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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Nine Images that will Implode your Faith

 

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disserivce – The Religious Should Just Play Diablo.

The world would be a much better place if the religious would instead of going to church and campaigning to reverse enlightenment ideals just played some Diablo 3 and got all of their god bothering, change-the-world-for-the-worse urges out of their system. It is a win win situation for everyone, the religious get to beat down god’s enemies meanwhile outside the game, reasonable people get to make reasonable decisions about how society should be run with out the spectre of biblical tomfoolery consistently pissing on the Enlightenment ideals our society is based on. It would be great!

The Evilly Evil (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Piss, Meet Rope.

If you’ve spent any time on the internet eventually you’ll run across a perfectly horrible subsection of the online community known as Men’s Rights Activists. These brave warrior souls have taken up the mighty struggle of the oppressed dominant majority and are serving as the tip of the spear against the root cause of all evil in society, namely feminism. MRA ‘activists’ spend their time trolling and threatening women online and off, causing a stir when they can for their 15 minutes of infamy, and generally just whinging about how unfair life as a privileged middle class (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Send Yourself to Hell

Dark Matter2525 takes on the religious idea that somehow because we have free will their grand ooga-booga is somehow a less terrible entity for creating and sending people to hell.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, DarkMatter2525, Hell, Religion, Send yourself to Hell, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: Sunday Disservice: Shame

While the Jehovah’s Witnesses may be most famed for refusing life-saving medical treatments like blood transfusions for their children, their doctrine also ruins lives in smaller ways. And they’re determined to get their message out. See below for a message to the Deaf community, setting a Biblical foundation for forbidding masturbation. (The soundtrack was added later by somebody else.)

The main thing I personally learned from this video is that the ASL signs for male and female masturbation are different, and whoever made up the sign for female masturbation didn’t know about the clitoris.

Below the fold, subtitles for (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: When Theism Takes a Drubbing

When actual science is involved, WLC loses. Dispensing the boots to the head is Sean Carroll.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Atheism, Debate, Sean Carroll, Theism, WLC

Dead Wild Roses: Brave Christian Soldier Stands in the Gap for Jesus

A note scribbled on a napkin and left behind by a passenger on a Westjet flight. It reads:

To Capt./Westjet the cockpit of an airliner is no place for a woman. A woman. A woman being a mother is the most honour, not as ‘captain.’ Were short mothers not pilot’s westjet. Proverbs 31 (Sorry not PC) PS I wish WestJet could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I can book another flight!

The other side says “in the end this is all mere vanity… not impressed”, and is signed “respectfully, in love, David”.

The (Read more…)

Christy's Houseful of Chaos » politics: homeschooling, both religious and secular, and the need for accountability

In most settings I interact with people there is a presumption that a person will keep quiet about his or her religion, and not assume to know what religion the other person is. In homeschooling settings the rules are often different. Homeschoolers are often quite vocal about their religious beliefs.

Of course there are many secular homeschoolers. Some of the secular homeschoolers are atheist, some are religious, but choose to homeschool in a relatively secular manner. There are regular news articles about “the new homeschoolers” and how “homeschooling isn’t just for religious people.” Yet still the abundance of secular (Read more…)

Terahertz: Religion as a dirty word

Any headline in the form of a question can be dismissed with the simplest answer (which is also typically no).

Case in point, a Victoria Times-Columnist blog asks “Has religion become a dirty word?“

It argues that Victoria, BC, with a non-religious population of 51% according to Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey and potentially as high as 64% from the 2013 BCHA poll, has become anti-religious. Such is the secular identity that the religious are made to feel “sheepish” and ashamed of their habit.

Yet without citing any specific evidence of wide-spread anti-religious hate crimes* or (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Jesus Junk

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 attempts ever to reach it. Why? Because we need to believe so desperately in magic that we throw Reason right out fracking window. Critical thinking, rationality, skepticism? Defenestration for the lot of you! Jebus trumps all your asses!

Discern4′s (Read more…)

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Lucretius and the Renaissance

It’s fairly clear, even after reading only a few verses, why Lucretius’s didactic poem, On the Nature of Things – De Rerum Natura – made such an impact on thought, philosophy, religion and science in the Renaissance. It must have been like a lighthouse in the dark night; a “Eureka” moment for many of the age’s thinkers. […]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Nye vs Ham – Post Debate Analysis

Where do you draw the line between taking on bad arguments and lending credence to corrosively stupid notions? This was one of the meta-debates that went on before, during and after the Nye v. Ham debate. It is a fine line to walk as savaging creationist stupidity publicly lends said stupidity, a veneer of credibility that it most certainly does not deserve. Bill did a fairly good job of making Ham’s arguments look like the silly pap that they are, but also brought more attention to the creationist set of bass-ackward notions as a whole.

Creation “science” needs (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Featuring Dark Matter2525

The title of this video is “what if you’re wrong” and yes atheist friends DM2525 does touch on that venerated old chestnut of Pascal’s Wager, but like M. Night – Can’tmakeagoodmovietosafehislife- with a twist – there are questions and consequences that the deluded must face.

If your god happens to be the right one, how is it merciful to condemn some 5 million other people to hell? How do you know your god is the “right” one, given the sectarian nature of the christian and muslim faiths you might be on the right team, but sitting in the wrong (Read more…)

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Feb. 12: Happy Darwin Day

February 12 is international Darwin Day, the day when we collectively celebrate science and reason. And, of course, we recognize Charles Darwin’s birthday: February 12, 1809 (the same birthdate as Abraham Lincoln, by the way). If Collingwood made such declarations, I would propose we recognize the day in our municipality. Other Canadian municipalities have done […]

Eclectic Lip: Back from Happy Hawaii

Synchronized phoning, coming soon to a summer Olympics near you…

Trivia note: Swedish supergroup Abba’s “Why did it have to be me” was originally titled (and lyricized) as “Happy Hawaii”. But those of you who also secretly bought the 4-CD ABBA box set without admitting it to your friends, already knew that!

We recently returned from Hawaii where we met up with most of Aya’s family. And wow, if their plan was to leave Japan behind, was that ever a bad choice. There was so much Japanese signage in the tourist-area stores, that I felt like a (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Flashes of Creationist Stupidity

Alright, we already know we have enough flashes to make one hell of a light show, but this gem is really too good not to give extra attention to.

Never coming to a science course near you.

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Creationist Fail, The DWR Sunday Disservice, What is this strange thing you call Maths?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Did God Create the Universe?

Oh, probably not, but here is Discovering Religions take on why god isn’t necessary in our Universe.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Creation, Logic, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, The Universe

Eclectic Lip: The losers of Superbowl XLVIII will be…

Religious moderates.

Here’s my reasoning.

After the game, someone on the winning team, exulting ecstatically, will say “God was on our side” or words to that effect. It’s as sure as a post-touchdown two-point conversion attempt late in the fourth quarter, if the team is still down by a pair.

This will lead humorists and atheists alike to mock the athlete’s egocentric theology, along the lines of the great “God-Man on the Gridiron” cartoon from a few years back. Which will inspire angry rebuttals from offended fundamentalists.

Religious moderates are the collateral damage in this snake-vs-mongoose battle, bitten by both (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: “Pro Life” Procedure For Men

Role reversal. It’s a fantastic way to check if a situation is horribly wrong. A brilliant example of this is found about 3 minutes in on this pretty great video. It follows the point I made in a previous post, but in a new, wonderfully hilarious way. Watch, laugh, be better equipped to deal with anti-choicers.

Filed under: Gender Issues, Humour, Religion Tagged: Jesus, Pro-Choice, role reversal, Sarah Silverman

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Sodom and Gomorra – Featuring DarkMatter2525

As with most biblical examinations – Trigger Warning for Rape, Violence, and Profanity.

Isn’t it cute when Christians ask atheists how they can be moral without god, when actually the converse is the correct question?

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, Sodom and Gomorra, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

A Puff of Absurdity: Further to York University’s Discrimination Issues…

If you haven’t heard, a York University prof denied a student’s request to work in all male groups for religious reasons.  York’s Centre for Human Rights suggested the student should be granted the request to avoid being with women in public.   I commented with my views here:

I see education as a stepping stone for the working world. If he expects to work in Canada, he has to get used to working with women, so it’s in the male student’s best interest to find a way to cope with this expectation within a Canadian institution.

Then today I (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Answers for Atheists

Pulling down the turgid crown of religious obeisance is high on most atheists “to do” lists.

Easier said than done.

Getting into the atheist loop and then bringing your wisdom to the faithful can be a tricky undertaking. One of the foremost requirements of being an atheist is possessing a great deal of patience as listening to people drone on about how wonderful their sky-daddy is and how he coerces them to do “good” becomes fairly boring, not to mention vexing, quickly.

Telling someone that they are full of shit isn’t always the most diplomatic strategy, although it is (Read more…)

Bill Longstaff: Religious persecution on the rise

The Pew Research Center recently published a study of religious persecution over the period 2007-12 and the results aren’t pretty. Of 198 countries and territories included in the study, 29 per cent had high or very high government restrictions on religion and 33 per cent had high or very high social hostilities involving religion. Egypt had the highest level of government restrictions and

Montreal Simon: The Quebec Charter and the Religion that Kills

I think I can safely say that in the icy heart of this Harperland winter, just about the last thing I want to think about, talk about, or write about is the Quebec's Secular Charter.I've written about it before, and no doubt I'll write about it again. But not tonight.Tonight I'll just say I think it's unnecessary, divisive, and will stir up the bigots in this country like hitting a hornet's nest with a stick does to the flying hordes inside it.And although I'm an atheist, and a devoted secularist, I hate bullies of any stripe.And this video (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Monumental Stupidity

Hold the phone gentle readers, the persecuted christian majority in the United States is once again in crisis mode. Why? Satanists want to put up a religious monument of their own, just like the pious Christians have done on the capitol grounds. The threat of Satan beckoning to them, on the grounds of the Oklahoma state legislature no less, is causing the usual conniptions among the faithful (you know, the usual conniptions, where they get called on their abject duplicity and refuse to back down while accusing others of persecuting them). Amanda Marcotte from alter.net writes (Read more…)