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by rtcostelloe
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Typical church response to any criticism
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Typical church response to any criticism

I'm sure some of you got this e-mail this morning, as a few people had been posting on this website: Dear Member The following is the text of a personal message which I have sent to everyone. I am emailing it to you as well in case you are not regularly logging on to the Irish Catholics' Forum: We h...
by rtcostelloe
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 15258

Fair enough FXR, as harmless as the Angelus is from my own perspective I can understand how it could add to an idea of Ireland as a catholic nation. However to take up your point about it's effect on kids, a child raised in a religious home is going to be bombarded with more religious imagery and ta...
by rtcostelloe
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 15258

I would love it if rté had to give some time on air for opposing views, they have to do it for elections so it's not unreasonable to expect it for religious/world views.
Something like that would be worth paying a license fee for.
by rtcostelloe
Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 15258

I'm sorry I didn't mean to dismiss anyone’s opinion on the Angelus, but what I mean by not caring because I don't believe in it is that Atheists seem to care more about religious issues more than people who would claim to be religious. The point I was trying to make (be it very poorly) is that it do...
by rtcostelloe
Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 15258

In the context of this thread and this debate on the Angelus why are we scared of sixty seconds of bell ringing? The Angelus has been on the TV and Radio for longer than any of us have been alive yet we're all aware that currently the numbers in and going to the church are dropping faster than abuse...
by rtcostelloe
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 15258

Eh because it might be better than being seen as some medieval backwater controlled by clerics. By what informed and discerning observers? Anyone wot reads newspapers, watches TV and knows what the Indemnity Deal is. Anyone who goes down to Waterford and sees the museum dedicated to Edmund Rice and...
by rtcostelloe
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 15258

You know what no matter what people feel I think it's nice the rté want to have a multicultural call to prayer on the channel. It shows that they are trying to move with the times and trying to change, but we have to face facts that even though we live in a very modern society in other areas we're ...
by rtcostelloe
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 15258

You know what no matter what people feel I think it's nice the rté want to have a multicultural call to prayer on the channel. It shows that they are trying to move with the times and trying to change, but we have to face facts that even though we live in a very modern society in other areas we're s...
by rtcostelloe
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 15258

I'm not defending the angelus I'm simply stating my own personal opinion. I don't care if they ring it or not, I don't know if it offends any other culture or religious group in Ireland, I’ve never heard anyone complain about it. As for it standing as some kind of monument or reminder of the horribl...
by rtcostelloe
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 15258

Look, I’m not happy with all the religious propaganda shown on Irish tv like everyone else, but is there anyone who is seriously offended by sixty seconds of bell ringing?