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by Superstitious Fool
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Irish Catholic forum desends into madness
Replies: 159
Views: 30171

What was I instead? At first I was indifferent; then a complacent agnostic; later an increasingly dissatisfied one. As for burdens of proof, I never concerned myself with "proof" if you mean something empirically demonstrable, because I saw no point; reason alone was to me clearly an inade...
by Superstitious Fool
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Child-Raping Priests
Replies: 67
Views: 6533

tony wrote:Superstitious Fool,
The church certainly thinks sex outside marriage is a sin. Do you think this?

I wouldn't want to give them impression that I choose which Church teachings to believe. But the direct answer is yes.
by Superstitious Fool
Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Child-Raping Priests
Replies: 67
Views: 6533

Superstitious Fool, The obsession with sin and sex is derived directly from the bible. You say my 'caricature' contains some elements of truth. Which parts are false and why? Do you think the act of sex is a sin? The church does. Do you not find the whole obsession with virginity unusual at least? ...
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Child-Raping Priests
Replies: 67
Views: 6533

There are (according to published statistics) proportionately no more child rapists among priests than there are among men who are not priests. Superstitious Fool, I said "for an organisation". No other organisation has had such a huge problem with paedophilia as the Catholic Church. Even...
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Irish Catholic forum desends into madness
Replies: 159
Views: 30171

If after a good deal of testing, none of you can prove its false, you have reason to believe that you might be on to something. Maybe. Its a very cautious process, very frustrating, requires rigorous honesty and bucketloads of patience. That sounds like how I re-became a Catholic after not being on...
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Child-Raping Priests
Replies: 67
Views: 6533

It is beyond doubt that for an organisation there is a disproportionate amount of child rapists in the clergy. It must be true to say that if you are a priest you are more likely to be a paedophile. No it is not beyond doubt. There are (according to published statistics) proportionately no more chi...
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Irish Catholic forum desends into madness
Replies: 159
Views: 30171

It's muddled, wishful thinking. So, no its not progress. No, neither from your point of view nor from mine. Our (Catholic) position is that we start from a foundation of belief (or, as we call it, "revealed truth"), and then build a logical structure on it. Would it be true to say that yo...
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: The King of Mary worshipers.....& you?
Replies: 36
Views: 4242

FXR wrote:No one had cornered the market on loonies, we can outdo your crowd on that score too Ha Ha

I'm not sure if I should rephrase that...

Too late. Gotcha.
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Child-Raping Priests
Replies: 67
Views: 6533

It's also interesting that Herr Ratzinger declares war on secularism one day and a while later suggests using secular standards to filter new recruits. A whole new thread beckons. Secular versus secularist . An even wider thread is possible on some forum for people who write dictionaries, about cha...
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Child-Raping Priests
Replies: 67
Views: 6533

Not to mention any deviant priest who passes the screening process will be under less scrutiny and possibly feel they can get away with more. I wonder what form the screening process takes? Are they going to wire their genitals up to monitors and force them to watch porn? The sad fact is that there...