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by aiseiri47
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: The first holy conundrum
Replies: 1
Views: 2245

The first holy conundrum

Surprised this never made it's way here - a good article in relation to communion (and related sacraments), from the point of view of catholics - mostly a priest - but it's nice when people "on the inside" view things with this kind of rationale. It would be easier to dismantle this system if everyo...
by aiseiri47
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Stand Up For Religious Freedom
Replies: 1
Views: 1363

Stand Up For Religious Freedom

Don't know if any of you have heard about this; a Facebook friend posted a picture on Facebook relating to it and I followed it, with a feeling of foreboding, and found people loftily complaining that the media wasn't paying any attention to their protests. So, yes, apparently there are rallies acro...
by aiseiri47
Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Secular greetings in Irish Gaelic?
Replies: 8
Views: 7233

Re: Secular greetings in Irish Gaelic?

I'm afraid I don't really know much Gaelic at all, and I know of know other way to say "Hello" than "Dia dhuit" - and I've consulted the boyfriend and he doesn't know any other either. But I would like to point out that some English language sayings are no less religious - Goodbye, for instance, is ...
by aiseiri47
Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Religious advertisement in Connolly station Dublin
Replies: 6
Views: 2313

Re: Religious advertisement in Connolly station Dublin

Do you think we'd be allowed to put up posters promoting atheism in train stations? ... I'd bet you my left foot that we'd at the very least have to come up with a very inocuous and inoffensive message for it to even be legal. If it managed to go through, there would probably be public outrage, but...
by aiseiri47
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Religious advertisement in Connolly station Dublin
Replies: 6
Views: 2313

Re: Religious advertisement in Connolly station Dublin

An advert probably bought and paid for by a religious group, no different than if AI were to buy and pay for adspace, or if Cadbury's or Tayto were to --- am I the only one who, while annoyed by it, doesn't think it's right to request censorship?
by aiseiri47
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Ireland rejects UN call to end schools discriminating...
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Ireland rejects UN call to end schools discriminating...

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ire ... 05941.html
In a report to be presented to the UN’s Human Rights Council next week, the State will say there is a growing non-denominational school sector in Ireland which caters for all pupils.
"Growing" what a deceptive word choice.
by aiseiri47
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Baggini on "Aggressive Secularism"
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

Re: Baggini on "Aggressive Secularism"

Interesting article, but I only agree with it in the sense that I think that - tactically - a relaxed approach is less likely to be attacked. It's purely about stealth. As far as why secularism is being attacked, I don't think it has as much to do with the "aggressive" nature of it's proponents as t...
by aiseiri47
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Atheists are Nazi's or communists
Replies: 34
Views: 12800

Re: Atheists are Nazi's or communists

The majority of people in the Western World are Christian. Why would they want to believe that one of the most universally hated people in the history of the world was not only one of them, but motivated by Christian beliefs? People believe what they want to believe. They're not going to go looking ...
by aiseiri47
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The Jesus-Eating Cult of Rick Santorum
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

Re: The Jesus-Eating Cult of Rick Santorum

It's just the crowd's cry of "we're offended" that ticks me off. I'm so tired of people being offended.

I mean, FFS, the title of the article is "The Jesus-Eating Cult of Rick Santorum"; of course it's going to be offensive - don't read it. It's not like he said anything that wasn't true.
by aiseiri47
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The Jesus-Eating Cult of Rick Santorum
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

The Jesus-Eating Cult of Rick Santorum

So, satirist Larry Doyle has had an article published in HuffPost which is more or less about how crazy Rick Santorum/Catholics in general are . And of course, the Catholics are offended and disgusted. The part that really gets me is this: What’s different is the double-standard the Huffington Post ...