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by Martha
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Purveyors of piffle, pseudoscience, woo woo and the SN
Replies: 123
Views: 39764

I voted for Patricia McKenna. Anyone with the public's ear who chooses to try to link the MMR and autism after all the evidence dismissing this, is a worthy winner of any woo award. I'm not a fan of Patricia McKenna, but why do YOU think the link between the MMr vaccine and autism should be so summ...
by Martha
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Bertie doesn't want Faith schools! - Irish Independent
Replies: 12
Views: 6154

...hate to burst your bubble boys......this is the same liar who claimed he was a socialist and then justified a €38,000 rise for himself on the basis that if he turned it down now he would only get it later (????). This is also the same liar who, when faced with a situation which could have bankru...
by Martha
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Bertie doesn't want Faith schools! - Irish Independent
Replies: 12
Views: 6154

The thing now is to manage it properly and it seems to me that one way to do that is to invoke the Constitutional articles that decree the state cannot endow any religion. But, that's exactly what the Irish State has been doing ever since our so-called Independence! Who else, but the Catholic Churc...
by Martha
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Bertie doesn't want Faith schools! - Irish Independent
Replies: 12
Views: 6154

Re: Bertie doesn't want Faith schools! - Irish Independent

This could mean one of two things. Bertie is leaning towards opening his eyes to the fact that secular schooling is the only solution... or that his Idea of 'integration' is to send migrant children to catholic schools to make them more Irish. This could mean ANTYHING - anything at all! I've been l...
by Martha
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 50763

Systems evolve and compete. If by "systems" you mean one species competes for mere survival against another, then yes, you are right.[/quote] Humans are, overall, pretty stupid base greedy animals. We humans are one and the same species. Therefore it is unnatural for us to be competing with each ot...
by Martha
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Catholic Leaders to boycott 'Atheist' movie
Replies: 32
Views: 9677

The Catholic school board in Ontario has ordered 'Northern Lights', the book on which the film is based, removed from library shelves. So? Does this mean the Catholic Church in Ontario (whatever about the rest of Canada) has some kind of political clout, or what??? Fuck the Catholic Church and all ...
by Martha
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: # of Catholics in Ireland is in decline - Irish Times
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: # of Catholics in Ireland is in decline - Irish Times

Lots of interesting stuff in the media today... Yeah, but how much of it is TRUE? If you haven't noticed, the Irish media has become more and more americanised in recent years.. it helps pump up the volume of the Celtic Tiger roar. Come to think of it, The Corporation is the mainstay of our high-as...
by Martha
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Anyone else got one of these?
Replies: 22
Views: 6896

Yeah, I got one in a charity shop the other day, but its the wrong size. So now I'm using it for a polishing cloth. Psst, I used to be a parish priest's "housekeeper" :wink:
by Martha
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: The AAI 07 Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 4377

May I ask. Which of these speakers impressed you the most and why?

Martha
by Martha
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Global Warming - Doomsday Called Off
Replies: 13
Views: 6291

THE END OF THE WORLD

And its "All Natural" as Cat-Herder says :wink:

Kiss you children/grandchildren goodnight - and don't forget to tell them you're sorry...