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by Dr Raskolnikov
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Sacred or Secular? BBC NI news report on modern Ireland
Replies: 4
Views: 3273

Re: Sacred or Secular? BBC NI news report on modern Ireland

I just don't see how church hating and Brit hating are the same thing. The church represents an invisible tyrant who will prosecute you for thought crime while you sleep. It will judge you for what you get up to "between the sheets". It proposes the idea that we are created sick and commanded to be ...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Jocelyn Bell-Burnell: God & Richard Dawkins
Replies: 6
Views: 14413

Re: Jocelyn Bell-Burnell: God & Richard Dawkins

Disappointing. Bell-Burnell could have been a powerful voice for reason. I don't see how it is constructive to criticise Dawkins for questioning religious belief, or to resort to the pejorative accusation of fundamentalism, which is a lame and shallow charge that even the most swivel-eyed, bat-shit...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Vegas Wedding!
Replies: 16
Views: 13536

Re: Vegas Wedding!

I thought my comments were thoroughly supportive of Flower? Constructive feedback can be useful in helping me deal with my social shortcomings... Please do correct me if I've said something wrong! :lol: I think chemicals is referring to the new father in laws comments. :lol: See, I told you I need ...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Vegas Wedding!
Replies: 16
Views: 13536

Re: Vegas Wedding!

I thought my comments were thoroughly supportive of Flower? Constructive feedback can be useful in helping me deal with my social shortcomings... Please do correct me if I've said something wrong! :lol:
by Dr Raskolnikov
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Vegas Wedding!
Replies: 16
Views: 13536

Re: Vegas Wedding!

chemicals wrote:well done Flower - post us a few pics if you can :D - enjoy the day and ignore negative comments etc
Hi Chemicals. I hope you're not suggesting that my comment was negative? :shock:
by Dr Raskolnikov
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Waterford TD is an Atheist
Replies: 5
Views: 3951

Re: Waterford TD is an Atheist

Feardorcha wrote:Do many people over there believe in Grommit?
I sacrificed a ripe Wensleydale to him and my acne was cured.
A wise propitiation indeed. Grommit has the virtue that his existence is provable. :)
by Dr Raskolnikov
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Jocelyn Bell-Burnell: God & Richard Dawkins
Replies: 6
Views: 14413

Re: Jocelyn Bell-Burnell: God & Richard Dawkins

Disappointing. Bell-Burnell could have been a powerful voice for reason. I don't see how it is constructive to criticise Dawkins for questioning religious belief, or to resort to the pejorative accusation of fundamentalism, which is a lame and shallow charge that even the most swivel-eyed, bat-shit ...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Waterford TD is an Atheist
Replies: 5
Views: 3951

Re: Waterford TD is an Atheist

This puts me in mind of a non-sequitur, but then this forum does tend to a rich tradition of tangential anecdote. Where I live these days (the heathen land to the east of you lot), the Royal Mail sells religious themed stamps at Christmas. Every second year. So this year it was the nativity, whereas...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Vegas Wedding!
Replies: 16
Views: 13536

Re: Vegas Wedding!

Wish me luck i am getting married in Vegas next week!!! :twisted: my fellas father will never get over us not getting married in a church!.... by a priest.... ha ha!! :lol: :roll: but i dont care , why do people think having a wedding is about religion. ??? I'm sure you won't need any luck Flower! ...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Identifying with a Sport and Nationalism are just as irratio
Replies: 43
Views: 22567

Re: Identifying with a Sport and Nationalism are just as irratio

Since football (soccer) is a game of money, the people that actually go to a match and buy the merchandise actually contribute directly to the success of the club But almost all of the football supporters I knew growing up supported Manchester United or Liverpool, but we lived in Dunlaoghaire. :? A...