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by Byron
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: My Cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 4794

Re: My Cancer

Fantastic news!!! :D Here's to another few decades of non-belief!
by Byron
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Really Truly True Believer July 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3990

Re: Really Truly True Believer July 2011

I nominate a poster from Twitter. "I've no issue giving the Church more money to help with that compensation, and neither have a lot more of us." "If i murder someone tomorrow, and ask a priest in a confessional box for forgiveness, i would not expect him to go to the authorities, or he's broken the...
by Byron
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Rebecca Watson v. Richard Dawkins
Replies: 111
Views: 36456

Re: Rebecca Watson v. Richard Dawkins

Byron, would you mind explaining why you feel this is ridiculous? I think we need to be careful about the language that we use on this issue and I do think it goes too far to call this letter 'ridiculous', particularly given who it was written by. However, just because it's from victims of sexual a...
by Byron
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Rebecca Watson v. Richard Dawkins
Replies: 111
Views: 36456

Re: Rebecca Watson v. Richard Dawkins

And now Dawkins has been sent a letter by survivors of sexual assault. The ridiculousness of this knows no bounds.

http://almostdiamonds.blogspot.com/2011 ... -from.html
by Byron
Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Rebecca Watson v. Richard Dawkins
Replies: 111
Views: 36456

Re: Rebecca Watson v. Richard Dawkins

It's also worth reading this, a post by Stef McGraw, the student that Rebecca openly criticised at the CFI Student Leadership Conference during her keynote speech and while Stef was in the audience. It's what got it all snowballing in my opinion. http://www.unifreethought.com/2011/06/fursdays-wif-st...
by Byron
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Rebecca Watson v. Richard Dawkins
Replies: 111
Views: 36456

Re: Rebecca Watson v. Richard Dawkins

Rebecca has just posted a response to the whole thing.

http://skepchick.org/2011/07/the-privil ... epchick%29

I'm a tad irked by some of her comments to be honest.
by Byron
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Rebecca Watson v. Richard Dawkins
Replies: 111
Views: 36456

Re: Rebecca Watson v. Richard Dawkins

I'm somewhat on the fence about it. I understand Rebecca's point of view in that she was asked a rather benign question in an uncomfortable setting which in turn makes the benign question somewhat more malevolent. On the other hand, Richard is also right in that in the end, it was probably one of th...
by Byron
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Blasphemous UCC exhibit sparks outrage
Replies: 29
Views: 10674

Re: Blasphemous UCC exhibit sparks outrage

There should be an article about this in the Evening Echo some time next week. Myself, the PRO of the society and someone else who was on the counter-protest with us were all asked for our comments regarding the protest. Will keep you all informed.
by Byron
Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Blasphemous UCC exhibit sparks outrage
Replies: 29
Views: 10674

Re: Blasphemous UCC exhibit sparks outrage

Apparently the Gardai are investigating and a file has been sent to the DPP. I read this on a blog so it's not exactly the most reliable source.
by Byron
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Blasphemous UCC exhibit sparks outrage
Replies: 29
Views: 10674

Re: Blasphemous UCC exhibit sparks outrage

Just in the door from the protest. To say the Catholic protestors were hostile would be an understatement. They didn't talk to us but at us. They were also overheard talking among themselves that they should "get in front of us to block us". However, two quotes stuck in my head. Firstly, when we arr...