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by andrew
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: John Waters belittles abuse scandal
Replies: 0
Views: 1274

John Waters belittles abuse scandal

John Waters has really nailed his colours to the mast regarding the child rape by preists in his country in today's Irish Times. I won't paste the whole article, which is a meandering review of the film 'The Road' but he drops in a sneering throw away comment towards the end: ..."The day before I sa...
by andrew
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Stop A Christian Their Tracks
Replies: 315
Views: 35672

Re: Stop A Christian Their Tracks

Hi Jerry,

seeing as you ignored the last question I'll ask it again. At what point in the evolution of man did a mother without a soul give birth to a child with a soul?

Andrew

Sorry, am I feeding trolls here?
by andrew
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Getting them out of the shcools
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Re: Getting them out of the shcools

Great article on this by Fintan O Toole today. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2009/1208/1224260297899.html Agents of foreign state should not control our schools We owe it to ourselves as a democracy to end the role of bishops as patrons of Catholic schools, writes FINTAN O'TOOLE THE VA...
by andrew
Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: John Waters' crushing 'reason' sticks it to the atheists
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: John Waters' crushing 'reason' sticks it to the atheists

Thanks everyone. I thought I was being a bit reserved and reasonable in the first part, I almost sounded like a protestant! I didn't think they'd publish it as I sent it last week and they usually publish the day after sending. I think it's important to repond to Waters and Breda O'Brien every time ...
by andrew
Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: John Waters' crushing 'reason' sticks it to the atheists
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: John Waters' crushing 'reason' sticks it to the atheists

Mother of Holy sweet divine jesus and joseph they actually published my reply to this piece of work. On my birthday too! http://www.irishtimes.com/letters/ Madam, – John Waters writes that secularists “have nothing to offer society as an alternative source of ethics, meaning or hope” (Opinion, Novem...
by andrew
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: John Waters' crushing 'reason' sticks it to the atheists
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

John Waters' crushing 'reason' sticks it to the atheists

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2009/1120/1224259176736.html Yer man is at it again, he's really outdone himself this time. Does anyone write to the editor complaing about his mental outbursts? I've written several times but the only letters I've had published have been on other topics. ...
by andrew
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: IT comment by Breda O Brien
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: IT comment by Breda O Brien

Breda O'Brien is a nasty piece of work. She's a condescending school teacher who is also on the board of the iona institute, David Quinn's nut house of right wing catholics. The Irish Times seem to be running some sort of campaign against atheism. It used to just be the mad proffesor Reville but now...
by andrew
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: AGM
Replies: 11
Views: 2439

Re: AGM

Unfortunately I was away and couldn't attend the AGM. I saw this piece from John Waters about it though http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2009/0717/1224250844850.html It's his usual drivel but he seems really upset this time. Delusions of intellectual superiority and unfunny mockery of rel...
by andrew
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Ratzinger claims condoms would worsen African AIDS crisis
Replies: 135
Views: 18866

Re: Ratzinger claims condoms would worsen African AIDS crisis

Your estimate is way off, the Vatican[the Catholic church does not maintain a reserve of wealth, only an operating budget to sustain the Vatican operation. The parish church communities do not maintain a reserve of wealth either, they operate by donation which sustains their operations. The Catholi...
by andrew
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Ratzinger claims condoms would worsen African AIDS crisis
Replies: 135
Views: 18866

Re: Ratzinger claims condoms would worsen African AIDS crisis

Let's put more pressure on the governments in the West to relieve Third World debt, so that the Third World or Developing World can be elevated out of poverty - then people in this part of the world will be in a position to choose for themselves whether they want to use condoms or not. Dear Patrick...