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by CitizenPaine
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Baggini on "Aggressive Secularism"
Replies: 4
Views: 4451

Re: Baggini on "Aggressive Secularism"

Of course people can talk about their religion in public. What they cannot be allowed to do is to indoctrinate my children in a school that is paid for by all taxpayers and to which I must send my children if I want them to have an education at all. Catholics would be the very first to be outraged i...
by CitizenPaine
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: A dabate seems to be starting on denominational education
Replies: 2
Views: 1852

A dabate seems to be starting on denominational education

It was reported recently that the CCL is about to make a strong case for denominaitonal education. At the same time the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) opposes it. This is my contribution, which uses some material I had already placed on Atheist.ie: http://www.atheist.ie/cgi-bin/ia/cgi/...
by CitizenPaine
Tue May 27, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Moderates: death of a thousand cuts.
Replies: 14
Views: 4158

Do you disagree with this view? Steady on guys. This discussion is taking on the kind of aspect that I've reacted against all my life when practised by the Catholic Church and its fellow travellers in the other religions that brook no opposition. Bertie and everyone else is entitled to their view. ...
by CitizenPaine
Sun May 11, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Human population and Catholic philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 7113

you don't _need_ abortion for family planning I feel that depends on what is meant by family planning. If it means a couple in a modern western society who wish to limit their family to two children, then you definitely do not need abortion for family planning (Ireland is the best example of that. ...
by CitizenPaine
Thu May 08, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The Paradox Of Nothingness And Tha Case For The New Deism
Replies: 7
Views: 2845

Two posts with a combined total of 16,000 words. Could we have a summary (say, about 300 words) ?

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by CitizenPaine
Thu May 08, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Human population and Catholic philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 7113

Re: Human population and Catholic philosophy

Alexis wrote: I think its called the 'White Man's Burden'?
Indeed it is.

Unfortunately the apostophe in the link to the Wiki article is preventing it from working properly. It would be well worth any body's time to look it up independently.

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by CitizenPaine
Wed May 07, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Human population and Catholic philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 7113

Re: Human population and Catholic philosophy

fintanruth wrote:Hi CitizenPaine

Have I gone off topic here, are you more interested in the abortion issue?

Fintan
Not at all. Population is the issue (or optimum population as some groups have taken to calling it)

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by CitizenPaine
Tue May 06, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Human population and Catholic philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 7113

you don't need abortion for family planning? China has aparently succeeded in avoiding 400 million births over the last 30 years. There is widespread agreement that this is a good thing. Good for China and good for the planet as a whole. Did they do it without a liberal abortion policy? I don't thi...
by CitizenPaine
Sun May 04, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Human population and Catholic philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 7113

Thanks for the heads up about David Attenborough, Fintan. I'll pop the following off to the editor of the old IT and see what happens Madam, The current debate in your letters page about the beginning of life concerns embryonic stem cell research but the same arguments will be trotted out in relatio...
by CitizenPaine
Sat May 03, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Human population and Catholic philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 7113

Human population and Catholic philosophy

There’s a debate going on in the Irish Times at the moment about when human life begins. It takes in the idea of “personhood” and is driven by concerns about embryonic stem cell research, but will be trotted out about abortion as well. All of this is driven by religion and in particular the Catholic...