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by funkyderek
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Am I wise or just a coward?
Replies: 12
Views: 7820

Re: Am I wise or just a coward?

Harry, Don't beat yourself up about not saying anything. You were taken by surprise and didn't have time to plan a reaction. It can't be helped. And if you're not sure what to say, remaining silent may be the best option. However, now you have time to plan what to do, and keeping silent means handin...
by funkyderek
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Darwin Day
Replies: 6
Views: 7294

Re: Darwin Day

Tulip1 wrote:Did we just appoint Derek as main child friendly event organiser? :wink:
As long as you don't expect me to babysit!

I've created a Facebook page for this event: http://www.facebook.com/events/182893488481488/
by funkyderek
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Suicide in Ireland, Are we doing Enough?
Replies: 21
Views: 18660

Re: Suicide in Ireland, Are we doing Enough?

I've just heard of this charity: http://www.suicideorsurvive.ie/ Suicide or Survive (SOS) is an Irish charity focussed on breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues and ensuring that those affected have access to quality recovery services that are right for the individual. We are ...
by funkyderek
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Darwin Day
Replies: 6
Views: 7294

Darwin Day

I was thinking of going to the Natural History Museum with my family on Darwin Day (12 February). There's a family-friendly tour called "Monkey Business". Anybody interested in coming along? The usual AI social events tend to be adults-only and I thought it would be good for those who can't get to t...
by funkyderek
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Building an Ethical Society
Replies: 6
Views: 5884

Building an Ethical Society

The motto or mission statement of Atheist Ireland is "Building a rational, ethical and secular society free from superstition and supernaturalism." Most of our focus is on rationalism and secularism, and while we would probably all agree that the changes we push for would make society more ethical, ...
by funkyderek
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Upcoming meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 5546

Re: Upcoming meetings

"Is Anything Sacred?" Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/events/298723406846088/

Also, Atheists in the Pub is scheduled for the evening of the 9th of February. Location to be confirmed.
by funkyderek
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: CSO Census Results Speculation
Replies: 16
Views: 11129

Re: CSO Census Results Speculation

I think there's something peculiar in the Irish psyche that causes non-religious people to continue to self-identify as Catholic, something that may be absent among immigrants. It's probably due to the religious education system and the political history of the island that promotes a binary division...
by funkyderek
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Parents must ensure Catholic schools endure
Replies: 7
Views: 5227

Re: Parents must ensure Catholic schools endure

chu082011 wrote:Thank very much for your comment. It make me to think about for my ideals. I'll share soon again.
Not on my watch :evil:
by funkyderek
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Off Topic, everything else.
Topic: Vegas Wedding!
Replies: 16
Views: 15037

Re: Vegas Wedding!

Flower wrote:Guys I realise my mistake i shouldnt have mentioned religion in my post!!!
It's like throwing a dripping steak to a pack of hungry dogs. :wink:

Hope you have a fantastic wedding and a great time in Vegas. Put $10 on red for me. I'll pay you later :mrgreen: