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by bipedalhumanoid
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Non-Practising Atheists
Replies: 22
Views: 9895

Re: Non-Practising Atheists

I suspect really what he hates is how some atheists have become arrogant self appointed pseudo-intellectuals telling otherwise indifferent people that they are stupid. Or possibly how people like Dawkins have been caricatured, as arrogant psdeudo-intellectuals telling otherwise indifferent people t...
by bipedalhumanoid
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Non-Practising Atheists
Replies: 22
Views: 9895

Re: Non-Practising Atheists

I avoid talking about religion at work, preferring to keep it secular, but sometimes I wonder if that's a good idea. People do leap to strange assumptions about what atheism is. I know for instance that my boss links my atheism to my nationality and views atheism as a foreign concept becuase Irish p...
by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: RDFS Press Releases Rgarding MORI polls
Replies: 4
Views: 2818

Re: RDFS Press Releases Rgarding MORI polls

As a lot of the commenters on the Dawkins site say, there isn't much surprising in this, It really doesn't mean anything to say it was not particularly surprising to a bunch of atheists. What is important, as Paula Kirby stated on Dawkins' web site in response to those you speak of, is that we now ...
by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: RDFS Press Releases Rgarding MORI polls
Replies: 4
Views: 2818

RDFS Press Releases Rgarding MORI polls

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/644941-rdfrs-uk-ipsos-mori-poll-1-how-religious-are-uk-christians http://richarddawkins.net/articles/644942-rdfrs-uk-ipsos-mori-poll-2-uk-christians-oppose-special-influence-for-religion-in-public-policy These data may be UK specific, but there is one thing very st...
by bipedalhumanoid
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Society seems to increasingly less monogamous.
Replies: 7
Views: 4098

Re: Society seems to increasingly less monogamous.

Who am I to judge filthy bastards who sleep around and spread diseases? Personally, I wouldn't want to be with someone who did that any more than I'd want to be with someone who ritually licks the souls of strangers' shoes on the luas. And I'm not thinking about the diseases that are preventable by ...
by bipedalhumanoid
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Suicide in Ireland, Are we doing Enough?
Replies: 21
Views: 14568

Re: Suicide in Ireland, Are we doing Enough?

This would seem very very harsh - I don't see how it could hold in reality. I mean for example we can travel to Amsterdam and smoke a J and not be prosecuted on return because we haven't broken any laws anywhere. That's a bad analogy. In the case of accompanying a terminally ill patient onto an air...
by bipedalhumanoid
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Research Survey on Religious beliefs/Atheism and attitudes
Replies: 17
Views: 13664

Re: Research Survey on Religious beliefs/Atheism and attitudes

"Homosexual couples should have the right to adopt children". This is a flawed statement. Nobody has the right to adopt children. Adopters are chosen with consideration given only to the rights of the child. I answered this question as if it were worded in such a way as to suggest homosexual people ...
by bipedalhumanoid
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: temple of atheism
Replies: 5
Views: 3126

Re: temple of atheism

Personally, I considered not having to go to church as one of the quirks of atheism, so I'm probably not going to undestand those who feel the need to introduce that aspect of religion into their rationalism/skepticism/humanism or whatever it is they're into (atheism only describes something they're...
by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Suicide in Ireland, Are we doing Enough?
Replies: 21
Views: 14568

Re: Suicide in Ireland, Are we doing Enough?

I take on board what you say but I can think of no other word to go with suicide, other than commit. 'Take one's own life' or 'kill oneself' are equally harsh. Of course 'commit' doesn't only apply to crime but that is probably its origin in this case. I hear them say on Raidio na Gaeltachta 'chug ...
by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Suicide in Ireland, Are we doing Enough?
Replies: 21
Views: 14568

Re: Suicide in Ireland, Are we doing Enough?

We should perhaps distinguish between those who commit suicide as a result of temporary depression or desperation and those who choose to end their lives because they may be facing a painful or terminal condition. The folks who are active in suicide support/prevention, when interviewed, are always ...