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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…)

LeDaro: Christians drop, ‘nones (not nuns)’ soar in new religion portrait- U.S.A. Today

-The shrinking numbers of Christians and their loss of market share is the most significant change since 2007 (when Pew did its first U.S. Religious Landscape survey) and the new, equally massive survey of 35,000 U.S. adults.- Read more here.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Satan, Football, and the ‘Persecution’ of Christians.

“My special magic is true and yours isn’t.” This is shall be the running theme of our look at the recent hullabaloo at Bremerton High School, in Washington state.

The story breaks down as this. Football Coach guy leads a christian prayer on the 50 yard line after each football game. He’s been doing it since 2008.

2008. This is the real story. Why did the local school board allow this dipshit to continue to practice his delusional-voodoo rituals for seven years before deciding that it is problematic at best?

“While the district (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion Vs Reality

I wouldn’t buy the house either. :>

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, Religion Versus Reality, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion Vs Reality

I wouldn’t buy the house either. :>

 

Filed under: Religion Tagged: DarkMatter2525, Religion Versus Reality, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: We Can All Be Manipulated

Theramin Trees has put up another wonderfully well done video. I am once again in awe of his clarity and thoroughness. Truly, his is some of the highest quality content on youtube. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend watching his other videos after you’ve finished with this one.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Cognitive Dissonance, Manipulative Groups, theramin trees

Dead Wild Roses: We Can All Be Manipulated

Theramin Trees has put up another wonderfully well done video. I am once again in awe of his clarity and thoroughness. Truly, his is some of the highest quality content on youtube. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend watching his other videos after you’ve finished with this one.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Cognitive Dissonance, Manipulative Groups, theramin trees

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Force Would Be With Me (My Religious Loophole)

Good Sunday Morning to my fair readership here at DWR. Yes, you heard me right, the loophole in my militant atheism has been exposed! If becoming religious came along with the Star Wars movie force like powers – I’d be in like Flynn.

Because honestly, who wouldn’t want to do this?

It would be awesome. The prevention of cat-hi-jinks for afar would be completely worth having to listen to some grammatically challenged Muppet ramble on about how awesome the Force is.

 

Having force abilities as a religion sounds nice until one imagines someone who doesn’t (Read more…)

Bill Longstaff: Niqab nonsense—much ado about nothing

I am no fan of the niqab. Hell, I’m no fan of religion. But if a Moslem woman wants to wear a niqab at a citizenship ceremony for religious reasons, I can’t think of a single reason why I, or the state on my behalf, should prevent her. As long, that is, as she is prepared to unveil privately to establish her identity.

And that, Zunera Ishaq the young mother who took the government’s ban to

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Supply Side Jesus

The mounting Neo-liberal oligarchy couldn’t exists if American christians actually followed the teachings of Jesus, thus Supply Side Jesus was born to fill the gap. Bill Mahr paints the funny, yet troubling, picture of what much of mainstream religious discourse has become in the United States.

 

 

Marx said in his Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right:

“Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It (Read more…)