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by Gadfly
Sun May 09, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Collections fall at Dublin mass
Replies: 4
Views: 2192

Re: Collections fall at Dublin mass

mkaobrih wrote:I wonder how much is just down to the recession?
Indeed. It's hard to tell but I'd wager a lot is down to the Ryan and Murphy reports.
by Gadfly
Fri May 07, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Defection From The Church
Replies: 11
Views: 4102

Re: Defection From The Church

Hello and welcome.

For me it meant I no longer want to 'counted' as a member of the RCC. It was the best thing I did and I'm only sorry I didn't do it sooner.

It has also been a liberating experience.
by Gadfly
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: School ownership should transfer to State, says Quinn
Replies: 7
Views: 3133

School ownership should transfer to State, says Quinn

From this morning's Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0419/1224268629601.html One parent has this problem: John Walsh from Clonsilla, Dublin, said families, particularly those in rural Ireland, have to send their children up to 40 miles each day to go to an Educate Togeth...
by Gadfly
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Labour Party education motion supported
Replies: 4
Views: 2646

Re: Labour Party education motion supported

Members also voted in favour of setting up a forum to explore how to take schools out of the control of the Catholic Church and into community control.
They've got my vote!
by Gadfly
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Bishop Drennan to patronise new school
Replies: 29
Views: 11271

Re: Bishop Drennan to patronise new school

Keithzworld wrote:That's awful, religion simply doesn't' belong in the education system, it belongs in a church and nowhere else.
+1
by Gadfly
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: dont want to baptise my child
Replies: 24
Views: 11352

Re: dont want to baptise my child

gmcfoley wrote:
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Personally, I would have liked to never have been baptised.
Same here.
by Gadfly
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: dont want to baptise my child
Replies: 24
Views: 11352

Re: dont want to baptise my child

Hi, Stick by your principles and say no! Well done in at least giving the matter consideration. I regret getting my own kids (now adults), baptised. But I was ignorant back then and didn't know any better. This is how the RCC has the power it has, by getting to the kids before they can even walk or ...
by Gadfly
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Limerick Pubs Open Good Friday!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 11626

Re: Limerick Pubs Open Good Friday!!!

Who is behind banning alcohol on so called 'Holy Days' anyway? Is is church or state? Or both?

I hope the appeal is dismissed. :evil:
by Gadfly
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Limerick Pubs Open Good Friday!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 11626

Re: Limerick Pubs Open Good Friday!!!

I don't drink and I have no interest in sports, but I'm thrilled the licence to serve drink on Good Friday was granted - if only to stick it to the RCC. I'm sure half the country will be heading to Limerick to have a drink :D I hope this will see the end of the ban on alcohol on so called 'holy days'.