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by Colin
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Tax-evading priest slams Revenue
Replies: 14
Views: 2617

Tax-evading priest slams Revenue

Source: RTE http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1202/odonovant.html Wednesday, 2 December 2009 11:32 Senior church officials in the diocese of Cloyne are to meet later this morning after a priest in the diocese reportedly branded Revenue Officials 'the biggest showers of bastards on the planet'. The comment...
by Colin
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: List of things an atheist cannot do
Replies: 20
Views: 3295

Re: List of things an atheist cannot do

In relation to the courts, I think a greater issue is the assumption that jurors are members of the roman catholic faith. There is no mention of the affirmation when jurors are being called to the jury box. I'd prefer that the registrar says that when they are called upon, they should enter the jury...
by Colin
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: List of things an atheist cannot do
Replies: 20
Views: 3295

Re: List of things an atheist cannot do

My favourite bit is what the world scouting movement has to say about atheism. Q - What should I do if I discover that one of the Rovers of my Group is atheist? A - A Rover is a young person, maybe still an adolescent, and adolescence is the age where young people feel the need to question all the i...
by Colin
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: Signature collecting in UCC
Replies: 11
Views: 7102

Re: Signature collecting in UCC

Well done. How long did it take?
by Colin
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Leaving the catholic church
Replies: 24
Views: 7092

Re: Leaving the catholic church

But there's little point in aggravating your parents for the sake of an empty gesture. Bingo! That's all it is. Signing a de baptism cert or requesting to be struck off the baptismal register is an empty gesture. There is no contractual basis and as there is no consideration, you'd have no rights t...
by Colin
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Rules and Guidelines
Topic: Bad arguments and how to spot them
Replies: 65
Views: 30459

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Thousands of people believe in ghosts because they have SEEN (as opposed to just having a gut belief in) ghosts. You can question the validity of 'seen'. Nevertheless there is a big difference between just 'believe' and jumping from this to 'must exist'. Secondly, leading on from 'seen', the fact t...
by Colin
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Why I believe in God
Replies: 186
Views: 23778

Remember Christ says: 'knock, and the door will be opened to you'... bearing in mind St Paul's: "you have to work out your own salvation" Jesus and St Paul... I assume you are a practicing catholic. If I'm wrong just say so. Do you believe you are eating flesh every Sunday? Do you believe you are d...
by Colin
Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Why I believe in God
Replies: 186
Views: 23778

Ok, so I jumped to a conclusion without knowing enouh. So tell me, what about these experiences were beyond explanation by purely natural means? Being bored with exams, seems perfeclty natural. As does deciding to engage in a favourite past time to blow off exam steam. Feeling happy and content also...
by Colin
Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Why I believe in God
Replies: 186
Views: 23778

Patrick, I'm sure there is a natural explanation for what happened to you on that day. Serendipity, not supernaturalism is what I perceive as the root cause of your bliss on that day. I'm sure that you believe that it was a divine experience and who am I to deny that it is. I don't know. Howerver, i...
by Colin
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Mary McAleese - “consumed by consumerism”
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

I don't think that the president saying we were seeking bonuses rather than building a community leads to the conclusion that we all must return to superstition and supernaturalism.