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by aiseiri47
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Religion an accident of birth???? Absolutely!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2645

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

I completely agree. A counterargument I received recently on the same topic is that it's more about personal faith and spirituality than organised religion. So even if you end up in the wrong religion at least you tried. Oh and it's the same god anyway so it doesn't matter. :roll: Reminds me of a p...
by aiseiri47
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Dutch circumcision ban call sparks row
Replies: 25
Views: 10043

Re: Dutch circumcision ban call sparks row

But wouldn't they just do it themselves anyway, which would be more dangerous. I recall a home-made attempt in Ireland a while back :roll: , at least in the hands of the professionals there is accountability. This is a fair point; but at the same time, if they do try to do it at home they should be...
by aiseiri47
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Michael Nugent's Irish Times Article
Replies: 75
Views: 20439

Re: Michael Nugent's Irish Times Article

The bit that really got me: At the end of the day, it is humility not scientific arrogance, which distinguishes the believer from the atheist. I was under the impression the it was belief and lack thereof that distinguished the two. Plain as. What distinguishes this specific person from atheists is ...
by aiseiri47
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Women & Woo....this one takes the biscuit.
Replies: 7
Views: 4978

Re: Women & Woo....this one takes the biscuit.

Please don't blame "pregnancy brain"! Potentially offended pregnant woman right here! :wink: I love how the majority of her "predictions" are self-fulfilling. Also, pregnancy websites are in general not trustworthy. I come across articles, columns, slideshows, etc; all the time that offer genuine me...
by aiseiri47
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Stolen babies for sale....shocking but not surprising...
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Re: Stolen babies for sale....shocking but not surprising...

A Spanish magazine published photographs of a dead baby kept in a freezer at the San Ramon clinic, supposedly to show mothers that their child had died. That's just horrific. After reading the article, though, I don't find it very "surprising" either. I would be interested to know what they're basi...
by aiseiri47
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Chiropractor in local school
Replies: 9
Views: 5238

Re: Chiropractor in local school

I don't think you're overreacting at all; frankly, I think I'd be less concerned if a homoeopath or acupuncturist showed up. A homoeopath is dangerous because they prevent you getting real treatment, but they're probably not going to poison you. A chiropractor might prevent you from getting real tre...
by aiseiri47
Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Discussion Paper on school enrollments
Replies: 17
Views: 5721

Re: Discussion Paper on school enrollments

I attended a Catholic school in Canada, but only into Senior Kindergarten (equiv Senior Infants) and there was no religious education at that level. A look through the school's website is worth your while if you're interested in researching international Catholic schools, though. http://www.cateam.c...
by aiseiri47
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Parents must ensure Catholic schools endure
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

Re: Parents must ensure Catholic schools endure

I might have went a bit overboard, but the article really annoyed me: "Some said it was their heritage, that it was good to move forward but it was also good to have Catholic schools." Paganism, druids, sectarian violence, alcoholism, and rotten potatoes are also part of Irish heritage; Catholicism ...
by aiseiri47
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Discussion Paper on school enrollments
Replies: 17
Views: 5721

Re: Discussion Paper on school enrollments

The discussion paper seems to be a way for the Dep of Education / Minister to handle enrolment under the 1998 education act. I don’t know anything about law but is the act written in stone so to speak – can it not change? All these little add-ons and tweaks is still just covering up the cracks in t...
by aiseiri47
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Time to ask for Evidence
Replies: 5
Views: 4208

Re: Time to ask for Evidence

Dara O'Briain has a great quote about 'the experience of millenniums (sic)'. I'm paraphrasing: People say that alternative medicine has been around for thousands of years. Yes it has and we tested it all. The stuff that works we call 'medicine'. That quote is the first thing that popped into my min...