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by oldrnwisr
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: If it turns outGod exists, what will you say when you meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 22915

Re: If it turns outGod exists, what will you say when you meet ?

By definition, they could not be ultimate original source, so why would a theist believe "the rest" to be God ? Christians already believe in multiple Gods anyway or at least multiple manifestations so you can't dismiss "the rest" as not being God. It's perfectly reasonable to assume that if there ...
by oldrnwisr
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Fianna Failm Fine Gael to maintain status quo
Replies: 1
Views: 1681

Fianna Failm Fine Gael to maintain status quo

Obviously, we aren't the only lobby group with a list of questions for the electoral candidates but it is interesting to read an alternate analysis of the parties political positions. This one puzzles me though: Keep the Constitutional position on marriage, Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil say http://www.iona...
by oldrnwisr
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: christianity and secularism
Replies: 107
Views: 39017

Re: christianity and secularism

I dont believe that is correct. You're entitled to your own opinions but not your own facts. The reality is that even if we were to take the last census figures as currently accurate then 87% of the population is Catholic. However, 92% of the schools have a catholic ethos so already there is an imm...
by oldrnwisr
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On ?
Replies: 31
Views: 12983

Re: 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On ?

This article is neither interesting nor does it address any serious points. It's a piece of bad journalism with sloppy research, poor logic, historical inaccuracies and some awful misconceptions. Rather than take on refute the author's points it's easier, more fun and more productive to show that he...
by oldrnwisr
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Your Political Compass
Replies: 49
Views: 19149

Re: Your Political Compass

Your political compass Economic Left/Right: -1.62 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.10 http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-1.62&soc=-4.10 I guess that puts me in Green Party territory. Craaaap! I'd be willing to bet though that almost everyone here disagreed strongly with ...
by oldrnwisr
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: If it turns outGod exists, what will you say when you meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 22915

Re: If it turns outGod exists, what will you say when you meet ?

My, my, what a loaded question. First of all may I suggest that your next topics for discussion include: What would you do if you won the lotto? What if aliens arrived on Earth? What if Ireland won the World Cup? ... and any other pointless musings. Assuming for a second that if a human were ever in...
by oldrnwisr
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Really Truly True Believer Feb 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 10003

Re: Really Truly True Believer Feb 2011

I have to agree with feardorcha, Obama is long overdue for a Really True Believer nomination. On a scale of zero to bullshit there isn't much to separate Obama from Palin. His VP is a catholic and his "former" pastor is a certified nutter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Wright_controversy). A...
by oldrnwisr
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Pakistan Catholic bishops call for secular state
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

Pakistan Catholic bishops call for secular state

Those of us on this forum will be all too familiar with the hypocrisy of the Irish catholic church and the god-botherers of the nation. It seems, however, as though the church in Pakistan is intent on stealing that accolade. http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/2011/02/roman-catholic-bishops-deman...
by oldrnwisr
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Demonstrating once again how sophisticated religion is
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Re: Demonstrating once again how sophisticated religion is

It's hardly surprising to read that it's sold out on Amazon. After all it's really just a politically correct update of the Malleus Maleficarum. That book was so popular that it had 36 publishing runs between 1487 and 1669 at a time when publishing even one book required a shitload of work by today'...
by oldrnwisr
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: `Village atheist' takes aim at Catholic school
Replies: 8
Views: 3849

Re: `Village atheist' takes aim at Catholic school

Marks, to be honest I wouldn't go reading too much into the arguments of christians in general or this numpty in particular. It'll probably cause your brain to sizzle and fry with the displays of bad logic and outright contradictions. It's not just an Irish problem though. Look at the B&B discrimina...