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by funkyderek
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 42771

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

That is a quest of definition. Everything that is not subject to the laws of nature, that which is said to exist above our natural, aka physical world, is called supernatural. If the supernatural is able to interact or influence the natural world, then it does not necessarly become part of the natu...
by funkyderek
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 42771

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

philosophical naturalism helds, that the natural world is all there exists. Please present good reasons for this world view, and why you think it provides the best explanation for our existence. I am asking for positive arguments, not arguments like : the universe is all there is, because the bible...
by funkyderek
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Holy Shit
Replies: 7
Views: 8463

Re: Holy Shit

According to AskACatholic.com: the substance of Christ only remains so long as the accidents remain. When a consecrated Host breaks down in your digestive tract, the substance of Christ no longer remains in the elements, although the person has Communion with Christ. http://www.askacatholic.com/_Web...
by funkyderek
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Woman Miscarries, Charged with Murder.
Replies: 6
Views: 7450

Re: Woman Miscarries, Charged with Murder.

Jerry, are you saying this woman should be charged with murder and potentially spend decades in prison for what she did?
by funkyderek
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: The Forum on Patronage Report
Replies: 7
Views: 5137

Re: The Forum on Patronage Report

it was a little confusing what exactly is Atheist Ireland's education policy. Do you want all schools to be secular? Or is it that religious school should receive no funding? Both stances would appear to be very harsh. Essentially the policy is that every child in Ireland should have access to educ...
by funkyderek
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Irish Times reports the number of Atheists as 4,000.
Replies: 5
Views: 4904

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

Is there a breakdown of the 'other religion' category? Exactly what religions and populations. Not yet. The most detailed breakdown available is here http://cso.ie/en/media/csoie/census/documents/census2011pdr/Pdf%208%20Tables.pdf but it still leaves 14,118 people unaccounted for. The full details ...
by funkyderek
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: CSO Census Results Speculation
Replies: 16
Views: 11112

Re: CSO Census Results Speculation

Lets not forget either that Catholics and Muslims also went up in numbers. Not to the same degree but up none the less. Catholics went up by less than the population increase, and most of the increase was from non-Irish people (mostly Polish migrant workers, I would surmise). There are lots of juic...
by funkyderek
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Recommend Atheist Books, Films and DVDs
Topic: The Naked Emperor - Why Religion is Bollocks.
Replies: 48
Views: 38313

Re: The Naked Emperor - Why Religion is Bollocks.

Cracker, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to believe that you are not Buzz and I'm strongly considering banning you. Can you give me any reason not to?
by funkyderek
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: CSO Census Results Speculation
Replies: 16
Views: 11112

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...
by funkyderek
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Recommend Atheist Books, Films and DVDs
Topic: The Naked Emperor - Why Religion is Bollocks.
Replies: 48
Views: 38313

Re: The Naked Emperor - Why Religion is Bollocks.

Cracker: As you're new to the forum and presumably know nothing about the author other than what you have read in the book ( :roll: ), you may like to learn a bit more about him. I suggest you start with this thread: http://www.atheist.ie/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?&t=4172 Done? OK. I'm sure having read a...