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by minacolada
June 23rd, 2008, 9:16 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Father, son and the holy insult
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Father, son and the holy insult

Perhaps we should ban people from saying 'I am Hindu/Christian/Jewish/other' so not to offend the secular among us. I too had problems trying to understand what she is saying, so unless I've got it wrong it sounds like complete rubbish. The comment fit well into the piece of writing, as he was highl...
by minacolada
June 23rd, 2008, 9:05 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Cheese....
Replies: 14
Views: 2217

Re: Cheese....

Oh you've just made me hungry. I think the edible and non edible have been covered, I love Old Gouda and St. Paulin.
by minacolada
June 20th, 2008, 2:06 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: FAO Vegans
Replies: 17
Views: 9533

FAO Vegans

I've been thinking a long time now about 'the next step' (am currently vegetarian), but have no idea what I'd eat!! Most dishes I cook contain dairy products of some sort, and the substitutes don't look to appetizing! Any advice for a gradual introduction of a vegan diet? Also, has anyone brought up...
by minacolada
June 20th, 2008, 1:58 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Rehabilitation
Replies: 18
Views: 3240

Re: Rehabilitation

I'm totally against ANY punishment. Removal is a different thing as it prevents criminals from infringing on other peoples' quality of life. Often punishment does nothing, as proved time and time again. I'm not sure what I think about rehabilitation without looking at facts and figures, but in this ...
by minacolada
June 20th, 2008, 1:55 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Incest
Replies: 33
Views: 5807

Re: Incest

But genetic diversity is very important! Is lack of it not the reason cheetahs are endangered? If the gene pool is limited, then 'weak' species can be the only ones left resulting in eventual extinction. Sorry that was worded very badly, but hopefully you know what I mean. However, many gene mutatio...
by minacolada
June 19th, 2008, 12:05 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Did Jesus exist?
Replies: 155
Views: 27800

Re: Did Jesus exist?

As far as I'm aware there was so many Jesus' around that time that no one can be sure that documentation of the time referred to the exact Jesus of Nazarath (if, indeed, there was such a man) and wasn't a culmination of them all as it was such a common name. I haven't actually researched this, rathe...
by minacolada
June 19th, 2008, 11:56 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Christian personality type
Replies: 14
Views: 2077

Re: Christian personality type

What is it about niceness that unnerves you wizzy? I think having the self-control to focus on the positives on people an admirable quality. I do recognise the 'blandness' you speak of, but I feel for me I find bland people the ones who have to be coaxed into a good debate and feel uncomfortable dis...
by minacolada
June 19th, 2008, 11:52 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: 13 Kids and Wanting More Ch4 22 May '08
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: 13 Kids and Wanting More Ch4 22 May '08

Did anyone else watch Cutting Edge last night? I didn't want to comment on the pros and cons of of large families. But it was the Salim family that got my attention. A quote from the web site http://www.channel4.com/culture/microsites/C/cutting_edge/13_kids/13kids1.html "This family from Rochdale i...
by minacolada
June 18th, 2008, 6:53 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Incest
Replies: 33
Views: 5807

Re: Incest

I have no objection to incestuous relationships, if consentual. I think the article above makes a very good point comparing a deaf person having a baby with another deaf person. Should we ban parents who are both carriers of CF from having kids as there is a whopping 1/4 chance the child will have t...
by minacolada
June 18th, 2008, 4:10 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Nasty bits of the New Testament
Replies: 9
Views: 2802

Re: Nasty bits of the New Testament

Oh, and this poster: http://www.positiveatheism.org/crt/nbw.pdf

Has a few New Testament quotes.
by minacolada
June 18th, 2008, 4:06 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Nasty bits of the New Testament
Replies: 9
Views: 2802

Re: Nasty bits of the New Testament

Jihad actually means struggle - and if you asked a well-read Muslim about it, they'd tell you that Islamic war is meant as a means for defense, not attack. I think many people's views are jaded by the media and reading about terrorist attacks - I don't think Islam is anymore dangerous than Christia...