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by Moonbeam
August 19th, 2008, 11:03 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: The original book thread
Replies: 406
Views: 41209

Re: The original book thread

You can read an extract from the first chapter of The Islamist here. I read it when it first came out and found it gripping. I'm sorry it didn't win the Orwell prize - it was on the shortlist but the shortlist looked extremely strong and I am now reading the winner, Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Van...
by Moonbeam
August 19th, 2008, 10:56 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cheddar Gorge 5
Replies: 485
Views: 29499

Re: Cheddar Gorge 5

You transposed two of the words, PH, but thanks for bothering! I am never quite sure how the worst jazz pianist in Christendom became such a great smiling angel as he appears to be. I am somewhat perplexed by the fact that there are no Christians here. Perhaps they think they shouldn't have to be do...
by Moonbeam
August 19th, 2008, 10:53 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The Alphabet Game
Replies: 3542
Views: 156575

Re: The Alphabet Game

fulgent - shining, bright
by Moonbeam
August 19th, 2008, 10:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: YMCA & Local Authority
Replies: 35
Views: 4240

Re: YMCA & Local Authority

thomas0123 wrote:I am not a Christian and can’t remember the last time I went to a church
Good job you're not applying for a job with the YMCA then. :D

Was that a drive-by or are you going to come back and engage some more?
by Moonbeam
August 19th, 2008, 10:25 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Humanist ceremonies
Replies: 31
Views: 4227

Re: Humanist ceremonies

That sounds very appropriate thing to do in the circumstances.

I suppose my question is really 'should humanist ceremonies include religious content?' Jaywhat's example sounds like a good argument for not proscribing it entirely.
by Moonbeam
August 19th, 2008, 10:23 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Humanism and Nationalism
Replies: 22
Views: 7631

Re: Humanism and Nationalism

I don't consciously feel proud to be British because it's something I can't help but I do feel pleased to see GB doing well in the medals tables.

:puzzled:


Even more puzzling....I do feel ashamed to be British when British governments do terrible things.
by Moonbeam
August 16th, 2008, 2:14 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 67342

Re: Should parents have the right to refuse...

*tentatively steps into thread* The focus is 'should parents have the right to refuse vaccines', as the thread. And I think that my link to Sense in Science (you make no mention of it) regarding compulsory vaccines is perhaps a good closure to this thread. Anna, I think it's true to say that, since...
by Moonbeam
August 4th, 2008, 2:25 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 18723
Views: 686964

Re: Word Association game

free
by Moonbeam
August 4th, 2008, 2:25 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cheddar Gorge 5
Replies: 485
Views: 29499

Re: Cheddar Gorge 5

have
by Moonbeam
August 4th, 2008, 2:23 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 60926

Re: The three-word-post game

Ten-pin bowling?
by Moonbeam
August 4th, 2008, 2:23 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The Alphabet Game
Replies: 3542
Views: 156575

Re: The Alphabet Game

yogis
by Moonbeam
August 4th, 2008, 2:22 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Double Alphabet Game
Replies: 1900
Views: 109663

Re: Double Alphabet Game

Dr Evans
by Moonbeam
August 4th, 2008, 2:21 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 251082

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

998,105

What no posts for Sunday? Here's one for Monday.
by Moonbeam
August 4th, 2008, 2:19 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 144793

Re: Interview the person below you.

At the weekend. Now that I'm in Australia, I'm phoning my parents more frequently than when I was in the same country as them.



What's the first TV show you remember watching?
by Moonbeam
August 4th, 2008, 2:15 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Killing time
Replies: 31
Views: 3844

Re: Killing time

The idea of spending a whole hour browsing in a bookshop....sounds like heaven!
by Moonbeam
August 4th, 2008, 2:11 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Silly fun quizzes, which circle of hell would YOU end up in?
Replies: 9
Views: 2059

Re: Silly fun quizzes, which circle of hell would YOU end up in?

And me. I did the second quiz, which is even stupider, and was told I'm bound for the 7th circle of Hell. The Violent: You were either violent against people and property, and are now standing in a river of boiling blood. Or, you were a suicide who is now made into a tree that cannot speak unless br...
by Moonbeam
August 4th, 2008, 2:05 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Humanist ceremonies
Replies: 31
Views: 4227

Re: Humanist ceremonies

Can humanist ceremonies include religious content?
by Moonbeam
July 17th, 2008, 10:34 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The Alphabet Game
Replies: 3542
Views: 156575

Re: The Alphabet Game

kitch

I avoid using this one because I'm not quite sure if it means what I think it means.
by Moonbeam
July 17th, 2008, 10:30 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 60926

Re: The three-word-post game

It's the heat. :nod:
by Moonbeam
July 17th, 2008, 10:29 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 251082

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

998,161

Both. I'd been planning to take a sabbatical for some time and when I got the chance to come over to do some work in Australia, I took the opportunity to extend my stay for a while and see a bit of the country.