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by Globi
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Why do Atheists think life is pointless?
Replies: 108
Views: 29058

Re: Why do Atheists think life is pointless?

My question is quite simple. Atheism seems to me to preach that life is utterly pointless and totally devoid of meaning and that suicide would be the most rational option given the circumstances. Is this what you believe and if it is how do you justify being alive at all? To bring suicide into this...
by Globi
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Priests behaving inappropriately
Replies: 3
Views: 2037

Re: Priests behaving inappropriately

http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/1026/abuse.html Father Tony Flannery told 45 priests at a meeting in Mayo that a distinction needed to be made between the paedophile, whose history involved a pattern of child abuse and the man who had behaved inappropriately towards a teenager shortly after emerging fr...
by Globi
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Hate give this guy publicity but...
Replies: 91
Views: 27522

Re: Hate give this guy publicity but...

owenmarshal wrote:Who will do it instead is to be seen as Mr May is looking for a replacement. Anybody? 8)
Kathy Sinnott perhaps?
by Globi
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Hate give this guy publicity but...
Replies: 91
Views: 27522

Re: Hate give this guy publicity but...

I mailed Conor Lenihan also.
by Globi
Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: A request...
Replies: 11
Views: 3264

Re: A request...

Meremortal wrote:This was not abuse it was: "the systemic and institutionalised rape and torture of children".
Well put.
by Globi
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Pope to Ireland: pray, fast and do penance for a year
Replies: 26
Views: 6067

Re: Pope to Ireland: pray, fast and do penance for a year

Ygern wrote:
I'm pretty happy with the letter.
The pope claims that secularists - like you - are in some way to blame for the fact that children were raped and abused and exploited in Ireland. In what way do you think that this is ok?
As a secularist I am offended. Where can I complain?
by Globi
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Blasphemy!!
Replies: 73
Views: 37718

Re: Blasphemy!!

I just read this in another (private) forum Included discreetly in today's Finance Bill was a section to treat Shari'a Law-compliant financial services in the same manner as conventional financial transactions. This tax break along with not requiring the charging of interest will appeal to Gulf sta...
by Globi
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: One down...
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: One down...

More resignations will follow no doubt, and that is where it will probably stop. I am afraid that, in time to come, it will be conveniently forgotten that they were all simply obeying orders from their superiors, as their vow of obedience requires of them. Orders which without any doubt originated i...
by Globi
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: freedom of religion
Replies: 12
Views: 3121

Re: freedom of religion

Wee example: When you have food with one person of a religous back ground and 10 of non religous back ground the 10 people have to quiet so that one person can pray. Why can that person not respect me and pray some where else or just don't? Reminds me of a guy we had at work some years back, always...
by Globi
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Atheist
Replies: 31
Views: 5943

Re: Atheist

What about "Rationalist"?