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by Martha
Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Security Trust
Replies: 20
Views: 7776

Sam Harris has posted an FAQ which some of you may be interested in. But this is simply a fact of life in a world where freedom of speech and conscience falls ever more under the shadow of Muslim fanaticism. And what about the GWB Administration's Corporate America Christian fanaticism and all thei...
by Martha
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 68357

I'm very carefull how I choose what I eat. I ensure that at all times I'm contributing to food science. Do you? I put my own body before "contributing to science"... the idea of being a Guinea Pig doesn't appeal to me at all! I refuse to eat 'organic' (who can food be inorganic food BTW) food. I to...
by Martha
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 68357

Comment from GM-free Ireland The Soil Association study of GM animal feed in the UK (see article below) found that 60% of the maize and 30% of the soya animal feed sold to dairy and pig farmers there is GM. The situation is far worse here in Ireland. In her response to a Dail question in November 2...
by Martha
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 68357

bipedalhumanoid wrote: If I didn't know any better I'd swear the author of this comment believed in the soul and that natural selection was god...
That's one way of putting it :lol:

Either you care about what you're eating, or you don't. Its as simple as that at the end of the day :wink:
by Martha
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Geneticall Modified Food - what do you think?
Replies: 189
Views: 68357

The Green Revolution is so-called because of scientists’ ability to genetically modify existing plant and animal species, which themselves had been genetically modified by natural selection over evolutionary time. Natural Selection . Those are the key words in this debate. Any living thing (and tha...
by Martha
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: European Humanist Federation (EHF) expresses concerns
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

The oppressed in Pakistan, America and elsewhere around the globe have my sympathy, but I'm naturally more concerned about what's happening on my own doorstep, i.e., the abuse of power here in Ireland. But what's even more disconcerting, is the widespread apathy of the Irish people in the face of th...
by Martha
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Primary Education Article by Joe Higgins
Replies: 192
Views: 50765

The Irish seem to be addicted to chaos? They keep on putting gurriers into power as if criminals are capable of maintaining democracy, when all they ever do is wreck it - whatever bit of democracy we have managed to achieve thus far! The only rational conclusion I can come to - for this lack of prog...
by Martha
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Security Trust
Replies: 20
Views: 7776

if she wants to associate with warmongering neocons they can pay for her security too fuck her And here I was thinking that a state should protect its citizens against death-threats and from fundamentalist lunatics. I never realised that this only applies to those citizens we agree with. Dear Smiff...
by Martha
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: A special christmas message from the roman catholic bible
Replies: 17
Views: 6351

FXR wrote: The decorating a tree thing came from pagan worship.
What's wrong with brightening up the dark nights of winter?
by Martha
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Calling all UCC students!
Replies: 23
Views: 7958

tony wrote:Most businesses and corporations are secular organizations.
Are they? You could've fooled me!

The Tony O'Reillys and Jefferson Smufitts of our "society" are merely doing what they were taught to do as schoolchildren :wink: Reglious ideology goes VERY deep....