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by squiffy
January 21st, 2008, 11:16 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Chaplains in Higher Education (merged)
Replies: 30
Views: 3757

Re: Chaplains in Higher Education (merged)

I'm probably veering off the trend here, but I think that a humanist chaplain can only be a good thing - in any setting. In my experience chaplaincy or counselling work is rarely undertaken by a non-theist person. Xtians can't help themselves and usually round off positive words and helpful dialogue...
by squiffy
December 15th, 2007, 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Graham Taylor and Satan's Grotto
Replies: 4
Views: 856

I'm really disappointed, I only found it today and I can't get there in time! I will keep an eye out for it next year.
by squiffy
December 15th, 2007, 4:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Graham Taylor and Satan's Grotto
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Graham Taylor and Satan's Grotto

Please move this if it would be better elsewhere, or if it has already been mentioned,

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Sat ... .892117.jp
by squiffy
December 15th, 2007, 4:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Madelaine McCann sighted in Belgium?
Replies: 31
Views: 4088

There is something here every day,

http://www.anorak.co.uk/madeleine-mccann/178443.html

It's usually quite horrible.
by squiffy
December 8th, 2007, 12:23 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Who makes you laugh? Favourite comedians and sitcoms.
Replies: 87
Views: 12544

Seasonal input,

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NQkF7fpw-wI

Sorry if it has been posted already.
by squiffy
December 2nd, 2007, 12:46 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: If you go down to the woods today.....
Replies: 38
Views: 4455

Shamelessly pinched from a friend on another forum, Sources report that the British Government fears a knock-on effect arising from recent events in the Sudan. Crowds were gathering last night in Paddington (London) in protest at the naming of a teddy-bear after their district. A spokesperson said -...
by squiffy
November 18th, 2007, 11:55 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: A weighty and massive subject
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

One which bugs me, but is scientifiic with a more medical leaning is the use of "Cretin" as a synonym for idiot or stupid person. Cretinism is a disorder brought about by a deficiency of thyroid hormones. It is a congenital disorder, now thankfully rare due to better antenatal care and tre...
by squiffy
November 14th, 2007, 10:57 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Films
Replies: 231
Views: 32905

We went to see Black Sheep last week. It was absolutely gruesome, but hilarious - sort of Shaun of the Dead with sheep.

http://www.blacksheep-themovie.com/
by squiffy
November 14th, 2007, 10:37 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Is this cartoon offensive?
Replies: 37
Views: 7760

I don't know what either of the men look like, so I have no idea whether it is offensive or not. I never knew that sandals were stereotypically gay and I think that most antipodean men would be very surprised to hear that. A fair percentage of Asian men wear sandals and I don't think that means they...
by squiffy
November 7th, 2007, 6:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Why exactly do hospitals need to know...?
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

I promise not to rant. I thought about it and decided that it can be used for something useful. The more of us who state that we have no religion, the fewer chaplains the health service will be able to justify employing! I know that here in Norn Iron such a question will remain on the forms for the ...
by squiffy
November 3rd, 2007, 8:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Why exactly do hospitals need to know...?
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

...and another thing...

:laughter: :laughter: :laughter: :laughter: :laughter:
by squiffy
November 3rd, 2007, 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Why exactly do hospitals need to know...?
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

Hi Jem Here is the answer to your question. This isn't a snarl at anyone on the messageboard, but the anguished cry of a nurse who is completely pi**ed off. There is in each hospital a large body of people who could not otherwise be gainfully employed. These people are called administrators, clerica...
by squiffy
November 1st, 2007, 2:45 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Fine for baptist church!
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Fine for baptist church!

Apologies if this is in the wrong place, please move it if it is. It made me feel quite happy, for a change,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7072404.stm
by squiffy
October 29th, 2007, 2:54 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Inerfering old bezums! (abortion thread)
Replies: 23
Views: 3575

I haven't heard of it lately, but I'm sure there are still such practitioners. Only Brook and FPA provide unbiased advice and they aren't as high profile or as visible as all the pro-life or anti-choice as the likes of SPUC etc.
by squiffy
October 29th, 2007, 10:19 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Inerfering old bezums! (abortion thread)
Replies: 23
Views: 3575

They aren't all wearing frocks... m m It is a little known fact that it is virtually impossible to get an abortion in Northern Ireland. It is unlikely that an abortion can be carried out on the NHS in GB for a woman from Northern Ireland as 1) She must be registered with a GP in England, Scotland or...
by squiffy
October 22nd, 2007, 10:56 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: What kind of brain do you have?
Replies: 42
Views: 4970

You have to watch the foot on the "ground".

If you think of it as pointing backwards when you see it pointing forwards ie when you don't see it at all because it is in line with her leg, you can change the direction.

I don't think I've explained that too well :redface:
by squiffy
October 22nd, 2007, 10:46 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Religion in schools
Replies: 47
Views: 7726

It's compulsory in Northern Ireland too and the GCSE curriculum is purely christian. I thought this was an interesting reform, they are only obliged to include the children registered at the school in the required collective act of worship, Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989., w This is the link t...
by squiffy
October 22nd, 2007, 9:52 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 67117

I daren't get into the argument about whether or not vaccination is optional because I would undoubtedly be wrong. I would like to say that because of vaccination very few people remember how serious illnesses like measles or whooping cough are. Until inoculation became widely available there were e...
by squiffy
October 22nd, 2007, 9:39 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: What kind of brain do you have?
Replies: 42
Views: 4970

I can make her change direction! Do you want to know how?