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by Puck
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Need some help and advice pls
Replies: 7
Views: 3932

Re: Need some help and advice pls

Just to share our experience...apologies to those who may have read this before... Our kids are at a catholic school but are opted out of all religious activities. We did this informally by speaking to the principal and then the teacher each year. Is there a need to notify the school every year? Gu...
by Puck
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Need some help and advice pls
Replies: 7
Views: 3932

Re: Need some help and advice pls

Hi, We had to deal with a similar issue last year, when our son started junior infants. To ensure that he settled in OK, we waited a few weeks before booking an appointment with the principal. After two appointments and a meeting with the teacher, we were then informed that we needed to request to r...
by Puck
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 23129

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

Evidence that our universe is all that there is, is evident with virtually every aspect of our modern life. The acceleration of scientific understanding of our universe and it's application to our life, since both education and science has been de-shackled from the tight leash of the Christian Churc...
by Puck
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 23129

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

I don't believe philosophical naturalism is the best explanation for our existence.
by Puck
Thu May 03, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Communion Priest Porn
Replies: 11
Views: 6042

Re: Communion Priest Porn

Sorry PSNI
by Puck
Thu May 03, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Communion Priest Porn
Replies: 11
Views: 6042

Re: Communion Priest Porn

I find this farcical. Was there a complaint lodged with the Garda Síochána? If so, has the priest been charged with destroying evidence? And when was the priest's computer reported missing?
by Puck
Tue May 01, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Teenage girl refused place at school following pregnancy
Replies: 14
Views: 6586

Re: Teenage girl refused place at school following pregnancy

Was there a male dimension to this?
No, it was a virgin birth.
by Puck
Tue May 01, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Humanists to get legal status for weddings
Replies: 17
Views: 6756

Re: Humanists to get legal status for weddings

I'm still don't know why only organisations can obtain the privilege to solemnise marriages.
by Puck
Tue May 01, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Teenage girl refused place at school following pregnancy
Replies: 14
Views: 6586

Re: Teenage girl refused place at school following pregnancy

Whats interesting about this is how overtly the principal was in giving his reasons and in writing. Usually such discrimination is silent when one is in such a position of accountability. Why should the principal be? The school has a clear ethos and, the student obviously doesn't respect it. How lo...