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by Mirthomaniac
Tue May 17, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?
Replies: 45
Views: 14088

Re: Genetically Modified Food Yes No?

Folks, I got thinking about this last night and decided to collect my thoughts and stick them in a blog which is here http://sneakygay.blogspot.com/2011/05/true-green-phoenix-part-i.html I hope most of what I've written is correct but if there are any factual errors, I apologise.. Good enough read,...
by Mirthomaniac
Sat May 07, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Censorship of Dawkins in Cork City library
Replies: 24
Views: 8741

Re: Censorship of Dawkins in Cork City library

I'm not too sure what the fuss is about. Granted it looks bad, but my first thought is that it's an automated response. Just browsing around the site, there are comment boxes on articles. Some pretty heated discussions go in there, obviously religion-focused. What if someone throwing out a few potty...
by Mirthomaniac
Tue May 03, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Queen to visit Ireland
Replies: 44
Views: 14412

Re: Queen to visit Ireland

As a total outsider I don't understand this discussion. In my humble opinion it would be the same as the Dutch oposing the German Bund Kanselier to visit Holland because of the war. Pretty much. Any situation in which people are given the blame for something they themselves did not perpetrate is bo...
by Mirthomaniac
Mon May 02, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Queen to visit Ireland
Replies: 44
Views: 14412

Re: Queen to visit Ireland

again still mistaking me for member of the RIRA or something, i really think your talking to somebody else and reacting to imaginary militant republican that exists in your head, how about you address my arguments. I said this about the royal wedding and it applies to this visit too, enda kenny and...
by Mirthomaniac
Mon May 02, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

Osama Bin Laden Dead

http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/presiden ... -statement

This came out of nowhere. It's about time, I suppose.
by Mirthomaniac
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: New "Official" Translation of the Bible
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: New "Official" Translation of the Bible

And then Jesus walked on the water. And the disciples said: 'Awesome!' -so said the prophet Bill Hicks. I'd love to actually write a more acceptable version of Genesis. It might begin like: The Holy Bible Part IV A New Hope A long time ago, in a pre-emptive moment, God said let a quantum fluctuatio...
by Mirthomaniac
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On ?
Replies: 31
Views: 9316

Re: 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On ?

The semantics of this debate is annoying. I would agree, I think, with biped's point: saying that one does not believe a god exists is not the negative equivalent of saying that one does. It is no different to saying that *insert supernatural being here* doesn't exist. Sure, you didn't scour every c...
by Mirthomaniac
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: New "Official" Translation of the Bible
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: New "Official" Translation of the Bible

With regard to the whole 'making the Bible appear to predict things' worry, all I can say is: don't. As far as I'm concerned, it really doesn't matter what the Bible says. People have, and always will, take what they wish from the Bible (same goes for any text). Even people who claim to be extremely...
by Mirthomaniac
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Movies: what did you see, did you like it & why
Replies: 31
Views: 11623

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

Just watched 'Grave of the Fireflies' tonight. Was assured by sources that it would make me cry. It did not, but it was pretty sad. It's an anime film from Studio Ghibli set in Japan during WWII. It follows the story of two children struggling to survive when their home is destroyed and food is scar...
by Mirthomaniac
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Will atheists start to be revered at any point in time?
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Re: Will atheists start to be revered at any point in time?

It's always made me wonder why people are so resistant to agree with my suggestion. Religion is an outdated and ultimately replaced world view and method of determining reality. Why is it so hard to believe that it is on its way out eventually, or even soon? Pessimism? It's hard to believe that it ...