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by NorthOfTheBorder
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Bit of a dilemma - advice appreciated
Replies: 34
Views: 9535

Re: Bit of a dilemma - advice appreciated

I did the godfather thing for my brother's kid several years ago. When he and his wife asked me, I did consider refusing for a while, but ultimately went along with it. I was best man at their wedding and it was their first child, and the sister-in-law likes to keep things traditional so they asked ...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: The reason why Dublin were hammered by Meath
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: The reason why Dublin were hammered by Meath

Methinks no amount of divine intervention could have saved that Dublin full back line :) Maybe they were just trying to win brownie points with god by being extremely charitable.....
by NorthOfTheBorder
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Hubble in 3D
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

Re: Hubble in 3D

bipedalhumanoid wrote:I think there's an Imax theatre in Belfast if I'm not mistaken...
Yep, there's one at the Odyssey arena :)
by NorthOfTheBorder
Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: African continent starting to split in two
Replies: 0
Views: 1641

African continent starting to split in two

Africa is witnessing the birth of a new ocean, according to scientists at the Royal Society. Geologists working in the remote Afar region of Ethiopia say the ocean will eventually split the African continent in two, though it will take about 10 million years. ... parts of southern Ethiopia, Somalia...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: What I hate about English
Replies: 44
Views: 12570

Re: What I hate about English

I'm with you. I think that a change of accent is a voluntary thing. I'm not sure I agree with that. I'm from Meath but have been living in various parts of the North for the last 14 years. Apparently I have acquired something of a northern twang when I speak, but I am completely convinced that that...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Creationists getting an easy ride in the media
Replies: 1
Views: 951

Creationists getting an easy ride in the media

Following on from Nelson McCausland's letter to the Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland fundamentalist christians are stepping up their campaign on their other big target: the intrepretative centre that is to be built at the Giant's Causeway. There was a piece today on Radio Ulster's Evening Extra about...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: northern fundies
Replies: 1
Views: 1534

Re: northern fundies

Amusing & depressing in equal measure. It actually have a brother-in-law in the north Antrim area who would largely agree with the whole YEC bollocks. He has 2 young kids and I feel sorry for them, because I can see them having their minds polluted with this sort of rubbish. Already (the eldest is a...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Israel - The other side of the story
Replies: 168
Views: 39360

Re: Israel - The other side of the story

Now this we can agree on. This is probably the crux of the entire disagreement here. Is it rational to view the IDF on the same level as a bunch of Somali pirates, for instance, who should be feared to that extent. Or does it take an underlying paranoia, prejudice and/or hatred to get a person to t...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Fri May 28, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Was bound to happen sooner or later.....
Replies: 9
Views: 2675

Re: Was bound to happen sooner or later.....

Last year Storey raised objections to notices at the Giant's Causeway informing the public that the unique rock formation was about 550m years old. Storey believes in the literal truth of the Bible and that the earth was created only several thousand years before Christ's birth. Yeah, Mervyn Storey...
by NorthOfTheBorder
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Holiday Ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 8374

Re: Holiday Ideas

Apparently Croatia's not a bad spot - never been myself but one of the wife's friends had her honeymoon there (in Dubrovnik, I think) and highly recommended it. The Algarve's nice too - had a holiday there myself a few years ago, and found it to be quite relaxing & family-friendly. Although I would ...