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by Bik
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Secular greetings in Irish Gaelic?
Replies: 8
Views: 7431

Re: Secular greetings in Irish Gaelic?

There are some suggestions on this thread

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by Bik
Fri May 31, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: name this fallacy
Replies: 6
Views: 5245

Re: name this fallacy

CatHerder wrote:It can be entertaining at times. It seems that god let quite a few people drink-drive with impunity. And for this we should be thankful.
God and his 'mysterious ways' eh? :lol: .
by Bik
Wed May 29, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: name this fallacy
Replies: 6
Views: 5245

Re: name this fallacy

Retrospective determinism? – arguing that because some event has occurred (acting the maggot and surviving) , its occurrence must have been inevitable beforehand (i.e. a god was looking out for them).

I guess you could argue others too.
by Bik
Wed May 01, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Rules and Guidelines
Topic: Grúpaí Aindiachaithe le Gaeilge
Replies: 23
Views: 16533

Re: Grúpaí Aindiachaithe le Gaeilge

Dia dhuit is quite formal, the likes of conas atá tú is more common in practice (even though that means how are you rather than hello), in the Gaeltacht it's also common to hear people just say hi (I've seen it spelt 'haigh' on some occassions). On the whole I wouldn't be too concerned with the god ...
by Bik
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination
Replies: 16
Views: 8331

Re: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination

Your anger and frustration and clear from your post and justifiably so. There are several threads related to this topic on this site but perhaps your first port of call should be http://www.teachdontpreach.ie There are several other members here who have been in your position and they'd be in a bett...
by Bik
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Iona Institute Youtube account removed
Replies: 2
Views: 3438

Re: Iona Institute Youtube account removed

Well David Quinn had free publicity and views put forward thanks to google. ......and the Irish Independant while his comrade in woo Brenda O'Brien has the Irish Times to propogate the views of the Iona Institute. I really wish the Indo and I.T. in the interest of disclosure would preface any artic...
by Bik
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: facebook
Replies: 9
Views: 5948

Re: facebook

In all honesty a lot of the posts on there wouldn't endear an outsider to A.I. There is one guy on there in particular who just seems to use the forum to vent bile at the RCC with most of threads being random spouts rather than taking issue with particular topics/issues. I rarely go on there anymore...
by Bik
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: The rise and rise of the non-religious
Replies: 4
Views: 3250

Re: The rise and rise of the non-religious

From what I can see that popularity of forums like this has declined across the board, others I have used for years in the areas of music, football etc have all died a death over the past few years.
There seems to be no stopping Facebook.
by Bik
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: debate tonight at 7 in UCD
Replies: 3
Views: 2562

Re: debate tonight at 7 in UCD

I'd be interested in hearing if the editor of Alive! is as much of a loon in person as his newspaper suggests he is?
by Bik
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Apostasy
Replies: 4
Views: 4057

Re: Apostasy

Move to Germany and opt out of the church tax and they'll kick you out quick enough :D

I got out before they closed the door on the countmeout route.