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by anadub25
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Is Atheist becoming just an other religion?
Replies: 172
Views: 26619

Re: Is Atheist becoming just an other religion?

Whether it is a religion doesn't really make sense via the definition of religion but whether the 'new atheists' have inclined towards a kind of fundamentalism is a topic which Dawkins and Grayling debates recently, its on youtube if you're interested. I do think its important to maintain a position...
by anadub25
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Non religious options for Atheist Memorials
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

Re: Non religious options for Atheist Memorials

If you've already defected from the Catholic Church do you still need to put it into your will that you want a humanist burial?
by anadub25
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: What is Consciousness?
Replies: 15
Views: 3185

Re: What is Consciousness?

John Searle is good on this subject, if a bit mechanistic. 'What's it like to be a Bat?' is also very illuminating.

Personally, I think any examination of human mind must have as its primary reference point that which is particular to the human mind-language.
by anadub25
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: What Stigma have you Experienced?
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: What Stigma have you Experienced?

In my experience, the way people respond to your views depends largely on how you present them. For instance to say 'I am an atheist' provokes a neatly wrapped concept of your views as an identity or part of your identity. To challenge a religious assertion or to pose a question is far more inviting...
by anadub25
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Govt should set up multi-ethnic primary schools: OECD
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Re: Govt should set up multi-ethnic primary schools: OECD

I hope it doesn't take the futile direction of trying to 'cater for everybody'. We have a fantastic opportunity to educate children about different cultures but to try to pay homage to all the various religious celebrations is exhausting and necessarily offends one group or another. The children's c...
by anadub25
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Radio/TV interviews this weekend (9-10 Jan)
Replies: 17
Views: 4889

Re: Radio/TV interviews this weekend (9-10 Jan)

It went well, Dill started by asking what prompted each of us to join Atheist Ireland then Michael gave the details of the blasphemy law, Conor talked about the problems with the constitution and Aby (the comedian) was gas. There were a lot of irate callers after the song was played (one claimed he ...
by anadub25
Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Radio/TV interviews this weekend (9-10 Jan)
Replies: 17
Views: 4889

Re: Radio/TV interviews this weekend (9-10 Jan)

Well apparently there was a difficulty finding anyone who was willing to defend the blasphemy law!
by anadub25
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Slavoj Zizek
Replies: 0
Views: 1345

Slavoj Zizek

What does it mean to be a Revolutionary Today?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GD69Cc20rw
by anadub25
Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Count Me Out.ie
Replies: 261
Views: 93203

Re: Count Me Out.ie

Thanks Ygern!
I wonder if anyone tried to leave in the 80s and couldn't
by anadub25
Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Gem in Vatican's art collection gets new look
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Re: Gem in Vatican's art collection gets new look

Oh FXR you shouldn't have! *swoon*