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by Colin
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Atheism dissertation
Replies: 28
Views: 11627

My Dad is a prime example of that. He hasn't been to mass in about 20 years except for Christmas Day and is currently devouring the God Delusion. While in all censuses (censi?) and questionaires he would fill in Roman Catholic instinctively. To say he is a lapsed catholic may be true, but I can hard...
by Colin
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Atheism dissertation
Replies: 28
Views: 11627

Re: Atheism dissertation

I've chosen to do a project on what I've termed "popular atheism" especially in an Irish context. You might want to explain what you mean. It might be taken to say that some people are only atheism as it is the new chique thing to be. I want to look at atheism, not just as an expression of disbelie...
by Colin
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Hypersonic passenger jet
Replies: 7
Views: 3082

Because it crashed once. Which may not sound huge, but when you take into account that the Boeing 737 does more passenger miles per week than the Concorde did its entire life, that is a pretty bad statistic. Added to that the huge cost of maintaining a 1970s aircraft, it never boded well for the Con...
by Colin
Thu May 10, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: What "turned" you?
Replies: 71
Views: 20526

I never questioned religion for ages. I never enjoyed attending mass and only did so because my mother forced me to. When I turned 16 I never needed to attend - although I still go to mass on Christmas day out of respect for my mother and to be honest she gets more out of the family going to mass th...
by Colin
Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: New constitution?
Replies: 9
Views: 3960

You are allowed to affirm any oath. Otherwise non Catholics could not give sworn evidence.
by Colin
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: New constitution?
Replies: 9
Views: 3960

Re: New constitution?

In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred, We, the people of Éire, Humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ, Who sustained our fathers through centuries of tria...