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by Susie
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "Can we talk" about
Replies: 130
Views: 9369

Re: "Can we talk" about

gregorach wrote:Have you seen any of the ontological arguments for the existence of God? Let's just say there's a reason why most philosophers are atheists... :wink:
Yes, fair enough! ;-).
by Susie
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "Can we talk" about
Replies: 130
Views: 9369

Re: "Can we talk" about

Of course, the key difference is that in the case of religion, absolutely nobody has any means to establish the "truth", or even whether the entire field of enquiry has any basis at all. The ordinary man in the street may not be able to independently establish the distances to the stars, but he can...
by Susie
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "Can we talk" about
Replies: 130
Views: 9369

Re: "Can we talk" about

Of course, the key difference is that in the case of religion, absolutely nobody has any means to establish the "truth", or even whether the entire field of enquiry has any basis at all. The ordinary man in the street may not be able to independently establish the distances to the stars, but he can...
by Susie
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "Can we talk" about
Replies: 130
Views: 9369

Re: "Can we talk" about

Rachel, I thought that was a really interesting post! I'm going to say as well: Science is a method for finding stuff out. Yes it is, and I sometimes think the religion/ science dichotomy/ contrived opposition is a false one. We have many other ways of seeing the world: we see it through history, et...
by Susie
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom
Replies: 34
Views: 8404

Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Now,the cat is in the habit of pulling the end panel off the bath in his delusional belief that there are rats under the bath. He's done it so many times I have given up putting it back and it's loose. I am wondering if there is a nest of bees there? What if he's actually found a family of leprecha...
by Susie
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Leprechauns, Fairies and other little people
Replies: 37
Views: 3128

Re: Leprechauns, Fairies and other little people

Andrea Dworkin says fairies are real (not metaphorically real. Historically real). She says it in the first edition of Woman Hating. I am not aware Woman Hating went to a second edition and this may be one of the reasons why, but, obviously, now I like to imagine the Fae dancing round a Faerie Ring ...
by Susie
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "Can we talk" about
Replies: 130
Views: 9369

Re: "Can we talk" about

There was an article in the Guardian yesterday about a new heathen manifesto : I thought it was interesting because, I must admit, the people who want to tell you in every context How Religion Is Stupid And No Intelligent Person Can Believe In It In Any Way have exactly the same effect on me as peop...
by Susie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Gay Marriage
Replies: 49
Views: 4008

Re: Gay Marriage

The Quakers, the Unitarians, the Wiccans, and a number of liberal synagogues (and probably a few others that I've forgotten) all actively want to be able to marry gay members, and are currently not legally allowed to. I didn't realise this (that there were so many religious groups waiting to be abl...
by Susie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: PM has lost it
Replies: 40
Views: 13872

Re: PM has lost it

demi wrote:im a pasafist.
I can absolutely assure you that you're not.
by Susie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: PM has lost it
Replies: 40
Views: 13872

Re: PM has lost it

demi wrote: they would never beat the crap out of me, im not a criminal :roll: :lol: no, seriously, im not.
That wasn't really the point I was making, was it? (And presumably the people who make society better by being beaten up haven't actually been convicted of anything either).
by Susie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: PM has lost it
Replies: 40
Views: 13872

Re: PM has lost it

i think the problem with the youth in question in the UK ( and their familys ) is that they no longer have any fear of athaurity. the police ( and school teachers ) nare no longer allowed to beat the crap out of you and because of this these people dont care if they get arrested and put in jail for...
by Susie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: scottish referendum survay
Replies: 26
Views: 4865

Re: scottish referendum survay

gregorach wrote: That's the key issue for me. As long as England keeps voting Tory (or Tory-lite, aka "New Labour"), I don't want to be governed by them.
me neither :-(.
by Susie
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I may be opening a can of worms here but...
Replies: 15
Views: 1518

Re: I may be opening a can of worms here but...

Graye, fwiw I'm a meat eater and I wouldn't think twice about eating veggie for four days, in fact I'd enjoy it - I don't think they'd necessarily feel like you were imposing your lifestyle on them. If you went out to eat once and also cooked fish as well they probably wouldn't even notice. (But yes...
by Susie
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Lace shawl with skulls on it.
Replies: 16
Views: 5866

Re: Lace shawl with skulls on it.

Thank you everyone :hugish: It didn't actually take that long - about a month and a bit, which included cocking it up and having to restart. It was fairly complicated but nowhere near as bad as you would think - I just used lots of stitchmarkers! My partner thought it was going to be a blanket made ...
by Susie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oh do stop moaning
Replies: 33
Views: 3346

Re: Oh do stop moaning

I've been doing this (not with a bracelet but just trying to notice when I do it), and, I'm truly astonished by how often I moan and about such banal things! O_O. Hopefully it will get less (less moaning, not less banal).

I thought I was reasonably cheery but I seem to be like Kevin the Teenager...