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by Penguin_Factory
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Muslims in Europe
Replies: 13
Views: 5473

Re: Muslims in Europe

Muslim women wearing their “repressive” clothing is no different in my opinion to Western women wearing makeup / having plastic surgery/ wearing sexy clothes etc- it’s all a matter of degrees. I disagree. Western women may feel pressured via the media and their peers to do those things, but it's no...
by Penguin_Factory
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Trócaire boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 3673

Re: Trócaire boxes

Personally, I think I'd just go along with it. They are doing good after all, and I think it's unfair to expect the school to make alternative arrangements just to suit yourself. If it turns out other parents feel the same way though, you could have a legitimate case.
by Penguin_Factory
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: And so it begins: Nuisance suits thanks to the Blasphemy law
Replies: 27
Views: 10681

Re: And so it begins: Nuisance suits thanks to the Blasphemy law

The comments made about this stump without them knowing its importance to Ireland and world history was similar to someone saying the Mount of Olives is just a silly hill or the Garden of Gethsemane is just a silly old park." Exactly :wink: Okay, to be fair those places do have supposed historical ...
by Penguin_Factory
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Should St Patricks day be stopped
Replies: 66
Views: 25777

I don't think there's any need for that- St. patrick's day is even more secular than Christmas and Easter now.
by Penguin_Factory
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Reville at it AGAIN
Replies: 7
Views: 3953

There is no contradiction between Christianity and science once each remains in its proper domain And yet Christianity directly cotradicts science, just as science flatly contradicts some of the most central tenets of Christianity. As long as Christianity posits the ressurection of a man three days...
by Penguin_Factory
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Recommend Atheist Books, Films and DVDs
Topic: Persepolis by Marjane Satrap
Replies: 4
Views: 4090

I read the Graphic Novel (the two combined).

I thougt it was very good, up until the end- the story just kind of fizzles out. The second GN isn't as good as the first, but still worth reading.

I was surprised at how funny it was in places.
by Penguin_Factory
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Indo's Mary Kenny says Atheists are the cause of immorals
Replies: 107
Views: 31128

Atheists come across as people who are profoundly sad and need other people to join them to give them support. Pathetic. For the love of God. Where are people getting this crap from? I really think we need some sort of wide-spread anti-defamation effort just to put all of this nonsense to rest. Gre...
by Penguin_Factory
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Indo's Mary Kenny says Atheists are the cause of immorals
Replies: 107
Views: 31128

I heard about this from friends, but this is the first time I've actually seen the article in question. I have a few comments about spcific parts of it. I always find it interesting how, in a society that's been dominated by religion for centuries, any real attempt by atheists to speak up usually ge...