Search found 155 matches

by aiseiri47
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Pope Bendydick....this bastard is really pissing me off....
Replies: 8
Views: 5472

Re: Pope Bendydick....this bastard is really pissing me off....

Also, I'm not convinced by the Pope's bizarre non-sequitur: his contention that IVF implies that the child being conceived is not being done so in an environment of love. Not convincing because its nonsense, of course! IVF shows that someone truly and genuinely wants a child; they're going out of t...
by aiseiri47
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Non-Practising Atheists
Replies: 22
Views: 8832

Re: Non-Practising Atheists

I had one woman telling me that catholic schools were good because you don't want your children to be ignorant of religion. :lol: That is genuinely hilarious. I know far more about religion (including Catholicism! -- if one more person refers to the Immaculate Conception as the conception of Jesus....
by aiseiri47
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Non-Practising Atheists
Replies: 22
Views: 8832

Re: Non-Practising Atheists

It would never occur to me to avoid discussing religion in any social situation, work or otherwise; I find it's easier to get into a disagreement with a work colleague than it is with a friend. I rarely find myself in disagreements anyway; the majority of people I've worked with have no time for rel...
by aiseiri47
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Non-Practising Atheists
Replies: 22
Views: 8832

Non-Practising Atheists

I had a conversation at work today that I found rather perplexing that I thought you'd all find interesting. We were talking about religion and lack thereof, and I can't remember how precisely it came up, but my employee said something about people who call themselves atheists but aren't really beca...
by aiseiri47
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Homeopathic Ante-Natal Classes
Replies: 1
Views: 2810

Homeopathic Ante-Natal Classes

I was in the dressing room in Mothercare a couple of weeks ago, as I'd had to surrender the battle I'd been having with not spending money on maternity jeans, and was full of eye-rolling and a little irritation at a posting that they had up. It was an advertisement for an independent ante-natal clas...
by aiseiri47
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Going to Mass
Replies: 11
Views: 5042

Re: Going to Mass

I've been to mass for a few occasions - funerals, weddings, a confirmation (most of my relatives just invite me to the at-home event for communions and confirmations - but as they say, there's always one), etc; They make me feel uncomfortable to an extent - I don't kneel or recite prayers, and when ...
by aiseiri47
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: no 2013 registration plates
Replies: 7
Views: 6498

Re: no 2013 registration plates

Why just car registration? The wedding industry will probably shut down, too, nobody will want to be married in an unlucky year. We can probably expect birth control sales to go up starting in March and April - who's going to want a 2013 baby? These "superstitious folk" should just stay inside for t...
by aiseiri47
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Education survey
Replies: 11
Views: 5314

Re: Education survey

My boyfriend works in a hospital laboratory and for he did his degree in a combination of biology, chemistry and medical science - not only was his class made up of 8 men and 42 women, and his current workplace is dominated by women. I always thought it was kind of peculiar. Not that I'm not happy a...
by aiseiri47
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Really Truly True Believer January 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6620

Re: Really Truly True Believer January 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/25/indonesia-kick-woman-ghost?CMP=twt_fd A 38-year-old Indonesian security guard has been charged with assault after kicking a 20-year-old woman in the face after mistaking her for a predatory ghost. As one reader, following Sunarya's story, wrote to the Jaka...
by aiseiri47
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Disgraceful!
Replies: 6
Views: 3352

Re: Disgraceful!

Sometimes I read Alive just to see how outrageously subjective their latest articles are (once they managed a back-handed compliment at poor Jesse J for being disapproving of the drinking culture amongst Irish college students when she performed for UCD; basically it was, "she's a whore so the fact ...