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by FXR
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Sadam Executed
Replies: 42
Views: 18506

When a Government kills it transmits a message to society: Killing is a valid way of solving problems.
by FXR
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Anonymous atheists
Replies: 15
Views: 6602

Popes and Presidents

When dealing with the religiously deluded what you often get is someone in violent denial. I can still picture the "Christian Brother" foaming at the mouth when my retort to his point in a class debate seemed to send him into some sort of psycho meltdown. After boxing him (verbally, I was 15 at the ...
by FXR
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: This sick little island
Replies: 48
Views: 19159

Hoppin mad

I'm gradually coming to the belief that laws that allow such as you described could be unconstitutional. There is almost certainly bound to be a conflict between the new Child Protection amendment to the constitution (being prepared for a referendum) and laws that allow discrimination against child...
by FXR
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: This sick little island
Replies: 48
Views: 19159

This sick little island

In the evening paper I've just read the following: Catholic only rule caused by rising numbers Rocketing population numbers are being blamed for forcing (my italics) schools to adopt more stringent admission policies, it is claimed. Parents have complained that two national schools in Dublin 15 are ...
by FXR
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Anonymous atheists
Replies: 15
Views: 6602

I've never hid my opinon of the Catholic Church. Basically once I've come to a conclusion after long and careful consideration of the evidence that's it: full steam ahead and f^&k the torpedos. If you do not believe something strong enough to say in any company it then you don't really believe it. B...
by FXR
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Excommunication - making your unbelief official
Replies: 43
Views: 17103

If we make athiesm into a formal religion, should we excommunicate those who marry ouside? Wouldn't it be great if we had a hell that we could threaten them with. I (personally) would never dream of making atheism into a formal religion. That would defeat the purpose of atheism, as atheism is all a...
by FXR
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Excommunication - making your unbelief official
Replies: 43
Views: 17103

I once married someone who I thought was a Baptist who thought she was marrying an Irish Catholic.... So, who or what was she marrying :roll: She married the the taxi driver who got me there and I married her mate from college who she had'nt seen for years. Given the circumstances it had as much ch...
by FXR
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Excommunication - making your unbelief official
Replies: 43
Views: 17103

Martha wrote:
divil_a_bit wrote: I am marrying a Catholic
If you are not /no longer a Catholic, why are you marrying a Catholic? That, I don't understand.
I once married someone who I thought was a Baptist who thought she was marrying an Irish Catholic...... thar ya go! I'm sure you would not be so unequivocal
by FXR
Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Excommunication - making your unbelief official
Replies: 43
Views: 17103

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 FXR
Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Excommunication - making your unbelief official
Replies: 43
Views: 17103

Good idea!

Firstly I'd like to thank Wraith for bringing this up. I've thought about it on and off myself for a long time. One of the foundations for the power of the church is the number of people they "claim" are members of the flock. Once you’re baptised you’re counted in. The idea of being excommunicated h...