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by Martha
Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Purveyors of piffle, pseudoscience, woo woo and the SN
Replies: 123
Views: 28223

All we have to do is have Mr. McAlleese catch Mary in bed with Herr Ratzinger and the CCL is history. The CCl (Catholic Church Limited, as you call it) IS history - at least in this neck of the woods. As for Maaaary (President McAleese) being found in bed with Benny ... I don't think that's likely:...
by Martha
Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Vaccination and autism
Replies: 20
Views: 6718

mkaobrih wrote:Martha – I don’t know why I’m responding to you – as you hardly ever make any sense – but you are way - way out of line.
So why don't you just ignore me?

And btw, why am I "way - way out of line", in your view?
Please elaborate.
by Martha
Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Vaccination and autism
Replies: 20
Views: 6718

my eldest son was born with the help of a forceps. I have no doubt that this was traumatic for him, but as far as I can tell it was fleeting. It is certainly fleeting compared to the potential devastation that oxygen deprivation would have caused him, which would have been the case if he were not d...
by Martha
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Vaccination and autism
Replies: 20
Views: 6718

Re: Vaccination and autism

Obviously we are each entitled to our opinions. My views on this have been shaped by much study of the issues, and are based on the consensus opinions of scientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists and autistic people themselves. It is not my belief that autism is primarily cased by gene...
by Martha
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Vaccination and autism
Replies: 20
Views: 6718

Re: Vaccination and autism

I think all children are born as perfect humans. I rejected the doctrine of original sin a long time ago. Some children are born into poverty, war, abuse or neglect which clearly has a terrible effect on their development. Children who are born by ceaserian section, or a forceps delivery, or some o...
by Martha
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: John Waters comes up with the goods again
Replies: 8
Views: 2551

Re: John Waters comes up with the goods again

andrew wrote:
Words fail me....as I suppose they clearly failed John Waters many years ago
Looks like John Waters snorted one line too much himself, when writing this eulogy for Katy French....
by Martha
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 35088

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and my Irish Catholic acquaintances rubbed their hands together with glee, I asked them why they were feeling so happy? I mean, I knew their triumphalism was inevitably going to come right back at them - and I was right! :lol: Oh, its SO much fun being an Observer (...
by Martha
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Vaccination and autism
Replies: 20
Views: 6718

adamd164 wrote:Ouch, this won't go down well. Far too non-populist.
Not in Ireland, where the "populace" don't like to talk about the Dark Truths about their shared history. We like to Keep Up Appearances in this "Christian" country of ours: old habits (no pun intended) die hard!
by Martha
Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Vaccination and autism
Replies: 20
Views: 6718

Re: Vaccination and autism

You say you have an autistic son. Do you know what caused his condition? My middle son was born perfectly autistic because he has me and my husband as parents. Lucky boy. :wink: How can any child be born perfectly anything, least of all, "perfectly autistic"? ALL emotional distress, i.e., psycholog...
by Martha
Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: 34 Unconvincing Arguments For God
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

bipedalhumanoid wrote:
You might be surprised at how many people out there actually don't base their beliefs on faith. A lot of people base their beliefs on lies, fallacious arguments and ignorance.
And then there are those of us, who base their beliefs on their own personal experience :lol: