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by alfonso
Thu May 10, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: What "turned" you?
Replies: 71
Views: 17274

My turning point was sometime before highschool, must have been about 11 or so. To be honest, it is all a blur in my memory. The reason was that I could not accept, believe, take fear as the basis of a (healthy) relationship. I would not love god, or jesus, or any other such creature on the basis of...
by alfonso
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Books for TD’s
Replies: 131
Views: 42743

You send it to the TDs or to those who run the country? Not the same people :P
by alfonso
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Fiction and Atheism
Replies: 31
Views: 13613

I believe that Martha has substituted the need to believe in a god with the need to believe in 'natural magical healing' and the massive conspiracy theory of the world.

I, for one, am going to go learn a new language, apparently I need to.
by alfonso
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 51017

Artificial DNA? No such thing, we simply take DNA from a natural source and put it somewhere else. As far as I know, we are not able to modify genes in a purposeful manner... yet. I agree that modern methods of food production have impoverished the quality of our diet in different ways. But you are ...
by alfonso
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Fiction and Atheism
Replies: 31
Views: 13613

Of course they do. They've worked for centuries - long before modern pharmacopia arrived on the scene! I regularly use herbal remedies and they work for me. If they work they should get lab-tested. If they refuse to lab-testing is only because it is charlatans defending them, selling you placebos. ...
by alfonso
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Fiction and Atheism
Replies: 31
Views: 13613

You don't happen to work for a big multinational pharma company, by any chance, or the Irish Medical Establishment :roll: My wife is a doctor, which probably makes my opinion biased on this matter. But when one of her patients has a heart attack, I don't see them or their families asking for a fuck...
by alfonso
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Fiction and Atheism
Replies: 31
Views: 13613

BTW, Conventional medicine kills more people than it "fixes" - AND its a hell of a lot more expensive than Mother Nature's actual cures :wink: Prove it or shut up. *EDIT* Of course, not that you'd need my permission to speak, but if you are planning on accusing anyone of being a murderer, I think y...
by alfonso
Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Fiction and Atheism
Replies: 31
Views: 13613

Well, watch out of atheist or god-despising characters out there in TV shows and movies (the kind of stuff the mindless drones stuff their brains with in exclusivity) and tell me if they are role models. Not enough good atheists out there, except maybe Gene Roddenberry 's. Martha, alternative medici...
by alfonso
Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Fiction and Atheism
Replies: 31
Views: 13613

I was passionate about sci-fi when younger, still am, but I read more down-to-earth stuff nowadays. My way of looking at this is, I can read stuff that is clearly made-up, not true, in somebody's imagination only, get all interested in the content, wanting to share it with others, and lots more... b...
by alfonso
Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: 2006 Census of population
Replies: 49
Views: 21028

It surely looks that way, Haymoon. Quite sad. Ignorance is a terrible thing, isn't that what the worst of religion is all about?