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by bipedalhumanoid
Mon May 21, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Fiscal treaty
Replies: 38
Views: 23783

Re: Fiscal treaty

If we vote no they will have a second referendum. It's what they do because they want to tell us we voted wrong. I'm voting no this time, and if there's a next time, hope it has a better deal. That logic worked for the Lisbon treaty because the treaty couldn't go through without a unanimous vote. I...
by bipedalhumanoid
Thu May 17, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Christening disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 6666

Re: Christening disaster

Hi Stephen and welcome to the forum. That's quite a harrowing story. I can't really tell you what you should do. You know your family a lot better than I do and my experiences of similar issues were nowhere near as extreme. But I have experienced minor family bullying where family members attempted ...
by bipedalhumanoid
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Division in the Catholic Church in Ireland
Replies: 9
Views: 6912

Re: Division in the Catholic Church in Ireland

I think I might organise myself and a small group of people to join my local golf club and start a campaign to get everyone in the club to play rugby instead of golf, but absolutely insist it's still a golf club and that we're all allowed to call ourselves golfers. Then I might print myself some bus...
by bipedalhumanoid
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: What year is this again? 1952?
Replies: 12
Views: 9601

Re: What year is this again? 1952?

I don't have a problem at all with what she has said. Her argument, paraphrased is basically this. There are lots of "sins" in the bible we don't legislate against, so why should we legislate against the sin of abortion? It's essentially an argument suggesting that if good catholics don't want abort...
by bipedalhumanoid
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Irish Times reports the number of Atheists as 4,000.
Replies: 5
Views: 3877

Re: Irish Times reports the number of Atheists as 4,000.

This is a much better source than the PDF file if anyone's interested. You can query the database yourself...

http://www.cso.ie/px/pxeirestat/Statire ... Language=0
by bipedalhumanoid
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Baggini on "Aggressive Secularism"
Replies: 4
Views: 4780

Re: Baggini on "Aggressive Secularism"

Hi CP. Haven't seen you around here in a long time!
by bipedalhumanoid
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: CSO Census Results Speculation
Replies: 16
Views: 8506

Re: CSO Census Results Speculation

are the results out today? Yes they are. And it's good news. The number stating "No religion" has increased from 186,300 to 269,800 - a 44.8% increase! (The number of "not stated" has stayed almost the same: 72,900 in 2011 compared to 70,300 13% of 25-29 year olds have no religion. http://www.cso.i...
by bipedalhumanoid
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Religious advertisement in Connolly station Dublin
Replies: 6
Views: 3960

Re: Religious advertisement in Connolly station Dublin

Do you think we'd be allowed to put up posters promoting atheism in train stations? I know the humanist association managed to get posters onto the Dart suggesting that non-believers select 'no religion' on the census, but that's not the same as putting up a sign asking people to question their reli...
by bipedalhumanoid
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: New logo and website banner
Replies: 25
Views: 16877

Re: New logo and website banner

I'm not a fan to be honest. The old logo with the scarlet A is far more attention grabbing. My preference would be to keep the old logo in preference to the options presented so far for new ones.
by bipedalhumanoid
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage
Replies: 147
Views: 66099

Re: Ruairi Quinn plans forum on removing Catholic Patronage

I'm still not convinced that even teaching about religion should be mandatory or conducated at primary level. In my opinion it should be an elective secondary school subject along the lines of Ancient History, Economics and Geography. I accept the argument that you need some understanding of religio...