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by Superstitious Fool
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Irish Catholics want to know you...
Replies: 125
Views: 28310

So, your mother didn't teach you to cook? Can I have that Chicken Stock recipe of yours, or more to the point, the ingredients for it? My mother, may she live for many years, has never liked cooking. For chicken stock I use the carcass of a roast chicken (the best are free-range from Carlow and can...
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Irish Catholics want to know you...
Replies: 125
Views: 28310

OH no! Stop posting, at this rate you'll be a heretic by the time the *Irish soccer team win the world cup! :lol: :lol: :lol: All pleasure is a reflection of God, whether the source be wine, risotto cooked with good chicken stock, the Sunday Papers or sex. It is in the way the pleasure is achieved ...
by Superstitious Fool
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 13582

FXR wrote:
Superstitious Fool wrote: Why should we worry about being seen "in Europe as a progressive state"? Why should we think we have to explain ourselves to them?
Eh because it might be better than being seen as some medieval backwater controlled by clerics.
By what informed and discerning observers?
by Superstitious Fool
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 13582

randomcrisis wrote:In a world of equality and our attempt to been in Europe as a progressive state the fact that we still have this angelus stuff broadcast shows how far we have to go.
Why should we worry about being seen "in Europe as a progressive state"? Why should we think we have to explain ourselves to them?
by Superstitious Fool
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Irish Catholics want to know you...
Replies: 125
Views: 28310

Hi SF. I ... hope you are managing the vagaries of having conversations with several people at the same time. Thank you for your replies. Thank you for your very civil replies too. I have a day job as well, so may I have a day or two to answer? I have been away for the weekend. I did go to Mass (in...
by Superstitious Fool
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 13582

I'm just a little curious Michael, why choose "Superstitious Fool" as a username? I'm sure that that's not your perception of yourself and it always makes me feel uncomfortable to hear people put themselves down. Do you feel that this is our perception of you? I can assure you that it's not mine an...
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 13582

Every Sunday morning they broadcast a Mass. True, or it might be a service from the very small Church of Ireland or another even smaller Protestant church. Public service broadcasting for the sick or elderly (license-payers, though perhaps not the elderly) who would like to get to a church but can'...
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: the angelus and rte
Replies: 69
Views: 13582

Every Sunday morning they broadcast a Mass. True, or it might be a service from the very small Church of Ireland or another even smaller Protestant church. Public service broadcasting for the sick or elderly (license-payers, though perhaps not the elderly) who would like to get to a church but can'...
by Superstitious Fool
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Irish Catholics want to know you...
Replies: 125
Views: 28310

Why do you refer to "God" as a male? Because Christ addressed God as "Father". Obviously it doesn't have a biological connotation; it means the one that generates. Where did you get your belief that someone or something (eg., "God") is clairvoyant, i.e., he/she/it can know what will happen in the f...
by Superstitious Fool
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Irish Catholics want to know you...
Replies: 125
Views: 28310

FXR wrote:For the god to know you were going to do it then it has to be predestined otherwise the god thing is out of the equation.
No, it's like one of those films with two endings. He knows the outcome, but whether it is one or the other, or one of many others, comes down to a series of choices on my part.