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by Ryano
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: 9/11
Replies: 19
Views: 8303

Re: 9/11

Iwas in Jeddah - Saudi Arabia, when I saw it on Sky news acouple of hours after it happened - I phoned my brother in Dubai who was one of the project managers on the Emirates Towers - to tell hime his towers were no longer second tallest! The overwhelming feeling of Saudis at my workplace was that o...
by Ryano
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: atheist tea partiers/ weird combo
Replies: 13
Views: 9733

Re: atheist tea partiers/ weird combo

Fair point Funky!
Thanks Tulip - I think 3. refers specifically to egoism/individualism, and Russell must be referring to a particular person, as an aversion to uniformity and organisation are not common in social anarchism. The rest of course is spot on! :)
by Ryano
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: atheist tea partiers/ weird combo
Replies: 13
Views: 9733

Re: atheist tea partiers/ weird combo

With all due respect Feardorcha, you have engaged with me, even with my meaningless post, not that it was ever my intention to make adiscussion out of my original post. The thread has developed because funkyderek answered my post because he wa aggrieved at what I had posted (a wee bit at any rate!)....
by Ryano
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Atheism Religion and intelligence!
Replies: 17
Views: 7853

Re: Atheism Religion and intelligence!

On a practical note. IQ is a measured test as you're probably aware. You can train your IQ by taking IQ tests, there are plenty online. You can always buy IQ test books on ebay. As you get used to doing the puzzles you'll find your score improves over relatively little time. You could listen to Moza...
by Ryano
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Identifying with a Sport and Nationalism are just as irratio
Replies: 43
Views: 17555

Re: Identifying with a Sport and Nationalism are just as irratio

The question reminds me of the opening of Roy Keane's autobiograpy - includes subjects of sport and nationalism and religion!!! :) "Irish by birth, Cork by the grace of God" :D Now if there really were a god she would have just called Ireland Cork from the getgo and sort out all those silly misgivin...
by Ryano
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Late Late Show
Replies: 43
Views: 16471

Re: Late Late Show

I have to say that ppl Tweeting during the show were for the most part agressive, narrow-minded and plain nasty towards the subject and the individuals on the side of the couple being interviewed. Not really a surprise from our Universalist catholic fellow citizens. Also the intro Tubs gave before t...
by Ryano
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: atheist tea partiers/ weird combo
Replies: 13
Views: 9733

Re: atheist tea partiers/ weird combo

"Anarchists oppose the idea that power and domination are necessary for society, and instead advocate more co-operative, anti-hierarchical forms of social, political and economic organization." Wiki. There is no "redefinition" of anarchism in my post. Oppose idea of power and domination = Freedom. A...
by Ryano
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: My Cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 5860

Re: My Cancer

Great News!! Stay well!! :)
by Ryano
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: atheist tea partiers/ weird combo
Replies: 13
Views: 9733

Re: atheist tea partiers/ weird combo

redefining the word to mean "being nice" except I haven't made any such redefinition - and I made no mention or reference to "being nice". Nor have I "claimed" anyone. But my point still stands that a desire for freedom and an altruistic and empathetic attitude to fellow humans is very much the eth...