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by IrishAndroid
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Dick Spicer resigns as chairperson of HAI
Replies: 101
Views: 19864

Re: Dick Spicer resigns as chairperson of HAI

Can anyone link me to more info on this pilot program? If what people say is true it's one of the most disturbing things I've read in a while. Why not just make the kids wear labels with "Catholic", "Protestant", "Jew", "Unbeliever"? I wonder how well that would be received?
by IrishAndroid
Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Keeping Atheism to Yourself
Replies: 13
Views: 3194

Re: Keeping Atheism to Yourself

If it comes up in conversation I always go in hard and straight. I won't start a conversation about it. Likewise. Hiding, lying about or down playing one's stance is doing a disservice not only to yourself but also to those in the same position as you in society in general. I don't feel the need to...
by IrishAndroid
Sat May 29, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Was bound to happen sooner or later.....
Replies: 9
Views: 2361

Re: Was bound to happen sooner or later.....

Radio Program (4 days left to listen to online): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sgg5g Culture Minster Nelson McCausland wants creationism included in exhibits in our museums. Do you agree with him? Nelson is on the show to defend his request. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins doesn’t share ...
by IrishAndroid
Sat May 15, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: UCC Prof and fellatio in bats
Replies: 29
Views: 9031

Re: UCC Prof and fellatio in bats

This is the same Dr. Dylan Evans who gave a talk for the UCC Atheist Society and turns up to a lot of their meetings and discussions.
by IrishAndroid
Fri May 14, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: American Academy of Pediatrics to allow FGM
Replies: 1
Views: 897

American Academy of Pediatrics to allow FGM

I wish this was getting more media coverage. This represents a weakening of principles to appease the worst practices in religion- the genital mutilation of children. http://www.intactamerica.org/aap_fgm_pressrelease The founder and director of Intact America, which has been campaigning to change th...
by IrishAndroid
Fri May 07, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: We need feminatheists to join and speak out.
Replies: 79
Views: 19946

Re: We need feminatheists to join and speak out.

I know that most of the atheist/humanist societies in Ireland have only been set up recently and seem to be male dominated probably but they need to address the gender imbalance now. Addressing the original point I think it's unfair to brand most of the atheist societies as "male dominated". While ...
by IrishAndroid
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Most people no longer trust church, Government or banks
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Most people no longer trust church, Government or banks

It's not very surprising really. Now is the time to push through with secularisation, if only the incompetent government wasn't so useless and scared of the church. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0429/1224269287302.html The impact of the Ryan and Murphy reports could be seen in a s...
by IrishAndroid
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Crosses in German school classrooms in the news
Replies: 2
Views: 1681

Crosses in German school classrooms in the news

Finally someone is standing up to the German Christian Democrats. http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,691562,00.html A Muslim woman's appointment as the first state minister with Turkish roots was meant to be a coup for Germany's conservative Christian Democrats. But Aygül Özkan ignit...
by IrishAndroid
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: It's called "mummification"
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: It's called "mummification"

I might have a strong stomach but I assume most people would find it terribly disturbing. I believe the process is called saponification and the results "soap mummies".
by IrishAndroid
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: It's called "mummification"
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: It's called "mummification"

Sounds like a wholesome family day out....