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by niallllll
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Talk in TCD this Monday: The Bible as Argument for Atheism
Replies: 7
Views: 3327

Re: Talk in TCD this Monday: The Bible as Argument for Atheism

i've just set my eyes upon the poster for this event on Facebook! I presume this poster is meant to be in jest? :lol:

http://www.tcdtheo.com/events/calendar/2009-10-12
by niallllll
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: NUIG Society
Replies: 3
Views: 4638

Re: NUIG Society

Just a heads up on the progress and auspicous beginnings of the society. we've just had soc's day here in the NUIG and we have managed to sign up 300 members!!! Our society name is the Skeptic society. Maybe it was an attempt not to deter borderline joinees by not calling it an atheist soc but we wa...
by niallllll
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Catholic hospitals could close in America
Replies: 1
Views: 1892

Catholic hospitals could close in America

Over 614 faith based hospitals have threatened to close if Obama decides to sign the Freedom of Choice act (FOCA) legalizing abortions in the 50 states.

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/a ... rcID=40006
by niallllll
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Is time precious to you?
Replies: 171
Views: 38847

Re: Is time precious to you?

I feel stupid posting on the original topic after what has gone on in the last few pages but...
If you never seem to have enough hours in the day to get things done. experiment with different length days. During times of extreme workload i switch into 26 hour days for a few weeks.
by niallllll
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: UCC Atheists - Russell's Teaparty - March 11th
Replies: 2
Views: 4178

Re: UCC Atheists - Russell's Teaparty - March 11th

:lol: love it!
which reminds me i have come up with other ideas as a result of russell's teaparty.
what about spaghetti night, Eat spaghetti for the feast day of the FSM.
by niallllll
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Is baptising babies a breach of human rights?
Replies: 10
Views: 3454

Re: Is baptising babies a breach of human rights?

That's basically the only reason i 'conformed' - if i didn't, i was gonna get a bollicking!!! It was expected of me by my immediate family, extended family, and friends and teachers in school - wasn't brave enough to do the right thing back then I think that was the same for many of us. too young t...
by niallllll
Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Recommend Atheist Books, Films and DVDs
Topic: Richard Dawkins
Replies: 12
Views: 7950

Re: Richard Dawkins

The selfish gene was one of the first contemporary science books i read, have continued to read and would happily read through it again sometime in the future. I would have to say that it may have been one of the main influences that set me on my current academic path. (That and a truly amazing Biol...
by niallllll
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Any one else affected by the economic downturn?
Replies: 9
Views: 4315

Re: Any one else affected by the economic downturn?

I arrived in the NUIG last september to do a PhD and more or less promised that the Marine Institute will be pumping money into Climate Change research. Alas it actually was one of the first research areas that were cut??? savagely both in funds and staff, leaving me on meager rations for the next 3...
by niallllll
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Student Societies
Topic: debates and presentations
Replies: 2
Views: 4047

debates and presentations

Im wondering does anyone have ideas on what kind of people to come give a talk or presentation.
how are you guys down in the UCC getting on with that aspect of setting up the society?
by niallllll
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: De-Baptism
Replies: 216
Views: 145802

Re: De-Baptism

well if set mine in motion. Letter has been sent to the archbishops office where i was baptised and letters will continue to be sent every month or so until i get confirmation. regardless of whether they still believe you are still a catholic or not i still thought....why not just do it. its only a ...