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by micfur
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Priorities - Islam is greater treat than any other religion.
Replies: 62
Views: 14143

On the other hand, more than happy to acknowledge the worlds huge debt to Islam in the sphere of learning. Unfortunately that debt is more an historic one these days than a current one. I don't know what the basis there is for saying that, it very hard to say what amount or quality of learning or c...
by micfur
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Priorities - Islam is greater treat than any other religion.
Replies: 62
Views: 14143

Not sure I'd agree with the bit I marked in bold. Certainly it's expansion throughout the Middle East in the very early days, but not since then. To FXR's list I'd add the Spanish colonization of South America and the entire British Empire. Remember the latter was spread via the 3 C's. Christianity...
by micfur
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Priorities - Islam is greater treat than any other religion.
Replies: 62
Views: 14143

Back to the original post. I wouldn't be as dismissive as other replies in here. There is enough evidence to suggest that if it was capable, Islam would most certainly like to bend the world to its view. Any reading of the history of Islam would support this conclusion. Like most religions it has a...
by micfur
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Tom Cruise Scientology Video
Replies: 40
Views: 12385

Man created god .. ...And America patented gullibility, refined moronity, relinquished trust to a delusion and thrives on ignorance. To many, no doubt, spouting anti-American rhetoric remains the height of cultural sophistication. To others it is more akin to an hormonal 14 year old who is unable t...
by micfur
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Priorities - Islam is greater treat than any other religion.
Replies: 62
Views: 14143

Its unusual, lately, how more and more posts in here, regardless of their original subject, seem to wind up in a morass of American criticism. Weird. Back to the original post. I wouldn't be as dismissive as other replies in here. There is enough evidence to suggest that if it was capable, Islam wou...
by micfur
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Tom Cruise Scientology Video
Replies: 40
Views: 12385

Man created god .. ...And America patented gullibility, refined moronity, relinquished trust to a delusion and thrives on ignorance. To many, no doubt, spouting anti-American rhetoric remains the height of cultural sophistication. To others it is more akin to an hormonal 14 year old who is unable t...
by micfur
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Pope cancels university speech due to protests
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

question is are the protestors mistaking the quotes the pope used for his own words and thoughts or benedict using quotes of others as a tactic of his speeches... how often do you hear inflammatory speeches interspersed with 'some people say...' when enoch powell make that famous rivers of blood sp...
by micfur
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Pope cancels university speech due to protests
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Re: Pope cancels university speech due to protests

This was not handled in a very intelligent way by the protestors. The playing of the 'we are offended' card is what the religious do best. First time I have seen scientists do it. Let the pope have his say and then expose his ideas for the nonsense they are. Agreed. But that's students for you. Cit...
by micfur
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Pope cancels university speech due to protests
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Pope cancels university speech due to protests

From Agence France Presse: Avoiding scientists' protests, pope cancels university speech 1 day ago ROME (AFP) — Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday cancelled a speech at Rome's La Sapienza university in the face of protests led by scientists opposed to a high-profile visit by the head of the Catholic Churc...
by micfur
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Conscience and the Catholic Church
Replies: 10
Views: 4286

CP was published today in the Irish Times... Madam, - The debate in your Letters page between Frs Twomey and Fagan is an interesting development for those of us who grew up under the burden of traditional Catholicism in Ireland. Two Catholic priests are debating openly and, in so doing, are providi...