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by ptferg
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: Graphic Designer Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 2338

Graphic Designer Needed

I thought I'd chance my arm and see if I can find a graphic designer on here; amateur or professional, just somebody who can use photoshop or illustrator etc. I am establishing an atheist society in NUI Galway and have an idea for its logo but I have little to no artistic skill or any knowledge of h...
by ptferg
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Life Imitating Art
Replies: 4
Views: 2835

Re: Life Imitating Art

I wasn't quoting Zeitgeist. I was basing it on the fact that many aspects of Jesus are taken from pagan sun gods. Such as his birth day, being called the good shepherd, the halo etc. Not to mention the fact that it was a bloody joke!
by ptferg
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Life Imitating Art
Replies: 4
Views: 2835

Re: Life Imitating Art

Well they do believe in a sun god.......
by ptferg
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Atheist Ireland starting local groups
Replies: 1
Views: 2254

Re: Atheist Ireland starting local groups

I am currently establishing an atheist/Humanist society in NUIG so it would be great if a meeting was held in Galway after it is set up
by ptferg
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: International Eucharistic Congress
Replies: 3
Views: 3305

International Eucharistic Congress

Here is the transcript of the Pope's address to the congregation at Croke Park, http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0617/breaking102.html The worst part, 'Thankfulness and joy at such a great history of faith and love have recently been shaken in an appalling way by the revelation of s...
by ptferg
Tue May 29, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Fiscal treaty
Replies: 38
Views: 15179

Re: Fiscal treaty

The referendum for the fiscal treaty is borderline moot. The government is pursuing a certain policy, the fiscal treaty at its basic locks down this policy into law. If there is a no vote will the government do an about turn and alter their policy? Of course not, whatever the outcome of the referend...
by ptferg
Sat May 26, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Dawkins and the bible plan
Replies: 11
Views: 5528

Re: Dawkins and the bible plan

I think it's a good idea, I have quite a few Catholic friends who have never read the bible and are shocked when I tell them much of the content, purely due to the fact they only hear the nice bits which are rehashed every year. For a nation which is supposedly so Catholic, the ignorance regarding t...
by ptferg
Fri May 25, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Good news from Norway
Replies: 4
Views: 3379

Re: Good news from Norway

Official state religions are actually quite rare, only England, Greece, and Denmark have state religions in Europe. Of course pretty all Islamic nations have Islam as the State religion. However, just because a nation doesn't officially have a state religion does not mean there is complete separatio...
by ptferg
Thu May 17, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Christening disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 4317

Re: Christening disaster

It is a perfect example of not just Christian narrow-mindedness but cultural narrow-mindedness. Most of my friends when asked if they believe in god they would answer no, but the they still tick the Christian box and baptise their children as it is the norm. It is said that the surest way to warp a ...
by ptferg
Thu May 17, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: Atheist/Humanist Society NUI Galway
Replies: 2
Views: 6548

Atheist/Humanist Society NUI Galway

Hi, I am currently in the early stages of establishing an atheist/Humanist society in NUI Galway and I decided to post here to see if there are any fellow Galwegians interested in either joining or possibly lending a hand. Also if there any who have set up or been active in any atheist, Humanist, sk...