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by Zeff
June 3rd, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: ATHEIST PRESIDENT IN SPAIN!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: ATHEIST PRESIDENT IN SPAIN!!!

As Spain's new prime minister, whose party only has a quarter of the seats in parliament, he now has to decide who to include in his cabinet and is expected to name them next week, (reports the BBC)... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44340879 Mr Sánchez, who is an atheist, took the oath to p...
by Zeff
May 15th, 2018, 4:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 214547

Re: In or out?

Nick: "..it seems [Trump] has had rather more success than anyone expected." What "success" has he "had"? .... But for whatever reason, it seems things are different in North Korea. Of course, there may be other reasons for it (I can think of several), but why has it h...
by Zeff
May 14th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 214547

Re: In or out?

Nick: "..it seems [Trump] has had rather more success than anyone expected."
What "success" has he "had"?
by Zeff
May 14th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 214547

Re: In or out?

Sorry I don't have time to keep abreast of (much less contribute much to) this discussion. I'm still in favour of Remain too, by the way. It will be interesting to see how the EU and UK respond to the possible imposition of sanctions on UK companies if John Bolton and Trump seriously threaten them i...
by Zeff
May 14th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Unless Humanist uk values meets human needs, nobody give a shit
Replies: 37
Views: 4434

Re: Unless Humanist uk values meets human needs, nobody give a shit

I've glanced over Coffee's lists and I suppose "What a load of rubbish" is as thoughtful and reasonable a response to those as "People don't want bad doctrine and they also don't want no doctrine either, what the public want is a good doctrine and humanist uk can't provide that" ...
by Zeff
May 7th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Free expression on Facebook
Replies: 0
Views: 1720

Free expression on Facebook

Willy Toledo is facing prosecution and fines... https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Willy-Toledo-advierte-posibilidad-arresto_0_763973794.html "I shit on God and I have plenty of shit to shit on the dogma of the sanctity and virginity of the Virgin Mary," Toledo wrote on Facebook Hardly a mat...
by Zeff
April 16th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Need Help to Make Your Essay High Quality
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: Need Help to Make Your Essay High Quality

I think it is the dishonest troll who harasses AtheismUK.
by Zeff
April 5th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Petition to abolish apostasy laws
Replies: 26
Views: 5442

Re: Petition to abolish apostasy laws

I notice there's a number of these petitions.. https://www.change.org/p/abolish-blasphemy-laws As usual, humanist, atheist, secular, Skeptic-in-the-Pub, Brights and other groups of freethinkers aren't coordinating our efforts. The Christians have their own petition too, apparently. It would help if ...
by Zeff
April 4th, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 214547

Re: In or out?

It seems to me that the UK has handed 'control of our democracy' to places like India, China and Pakistan, never mind Australia. UKGov is in a much weaker bargaining position than the EU. I notice PM May didn't dare to challenge China's human rights issues on her visit and that seems the future. We ...
by Zeff
April 4th, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Petition to abolish apostasy laws
Replies: 26
Views: 5442

Re: Petition to abolish apostasy laws

I signed the petition under my real name. As for religions fighting each other, tribalism is required for human conflict. Nationalism, Ideology &/or religion provide the basis. Religion is superstition and the easiest to undermine. Muslims may be most influenced by fellow Muslims, as with any tr...
by Zeff
March 27th, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Petition to abolish apostasy laws
Replies: 26
Views: 5442

Re: Petition to abolish apostasy laws

I've signed up. I read this on that site... http://end-blasphemy-laws.org/2017/11/mauritanian-blasphemer-handed-2-year-sentence-4-years-jail/#more-1294 I Haven't got around to viewing much of the video yet. There so much oppression of non-believers and "wrong"-believers going on now I don'...
by Zeff
March 14th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Defenceless Britain
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Defenceless Britain

There was Litvinenko... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Litvinenko Now the Skripals and other suspicious murders... https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/12/europe/theresa-may-russia-spy-poisoning-intl/index.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/russia-uk-deaths-british-police-investigat...
by Zeff
March 14th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Alex Salmond and atheists
Replies: 17
Views: 3571

Re: Alex Salmond and atheists

I think the distinction should be made between faith based on reason and evidence, such as a bridge will support its traffic and religious faith. I think it is simply wrong to have religious faith. That is essentially either following instincts or outright superstition. Beliefs should only be held t...
by Zeff
December 8th, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Archbishop of Canterbury abuses his privileged position
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: Archbishop of Canterbury abuses his privileged position

It is this muddling of religion, human values and morality that is most divisive and damaging. Children should be educated together. There are lots of reasons to segregate children according to ability, learning difficulties, physical and mental disabilities, behaviours and other factors. Segregatin...
by Zeff
September 15th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 214547

Re: In or out?

Oh - and possibly an upsurge in IRA violence again. Who knows?!
by Zeff
September 15th, 2017, 7:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 214547

Re: In or out?

From the Sunday Times You think Mr Varoufakis has any answers? I believe you also think the drop in £Sterling due to Brexit isn't large and damaging. I have plenty of disagreements with Varoufakis, but I think his analysis of the attitude of the EU is spot on. How about you? As for the drop in ster...
by Zeff
September 12th, 2017, 11:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 214547

Re: In or out?

Nick wrote:From the Sunday Times
Yanis Varoufakis: The EU wants Theresa May’s total surrender — I should know...

You think Mr Varoufakis has any answers? I believe you also think the drop in £Sterling due to Brexit isn't large and damaging.
by Zeff
September 9th, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 214547

Re: In or out?

This might be of interest:
http://vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/2017/09/06/extending-full-eu-citizenship-to-uk-nationals-especially-after-brexit/amp/

(Sorry if my intermittent attendance causes non-sequitur or interruption).
by Zeff
August 11th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 214547

Re: In or out?

I don't want to insert any confusion or doubt into the Brexit process :-) but can Article 50's activation be reversed? There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer and the decision looks more likely to lie with the EU than with the UK. According to this, the short answer is "probably", quo...
by Zeff
August 6th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3936
Views: 214547

Re: In or out?

It should be obvious to everybody by now that the United Kingdom can leave the European Union only with a deal worse than the one it currently has as a member of the European Union. That seems to be grounds enough for Parliament to do what it was elected to do, namely to govern for the common good ...

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