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by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Recommend Atheist Books, Films and DVDs
Topic: Sam Harris - The End of Faith
Replies: 18
Views: 14042

bipedalhumanoid I bought the audio-book for my ipod. I thought it was brilliant. There is some seriously cutting arguments both against the truth value of religion and 'virtue' of faith. It is a very short book though. The audio goes for 2 hours. Compare that to the god delusion which goes for abou...
by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 73312

Re: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?

I refuse to continue this debate with you. I refuse to listen to someone, who in all likilyhood ate today, take the high moral ground on whether we should or shouldn't persue technology that could be feeding people right now if it weren't for the perverted moral values of the religious and ole' fas...
by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 73312

Re: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?

I firmly believe that if you are able to feed yourself and your family then you have no right to condemn those who cannot to starvation through this advocation of ignorance. And why on earth (pun intended) can some people (e.g., the starving African millions) not feed themselves? What went wrong wi...
by bipedalhumanoid
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 73312

Re: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?

I'm watching that ANIMAL FARM series on CH4, about genetific-modification of animals, e.g., transplanting the fluorescent gen from jelly fish into pigs - that then glow in the dark. These scientists may (or may not) be well-intentioned, but, it seems to me they are meddling with Mother Nature in a ...
by bipedalhumanoid
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Recommend Atheist Books, Films and DVDs
Topic: Sam Harris - The End of Faith
Replies: 18
Views: 14042

Re: Sam Harris - The End of Faith

I just ordered "The End of Faith" by Sam Harris Anyone read this yet? What do you think? Check out this video of a talk he gave http://www.irishatheist.com/ia/cgi/pm.cgi?action=app_display&app=videos&app_id=42 :) I bought the audio-book for my ipod. I thought it was brilliant. There is some serious...
by bipedalhumanoid
Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Books for TD’s
Replies: 131
Views: 59428

Books for TD’s

Easons at Liffey Valley have a huge pile of god delusion books selling at 2 for €22. Why don't we become the Atheist Gideon Society? Placing a copy of The God Delusion in every hotel room :P On Richard Dawkins' web site someone set up an initiative for 645 people to send a copy of the god delusion ...
by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Excommunication - making your unbelief official
Replies: 43
Views: 23523

Don't know about other countries, but in Austria there's an incentive for non-practicing catholics to excommunicate, and it's quite effective: Church Tax! For the privilege of being in their club, the catholic church takes 1.1% of your salary, no discussion - and if you don't pay they're very quick...
by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Excommunication - making your unbelief official
Replies: 43
Views: 23523

Re: Good idea!

However writing to the god squad smacks of asking their permission not to be included. Precisely. So why reinforce their notions of grandeur. And whatever about all your other imaginative suggestions for demonstrating one's non allegiance, surely the BEST way is just to ignore the bastards - like t...
by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: This sick little island
Replies: 48
Views: 25644

Re: This sick little island

If, in Ireland, I can't send my children to a school that doesn't include a specific religion in the curriculum and that doesn't constantly expose my children to religious attitudes and religious symbolism, sadly, i'm going to have to leave this country and return to Australia (my country of birth)...
by bipedalhumanoid
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: This sick little island
Replies: 48
Views: 25644

Re: This sick little island

In the evening paper I've just read the following: Catholic only rule caused by rising numbers I have grave concerns about the education system in this country and in particular with its religiosity. The way the Irish government get around the church state separation by not running a state based sc...