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by pantsheadmagee
Thu May 28, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

Apropos this thread, I came across the following article in this month's New Humanist magazine . Well worth a read for anyone who's been following or participating in this thread: There have developed two broad responses to the quandaries of pluralism. Multiculturalists argue that diverse societies...
by pantsheadmagee
Wed May 27, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Buddhism etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Re: Buddhism etc.

There's plenty of unfinished business here WRT separation of church and state but in a broader context I'm more bothered by vague mysticism than the declining Christian churches. How come? I can see how it could be evidence of wooly, uncritical thinking on the parts of people who've actually gone t...
by pantsheadmagee
Wed May 27, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Buddhism etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Re: Buddhism etc.

As Hitchens would say, there ain't no Eastern solution! Religion is religion is religion. But I'd agree with pantsheadmagee is to what attracts the spiritualist brigade to it. I know one Buddhist myself and tbh he'd be better served quitting the pot and finding himself a proper job. *grins* Didn't ...
by pantsheadmagee
Wed May 27, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Buddhism etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Re: Buddhism etc.

I've tried yoga in the past. Once you get away from the airy-fairy bits, it's great exercise! Don't knock it just 'cause it's surrounded by mysticism, the postures actually end up being a good workout and it sure does make you flexible :wink: (...or it would if I'd ever stuck with it for more than a...
by pantsheadmagee
Wed May 27, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

Im not here to answer every question that pops into your little head. After six pages of it, Ive answered enough. Its pretty clear where we both stand. Im happy to let the rest of the forum make up their own minds at this point. Throughout this thread you have failed to engage in any meaningful way...
by pantsheadmagee
Tue May 26, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Cardinal Brady on "the real clash of cultures"
Replies: 31
Views: 6999

Re: Cardinal Brady on "the real clash of cultures"

Religious apologist - "Homosexuality is a sin. It is not natural in any way" Moi - "Yes it is natural and occurs in all species in this world that we can observe properly" Religious apologist - "No it is not" Moi - "My laptop is here, I can pull up the conflicting studies and information if you are...
by pantsheadmagee
Tue May 26, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

Thanks, Dollar! Context is always greatly appreciated :D

*toddles off to read the articles, and then to go for a nice icecream while I have an aul' think about 'em*
by pantsheadmagee
Tue May 26, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

Also, "those multiculturalists"? Really, now. Please engage with the argument, as opposed to engaging in name-calling! Ad hominem attacks do not do your argument any favours, and I, for one, prefer to stick to the arguments. Calling someone who espouses multiculturalism, a multiculturalist, is not ...
by pantsheadmagee
Tue May 26, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

Also, "those multiculturalists"? Really, now. Please engage with the argument, as opposed to engaging in name-calling! Ad hominem attacks do not do your argument any favours, and I, for one, prefer to stick to the arguments. Calling someone who espouses multiculturalism, a multiculturalist, is not ...