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by RedPill
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: First Proposed Irish Atheists Group meeting booked.
Replies: 125
Views: 36147

wish I could...

... but for some reason I don't know, I've been pinched by cancer and spend a lot of these days in hospital. I don't know the scientific and reasonable cause for it, so I'm going to blame an invisible higher power! :lol: Maybe I'll be well enough to go on the 30th, but I doubt it. I'm very glad howe...
by RedPill
Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Excommunication - making your unbelief official
Replies: 43
Views: 23782

You don't have to pay if your excomm, which is a good reason for people to leave the church. Actually I really agree with it. I'd take it one step (or several steps) further to take the burden of church away from the general public and put it on the shoulders of people who actually want to be part o...
by RedPill
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Excommunication - making your unbelief official
Replies: 43
Views: 23782

Don't know about other countries, but in Austria there's an incentive for non-practicing catholics to excommunicate, and it's quite effective: Church Tax! For the privilege of being in their club, the catholic church takes 1.1% of your salary, no discussion - and if you don't pay they're very quick ...
by RedPill
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: This sick little island
Replies: 48
Views: 25957

I'm not really up to speed with the education system in Ireland, but are these schools private or public, and furthermore: do they get subsidies from the state (or as I like to call it: MY TAX MONEY!)?
by RedPill
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Anonymous atheists
Replies: 15
Views: 9367

By the time I was fifteen I was being locked out in the back garden when the local vatican mullah came calling. As soon as he entered the house I had to be dragged out of the hallway and out the back door. Very funny! :D When I was a rebellious teenager I had to be told to shut up as well, but it w...
by RedPill
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Anonymous atheists
Replies: 15
Views: 9367

Anonymous atheists

Hi all I'd be interested to know how many of you are hiding their atheism from their family, friends, etc. for whatever reason, and how many are openly stating their lack of belief to anyone who asks. Obviously there are many atheists afraid of admitting their stance in order to avoid confrontation,...