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by micfur
Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Are Muslims different in terms of cultural integration
Replies: 15
Views: 5130

Look, judging by your prodigious efforts with the bold tags alone, this is something you evidently hold firm convictions on. As do I. In truth, based on evidence from other threads, I was anticipating the type of response, but not necessarily from yourself, that you kindly provided. In my view there...
by micfur
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Are Muslims different in terms of cultural integration
Replies: 15
Views: 5130

It beggars belief how often people fall back on your argument micfur. its a bit like bph's letter on the anti-pc brigade. You are simply using the defence that this is "political correctness gone mad" without really defending your position. A stirring rebuttal Marcus! The fact that I didn't mention...
by micfur
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Are Muslims different in terms of cultural integration
Replies: 15
Views: 5130

The thrust of my point was that (with all due respect to David McWilliams) the study is not really very illuminating. Religiosity is only one measure of integration, and no one should be very surprised that Muslim immigrants (per se) cling on to their religious/cultural links to a greater extent th...
by micfur
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Are Muslims different in terms of cultural integration
Replies: 15
Views: 5130

do you compare muslims to non-muslims or other religious identifiable immigrants. I don't compare anybody. The study does. when they say non-muslim to they mean non-muslim immigrants? Yes should one compare muslims to secular immigrants? or ones with a religious identity. or compare them to residen...
by micfur
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Benedict warns of the ‘seductive’ powers of science
Replies: 8
Views: 2940

He is taking the angle that many people would take today; namely that science does not have all the answers. So far no big deal. What he then tries to do is slip in theology/religion as a viable approach to answering some of the questions of existence. What is amusing, and I assume deliberate, is he...
by micfur
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Are Muslims different in terms of cultural integration
Replies: 15
Views: 5130

Are Muslims different in terms of cultural integration

From an article by David McWilliams in today's Irish Independent: Of all the big questions facing rich societies like Ireland, immigration is perhaps one of the most vexatious. Your tolerance or otherwise of mass immigration depends on many factors. Are you threatened? Do you benefit economically? D...
by micfur
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Lets march with Free Presbyterians: who wants to join in?
Replies: 50
Views: 13243

Re: Lets march with Free Presbyterians: who wants to join in

FXR wrote:If I can convince him to let people from "down here" join his protest I'll need to know if there's anyone else willing to travel.
Nice FXR. Some Tuesday afternoon humour to brighten up the day.
by micfur
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Harney should invest in faith schools only
Replies: 12
Views: 3950

Re: Harney should invest in faith schools only

Who wants to stomp all over this little gem in today's Irish Examiner... Done. Published in the Examiner today. HOW refreshing to see Eric Conway (Letters, January 15) demand we all abide by the ‘evidence’ and favour faith schools above any other type of non-denominational education. Particularly h...
by micfur
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Priorities - Islam is greater treat than any other religion.
Replies: 62
Views: 14130

The OP. The subject of this thread is making a comparative judgement to single Islam out as a worse religion than Christianity. A pointless opinion in mine, and it seems your opinion . inedifix, I think we are at cross purposes on your comment above. I see what you are saying now. I read the above ...
by micfur
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The John Waters Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 5304

Gar wrote:does anyone have this saved as an mp3 ? I had a look at their podcast page but it's not their and I'd be interested in listening to it...
Here we go....

http://newstalk.ie//newstalk/shows/reco ... debate.mp3