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by planewaves
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Should Aheists celebrate Henry the eighth?
Replies: 28
Views: 7383

Yes, and the fact that Henry VIII did nothing worthy of note by atheist standards is one of them.I Okay, but this is your opinion only. I expected nothing. And implying I did won't score you any points on this site. See here . And here . Actually, I was not implying, just wondering if you have such...
by planewaves
Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Should Aheists celebrate Henry the eighth?
Replies: 28
Views: 7383

Unfortunately, the bloodshed was inevitable. You couldn’t expect the Catholic Church to leave by asking nicely, could you?? Yeah, it didn't really work like that. Check your history. First the new protestant crew chopped catholic heads off, then they swapped and the catholics chopped protestant hea...
by planewaves
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Should Aheists celebrate Henry the eighth?
Replies: 28
Views: 7383

sparked centuries of religious bloodshed

Unfortunately, the bloodshed was inevitable. You couldn’t expect the Catholic Church to leave by asking nicely, could you??

Freedom has a price, and only when brain, logic and reason are used that we can reach a civil accord. Religion is ANTI-REASON.
by planewaves
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Should Aheists celebrate Henry the eighth?
Replies: 28
Views: 7383

Well, from your previous comment you said "I'm a 'foreign' atheist". I wonder if you were born in Ireland or the UK, would you say the same??? Yes I would. What a strange thing to say. To reiterate, Henry VIII opposed the Catholic Church only when it was politically expedient for him to do so. He s...
by planewaves
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Should Aheists celebrate Henry the eighth?
Replies: 28
Views: 7383

I feel my skin crawling any time I read or hear 'Should atheists .... anything'. Not believing in gods doesn't give you any particular world-view, or guarantee conservatism or liberalism, nor any particular philosophy. Saudi Arabia is doing its level best to marginalise the Catholic Church too - ha...
by planewaves
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The King of Mary worshipers.....& you?
Replies: 36
Views: 6133

From time to time, I do think I am the only Atheist in Ireland. But to hear such opinions, really makes me feel sane and glad. Always look on the bright side of life! :lol: Well, try to as best as you can. It isn't always easy, but there is always a bright side to Life. Cheers, planewaves :) And no...
by planewaves
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The King of Mary worshipers.....& you?
Replies: 36
Views: 6133

From time to time, I do think I am the only Atheist in Ireland. But to hear such opinions, really makes me feel sane and glad.

Thanks for being Atheists.
by planewaves
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The atheist bus
Replies: 59
Views: 14993

lostexpectation wrote:we need to find an irish tenured professor (with little ego) to head up an atheist lobby they the only who time and resources to do that sort of thing.
I can't agree more. Where can you find him though??? :D :D
by planewaves
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The King of Mary worshipers.....& you?
Replies: 36
Views: 6133

Thanks for sharing. Please keep it coming and share your thoughts. It is important for us Atheists in Ireland to understand ourselves, to understand how we feel and if anything we can do to make us stronger. Remeber, atheisim is the least studied in terms of its effects. The questions in front of us...
by planewaves
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The atheist bus
Replies: 59
Views: 14993

I do think Dawkins is a positive person,... Do you? I don't. I think Dawkins has 'lost the plot'. Whilst I'm all for knocking religious zealots on the head, in any way one can. Dawkins is conducting a 'Holy War'against the religious fundies which says more about him than it does about them, IMO. :l...