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by DaithiDublin
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Really Truly True Believer January 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4588

Re: Really Truly True Believer January 2012

This is a little home grown beauty. I thought this woman subscribed to my YT channel by mistake during the week, after watching a David O'Doherty video I posted last year. I guessed that she subbed from the video watch page without checking out my channel, because when I went to her channel I saw th...
by DaithiDublin
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Jocelyn Bell-Burnell: God & Richard Dawkins
Replies: 6
Views: 9536

Re: Jocelyn Bell-Burnell: God & Richard Dawkins

I've been trying to track down the interview that her comments about Dawkins are drawn from, but no luck so far. I did find this interesting interview with her from a BBC interview . From what she says here she sounds like a deist more than a theist. Actually she sounds like someone who doesn't know...
by DaithiDublin
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Identifying with a Sport and Nationalism are just as irratio
Replies: 43
Views: 12794

Re: Identifying with a Sport and Nationalism are just as irratio

... football can be worse than religion , because you can change your religion but you can't change your football team :mrgreen: Because of decisions that I made as a child, I am now stuck with supporting Bohemians and Leeds United until I die. Ah, well. Well at least Bohemians and Leeds United's c...
by DaithiDublin
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Difference between&essential character of Science&Religion
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Difference between&essential character of Science&Religion

I immediately wanted to replace the last sentence with: 'Religion is about "dealing" adaptively (without knowing it) with potentially debilitating sources of fear - mainly but not only 'conditioned-in' such. I feel my reformulation of the headline captures fairly well the perspective that is missin...
by DaithiDublin
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Gabriel Byrne brings Mannix Flynn's 'James X' to New York
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Gabriel Byrne brings Mannix Flynn's 'James X' to New York

Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn's semi-autobiographical play James X has just finished a run in New York. It was directed by Gabriel Byrne and produced by Liam Neeson. Fora TV have uploaded an after show talk that is well worth a look. There is a link to it (it's free to view, not a bloody 'prem...
by DaithiDublin
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Really Truly True Believer December 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 7095

Re: Really Truly True Believer December 2011

Sayyid Attiyah, the Egyptian exorcist . That video was posted on Dec 2nd, which just sneaks him in the door for this month's RTTB. But for a little more detail (and added wacky-ness), there's this video from November in which he explains himself in a bit more detail. I especially love his explanatio...
by DaithiDublin
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Really Truly True Believer December 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 7095

Re: Really Truly True Believer December 2011

Don't get me wrong; I'm as anti-Islam as the next thinking person but that 'story' about the cleric banning women from handling cucumbers has no source, no references and is, unfortunately, just fiction. Un-named sheikh, empty tomb, immaculate conception, healing prayer cloth, holy water... ...some...
by DaithiDublin
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: New ? lay organisation in Ireland
Replies: 14
Views: 3767

Re: New ? lay organisation in Ireland

I'm sure papa Benny could afford a Ryan Air flight to Knock Aiprort, or even more likely, I'm err pretty sure Michael O'Leary would give him a free seat. The Vatican has it's own airline so I don't think he'd have a problem getting a seat on one of his own planes. Obama used his own plane, but unli...
by DaithiDublin
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Michael Nugent's discussion of Marian shrines on Radio Kerry
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: Michael Nugent's discussion of Marian shrines on Radio Kerry

Thanks, lads! The line from Tom Lawlor about people not being sheep... Priceless. Sure they're all individuals! :lol: My cousin recently got married and I've met his father-in-law a few times now. He's big into stories about curses, ghosts and healers. I haven't had a conversation with this father-i...
by DaithiDublin
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Pope conquest of uneducated Africa
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Re: Pope conquest of uneducated Africa

Malachi Martin wrote a very intersting book about the 82nd conclave that elected the ill fated Pope John Paul I. Of course, what happens in conclave stays in conclave, so his account is 'fictional'. It does, however, give an insight into the machinations of the College of Cardinals as they meet to e...