side as cracking this particular religious chestnut is neither particularly complex or time consuming. Necessary? Of course, but hey on the Canadian long weekend everyone gets a brain break.

Enjoy.

 

 

[Edit: Grr. - What I get for not previewing my post. This is the correct video, Dr.Oz is scheduled later in the week.]

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Assorted Religious Delusions, Fail, Omnipotence, Religion, The DWR Sunday Disservice

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Omnipotence Fails

Good morning. Today’s disservice is on the short and sweet side as cracking this particular religious chestnut is neither particularly complex or time consuming. Necessary? Of course, but hey on the Canadian long weekend everyone gets a brain break.

Enjoy.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Assorted Religious Delusions, Fail, Omnipotence, Religion, The DWR Sunday Disservice

Christy's Houseful of Chaos » politics: Intelligent Design: money and PR instead of science

The book Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for American’s Soul by Kenneth R. Miller mentions this organization – Discovery Institute – which has a 4 million a year budget to promote their “Intelligent Design” nonsense. In 1998, as they were trying to get funding, a document known as the Wedge Document was written. It included their goals including a five year goal for “one hundred scientific, academic, and technical articles by our fellows.” This hasn’t panned out for them. They can’t write scientific papers because they have no real science. One of their senior fellows admitted (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Religious Disservice – Religous Calling

Pretty much all the evidence you need to verify that christianity is bullshit.

Never a happy ending (for the religious) when you examine and compare religious claims to reality. Not much more to say here, have a great Sunday everyone.

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Betty Bowers, Religious Calling, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, The Immorality of Christianity

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – The Afterlife’s Afterlife.

This video by Darkmatter2525 takes awhile to get going, but the setup to show the parallels between the arguments used for the afterlife by believers now and how silly the arguments sounds for the after-afterlife sound are well worth the slow reveal. Enjoy.

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, The After-afterlife, The Afterlife, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – The Afterlife’s Afterlife.

This video by Darkmatter2525 takes awhile to get going, but the setup to show the parallels between the arguments used for the afterlife by believers now and how silly the arguments sounds for the after-afterlife sound are well worth the slow reveal. Enjoy.

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, The After-afterlife, The Afterlife, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Appreciating Eric Hovind

 

It is a lighter Disservice today, kick back and laugh at the profound religious stupidity of Eric Hovind and the baffle-gab he extrudes.

 

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Assorted Religious Delusions, Christianity, Religion, Stupidity in motion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, YEC

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Whose Bible is it Anyway?

The notion that the bible is the inerrant word of god is a joke. Try more like the ‘telephone game’ but using different languages and just saying no to clarity and connection to historical accuracy.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Bible, Biblical Folly, Lost in Translation, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: Three Minutes of Why Christianity is Absolute Bollocks

It has been educational as of late watching and following thread where the deluded try to defend their belief in magic. People with more patience and experience than I, when it comes to dealing with this level of supernovae-grade ignorance, carefully deconstruct the mendacity and obfuscation and gently tell the believers *exactly* how and why they are wrong.

 

Let’s just cut to the chase today.

 

Religion – Just Say No.

 

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Rant, Religion, The Immorality of Christianity

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Can We Trust Scientists?

 

Damn right we can, as long the evidence they present present the most accurate view of reality. Religious claims do not do a good job of describing the reality we live in, they are inaccurate, rely on hearsay and reflect an ignorant and scared world view.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Science, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, Trust

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice Extra Edition – The Freedom to Believe in Stupid Ideas (Religion)

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 at Al Jazeera)

“Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese mother, doctor and Christian, has been sentenced to flogging and death unless she recants her Christian faith. She is 8 months pregnant and has a two-year-old son. Please, join the international community in (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Is Christianity Moral

You can bet your bottom dollar it is not, but let’s allow DarkMatter2525 illustrate yet another putrid facet of the glory of christianity.

Mmm…sweet sweet torture symbols for the winz!

 

 

 

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: christian “morality”, DarkMatter2525, Morality, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, Torture

Dead Wild Roses: Another Reason To Love Tim Minchin

His take on the recent gaff by the British Conservative government.

Filed under: Atheism, Religion Tagged: Religion, Tim Minchin, UK

Dead Wild Roses: Another Reason To Love Tim Minchin

His take on the recent gaff by the British Conservative government.

Filed under: Atheism, Religion Tagged: Religion, Tim Minchin, UK