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by squiffy
October 15th, 2007, 9:28 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Hospital chaplains
Replies: 36
Views: 4533

Maria, I'm not sure that hijacking the chaplain thread is the best way of defending myself. I'm not aware that I was snapping at people, but obviously it appears that I was. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, I will try to moderate my tone in future. Incidentally the question asked by Bryn w...
by squiffy
October 14th, 2007, 10:49 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Hospital chaplains
Replies: 36
Views: 4533

Whitecraw, the assertion was not made by me! I was trying to provide an answer for the previous poster, but I see now that I should have saved my energy. Are you always so angry?
by squiffy
October 14th, 2007, 2:25 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: The original book thread
Replies: 406
Views: 43898

At least the film of Chocolat had Jonny Depp! Otherwise you're right, the pictures are better in the book.
by squiffy
October 14th, 2007, 11:56 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Hospital chaplains
Replies: 36
Views: 4533

Bryn, I hope this link will be useful,

http://www.secularmedicalforum.org.uk/i ... subject=hc
by squiffy
October 14th, 2007, 11:48 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: The original book thread
Replies: 406
Views: 43898

I'm really pleased to find people reading His Dark Materials and not getting their knickers in a twist about the "anti-religious" themes. It has been discussed ad nauseum on a book forum which I frequent and I have had to give up before I strangle someone (metaphorically) as the christians all rush ...
by squiffy
October 1st, 2007, 6:01 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 111193

"IMHO it's a pity that you can't do that without the mumbo jumbo, but maybe it wouldn't have the placebo effect without the mumbo jumbo???"

Thank you for those kind words Fred. It's nice to meet you too.
by squiffy
September 30th, 2007, 10:27 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 111193

No I can't, nor can I explain the big bang theory. I'm not trying to sell it. I wish I hadn't mentioned it.
by squiffy
September 30th, 2007, 9:42 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 111193

I don't belong to any of the associations or societies and I don't subscribe to the notion that anything can be cured. I am a nurse by profession and I know very well the difference between, cure, relief and treatment. I can also confirm that everyone dies, believers and non-believers alike and no-o...
by squiffy
September 30th, 2007, 9:34 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 111193

Alan H. The short answer to your question is, "No, I can't." The long answer is that the internet maybe isn't the best place to start looking for a reasonable explanation of Reiki. There are as many stories of its origins as there are people to tell them and as many tales of miraculous cures as ther...
by squiffy
September 30th, 2007, 8:46 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 111193

Lifelinking, that sums it up pretty well. I haven't felt ripped off and I have no intention of ripping anyone else off either.
by squiffy
September 30th, 2007, 6:11 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 111193

That depends on your definition of nonsense.

Is Barlinnie not a prison? Gee thanks!
by squiffy
September 30th, 2007, 10:53 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: What is the greatest Rock or Pop track of all time?
Replies: 61
Views: 11588

"War on Drugs", by Barenaked Ladies or maybe "The Great Beyond", by REM.
by squiffy
September 30th, 2007, 10:50 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: What was the first or last single/album you bought?
Replies: 36
Views: 5514

The first single I bought was "'coz I Luv You" by Slade and the last album I bought was "Songs from the Deep Forest" by Duke Special. I have never stolen music from the internet, but I find it amusing that several screaming christian friends think that it is perfectly OK to do so and have illegal pr...
by squiffy
September 30th, 2007, 10:40 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Complementary therapies
Replies: 577
Views: 111193

This is an interesting thread. I have two opinions on complementary therapies, one subjective and one objective. The objective one is that it is ridiculous to claim that Herbal Remedies don't have any curative properties; a large percentage of efficacious drugs have plant origins, Digoxin, Vincristi...
by squiffy
September 28th, 2007, 1:30 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The book title game
Replies: 1176
Views: 82427

"Wicked" by Gregory Maguire
by squiffy
September 28th, 2007, 1:25 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Good video links
Replies: 233
Views: 64261

Apologies if this has been posted before. Although it starts out sounding like a christian thing it does work out in the end, just keep watching.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jk6ILZAaAMI
by squiffy
September 27th, 2007, 11:45 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Which country do you live in?
Replies: 160
Views: 16622

No, not that one "sigh".

Just the regular Bangor Co. Down.
by squiffy
September 27th, 2007, 11:11 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Do you ever go to church?
Replies: 379
Views: 84521

I'm trying to remember the last time I was in church, it's not that long ago and it was either a wedding or a funeral. The funeral I attended out of love and respect for the deceased and his family and it was such a painful occasion that the religious content was a side issue. The wedding was an ent...
by squiffy
September 27th, 2007, 10:50 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Why did you choose your particular user name?
Replies: 288
Views: 74278

:hilarity: :)
by squiffy
September 27th, 2007, 10:49 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Which country do you live in?
Replies: 160
Views: 16622

I'm from Northern Ireland and although I now live in Belfast I come from "The Light of the World".