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Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on Justin Trudeau’s remarkable demand that Stephen Harper set up a federal shun registry to make life easier for Trudeau politically.

For further reading…- Trudeau’s Question Period interview is here, with the key passage starting at about the 3:15 mark. And some Libs went so far as to trumpet the demand for a public enemies list as a show of political talent.- Carlos Tello reports on the RCMP’s interest in stigmatizing the environmental movement – which of course matches the Cons’ rhetoric. And Alex Boutilier reports that hundreds of public events have already found themselves (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Planting the Toxic Seed

Religion doesn’t just happen in the 21st century in the West. Religion must be instilled into children, magic and fable must be taught to be revered and most darkly, the fear of eternal punishment must be enshrined in young minds.

Hell for children is a very real fear – it torments their thoughts and causes a great deal of unnecessary anxiety. My question to the religious is simply this:

Why make your children fearful?

Isn’t there enough to worry about life with regards to food, shelter, and security to add another imaginary layer of anxiety to the (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Whelp – Conversion time for me…

Religion plies its trade in fear. Thank you khaki dude for providing such a clear example.

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Fear, Humour, Psychology, Religion, Satan

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Aron Ra on the First Foundational Falsehood of Creationism

Aron Ra begins his series with a nice set up about how the extreme religious tend to frame evolution as being exclusively atheistic. I suppose anything that can be used to flog/frighten people to the cause is fair game for the radically religious.

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Aron Ra, Creationism, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – God and Jeffery – The Prequel

DarkMatter2525 has produced many videos that highlight the shortcomings of religion, in this video we see how things started with, of all things, a sociological thought experiment.

I’m not sure how many people would pass this particular test as stated, but more power to them.

 

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, God and Jeffery, The DWR Sunday Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Why is there Something, Rather than Nothing?

The desperate need to feel like a special snowflake with an afterlife easily sums up many Theistic arguments. This video goes a little deeper and compares the common endpoints when discussing the problem of why is there something rather than nothing.

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Atheism, Religion, Something rather than nothing, The DWR Sunday Disservice, Theism

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation

Much is being made of a decision by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) managers at Toronto’s Pearson airport to allow a small group of Hindu priests to avoid screening by female border guards to comply with their religious beliefs.

Apparently some female CBSA officers feel that they were discriminated against by this decision. I could understand an outrage if female officers were only allowed

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Do You Know God?

One of the basic objections to religion laid out nicely by Darkmatter2525.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, Do You Know GOD?, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Musing on the Afterlife

Cool Hard Logic takes a tour of the afterlife and distressingly enough postulates that they must have queues there as well. Bloody hell.

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Cool Hard Logic, The Afterlife, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

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