The bible isn’t all bad. Just mostly. Video ends 5 minutes ish. The rest is US political meandering.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, Mr.Deity, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice
The following stories are ^not related.
Canadians increasingly cynical about state of democracy: Hepburn Voters are losing trust in the way Canada’s democracy works.
Living in the Age of Dumbness By Janice Kennedy, Ottawa Citizen
Right now, at least in North America, human civilization seems to be wallowing hip-deep in an Age of Determined Dumbness.
It’s depressing, and ironic. No other civilization has ever been as educated, informed and technologically advanced as ours.
Even in that article, there’s nary a mention of climate change or pollution to help make that point. There’s not a dumber fact of life (Read more…)
The latest work by American artist Michael D’Antuono has once again drawn ire from US conservatives for pointing out the hypocrisy amongst their ranks.
His latest work, The Conservative Christ, depicts Jesus with an AK-47 hoisted into their air, clutching tightly to a pot of gold, and sneering derisively at a poor, old man. By illustrating precisely what Jesus would not do, D’Antuono draws attention to the awkward dissonance between Conservative’s sociopolitical beliefs and their supposed adherence to Christian values.
It was in an attempt to understand this conflict that inspired him to create the work.
It seems like (Read more…)
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
It is nice to see Anti Citizen X set the record straight when the religious attempt to cloud the waters with their babble. Need the arguments to subdue an “absolute truther” here they be.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Absolute Truth, Epistemology, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice
The latest census is out and for one reason or another, one of the several numbers upon which media attention has been fixated are the religion figures. This sort of ties into my new series on science, evolution, and the future of humanity, but actually it’s a separate question which I probably would have written about anyways. So I hope you’ll forgive the digression.
Anyhow, the headline figure is that the number of Canadians who stated on the census that they were non-religious has increased from a small portion (16%) to a slightly less small portion (24%). What one is (Read more…)
It would be easier if the religious would just admit the one fact the lies at the root of their belief system – “facts don’t matter”. Once we shove that sideways down their craw, unravelling the rest of the bullshite will quickly unravel. A good place to start that sort of discussion is with AntiCitizen X and his dissection of christian apologetics.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, Epistemolgocial Concerns, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice
Atheist “fundamentalists” whose very existence seems predicated on their non-belief in God can be as extremist and narrow minded as the worst religious prig. They’re fixated, the way many extremists are, targeting any trace of faith with the blade of their remorseless skepticism. It’s one thing to have doubts about the existence of “God” as commonly understood… one thing to be skeptical. It’s another to make non-belief your raison d’etre… a weapon to attack religion and people of faith.
New atheists aren’t “new”… they’re old… they’ve been around forever. Proof-obsessed, non-believing detractors who go beyond criticisms of organized religion (Read more…)
I love cartoons, and Discern4 has come though and delivered unto me what I love…it must have been an act of god. :>
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christianity, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, The Power of Faith
Now you can discuss all your problems with him and through him with God. It is so easy.:) Here is the link.
Talking about Jesus I always thought that lazy people didn’t shave. Last month or so I was lazy and didn’t shave. One lady told me that I looked like Jesus. Maybe God will provide me an open line and I have a lot to discuss with God. So guys and gals you must be very respectful towards me.
WLC is the goto christian apologist as of late. One of the fun features of his “style” is that he does not argue coherently. And here is why:
He lost me when he got to the calculus bit, but the first counter-example was crystal clear.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Circular Reasoning, Logic Fail, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, WLC
The tatters and gaping imperfections of religion are obvious once you hold the fecal laced tapestry up to the light. Hitchen’s despite his flaws does a fantastic job of laying bare the feeble nature of religious belief. Once again, on ABC’s television program Q&A, the tough issues are tackled.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: ABC, Hitchens, Q&A, Religion
The christian majority continues to whinge about being oppressed. Tough beans theocrats – the law, for once, has women’s back on this issue. So when you see the christian whinge starting as illustrated below, you also have the answer to their false claim of being persecuted.
Whinge: How does forcing employers to give out abortifacients and not giving them a choice mean these people are being Pro-Choice and giving them a choice? Also these people claim to want to keep the government out of people’s bedrooms despite forcing businesses to give out items like birth control pills
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Memo to US christian Colleges and Business – Stop Trying to Break the Law
Religion is the origin of all social thought – philosophy, science, law, ethics, etc. Like the social thought that we now consider secular, it is also imbued with a referent principle that provides a foundational justification for its imperatives and truth claims. For religion the foundational principle is the will of God, for liberal society it is natural law, for Marxism it is human
It is important to celebrate the aspects of religion that bring a smile to your face. This clip has been exercising my smile muscles since I first saw it.
I’m such a fan of the yodel-rap.
So, we have the above and then we have stuff like this -
I would be much more likely to get all ‘religiousy’ if they were all about the Bach.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Christian Musical, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, What went wrong?
Marxism is a child of the Enlightenment. It was born of the revolutions in politics, philosophy and economy that shook Europe and America from the 17th Century through to the 19th Century. As such it was tempered in part in the polemics and struggles against religious authority. After all, religion was the ideology of the European ruling classes, used to justify the right of kings and popes to do
You know what makes religion go away? Discussing it and teasing out how amazingly toxic it is for people in modern society. Where is the CBC on this media front? We in Canada desperately need a platform to talk about the tough issues that face our societies. Lawrence Krauss slams religion publicly and defends his point of view with great alacrity. We need more of this, so much more.
Filed under: Atheism, Religion Tagged: Lawrence Krauss, Q&A, Religion, The Australian Broadcasting Network, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice
I went on a road trip Saturday with my friend Adam K., down to my parents’ place, and his grandparents’ farm. On the way around southern Saskatchewan, we saw close to 150 deer and antelope, a snowy owl, a dozen hawks, a handful of Canada Geese, smaller birds, two dead raccoons, and the final resting place of four children who passed away in 1919 (Spanish Flu maybe?).
The road into Regina was ice, and the road to Moose Jaw was quite a bit better, but still partly covered in a thick layer of ice. There was a semi
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Mini Solar Tour in the Fog of Wood Mountain and Glentworth
This is really a thumbnail sketch of trying to wrap my head around a Marxist approach to religion. This really comes out of the experience, evolving from the approach pioneered in contemporary times by Chris Harman, of relating to imperialism in the Middle East and the role of Islamism in the resistance to that imperialism. In many ways that relationship is a clear signpost as to how Marxists
Theramin Trees produces another fabulous video, slamdunking both religion and pseudoscience.
Filed under: Atheism Tagged: Psychic Powers, Religion, Sperm dreams, theramin trees
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 dicks, it would seem.
Filed under: Atheism, Religion Tagged: Christianity, Easter, Happy Bunny Day, Religion
Potholer54 does a wonderful job of skewering the creationist stupidity involved with probability, he neatly lays bare the idea that MORE ZEROES = Scientific Fact because god said.
Filed under: Religion Tagged: Constructing the Straw Hypothesis, PotHoler54, Probability, Those wacky creationists
I want to write some more thoughts about Christianity, but not assume that everyone is Christian. This isn’t an effort to convert anyone, just an attempt to explore some more of the ideas I’ve been reading about and thinking about.
A quote from the book God and Empire, by John Dominic Crossan:
It is clear, I hope, that the Kingdom of God is inextricably and simultaneously 100 percent political and 100 percent religious. “Kingdom” is a political term, “God” is a religious term, and Jesus would be executed for that “of” in a world where, for Rome, God already sat (Read more…)