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Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,662
Posted By Broga
Atheism freed me to think as I chose, read what I...

Atheism freed me to think as I chose, read what I wanted and say what I thought was reasonable without the constraints of religious dogma. It was like breathing clean, invigorating fresh air after...
Forum: Separation of Church and State 02-16-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,153
Posted By Broga
Great news. Of course, getting the money from...

Great news. Of course, getting the money from the shifty, whining, complaining clerics will be very difficult.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-14-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,395
Posted By Broga
I had a teacher who said, "Never say 'to who'...

I had a teacher who said, "Never say 'to who' unless you are an owl."
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 02-14-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,467
Posted By Broga
I wonder what theists believe. A survey completed...

I wonder what theists believe. A survey completed in the UK found that christians often described themselves as christians because they were christened as such. As adults they don't attend church and...
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 02-12-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,467
Posted By Broga
My mother died last December. She was a long...

My mother died last December. She was a long time atheist and did not want any clergy involved in her funeral. I got every possible help and support from the undertaker. He was brilliant and even...
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 02-12-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,467
Posted By Broga
Yes, each to his own. My cool response is...

Yes, each to his own. My cool response is probably needed for my own emotional calm as much as anything. In my youth, and I became an atheist by the time I was 15, I would make a furious and brief...
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 02-11-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,467
Posted By Broga
Feel free. I find with these types that a cool...

Feel free. I find with these types that a cool response seems to unsettle them more than outright abuse. They trot off back to their group and seem to report back on it. (Much looking back at...
Forum: Atheist vs Theist 02-11-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,467
Posted By Broga
I had an encounter last year. There I am...

I had an encounter last year. There I am walking along minding my own business when a man detached himself from a little group and comes up to me. "Do you agree that the world is in a terrible...
Forum: Atheist News 02-09-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,148
Posted By Broga
On TV only a few years ago I watched a discussion...

On TV only a few years ago I watched a discussion about why a golf club would not admit women members. One elderly male golfer asked, "If we let them join the club who is going to cook Sunday...
Forum: Atheist News 02-09-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,148
Posted By Broga
I think there is a hidden agenda here. For a...

I think there is a hidden agenda here. For a start these men favour delay in the hope that the issue will fade. However, I suspect, that another hope of these male bigots in that the Archbishop of...
Forum: Atheist News 02-09-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,148
Posted By Broga
The Church of England are addressing themselves...

The Church of England are addressing themselves to the problems of women even as I write. These women, having been allowed to become priests, are never content. Letting these uppity females become...
Forum: Sciences 02-09-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,994
Posted By Broga
Anything which no one else is able to explain is...

Anything which no one else is able to explain is caused or created by God e.g. the cosmos. So I suppose that is God causing the noises.
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-08-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
I was discussing this episode of the miracle soap...

I was discussing this episode of the miracle soap this morning. A friend took the view, "If they are stupid enough to believe this stuff they deserve all they get." I can't go along with this. ...
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-08-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
Doesn't all religious belief provide a context...

Doesn't all religious belief provide a context for the infestation of the airwaves by hucksters who prey on the ignorant, the sick and the poor? In the UK a tele -evangelist has been promoting a...
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-07-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
You may be sure that when anyone e.g. Davin,...

You may be sure that when anyone e.g. Davin, appears on this site and whose brain as been infected with the pestilence of religious belief they will patronise you. They will then adopt a high toned...
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-07-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
The philosophy of the ancient Stoics was a source...

The philosophy of the ancient Stoics was a source of mental and emotional succour for centuries e.g. "On the Good Life" - Cicero; "Letters from a Stoic" - Seneca; The Encheiridion" - Epictetus. ...
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-06-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
Thanks for your interesting comments. Something...

Thanks for your interesting comments. Something I find I don't sense in politicians is what might be described as a visceral commitment to principle and what they are supposed to represent. Not...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-06-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,629
Posted By Broga
@orangeitis: That sounds like a great TV...

@orangeitis: That sounds like a great TV programme. Not available to me in the UK. Here we are starved of atheist comment on TV. The BBC rigidly censors atheists who have been trying for years to...
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-06-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
Here is my source. http://freethinker.co.uk ...

Here is my source. http://freethinker.co.uk

The man involved is the Director of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Services not a minister. Sorry about that.
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-06-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
The Internet has been a big factor in the spread...

The Internet has been a big factor in the spread of rational comments on religion. Before the Internet the ability to censor opinions critical of religion was so much easier. With widespread, and...
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-06-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
Yep, it is good and we should not lose sight of...

Yep, it is good and we should not lose sight of the positives. I also know, including within my extended family, that many of those who say they are christians have been reared as such and never...
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-05-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
I think the tipping point, and when it is...

I think the tipping point, and when it is reached, is increasing in interest. Once those opposing gender inequality, racism and class discrimination cease to be seen as a minority of oddities and...
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-05-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
I think you provide another clue to the oddity of...

I think you provide another clue to the oddity of intelligent men and women accepting the obvious nonsense of Catholicism - "it does attract a certain type." There seem to be people who want to be...
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-04-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
Great song with a nice twist at the end. I like...

Great song with a nice twist at the end. I like Johnny Cash.
Forum: Atheist/Theist Morality 02-04-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,106
Posted By Broga
Yup, Marion Morris if I remember rightly. Great...

Yup, Marion Morris if I remember rightly. Great film warrior and draft dodger in real life.
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