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by HarryO'Criosna
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Major changes announced for first communion
Replies: 1
Views: 2226

Re: Major changes announced for first communion

Under the proposals, there will be greater parental involvement, as the responsibility for preparing youngsters moves from schools to parents and the parish, the Irish Times reports...Families will be expected to attend Sunday Masses more regularly during the preparatory year (from the linked artic...
by HarryO'Criosna
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Need some help and advice pls
Replies: 7
Views: 3951

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. There has never been any problem with it, in fact so...
by HarryO'Criosna
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Hey
Replies: 9
Views: 5896

Re: Hey

Tommyn15 wrote:Hey everyone I was just wondering is this website strictly for Atheists in Ireland or can Agnostics join to
Surely "I can't say for sure" is the appropriate answer?
by HarryO'Criosna
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: English Faith State Schools Shun Kids
Replies: 5
Views: 3960

Re: English Faith State Schools Shun Kids

The driver in the UK is that the school you go to is driven by your postcode...you can't just choose to go to any one you like as you can here, unless you go for a denominational one. So e.g. a buddy of mine lives in an area of London which has some pretty rough spots, if they stick to the state i.e...
by HarryO'Criosna
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: The first holy conundrum
Replies: 1
Views: 2245

Re: The first holy conundrum

Yeah its a good article. It illustrates nicely the hypocrisy of teh standard irish catholic...their child's communion might be the first time they've set foot in a church since the baptism but they'll still call themselves catholic and fight tooth and nail to keep the local school under the church's...
by HarryO'Criosna
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Holy Shit
Replies: 7
Views: 4663

Re: Holy Shit

That's an excellent question...the same must go for wine which has been transubstantiated (?word) into the actual ACTUAL blood of god but has to go through the normal digestive process. Is this where the expression "...and then we went on the holy piss..." came from?
by HarryO'Criosna
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Jewish child abuse
Replies: 1
Views: 2251

Re: Jewish child abuse

Could it be that abusers (potential and actual) are drawn, perhaps unconsciously, to the clergy of whatever the dominant religious group is because they recognise (again perhaps unconsciously) that it will provide them with opportunities to find victims in a relatively risk-free environment?
by HarryO'Criosna
Tue May 29, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Fiscal treaty
Replies: 38
Views: 15690

Re: Fiscal treaty

A portion of the surge in support for SF is due to their populist policies which they know will gain them support and they know they have no opportunity to implement. I find the Shinners very useful in situtations like this. There's a big treaty document which I have neither the time nor legal nor ...
by HarryO'Criosna
Mon May 28, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Dawkins and the bible plan
Replies: 11
Views: 5738

Re: Dawkins and the bible plan

I always thought we have a strange relationship with the bible in this country...as said earlier a surprisingly small number of people have actually read it considering how many people claim to be religious. My parents were extremely devout catholics and while there was a bible in teh house it would...
by HarryO'Criosna
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: What year is this again? 1952?
Replies: 12
Views: 6134

Re: What year is this again? 1952?

Surely 'lack of using adequate contraception while not intending to cause a pregnancy' is the biggest cause But of course using contraception would also be wrong I presume by her account. I'm not sure what point she was trying to make in the context of the debate. I think her point was (and you may...