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by Titanium Wheels
July 21st, 2007, 9:15 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: BBC Now Shows, Friday 20th July
Replies: 2
Views: 871

BBC Now Shows, Friday 20th July

Don't know if anyone heard this programme but it has a splendid dig at religion from Marcus Brigstock which is really worth a listen. It's quite a fun slant on the news anyway.

Listen again here; -http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/comedy/nowshow.shtml
by Titanium Wheels
July 21st, 2007, 7:50 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Do you ever go to church?
Replies: 379
Views: 92483

Due to singing, I have been to church lots of times just to sing in the choir. Our local Toun Kirk has a great organist/ choirmaster and I have often sung there under his direction. I gave up a couple of years ago as I could not stand the garbage talked by the minister. I suppose I might go and sing...
by Titanium Wheels
July 21st, 2007, 12:24 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: The Great Certainty
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Yes, Lifelinking, we really ought, or rather the HSS or BHA ought to be making these things more obvious to people who hear about Humanism. I would have thought that it might make Humanism more attractive and might attract more people without a religious connection making Atheism / Humanism into s l...
by Titanium Wheels
July 21st, 2007, 11:53 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: The Great Certainty
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Yes, Maria, that does make sense. We haver to make this life count; in what we do to make the world a little bit better and to enjoy ourselves too. if we have only one chance to do this it should concentrate our minds on these things. The idea that things will be put right in another life seems to m...
by Titanium Wheels
July 21st, 2007, 10:05 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: The Great Certainty
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Quote: Lfielinking we must atone for past wrongdoing, and must be see to do so in the eyes of another. For the religious that 'other' being is God I personally don't think I have any "past wrongdoing" (OK maybe minor misdemeanors, who hasn't?) but I have done nothing in my life that I think I would...
by Titanium Wheels
July 20th, 2007, 6:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: BORIS EXPOSED
Replies: 10
Views: 2589

Well, Paris is unlikely to stand for mayor, though, to be fair, we don't have the slightest idea of er ability to do anything. As heir to here father's business interests she might well turn out to be rather goo at business. now our Boris is quite another matter. As I said earlier, he seems to s[rea...
by Titanium Wheels
July 20th, 2007, 9:49 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: All About Me
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Hi there! I am not so sure that we can get very far with philosophy with this one compared with psychology in which quite a lot is now known about how memory works and how various things are experienced. Take for example memory. You would like to know what your earliest memory was. Now it helps to k...
by Titanium Wheels
July 20th, 2007, 8:33 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Food
Replies: 46
Views: 8990

Hey, Jayme, that's a good way to be! Why did we not get a choice of this in the poll?
by Titanium Wheels
July 19th, 2007, 5:12 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Government Flip-Flop on Cannabis
Replies: 50
Views: 7945

God, how can we disagree? More to the point, I cannot think how we can allow tobacco and alcohol and not other drugs. After all, the government would be able to tax the presently illegal substances and make some money whilst not wasting money on chasing dealers. We all win. Sorry dealers, your days ...
by Titanium Wheels
July 19th, 2007, 1:05 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Government Flip-Flop on Cannabis
Replies: 50
Views: 7945

Frankly I can't see the problem here. This was donkey's years ago. It doesn't affect her ability to do her job and, more importantly, she might even be harder on drugs just like ex-smokers are more ardent on getting people to stop. This story is all bout the press having something today. [OK, I have...
by Titanium Wheels
July 19th, 2007, 10:54 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: My daily trivia quiz
Replies: 113
Views: 22855

only 4 today, and a question was repeated which it a bit easier.
by Titanium Wheels
July 19th, 2007, 9:36 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Government Flip-Flop on Cannabis
Replies: 50
Views: 7945

I suppose that the other drug we commonly take, alcohol, was only restrict just before or during the 2nd World War. Before that it was only the excise men who were interested.
by Titanium Wheels
July 18th, 2007, 6:55 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: My daily trivia quiz
Replies: 113
Views: 22855

5 out of 10! That was too hard today!
by Titanium Wheels
July 18th, 2007, 6:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Age limits - arbitrary?
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

wheels. I don't think that's right, Alan. The age to buy them is going up to 18, but they can still be given them but those who have bought them. Well what the hell's the point in that? :shrug: Good point Alan! I don't know the age at which one is allowed to smoke as distinct from buying tobacco pr...
by Titanium Wheels
July 18th, 2007, 6:34 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Government Flip-Flop on Cannabis
Replies: 50
Views: 7945

Did not the Victorians use various drugs? I'm sure Sherlock had a go with opium with Watson trying to stop him. Oh, and obviously there is nothing wrong with the present Act as there was nothing wrong with Prohibition. I seem to recall that Prohibition was very good for the 'business' community as t...
by Titanium Wheels
July 18th, 2007, 9:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Age limits - arbitrary?
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

I don't think that's right, Alan. The age to buy them is going up to 18, but they can still be given them but those who have bought them.What is needed iis to raise the age to smoke to 18 which wouldn't make smoking impossible but would take it off the streets and when the younger types were away fr...
by Titanium Wheels
July 17th, 2007, 8:34 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Food
Replies: 46
Views: 8990

OK, but I object to the classifications I do the cooking and the putting in front of!

I am cooking Balti Smothered Beef tonight and will be serving shortly. Soory, only enough for the family!
by Titanium Wheels
July 17th, 2007, 6:18 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Organ Donorship
Replies: 27
Views: 5099

Well, yes to the first point. certainly we should be available to pass on organs after our death. It is a criminal waste not to. To the second point, I do have very strong feelings. Now, if you have some religious reason why you could no possibly be buried with no kidneys, would you not, with the sa...
by Titanium Wheels
July 17th, 2007, 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: BORIS EXPOSED
Replies: 10
Views: 2589

and by our BHA President too!
by Titanium Wheels
July 17th, 2007, 4:01 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Spirituality
Replies: 78
Views: 9396

OK, I've now listened to the broadcast and it was very good. Grayling was very clear in what he said and I felt that the others were not quite sure how to tackle the issue. The lady, Linda Woodhead, a socialologist was particularly wobbly, not seeming to have much religion herself. I loved the idea ...