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Radio interview sunday 12-8-12

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:11 am
by mkaobrih
From FB
Michael Nugent will be talking about the new RedC poll about the rising level of atheism in Ireland, along with David Quinn of the Iona Institute, this Sunday morning at some time between 9 and 10 am, on William Crawley's Sunday Sequence show on BBC Radio Ulster http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007cphf
there is also the podcast of last Wedensday's newstalk show
Facebook wrote:Michael Nugent will be talking about the new RedC poll about the level of atheism in Ireland at about noon today on http://www.newstalk.ie/

Re: Radio interview sunday 12-8-12

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:39 am
by MichaelNugent
My discussion with David Quinn is online now at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01ly4vf

To skip to the segment:
it starts around 53:30
and ends about 1:01:20

Re: Radio interview sunday 12-8-12

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:35 pm
by MichaelNugent
It was a brief enough piece.

The main points I made were:

The poll reflects global trends, including world values survey.

Census question assumed you have a religion; answers to this question more likely to be accurate.

Less stigma now in self-identifying as an atheist.

Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Africa very religious

North and East Asia, Europe and USA less religious.

Atheist Ireland still working for an ethical secular state.

David says division is between religion and secularism - but religious people can be secular - David himself is a secularist on issues such as religious oath for President.