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by Lord Muck oGentry
January 27th, 2008, 2:08 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: What are you really bad at?
Replies: 31
Views: 2873

Re: What are you really bad at?

Well, I could loaf for Scotland. At just about anything else, I'm an absolute rabbit. :grin:
by Lord Muck oGentry
January 22nd, 2008, 1:14 am
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Atheist aphorisms
Replies: 15
Views: 3671

Re: Atheist aphorisms

" If God had meant us to believe in Him, He'd have existed." ( Linda Smith)
by Lord Muck oGentry
January 19th, 2008, 4:32 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Do something ridiculous - find out your Hobbit name!
Replies: 23
Views: 2948

Re: Do something ridiculous - find out your Hobbit name!

Sancho Bulge of Hobbiton.

I ask you! :angry:
by Lord Muck oGentry
January 13th, 2008, 12:56 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Atheistic Fundamentalism
Replies: 59
Views: 4528

Re: Atheistic Fundamentalism

whitecraw,

I take it this is the article from which you are quoting:
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MT ... iNmQ=#more
by Lord Muck oGentry
January 9th, 2008, 1:15 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Arguments for the existence of God?
Replies: 23
Views: 2375

Re: Arguments for the existence of God?

The theological proof that God exists smacks atheists out!!! watch it and puke :sick: 10 minutes (if you can last out) see if you can count how many times he says "Jim" Ummm, anyone know where I can get a new FallacyMeter? My faithful old FM was reduced to blackened smoking shards after t...
by Lord Muck oGentry
January 8th, 2008, 6:55 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Moral imperative
Replies: 14
Views: 1977

Re: Moral imperative

I think it may be relevant that we have passed on to the impersonal agency of the state responsibility for looking after those who are orphaned or homeless or destitute. Since this help is funded by taxation, it is harder to say that we are individually obliged to help ( although we may choose to do...
by Lord Muck oGentry
January 4th, 2008, 4:39 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: The new insomniacs' thread
Replies: 245
Views: 58813

Re: The new insomniacs' thread

What a racket!

Can't a chap have a kip?
by Lord Muck oGentry
January 3rd, 2008, 7:11 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Arguments for the existence of God?
Replies: 23
Views: 2375

Re: Proof of the existence of God - discuss

Well, the devil’s in the details. If you’re having trouble navigating Yandell’s syntax (and God knows I don’t blame you) you may be wondering why I find this so amusing. Okay, here’s what Yandell is saying: If you feel like you’re personally experiencing God, then this feeling counts as solid evide...
by Lord Muck oGentry
January 2nd, 2008, 4:09 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Arguments for the existence of God?
Replies: 23
Views: 2375

Re: Arguments for the existence of God?

The most difficult one to combat is the one about personal experience. It might seem to me that this was simply evidence of a believer's mental or emotional state at the time but try telling them that. Try the Argument from Pink Elephants: 1. Some people have personally experienced pink elephants 2...
by Lord Muck oGentry
January 2nd, 2008, 2:15 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: A question for Humanists: What's your view of Marxism?
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: A question for Humanists: What's your view of Marxism?

How do you view Marxism? Are Marxism and Humanism compatible? I think there is a French Marxist called Satre (?) who is a Humanist Marxist. He criticised Stalinism (which is a bad distortion of Marxism anyway) as ignoring the "human". Is this what you are thinking of? http://www.marxists....
by Lord Muck oGentry
December 28th, 2007, 8:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Oh dear!
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: Oh dear!

Peace on Earth.

Goodwill to All Men.

Ummm...ermmm..

Oh yes, got it.

Die Heretic Scum!
by Lord Muck oGentry
December 22nd, 2007, 2:34 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Atheistic Fundamentalism
Replies: 59
Views: 4528

Re: Atheistic Fundamentalism

The archbishop seems to have forgotten the commandment against bearing false witness:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winterval
by Lord Muck oGentry
December 19th, 2007, 11:59 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: As Humanists, do you celebrate the festive season?
Replies: 38
Views: 6246

Re: As Humanists, do you celebrate the festive season?

I shall certainly be imbibing- it isn't Lent or something like that, is it? :grin: And I may well sing. I can still manage a natty descant to the second verse of Adeste, fideles.

Why should God have all the best tunes? And smells and bells and theatre...?
by Lord Muck oGentry
December 14th, 2007, 6:29 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: If God were English....
Replies: 22
Views: 2578

You mean God isn't English?

Better hush it up, or they'll go into a fearful strop... :grin:
by Lord Muck oGentry
December 4th, 2007, 11:57 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: What's your earliest memory?
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

My mother saying to me: Behave!

And me replying: I'm being hayve!

My ears ought to have been boxed. But they weren't. Alas.
by Lord Muck oGentry
December 3rd, 2007, 10:22 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: You know you have Attention Deficit Disorder when....
Replies: 32
Views: 3675

You know you have ADD when you're following a discuss- Oh look, a spotty dog!!
by Lord Muck oGentry
November 17th, 2007, 11:59 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human rights
Replies: 15
Views: 1996

Good point, clayto. I'd forgotten Scruton. ( What else is one to do with him? :) )
by Lord Muck oGentry
November 17th, 2007, 12:55 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human rights
Replies: 15
Views: 1996

Re: Rights

With regard to duties, moral philosophers often say only someone (thing) who can be said to have the capacity for duty can have rights, they go together, it is reciprocal. I never got to the bottom of this when I studied such things years ago (it related to my professional field which includes poli...
by Lord Muck oGentry
November 13th, 2007, 10:36 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Human rights
Replies: 15
Views: 1996

The notion of rights, whether moral or legal, can take a bit of sorting out.

I've always found Hohfeld a useful starting-point. Simple version here:
http://personal.bgsu.edu/~roberth/hohfeld.html

Wet-towel-round-the-head stuff here at 2.1:
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rights/
by Lord Muck oGentry
November 12th, 2007, 12:05 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Scotland's Music (three threads merged)
Replies: 25
Views: 3138

Maria wrote:This seems a good place to remind folk that Celtic Connections is coming soon.


Excellent! Lady Muck and I are stalwarts of the Festival Club.

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