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by micfur
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Faith and secularism
Replies: 43
Views: 14628

I'm often accused of being racist by Irish people purely for being Australian. It's quite ironic to be honest. A good example. Just like rural (red state) Americans, one frequently hears how racist Australians are. Not some mind you, but all. An accusation that normally comes from people who are tr...
by micfur
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Faith and secularism
Replies: 43
Views: 14628

How about the other 'elephant in the rooom' that 95% of black people voted for Obama. Can we call them racists... or is that only reserved for white people? That depends on the number of black voters who voted for Obama because McCain is white, as opposed to those who voted for him because they thi...
by micfur
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Faith and secularism
Replies: 43
Views: 14628

Nah, he won't get assassinated. He just won't get elected. What's the elephant in the room that nobody in the media talks about but is the first thing in every US voter's mind? So that myth has been put to bed. How about the other 'elephant in the rooom' that 95% of black people voted for Obama. Ca...
by micfur
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Theist writes of Atheists in 'The Irish Times'
Replies: 13
Views: 4917

Leaving aside the content of the article for a moment, why cant he write in plain english? For example: In our society the worship of gods, "idolatry", is rife - we worship people and ideas, money, power, and self - but, fundamental to what it is to be a Jew, a Christian, or a Muslim, is the convict...
by micfur
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Are you an urban or rural atheist?
Replies: 26
Views: 9412

brianmmulligan wrote:Rural is definitely more religious. North Leitrim is full of hippies worshipping strange pre-christian gods and preaching about the forthcoming armageddon of global warming.
I thought they were all over at Tara :-)
by micfur
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Paddy's Day
Replies: 24
Views: 7928

My wife and I brought our 3 kids to see the parade in our local village and they loved it. The streets were closed to traffic, sun was shining and there was a festival feel in the air. We bumped into lots of people we hadnt seen since probably last Paddys day. There was musical sessions and Irish da...
by micfur
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Atheist.ie wiki page
Replies: 35
Views: 11849

Very well written inedifix. Nice job.
by micfur
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Are you an urban or rural atheist?
Replies: 26
Views: 9412

Are you an urban or rural atheist?

Just from something that was picked up on another thread. Are Irish atheists largely urban or rural based or perhaps there is an even split? Obviously the urban/rural line can be a little blurred, to the point of perhaps being meaningless but lets give it a go anyway. I would suggest a person would/...
by micfur
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: My problem is
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Passover, I dont think you need to ask to join. Just create an account and start posting. It is possible to get asked to leave alright, but you need to make a superhuman (supernatural?) effort for that to happen. Your posts are welcome but dont be afraid to break them up a bit with line spaces to ma...
by micfur
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Disappointing your parents
Replies: 34
Views: 11897

Hi FXR You seem to have found the softer side of your nature or so it seems. So your mother is 83 years of age and you are 77 years of age according to your profile and you have posted 23.77% of all posts on this site. You want Irish Atheist members to march with free Presbyterians in protest again...