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by andrew
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Richard Dawkins Lecture at UC Berkeley
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

Yes it did seem a bit un- Dawkins like. I suppose he's human like the rest of us and prone to intemperate outbursts. I think what he meant is that he hates the harm these religions have done. I think that's why a lot of fence sitters find him strident and aggressive. Sometimes he, quite justifiably,...
by andrew
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Richard Dawkins Lecture at UC Berkeley
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

Check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSyKtiYUegU

I'd say if I knew complete strangers were holding mock funerals and burning effigies of me because of what I said in public I'd probably feel a bit threatened and need some kind of courage to continue my work
by andrew
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Richard Dawkins Lecture at UC Berkeley
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

I've never heard him actually say he "hates" anything? I have. It was in a Q and A session after some lecture when someone asked him why he doesn't have a go at islam as much as chrisianity. He laughed and said he "hates islam just as much as he hates christianity" and went on to explain that he ju...
by andrew
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Richard Dawkins Lecture at UC Berkeley
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

Alexis wrote:I did too, but I wouldn't agree with you that Dawkins is courageous.
He's courageous in that he publicly states time and again that he " Hates Islam and Christianity equally" I don't know of any public figure with the balls to say something like that.
by andrew
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 19648

rtcostelloe wrote:Look, I’m not happy with all the religious propaganda shown on Irish tv like everyone else, but is there anyone who is seriously offended by sixty seconds of bell ringing?
I'm offended by the fact that a percentage of my license fee pays for this voodoo rubbish.
by andrew
Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Bishops protest document on school planning
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Bishops protest document on school planning

"The Catholic bishops have protested that a new Government document on school planning seems to consign their role, and that of other school patrons, to history. They have also criticised the Department of Education for failing over the past four years to agree details of a lease for its new nationa...
by andrew
Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: William Reville (Again)
Replies: 5
Views: 2419

Ah William, he just can't keep away from god for very long. Although in this article he doesn't seem to be saying very much at all. 'If you don't believe in god life is still great and can have a meaning if you attribute a meaning to it'
Deep.
by andrew
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Study Shows Correlation between IQ and Atheism
Replies: 14
Views: 5283

I would have thought thats the same thing. The lower the level of education the higher the level of superstition. What I mean is he takes the data that academics and scientists are less likely to believe in god and tries to infer a link with IQ as, so he claims, academics are more likely to have hi...
by andrew
Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Study Shows Correlation between IQ and Atheism
Replies: 14
Views: 5283

Thanks for the link to the article. Lynn does, however, leaves himself open to criticism by trying to link IQ with lack of belief rather than level of education Professor Lynn told Times Higher Education: "Why should fewer academics believe in God than the general population? I believe it is simply ...
by andrew
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Claire Tully and the Crawthumpers
Replies: 55
Views: 17844

And I see we have come to the point when pointing out each others spelling/grammar mistakes has become a form of argument... Don't ya just love it! If someone brings up "low standards" in realtion to a newspaper and does'nt seem to know how to put capital letters into a sentence than the door is op...