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by Lord Muck oGentry
March 24th, 2008, 7:47 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Scotland's Music (three threads merged)
Replies: 25
Views: 3135

Re: Scotland's Music (three threads merged)

Sorry. You'll have to hit the "video" tab and then "broadband" on the next page.
by Lord Muck oGentry
March 24th, 2008, 7:45 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Scotland's Music (three threads merged)
Replies: 25
Views: 3135

Re: Scotland's Music (three threads merged)

Here's one for admirers of John Renbourn and Clive Carroll:
http://www.john-renbourn.com/
by Lord Muck oGentry
March 21st, 2008, 1:13 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Cardinal attacks "Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill"
Replies: 17
Views: 2779

Re: Cardinal attacks "Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill"

Further it seems that Labour MPs are not to be allowed a free vote on this Bill and consequently are denied the right to vote according to their conscience – a right which all other political parties have allowed. This made me laugh. When I was a sprog, a splendidly cynical old brute explained cons...
by Lord Muck oGentry
March 20th, 2008, 12:03 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Oh Great - Seven New Mortal Sins
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: Oh Great - Seven New Mortal Sins

Mr Blair has demonstrated outstanding leadership in these areas and is especially qualified to bring his perspective to bear ...especially when it comes to scum. This Blair charade is so effing perverse; I think the whole planet must have now turned to the dark side and we will be dragged screaming...
by Lord Muck oGentry
March 18th, 2008, 6:35 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Quiz: What kind of atheist are you?
Replies: 26
Views: 3858

Re: Quiz: What kind of atheist are you?

Firebrand wrote:Interesting to see your 33% theist, LMoG!


I think I scored that for answering " No" to the question: do you eat Christian babies raw without removing your hat?
by Lord Muck oGentry
March 18th, 2008, 1:36 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should creationists be given a platform?
Replies: 26
Views: 2655

Re: Should creationists be given a platform?

Let them shout at the traffic.
by Lord Muck oGentry
March 18th, 2008, 12:51 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Quiz: What kind of atheist are you?
Replies: 26
Views: 3858

Re: Quiz: What kind of atheist are you?

I seem to be a Scientific Atheist: You scored as a Scientific Atheist These guys rule. I'm not one of them myself, although I play one online. They know the rules of debate, the Laws of Thermodynamics, and can explain evolution in fifty words or less. More concerned with how things ARE than how they...
by Lord Muck oGentry
March 11th, 2008, 11:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: ID Cards
Replies: 40
Views: 3926

Re: ID Cards

I have just emailed the home secretary thus: Dear Ms Smith I am concerned that people with whom I conduct business may try to pass themselves off as you and steal your identity. I would therefore be grateful if you could arrange to send me your finger-prints and a sample of your hair for DNA purpos...
by Lord Muck oGentry
March 7th, 2008, 12:45 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: ANTI-HUMANIST
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: ANTI-HUMANIST

da_man wrote:We would do much better to destroy large numbers of inhabitants in any region that has more people than available resources.


Steady on, man!
by Lord Muck oGentry
February 27th, 2008, 7:01 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Moral Dilemmas
Replies: 108
Views: 13261

Re: Moral Dilemmas

This example, or one rather like it, was used by Bernard Williams in a book about Utilitarianism:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Williams

For a consequentialist there is nothing to think about here: you shoot a prisoner.
I'd rather shoot consequentialists! :grin:
by Lord Muck oGentry
February 27th, 2008, 12:07 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: National DNA database
Replies: 45
Views: 7472

Re: National DNA database

Could anyone say with conviction that without the combined effort against this allegedly ficticious ‘war on terror’ (however stupidly named) how many, many more mass murders would have succeeded. FB, Two points here. First: I for one do not accept that preventing or detecting serious crime is- or e...
by Lord Muck oGentry
February 24th, 2008, 5:40 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: National DNA database
Replies: 45
Views: 7472

Re: National DNA database

I think the discussion may have skipped a stage. There is, or ought to be, a presumption in favour of individual liberty- and, crucially, the liberty to tell others to mind their own business. Suppose I am asked by a beggar whether I have any loose change, and I reply that I have not. Must I turn ou...
by Lord Muck oGentry
February 23rd, 2008, 2:19 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Religious discrimination
Replies: 20
Views: 1761

Re: Religious discrimination

Religious discrimination is always morally wrong, but that doesn't always translate to it being illegal. A good example that I can think of is Catholic charities that specialize in adoption discriminating against gay couples wishing to adopt. I understand their position (even though I find it abhor...
by Lord Muck oGentry
February 22nd, 2008, 12:38 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Moral Dilemmas
Replies: 108
Views: 13261

Re: Moral Dilemmas

jaywhat wrote:So when do you start letting your son live the life he is living and learn to do what is right? Tell them it is his and go home and live your own life.


Presence of mind called for- jolly good stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip0ewd_p-fg
by Lord Muck oGentry
February 17th, 2008, 12:37 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: The Archbishop and Sharia Law
Replies: 27
Views: 3304

Re: The Archbishop and Sharia Law

Ain't it amazing how often the devout examine their conscience and find that they not only may but must perpetrate what most of us recognise instantly as shameful bigotry?
http://www.secularism.org.uk/romancatho ... atesi.html

Where are those lions when they are needed?
by Lord Muck oGentry
February 9th, 2008, 1:08 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: The new insomniacs' thread
Replies: 245
Views: 58783

Re: The new insomniacs' thread

Carruthers: It's quiet, LMoG , ain't it?

LMoG: Yes. It's too damn' quiet, Carruthers...
by Lord Muck oGentry
February 9th, 2008, 12:48 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Characters who influenced us
Replies: 22
Views: 2610

Re: Characters who influenced us

Maria, you may have been unlucky in your teachers. I recall a teacher who invited criticism from his pupils, and was taxed by one of my classmates with teaching a " useless" subject. He replied: some knowledge is worth having just because it gets you something else, and some is worth havin...
by Lord Muck oGentry
February 7th, 2008, 7:36 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: BBC Radio 4 , The Moral Maze
Replies: 9
Views: 1534

Re: BBC Radio 4 , The Moral Maze

Heurismus,

I didn't hear the whole programme, so I can't speak with any confidence. But I wonder whether the witness might not have been referring to Robert Pape:
http://www.amazon.com/Dying-Win-Strateg ... 1400063175
by Lord Muck oGentry
February 2nd, 2008, 1:49 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: New Statesman on God
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: New Statesman on God

Perhaps Mr Byrnes should have titled his article We don' need no steenkin' Euthyphro Question!
by Lord Muck oGentry
January 28th, 2008, 1:28 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Loony Catholic nonsense?
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Loony Catholic nonsense?

Now are you ready to go a step further and accept that any entity which waltzes out of a woman's womb after nine months and thenceforth exists entirely independently of her person, cannot be termed 'her body parts' *wearily* When it waltzes out, it's a human being. Nine months earlier, it stands in...

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