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by Titanium Wheels
July 17th, 2007, 3:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: BORIS EXPOSED
Replies: 10
Views: 2590

Hi there Brian! You have hit on a point about which I feel rather strongly; that of the cult of celebrity. Of course a celebrity is someone who gets into the public eye without have ever done anything useful.Look at Big brother people for example. We have also had 10 years of a Prime Minister who se...
by Titanium Wheels
July 17th, 2007, 12:35 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Spirituality
Replies: 78
Views: 9423

No, God, this does not sound silly but a rather good idea. You describe a number of people I know who attend church to sing and for the people and not to worship you. Whether we could go as far as the sort of organization such as you describe is something that would have to come much later. For now,...
by Titanium Wheels
July 17th, 2007, 12:27 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Offensive stereotypes
Replies: 15
Views: 3855

Well, para handy is quite right here. one ought not to run with jokes that pick on various nationalities etc. In actual fact, though I heard and knew loads of these jokes back in the 60s and 70s, I have not told or heard one for years. I think that fact s that, most people, these jokes are now out o...
by Titanium Wheels
July 16th, 2007, 9:54 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Are you a humanist or what?
Replies: 456
Views: 87122

Hi there Perry!

Do these Christian really start praising Jesus when thunder claps arise or other things? They must be very pentecostal to be doing that. Perhaps you ought to come up with alternate things to shout like "Paise Faraday" with lightening!
by Titanium Wheels
July 16th, 2007, 9:50 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Can everyone please smarten up?
Replies: 21
Views: 5782

Ranter wrote an article by Rev J Williams of Surrey. My peace was well and truly breached. He pontificates that all social ills are caused by secularism and liberalism. I hate to argue with the good Reverend, but does he think Humanist / Atheist values are so terribly different from Christian ones? ...
by Titanium Wheels
July 16th, 2007, 3:44 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Can everyone please smarten up?
Replies: 21
Views: 5782

Looks like I missed the party, what with empties lying around the floor! Anyway, I echo what has been said further up the thread. It is a great forum with great people and a wonderful admin in charge.

Thank you, Maria for this great forum. :welcome:
by Titanium Wheels
July 16th, 2007, 3:36 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Cults
Replies: 18
Views: 5208

That's bang on Moose. The Scientology people were so keen to avoid the word 'cult' or to discuss anything embarrassing that they never really talked about their 'religion' at all. I would say Panorama came away with a very negative image of Scientology which I think is probably right. Yet the Scient...
by Titanium Wheels
July 16th, 2007, 3:36 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Cults (merged with Scientology thread)
Replies: 31
Views: 10345

That's bang on Moose. The Scientology people were so keen to avoid the word 'cult' or to discuss anything embarrassing that they never really talked about their 'religion' at all. I would say Panorama came away with a very negative image of Scientology which I think is probably right. Yet the Scient...
by Titanium Wheels
July 16th, 2007, 3:33 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Above all else my team!
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

I'm not football fan, but that was such a weird ad I would never have guessed the this advertised until the last few frames. I can hardly see it grabbing anyone's attention except the Roman Church that hasn't much to o except invent new doctrine and annoy protestants.
by Titanium Wheels
July 16th, 2007, 3:29 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: My daily trivia quiz
Replies: 113
Views: 22901

Oh, Moose, this is your quiz. I have been playing it on and off far ages!

Anyway, sorry about this folks, but 10/10! (only 2nd place thought!) :notworthy:
by Titanium Wheels
July 16th, 2007, 9:51 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: CLAN
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

CLAN

OK, we are lucky here this week. We have CLAN in residence. What is CLAN you ask,? Christians Linked Across the nation. It comes here every year and has outgrown the school it used to use and is something like 6,000 people this year. They are fundamentalist types and when not in sessions are sometim...
by Titanium Wheels
July 16th, 2007, 8:03 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 63
Views: 8562

This is a rather difficult poll. I went with beer but of course enjoy wine and some spirits; single malts are rather good.
by Titanium Wheels
July 15th, 2007, 8:46 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Any Potter fans here?
Replies: 32
Views: 6624

Nope but I just rdered the latest Rebus novel in paperback.
by Titanium Wheels
July 15th, 2007, 8:40 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: The right to life?
Replies: 29
Views: 6282

That was a great rant, Ranter, but with some serious points. 1. What is the Catholic Church up to with its ideas on birth control? I mean look at it this way. Suppose my wife takes the pill and we have the urge but of course no child results. How is this different from a wife who does not take the p...
by Titanium Wheels
July 15th, 2007, 8:30 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Cults
Replies: 18
Views: 5208

No, Moose, I was sort of joking about the C of E but not about the Scientologists. The fta is that Hubbard came up with a very good money making scheme using perverted psychology as its root. The myth is just to justify the thing as a religion. Without a myth, the place is just a counseling organisa...
by Titanium Wheels
July 15th, 2007, 8:30 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Cults (merged with Scientology thread)
Replies: 31
Views: 10345

No, Moose, I was sort of joking about the C of E but not about the Scientologists. The fta is that Hubbard came up with a very good money making scheme using perverted psychology as its root. The myth is just to justify the thing as a religion. Without a myth, the place is just a counseling organisa...
by Titanium Wheels
July 15th, 2007, 5:52 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Cults
Replies: 18
Views: 5208

Scientology is a very scary thing in my view. They moved to Clearwater in the US for their headquarters and now have basically taken over the town and employ all the local police in their spare time. The odd thing is that they got going with a science fiction myth. I suppose the myth was to cover up...
by Titanium Wheels
July 15th, 2007, 5:52 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Cults (merged with Scientology thread)
Replies: 31
Views: 10345

Scientology is a very scary thing in my view. They moved to Clearwater in the US for their headquarters and now have basically taken over the town and employ all the local police in their spare time. The odd thing is that they got going with a science fiction myth. I suppose the myth was to cover up...
by Titanium Wheels
July 15th, 2007, 4:27 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: New Scientist
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Good magazine, Ally! I take it so I have an enjoyable read every week
by Titanium Wheels
July 15th, 2007, 8:04 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Ethics and Christianity
Replies: 19
Views: 3894

Well, Compasionist, the site to which you refer are OK in themselves but they are not very good in terms of attributing ideas or as readings of the Gospels. The Gospels were first written in the late 60s for Mark and up to 90 for John so a generation after Jesus. What they record is, effectively, wh...