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by cosmosforest
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Should we change the Irish flag, what does it really mean.
Replies: 39
Views: 9387

Re: Should we change the Irish flag, what does it really mean.

Effectively, there is no Irish, Gaelic or GAA word for the colour orange. I wonder why? Eh.. oráiste is the irish for orange!! Trust me, the modern irish language has words for everything these days. Van - veain Wardrobe - cófra or várdrús Internet - quite literally translated to idirlíon It's a ba...
by cosmosforest
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Bus slogan
Replies: 213
Views: 37398

Re: Bus slogan

Boreas wrote: Something more positive might be, "Love, reason, art, music. These are the things that make us human. Nothing supernatural is needed"
I like it
by cosmosforest
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Roscommon Case
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Re: Roscommon Case

I’ve just watched the 9 O’clock new and the were discussing the mother incest child abuse case in Roscommon. Seems the children were going to be taken into care after the last child was born but that quote “a right wing catholic group” funded the mother to resist the court ruling. http://www.rte.ie...
by cosmosforest
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Angelus
Replies: 50
Views: 20187

Re: Angelus

Well I always thought that the angelus was purely Catholic and that the non-white people were either Asian Catholic’s or African Catholic’s and not people from non-catholic religions. I’ve just watched it before the news tonight and there’s a big pause on a white statue of a praying Mary - if that’...
by cosmosforest
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Should St Patricks day be stopped
Replies: 66
Views: 19376

Re:

FXR wrote: It might be illegal to sell it but not to give it away or drink it.
only in pubs/clubs on that friday - you can purchase alcohol on trains, planes, and boats
What say ye to a train trip to (unspecified location) where we can drink and have a meeting/meet another atheist society?
by cosmosforest
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Angelus
Replies: 50
Views: 20187

Re: Angelus

are there any atheist td's/public figures out there who would back a petition to remove (or at least an official complaint against) the angelus? it seems to me as though they are contravening their own statute by showing this...how has no-one mentioned this to Joe Duffy (a name i hear every week in ...
by cosmosforest
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Muslim Ireland
Replies: 12
Views: 5162

Re: Muslim Ireland

The issue is the public transport and public roads to GET to those things make it not worth the effort :) Too true! I went to college in Galway (dropped out and eventually moved back home), and I do try to get back as often as I can because, well, I just damn love the place! When I do get to go dow...
by cosmosforest
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Should we change the Irish flag, what does it really mean.
Replies: 39
Views: 9387

Re: Should we change the Irish flag, what does it really mean.

lostexpectation wrote: there is that whole eire nua federal ireland of 4 provinces thing which somewhat interesting,
got an img link?
by cosmosforest
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy
Replies: 14
Views: 4972

Re: Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy

But, yeah ... beats me what he thought the "improved" story was going to be about. It would have been almost as scary as the Miramax 1-film-only adaptation of LOTR... I do remember that there was a cartoon version of LOTR produced way back when, saw it as a little kid but never followed up on it - ...