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by NorthOfTheBorder
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Going to Mass
Replies: 11
Views: 5074

Re: Going to Mass

I personally look around and think do all these people actually still believe all this bs Yep, that's my main reaction too. I seem to split my time between wondering how can anybody take all this crap seriously and internally fuming at the patronising tone of the priest delivering unsubstantiated s...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: "Integrated" school application with no non-religious option
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Re: "Integrated" school application with no non-religious option

Thanks Marks, that's interesting - gives me another possible angle to approach this from :)
by NorthOfTheBorder
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: "Integrated" school application with no non-religious option
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Re: "Integrated" school application with no non-religious option

I feel an email to the department coming on??? Quite possibly, I have form in that regard, having badgered the previous holder of that office about her responses to DUP young-earth-creationist-inspired questions in the assembly :). Last night I was just too pissed off about the whole thing to do an...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: "Integrated" school application with no non-religious option
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

"Integrated" school application with no non-religious option

The Northern Ireland education system has just succeeded in pissing me off and my daughter's not even started school yet! she's entering primary school in September and we're applying to get her in to the local integrated school. Paperwork was all done & dusted and submitted to the school, with one ...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Really Truly True Believer November 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3198

Re: Really Truly True Believer November 2011

May I propose Abdel-Qader Ali of Basra in Iraq:

My daughter deserved to die for falling in love

Failing that, the scumbag "Policemen" who let him off with a pat on the back....
by NorthOfTheBorder
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Good old SSPX
Replies: 5
Views: 2834

Re: Good old SSPX

Cool. I always intended to be cremated once I'm dead because I never liked the idea of leaving a grave behind and thus leaving my descendants feeling obliged to tend it/mope over it (can you tell I hated cemetery sundays as a child?). But it's also considered a means of flipping the big kahuna the f...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: possible evidence of alien life in meteors
Replies: 12
Views: 5424

Re: possible evidence of alien life in meteors

P.Z. Meyers appears less than convinced.... http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/03/did_scientists_discover_bacter.php Apart from anything else, if, as P.Z. says, Fox News ran with the story, that would tend to trigger my bullshitometer. They were they guys who ran a story about UFOs in the skies...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Prayer - the original slacktivism
Replies: 0
Views: 1550

Prayer - the original slacktivism

Nice article on the daftness of the concept of prayer:
http://freethinker.co.uk/2010/12/07/the ... acktivism/
by NorthOfTheBorder
Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: How do you introduce sceptical thinking to a family member?
Replies: 12
Views: 5509

Re: How do you introduce sceptical thinking to a family member?

It's also worth her while checking out historical photos of alleged UFOs, and comparing them with the way alien space ships have been depicted in fiction, comics and movies. It's interesting that the photos, and reported descriptions, generally match the sci-fi world's perception of, and capabiliti...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why
Replies: 31
Views: 13767

Re: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why

Title: The girl who played with fire Verdict: Excellent Why: I really enjoyed reading the Millenium trilogy, and the film did a fantastic job of presenting the story of the second book on the big screen. OK there were a couple of very minor plot deviations, and there were levels of detail that had ...