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by bockedy
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: My approach anyone??
Replies: 72
Views: 17191

Re: My approach anyone??

I have great empathy for your situation and I am sure that many atheists make the same decision. However, speaking for myself, I want to make my own stand where I can. I don't hide my atheism and want to be known as an atheist so that gradually it becomes more acceptable as an option for others. I d...
by bockedy
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Census question and "cultural identity"
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

Census question and "cultural identity"

Hey folks. Have a look at this BBC news item here - Two-thirds of Britons not religious - the result of a poll commissioned by the BHA in the run-up to the UK census in a few days time. Like the Atheist Ireland campaign, the BHA is campaigning for people to answer the UK census question "What is you...
by bockedy
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Interview RTE Primetime
Replies: 49
Views: 10170

Re: Interview RTE Primetime

Tulip1, you're an absolute inspiration!

This is *such* an important issue and one which I will be facing in a couple of years time with my own kid due to start Primary school then.

Keep up the good work!
by bockedy
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: christianity and secularism
Replies: 107
Views: 26061

Re: christianity and secularism

I still think that parents should have the option of a religious etc. school if they wish, that teaches an incorporates their ethos into the normal school day, and receives the same funding as any other school. Is there a way this can be accommodated to everyone’s satisfaction ? e.g. Protestants ar...
by bockedy
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On ?
Replies: 31
Views: 8602

Re: 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On ?

Scania wrote:Which is still a belief in a particular position :
*facepalm*
by bockedy
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: christianity and secularism
Replies: 107
Views: 26061

Re: christianity and secularism

Educational needs are specific, as you know, one size does not fit all. And that's why Tulip's suggestion is probably the best solution overall and makes economic sense in a bankrupt country like ours: A lot cheaper system would be if schools teach no religion and people that want their childeren i...
by bockedy
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On ?
Replies: 31
Views: 8602

Re: 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On ?

I'm sorry Scania, but this really is Atheism 101. Every so often we get Christians and others on here who don't know the basics or in some cases obviously do know but put it on in order to pick up some evangelisation brownie points or something. It's really really irritating, because these types are...
by bockedy
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Indian court rules astrology is a science
Replies: 27
Views: 7169

Indian court rules astrology is a science

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 418795.cms

possible nominee for Feb Really True Believer perhaps?
by bockedy
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Woo-time; Embedded holograms with, er... frequencies?
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: Woo-time; Embedded holograms with, er... frequencies?

The shop assistant informed me that they were "very popular". My jaw must have dropped further because she then added "I know, it's amazing the shite some people will buy". It's incredible that they have that attitude. Not just the particular store in question but pharmacies etc as mentioned earlie...
by bockedy
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Religious ceremony provides evidence for evolution
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

Religious ceremony provides evidence for evolution

Guys, you're gonna love this: Religious Ceremony Forces Fish to Evolve or Die Deep in a sulfur cave in southern Mexico, a group of indigenous people have for centuries asked their gods for bountiful rain by stunning the cave's fish with a natural plant toxin. Once the fish have succumbed, the Zoque ...