"Here's a reminder for those who can watch or record British TV this evening.
At 9 p.m. on BBC 4 the feature film CREATION is being shown.
What is more, it is to be followed by an hour long documentary on DARWIN'S STRUGGLE:THE EVOLUTION OF…"
firstly I am humbled by all the responses and the effort that many of you have put into your responses.
I realise, like some have suggested, that the most important thing is the proper education of our child.
That has to be my priority, and…"
"This is hard... for me when I have a child I will not get them baptized, I just wont and I don't care who will scream and holler at me. Its just water... If you can get passed the symbolism... ugh... If there are no other schools in the area…"
"You just have to avoid religious activities and find a more rational school that does not require a child to be baptized. If you cannot, you can always move to another country. Being in a country where 80-90% of schools are religious isn't fun.…"
"The schooling issue seems to me the weightier of the two decisions .That seems to be a no win situation. No one wants to be the first to say no to religious bullying but someone has to sooner or later to make it better for the next bunch. I guess as…"
"Tell them simply that if and when your child knows enough to consider baptism, then he can decide for him/herself. That is where I stood firm with my children. The argument can be that if religion becomes a strong influence for the child, then…"
Hi all, I would appreciate any practical help on this one please! I’m a bit stuck. My wife is due with our first child. I am super excited at the prospect and look forward to sharing my love of the natural world and all its wonders with him/her! I am a strong, and getting stronger all the time, rationalist that is as far up the Atheist scale as you can be. My wife, without knowing the deepest workings of anyone’s inner mind is, I believe, not a true believer but is in that awkward place of not…See More
"As disturbing as the revelations of the actual abuses are themselves, what seems to really upset people here is that:
i) the church all the way to the top, either actively hid the abusers or the systems put in place by the organisation from the top…"
"Being Irish, it absolutely sickens me to the core what happened in our country under the watch of the church. As a kid I was never in love with the church but I would always have expected it to be somewhere safe if I need safety. Looking back now I…"
"how do I do that screen capture you may ask?
command/shift 4, turns pointer to crosshair using Apple OSX.
you'll see Picture 1.png on your desktop, 2. 3. etc..
on a windoze machine, hit the 'printscreen' key and then…"
This has added significance, it being in Northern Ireland. It would have been impossible to post something like this 10/15 years ago, considering the hatred and violence that existed between many Catholic and Protestant communities.Remember the quote: "... but are you a catholic atheist or a protestant atheist". How poignant.ArticleSee More
Ireland: Thanks to a website, it has never been easier to defect from the Catholic church, and people are beginning to take up the option.For Orlaith Finnegan [...] defecting from the Catholic church took only a week. She used the website Countmeout.ie to apply and sent her letter on August 25th to the Cork diocese, providing the parish and year of her baptism, and received confirmation of her defection on August 31st. A note was made on her baptismal record stating that she had officially left…See More
Hi J could you sign my petition for a secular education system as I am trying to get it off the ground. If you could join the group on facebook and spread the word http://www.secularpetition.com. The facebook group is Petition for a secular irish education system. Thanks for your help
"I wish the RCC would reform itself along with the main branch of the LDS church, the SDA's and the JW's ( they desperately need reform , none of the eighty something splinter groups can be called liberal in all actuality). …"
"I'm sorry I haven't posted at all; my mother was treated for ovarian cancer this past year, but I follow the discussions. Joan I'm glad treatment is going well. The ChemoBrain is a strange thing. The whole process was a whirlwind for…"
"11:00 PM had my first bout of nausea; Rx took care of it. I feel wonderful. Absolutely no pain, I can't finish a sentence or remember words so Cary, Laura and Laurie did their best to understand what I am trying to convey. I usually get enough…"
With all the media attention the on the Pope, important stories are being missed, human rights violations, Monsanto protection act, Russia march to blasphemy laws, and of the big story this week did Harry Potter vanquish dementors?See More
"The medical profession seems to have improved in some areas at least. Personally I think some of that is due to the higher level of education of society as a whole. We know too much to put up with bad treatment now. I saw a documentary last year…"