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by Dr Raskolnikov
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:09 pm
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

I agree with the biped on this one. One of the main reasons I hate religion is that people have always tried to make me conform to it. I have had precisely the same experience with national pride and sport. I still don't understand why people say "we were robbed" or "we won", when they are not actua...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Disgusting hypocrisy of "devout catholics"
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Re: Disgusting hypocrisy of "devout catholics"

I must say that this story is at odds with my experience of the "catholic mammy". The usual response is a patronising "oh they and their kind are so holy, they don't know sin." Of course this would be in the absence of genuine practical help for the parents of the disabled child.
by Dr Raskolnikov
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Catholic doctrine - we forget how wacko it can get
Replies: 16
Views: 11407

Re: Catholic doctrine - we forget how wacko it can get

Bishop Sheen ministered to a Hollywood Star whom he admired greatly which caused him to emulate her posing and swaying especially sweeping his robe as a gesture of respect. What specifically do you consider wacko re: "those books"? Hmm, where do I start? Take a look at my OP. One of the books is ca...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Questions for the Christian believer
Replies: 13
Views: 8360

Re: Questions for the Christian believer

Tulip1 wrote:I myself first Ommoord lived (my mother still lives there) and Zoo is very much later by Hilligerberg driving! .

Sorry Guys I am just happy to write bit of Dutch again!!
Google translate isn't quite there yet Tulip! :wink:
by Dr Raskolnikov
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Dutch circumcision ban call sparks row
Replies: 25
Views: 14945

Re: Dutch circumcision ban call sparks row

I was watching The Daily Show last night (the Jonathan Stewart one, not the RTE embarrassment of the same name) and the guest, Bono, was talking about AIDS and how it was now being successfully tackled. Bono said the three things leading to success were the new cheaper drugs, I can't remember the s...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: New ? lay organisation in Ireland
Replies: 14
Views: 7926

Re: New ? lay organisation in Ireland

I'm in no way a royalist so I do not respect monarchs. However that visit was very significant in a political sense - the English are our friends now. Many English government officials also visited including their prime minister and minister of foreign affairs so it wasn't just their queen. Coupled...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: CERN's speedy neutrino
Replies: 12
Views: 11027

Re: CERN's speedy neutrino

My favourite theory is the one where the neutrinos have left our dimension, entered hyperspace, and returned via a shortcut. That would be phenomenal because it could provide evidence that our universe exists in a higher dimensional multiverse. Whoop!
by Dr Raskolnikov
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Radical plan to replace Junior cert
Replies: 25
Views: 13275

Re: Radical plan to replace Junior cert

Did you go to an NUI university? Trinity College Dublin will let you in without Irish, but UCD and its ilk wouldn't - certainly not in my day (1994)! Perhaps times have changed... UCC as a mature-student Here is a link to the latest published matriculation requirements for all NUI universities incl...
by Dr Raskolnikov
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Radical plan to replace Junior cert
Replies: 25
Views: 13275

Re: Radical plan to replace Junior cert

chemicals wrote:
Feardorcha wrote: can a citizen who is entirely ignorant of the Irish language claim to be truly educated? I think not.
wha??? :shock:
Yes - do elaborate. I disagree but let's hear the context of what you're actually saying before I challenge you on that!
by Dr Raskolnikov
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Radical plan to replace Junior cert
Replies: 25
Views: 13275

Re: Radical plan to replace Junior cert

Did you know, tulip, that to gain admission to any of the national universities in Ireland, you have to pass Irish at leaving cert level? Irrespective of what you go on to study. I got an E in Irish and went to university. Did you go to an NUI university? Trinity College Dublin will let you in with...