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by DaithiDublin
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Disgraceful!
Replies: 6
Views: 3750

Re: Disgraceful!

We're such no-hopers that Fr. Owen Gorman in his column in the same issue thinks we deserve our own patron saint! While the Church’s ongoing response to this growth in atheism will need to be wide-ranging, one part of that response could be to put nonbelievers under the patronage of a saint. And who...
by DaithiDublin
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Michael Nugent's discussion of Marian shrines on Radio Kerry
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Michael Nugent's discussion of Marian shrines on Radio Kerry

I've just uploaded Michael's discussion on Radio Kerry regarding Marian shrines. Tom Lawlor, of the Ballyheigue Grotto Committee carries the other side of the argument into some very dubious territory. It's one thing to argue for maintaining traditions (I love Christmas, and make no apologies for it...
by DaithiDublin
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: 'It's Personal' - TV show
Replies: 6
Views: 3449

Re: 'It's Personal' - TV show

I don't like their attitude to homosexuals, halal killing or the full burkas and I think both should be banned in Ireland. I've just been checking the ISPCA 's website. The link to a PDF covering the regulations governing animal treatment, care, slaughter etc. Part of the organisation's stated goal...
by DaithiDublin
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: RC plans campaign to re-evangelise inactive mem
Replies: 4
Views: 3337

Re: RC plans campaign to re-evangelise inactive mem

Sorry my bad!! I always read the the paper via Facebook. I should have put in the link from the Guardian itself. Will do so next time. No apologies necessary, Tulip! I just have a pet hate for things like that on FB. I rarely Like anything on there, because I may like a certain band but that doesn'...
by DaithiDublin
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: RC plans campaign to re-evangelise inactive mem
Replies: 4
Views: 3337

Re: RC plans campaign to re-evangelise inactive mem

I hate it when links ask you to 'accept' them on Facebook before showing you the content! I hate that stuff clogging up my Wall. Here's the non FB link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/13/catholic-church-reevangelise-campaign As for the article, I like the text under the photo: About a mill...
by DaithiDublin
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Really Truly True Believer October 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 9059

Re: Really Truly True Believer October 2011

Hey, Noz, when you get the November one going, stick this back-pedalling homophobe in the running:

http://www.care2.com/causes/gays-result ... tuses.html

Cheers,
Daithí
by DaithiDublin
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: AC Grayling
Replies: 3
Views: 2653

Re: AC Grayling

..he was suggesting that this is an argument which should be highlighted more by atheists. I’m just not so sure that I agree. It’s not that I disagree with his analogy, I do. I just don’t see the point of going down this route with theists. I’m quite happy to say unless empirical evidence is presen...
by DaithiDublin
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: half of Irish people "favourable view of the RC
Replies: 25
Views: 11218

Re: half of Irish people "favourable view of the RC

Theologian John Murray from the Mater Dei Institute in Dublin, told Catholic News Service: “Having an unfavorable view of the church doesn’t necessary mean that person is anti-Catholic per se.” Wow. That's some revelatory logic from a theologian. Can it also be said that: “Having an unfavorable vie...
by DaithiDublin
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Dutch circumcision ban call sparks row
Replies: 25
Views: 12663

Re: Dutch circumcision ban call sparks row

As for now, I think the interviewees in the article represent the demographics fairly well. Circumcision is a religious tradition akin to baptism. Luckily, the Christians went with a more benign celebration of birth, but I don't think people who practise these religions will see it that way. :? Whi...
by DaithiDublin
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Really Truly True Believer October 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 9059

Re: Really Truly True Believer October 2011

3) 'Jesus Ween' offers a Christian alternative to Halloween, says Canadian pastor' ... "Little trick-or-treaters hoping for sugary snacks may find something odd in their loot bags this Halloween: a bible." He's optimistic Oct. 31 will soon be associated with Jesus, not bloody zombies Oh, the irony...