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by aiseiri47
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Catholic doctrine - we forget how wacko it can get
Replies: 16
Views: 7693

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

I can't understand why there are any Irish people who still believe that crap and still go to Mass. Quite ironically, I think the reason for this is because religious education is so poor! From what I've gathered about what goes on in RE, particularly from religious parents complaining that kids ar...
by aiseiri47
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: "Obama Turns His Back On Catholics"
Replies: 1
Views: 1755

"Obama Turns His Back On Catholics"

An insight to how religious people feel they're being attacked when the world at large decides to base legislation and public policy on science and ethics rather than their personal belief system: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obama-turns-his-back-on-catholics/2011/11/14/gIQABHCKMN_story.ht...
by aiseiri47
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Mississippi vote defines "Personhood"
Replies: 3
Views: 2368

Re: Mississippi vote defines "Personhood"

Thankfully, indeed.

Though, the fact that there are people backing it (and the fact that it is a good example of how many people think in regards to the abortion argument) is enough to frustrate me.
by aiseiri47
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Mississippi vote defines "Personhood"
Replies: 3
Views: 2368

Mississippi vote defines "Personhood"

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/08/us/mississippi-personhood-amendment/index.html Mississippi voters are casting ballots Tuesday on an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception. Initiative 26 would define personhood as "every human being from ...
by aiseiri47
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: New Michigan law protects bullying for religious reasons
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

Re: New Michigan law protects bullying for religious reasons

I just read about this on Facebook, where my brother posted it and tagged me, as he duly noted that bullying and religion are two thing I hate most. And I thought we were making progress, I guess not. This is the problem with the US in particular. Sure, you have big cities with diverse populations t...
by aiseiri47
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Michael Nugent's Irish Times Article
Replies: 75
Views: 20172

Re: Michael Nugent's Irish Times Article

I read that letter just before visiting the forums, I had to take a deep breath and navigate away from the page. I just love that he's using centuries of ignorance as proof of God. But of course, he's employing typical Western ego-centricism, because the description of a good, caring God that he pro...
by aiseiri47
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Radical plan to replace Junior cert
Replies: 25
Views: 8133

Re: Radical plan to replace Junior cert

I don't agree the reasons Irish continues to be taught is due to what they've always been taught, nor with your assertion that it's similar to religion. However, as mentioned, that's not the point of the thread. I'll have to disagree with you on the first; the only reason I can see for mandatory Ir...
by aiseiri47
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Dutch circumcision ban call sparks row
Replies: 25
Views: 9940

Re: Dutch circumcision ban call sparks row

I can't envisage how this would work out if the ban was passed. I don't know many Jewish or Muslim people so don't know how they'd react - the article seems to have interviewed fairly devout people. Does anyone else have a better perspective on how it would be taken by the wider community? My parti...
by aiseiri47
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Religion an accident of birth???? Absolutely!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

Re: Religion an accident of birth???? Absolutely!!!

When it comes down to it they will boil it down to their personal faith, as in their Christianity, over their religion, as in their association to the Roman Catholic Church or even the credibility of large sections of the bible. They cherry-pick so much that they end up forming their own take on th...
by aiseiri47
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Radical plan to replace Junior cert
Replies: 25
Views: 8133

Re: Radical plan to replace Junior cert

I do think the point of Irish being considered a core subject is a important one; it shows the value of tradition in the role of education. Three subjects are given additional hours because they are more highly valued: English, Maths and Irish. Why not toss out Irish and include Science? Science is ...