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by micfur
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Archbishop of Canterbury is a Dickhead
Replies: 16
Views: 6377

Muslims, Jews, Christians or any other religions followers are quite entitled to their own rules and in that case their own 'courts' for ruling on them. So long as these rules are subject to the court of the land I don't see the problem. Given that the archbishop was talking about precisely such co...
by micfur
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Archbishop of Canterbury is a Dickhead
Replies: 16
Views: 6377

Just a quick question to everyone who's posted on this thread so far. I think we're all agreed that a Sharia court system, albeit just for civil cases, would be a step in the wrong direction. If so, how does everyone feel about the fact that the Jewish community in Britain already have such courts:...
by micfur
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Hypersonic passenger jet
Replies: 7
Views: 3673

Concordes fate was sealed early on in its career I believe. When it came into service and people on the ground realised the noise pollution it would cause, it resulted in multiple world wide bans from flying over significant land areas on a scheduled basis. This decimated its market and in the end t...
by micfur
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Archbishop of Canterbury is a Dickhead
Replies: 16
Views: 6377

lostexpectation wrote:he wasn't argueing for Sharia Law but a re-affirmed place for catholic law

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/commen ... 333953.ece
He is the head of The Church of England. Where in the article was he arguing for the reaffirmation of Catholic law?
by micfur
Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Archbishop of Canterbury is a Dickhead
Replies: 16
Views: 6377

The Guardian's editorial today was right on the button on this topic in my view. Particularly the second last paragraph while the very last sentence sums it up completely Rowan Williams has a knack for creating problems where none yet exist. Prodding, however thoughtfully, the humming nest of multic...
by micfur
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Atheist.ie wiki page
Replies: 35
Views: 10653

adamd164 wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Irish_Atheists - an extremely basic startup page. Feel free to add to it; that's what wiki is all about!
Well done Adam. Good start.
by micfur
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Disappointing your parents
Replies: 34
Views: 10707

Re: Disappointing your parents

Oh dear. I just talked on the phone to my dad, getting up to date on family news and gossip. He asked me if I'd thought any more about taking the children to church. We last talked about this several months ago. I told him that to be honest, after loads of thought, I've given up completely on my fa...
by micfur
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Harney should invest in faith schools only
Replies: 12
Views: 3950

That old foe of reason and logic, Eric Conway, has taken umbrage with my reply above. Published today in The Examiner: TITLE: Faith schools: the case in favour is proven IT’S gratifying to learn that my letter (‘Hanafin should invest in faith schools only’, January 15) amused Michael Furey (Letters,...
by micfur
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Unsolicited contact
Replies: 16
Views: 5320

I've recently discovered where this crowd are based, they've a sign up in Turner's Cross. I take it you have heard nothing more from them, micfur? I sent a 'please desist' letter to them and got this reply: My name is Barry Condon and I work here at the Grace offices in Cork. We do not do mail post...
by micfur
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Are Muslims different in terms of cultural integration
Replies: 15
Views: 5130

inedifix wrote: Please take my use of italics as a device for emphasis only - not a measure of my conviction in the subject matter.
I preferred the bold!