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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Why Did Jesus Rebuke Peter?

Well, the short answer is that Jesus was a complete dick. Discern4 has a slightly longer and more detailed answer.   Happy Bunny Day, btw. :) Filed under: Religion Tagged: Happy Bunny Day, Jebus the dick, Jesus and Peter, The DWR Sunday Religious Disserivce . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Why Did Jesus Rebuke Peter?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Ridiculous Claim

How untruth becomes truth; a good bit of insight into how religion become codified into society.      Filed under: Atheism, Religion Tagged: Religion and Society, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, truth . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Ridiculous Claim

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Sojourner Truth

This speech, by Sojourner Truth, was delivered at the Akron convention was not officially recorded; it survives because it was written down by Frances Gage – “A’int I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Sojourner Truth

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Regressive Left and Islam

A good talk on some of the problems facing people who wish to debate sensitive topics in society. “No idea is above scrutiny and no people are beneath dignity. And what I mean by that is that no idea in Islam, like any other religion and any other philosophy and political thought and creed, […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Regressive Left and Islam

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice: Rank Christian Bullshit-o-Rama

Casting a wide net on the internet is fraught with peril. I’m going to leave the links in long form because really,the embedded info is introduction enough for this post. —– http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/christian-website-dont-look-at-your-wifes-face-during-sex-to-enjoy-it-even-when-she-resists/#.Vi6_CMluvu8.facebook How a husband can enjoy sex that is grudgingly given by his wife —— This would be ROPJ material (see the RPOJ on […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice: Rank Christian Bullshit-o-Rama

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Arguing With Ghosts

When arguing with religious, one runs into many interesting aspects of the human character. Close to the top of the list is Confirmation Bias – or the idea that we tend to cultivate and seek out views and standpoints that we agree, often at the expense of the truth of the matter. Qualia Soup illustrates […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Arguing With Ghosts

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Looking Back At the Conservatives’ Campaign

I wrote this on October 1, 2015, but never finished it: Let’s examine the Conservative’s campaign thus far: It began with them showing ads where men are being drowned, as an example of how they’ll protect us, but no one else will. In the middle it had one of their candidates quit for being caught […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Looking Back At the Conservatives’ Campaign

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Born A Skeptic

Amanda’s story of leading the life of a skeptic while surrounded by the forces of the great ooga-booga. Love this quote – “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for Atheism ever conceived.” – Issac AsimovFil… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Born A Skeptic

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – For Those Times When Starting At Square One Isn’t Sufficient :(

One always hopes to find argument in the religious arsenal that is somehow more compelling than: “I believe in X, and that is enough”. The argument portrayed here might be considered ground zero for the silliness the religiously deluded foist upon others in order to win them over to their cause. I didn’t think we’d […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – For Those Times When Starting At Square One Isn’t Sufficient :(

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion, Abortion, and Bill Nye

Religion is a particularly nasty subset of the patriarchal fabric of our society. Most organized religions provide the justification for the continued male dominance in society. I mean, if the notion of a Grand Ooga-Booga isn’t preposterous enough on its own, the fact that most of His divine commands and intuitions are tethered to a […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion, Abortion, and Bill Nye

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – On Church, State, and Politics

I’m consistently amazed by the audacity of organized religion and the amount of steamy-ripe-bullshit that it forces down our society’s throat. The fetid promotion and glorification of ignorance coupled with the consistent denial of science and fact is a burgeoning cataclysm for the human race. Organized stupidity, if left unchecked, will be the end […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – On Church, State, and Politics

Bill Longstaff: Is Christ Christian? Reflections on the niqab debate.

Pondering the late unlamented election debate about the niqab, I took to wondering just what a religion is. Not the dictionary definition or what theologians say it is, but how it is practiced by its followers. Take Christianity, for example, the re… . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Is Christ Christian? Reflections on the niqab debate.

Scripturient: Judas, a Biography

Long before Darth Vader, long before Lord Voldemort, long before Stephen Harper, Judas Iscariot reigned as the supreme icon of evil in Western mythology. Judas betrayed God. How much worse can you get?* For 2,000 years we’ve used the term Judas . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Judas, a Biography

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – A History of God – Karen Armstrong

When historical fact slaps down the commonsense notions of biblical ‘accuracy’. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Biblical History, Fact Smackdown, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – A History of God – Karen Armstrong

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Falwell U allows guns in dorms

Yes … Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, has announced that it is ending its ban on guns in dorms. Like this is supposed to make us feel any safer. They claim it’s a stand against terrorists. Apparently students can already keep g… . . . → Read More: Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Falwell U allows guns in dorms

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religious Freedom

We have not featured Betty Bowers for awhile, thus, enter her definitely non-satirical take on the topic of religious freedom.    Filed under: Religion Tagged: Betty Bowers, Religious Freedom, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religious Freedom

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Christian Terrorism – Featuring Mr. Deity

  When will we have justice? When we apply the same standards to ourselves that we apply to our enemies.   Have you heard any of the moderate christian representatives expression contrition for acts of their radical wing? The fact that we expect moderate islamic representatives to apologize is the only lesson you’ll need to […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Christian Terrorism – Featuring Mr. Deity

Dead Wild Roses: Drain the Swamp – The Colorado Planned Parenthood Tragedy

The cesspool that is toxic masculinity, the sea we all swim in, had a newsworthy (aka an effect on people other than women) peak at the Planned Parenthood in Colorado. “Three people were killed and nine others injured after gunfire ripped through a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., during an hours-long standoff […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Drain the Swamp – The Colorado Planned Parenthood Tragedy

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Watch out! – Christian Black Friday Follies

Imagine if you would a salt shaker on your dinner table. Now imagine another shaker on your table, only filled with bullshit. Most of organized religion is this shaker filled with shit that people add (voluntary or not) to the various dishes and activities in their lives. Our happy thought experiment plays on the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Watch out! – Christian Black Friday Follies

A Grumpy Hobbit: E-FLAP #000010 – Joshua Attempts Science/Science, Again

Well Joshua is back with his second installment of "How Conservatives Can Reclaim Science", and still no science. When I first read Joshua’s second article I didn’t think much of it, for he had very little to say about science. Then after a second, more careful reading, I realized I was mistaken and there is much to dissect. So what can we learn from his second installment? Well we find out . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: E-FLAP #000010 – Joshua Attempts Science/Science, Again

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion and Patriarchy – Doing ‘Solids’ for Each Other All Over the Damn World.

Welcome gentle readers. Today I ask of thee but a kernel of patience whilst I set up the topic at hand. Religion and Patriarchy actively conspire against the female half of humanity. We have to look no further than Christian Patriarchy over here and Islamic Fundamentalism over there to see the corrosive effects of religion […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion and Patriarchy – Doing ‘Solids’ for Each Other All Over the Damn World.

Dead Wild Roses: No Room at the Inn

Sham, 1 year oldRoszke/Horgos. In the very front, just alongside the border between Serbia and Hungary by the 4-meter-high iron gate, Sham is laying in his mother’s arms. Just a few decimeters behind them is the Europe they so desperately are trying to reach. Only one day before, the last refugees were allowed through and taken by train to Austria. But Sham and his mother arrived too late, along with thousands of other refugees who now wait outside the closed Hungarian border. Image from: http://darbarnensover.aftonbladet.se/chapter/english-version

After the attacks in Paris, the Governors of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, (Read more…)

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – The War on Christmas (TM) 2015

It has come to the attention of credible journalists and serious Christian scholars, that Starbucks – owned by a JEW!!! – hates Baby Jesus, Christians, and Christmas, and has been trying to subvert and destroy Christian America(TM)’s sacred Christmas traditions, by gradually removing Christian imagery from its Holiday CHRISTmas red cups! Clearly the End Times are upon us, as persecution of Christians everywhere ramps up to levels unheard of in modern times!

I have undertaken to document Starbucks’ dastardly deed over the last 11 years, so that evidence of their perfidious treachery will be preserved – the Internet is forever!!! Below (Read more…)

Bill Longstaff: Religion is bad for kids

It might strike some as surprising, but it shouldn’t. A study by academics from seven countries suggests that children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious families. According to the researchers, “Overall, our findings … contradict the common-sense and popular assumption that children from religious households are more altruistic and kind

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion Makes Children Meaner.

How could a set of rules, ostensibly designed to threaten people with eternal and damnation ever cause them to be less empathic and more judgemental toward others? I just don’t see that happening – commonsense tells me that people with religious dogma pounded into their skulls, if anything, should be more caring and compassionate toward the damned others.

“Academics from seven universities across the world studied Christian, Muslim and non-religious children to test the relationship between religion and morality.

They found that religious belief is a negative influence on children’s altruism.

“Overall, our findings … contradict (Read more…)