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by oldrnwisr
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Those fecking christians...
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

Re: Those fecking christians...

This guy actually seems like a bit of an amateur. I'm surprised that he's only a lay preacher. With that level of crazy he could have made it all the way to the vatican. Murder is only another notch on the infamous christian belt. Let's not forget: Rape http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?view=article&...
by oldrnwisr
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Stag Hunting
Replies: 18
Views: 6757

Re: Stag Hunting

The Irish Stag Hunt which was outlawed is not some noble effort at keeping the population of deer under control. The stags they hunt are reared for it. It is then let loose and is chased all over the countyside by a pack of dogs. The stag is completely terrorised and ends up exhausted, cut and bloo...
by oldrnwisr
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Interview RTE Primetime
Replies: 49
Views: 15948

Re: Interview RTE Primetime

Just watched the Prime Time interview, well done Martijn, well said. Those other parents are the kind of mealy-mouthed, spineless, waste of human existence that rubs me up the wrong way. They all seemed to start from the position of "we agree but ..." I thought that as a nation we had grown out of t...
by oldrnwisr
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Deconversion 2.0
Replies: 11
Views: 5191

Re: Deconversion 2.0

Thanks for the link mrodub and welcome. These videos are great and make some really interesting points. I have to say though that my own personal preference is for John Boswell's Symphony of Science project [youtube]XGK84Poeynk[/youtube] http://www.symphonyofscience.com It's as close as I come to wh...
by oldrnwisr
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Stag Hunting
Replies: 18
Views: 6757

Re: Stag Hunting

I would be against reversing such a ban but I think that properly licensed hunters who stalk farmed deer should be supported and possibly increased. It's very hard to find venison locally. Could someone please clarify the current situation regarding stag hunting and the situation that Fine Gael woul...
by oldrnwisr
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Clergy had access to hospital lists
Replies: 6
Views: 3110

Re: Clergy had access to hospital lists

I suppose it's a moot point now that they can no longer access it, however I'd like to somehow make sure that it's not a privalege they get back. The question is how much damage was done while they had access to it? This system must have been like a shopping list for paedophile priests. My mother t...
by oldrnwisr
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: christianity and secularism
Replies: 107
Views: 39011

Re: christianity and secularism

oldnrwisr my last post was not directed at you as I can see where you are coming from. In fact we are in agreement on the education system. Sorry about the confusion, my bad. Maybe human rights are just common sense? If only that were the case, we wouldn't be in the shit that we're in now. The cath...
by oldrnwisr
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: christianity and secularism
Replies: 107
Views: 39011

Re: christianity and secularism

Thanks for the info Tulip1. Ok, so why not implement the educate together ethos in all schools around the country as a solution?
by oldrnwisr
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: christianity and secularism
Replies: 107
Views: 39011

Re: christianity and secularism

No state can provide funds for every religious and philosophical conviction in every area throughout the country. Unless you have never had to stick to a budget and believe that money grows on trees you simply cannot believe that this is possible in Ireland today. On top of this there is the issue ...
by oldrnwisr
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: christianity and secularism
Replies: 107
Views: 39011

Re: christianity and secularism

I don't mean to wear down the same piece of carpet but I had a think about this whole debate and felt the need to clarify my own position a little. The way I see it there are two solutions to the current problem. The first is to remove religion from schools entirely and have no position on religion ...