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by Alan C.
March 9th, 2016, 8:46 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Abolish ‘faith’ schools
Replies: 17
Views: 2175

Re: Abolish ‘faith’ schools

Sorry, should have read 3 'religious' folk' Alan H You should volunteer... :D Do you wonder why some people give up on this site? Snarky fucking remarks after every post! I get the impression that you're not happy with an Englishman happily living in Scotland, while you as a Scotsman have to put up ...
by Alan C.
March 4th, 2016, 5:43 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Abolish ‘faith’ schools
Replies: 17
Views: 2175

Re: Abolish ‘faith’ schools

Pleased to report, of the 29 schools and 2 colleges in Shetland none are or ever have been 'faith schools' Unfortunately like all Scottish schools they are all obliged to have two 'religious members' On the board of governors. (Can be any religion) I'm surprised they can find 62 'religious folk' to ...
by Alan C.
February 25th, 2016, 9:03 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Easter - again!
Replies: 17
Views: 1217

Re: Easter - again!

Ask Andrew, if Easter is about the death and resurrection of 'Jesus' Why is it not on a fixed weekend? Rather than based on the phases of the Moon? is it because the Spring equinox can vary year on year by about a month? Surely if the guy was crucified it happened on a specific date and they should ...
by Alan C.
February 21st, 2016, 7:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 2931
Views: 67783

Re: In or out?

Lewis. I believe in the EU, I do not believe in the 'UK', which has been a vehicle for the theft of our resources. The new £800 million (not a typo) Total gas plant Has just gone live at Sullom voe, UK 'government' sources say it will provide 10 percent of UK gas. Do we in Shetland (supposedly part...
by Alan C.
February 13th, 2016, 7:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Trident
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Trident

We already have Trident, does it have a 'use by date?'
Keep it by all means, re-locate it to the Thames or pay the Scottish government ££££££££££££££££££ in rent.
by Alan C.
February 13th, 2016, 7:07 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Fixing Easter
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Fixing Easter

In Fife, when I was at school, the Council took no note of the religious thing at all. If Easter didn't fall in the school holidays, well then, you were at school on that Friday and Monday. It was only when I moved elsewhere as an adult that I became aware of the crazy way the spring holiday moved ...
by Alan C.
January 17th, 2016, 10:16 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Alleged proof of the existence of God
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: Alleged proof of the existence of God

Who created god? Oh I remember...........
by Alan C.
January 17th, 2016, 9:27 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Fixing Easter
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Fixing Easter

Easter (school holidays) in Scotland are nearly always on a different date to England.
The preachers up here go mad about it :smile:
by Alan C.
January 17th, 2016, 7:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Making a "profit" for charity donations
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Making a "profit" for charity donations

Alan H
And many of them say they are not to be sold individually

Tins of beans and tins of beer?
I purchased two bubble wrap cards of said mobile phone 'boosters' They were clearly meant to be sold individually
Ffs it's for charity, bulk buy batteries is another good one (but check the use by date)
by Alan C.
January 17th, 2016, 6:36 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Abolish ‘faith’ schools
Replies: 17
Views: 2175

Re: Abolish ‘faith’ schools

This from today.
http://freethinker.co.uk/2016/01/17/set-for-closure-london-school-that-refuses-to-teach-english/
I think 'orthodox' Jews are largely overlooked in the UK.
by Alan C.
January 17th, 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Who Wrote the Bible and other videos
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Who Wrote the Bible and other videos

Ask your 'christian' friends why the four 'gospels' are attributed to four guys with very English names, then ask them, if the bible is the inerrant word of god, why was Paul allowed to fuck with it?
Then ask them why the 100+ other 'gospels' were left out of the bible final cut.
Good luck. :)
by Alan C.
January 17th, 2016, 5:54 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Claim: God answers prayers
Replies: 20
Views: 2552

Re: Claim: God answers prayers

I used to pray every night for a new bike, then I realised god doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked for forgiveness.
You're welcome. :wink:
Elmo Philips.
by Alan C.
January 17th, 2016, 5:48 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Who Wrote the Bible and other videos
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Who Wrote the Bible and other videos

Sorry compo I can't waste 3 hours watching your linked videos, simple answer is, nobody knows.
by Alan C.
January 17th, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Bart Ehrman on the Resurrection of Jesus
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Bart Ehrman on the Resurrection of Jesus

compo
what evidence is there for the claim that they were martyred for preaching Christianity?

What evidence is there that they even existed?
by Alan C.
January 12th, 2016, 6:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Making a "profit" for charity donations
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Making a "profit" for charity donations

I did similar some years ago, they were a tiny chip thing I got from ebay that 'boosted' mobile phone reception (reception here was shite at the time) Still pretty poor in some places.
I don't know if they worked as I've never had a mobile phone but they sold in the charity shop next door :smile:
by Alan C.
January 11th, 2016, 6:09 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Justice and the Book of Job in the Bible
Replies: 5
Views: 1787

Re: Justice and the Book of Job in the Bible

Compo
So it is not a true story?

Correct!
by Alan C.
January 2nd, 2016, 8:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Honours systems
Replies: 24
Views: 2613

Re: Honours systems

Barbara Windsor should have been given a gong years ago, for services to innuendo, so it's lovely to see that, at long last, someone has given her one. :D Wasn't she best friends with the Kray twins and other assorted mobsters? Still, given some of the other dubious characters HRH invites to tea it...
by Alan C.
December 30th, 2015, 5:48 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: How humanists changed Scottish marriage
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Re: How humanists changed Scottish marriage

The longer I live here and read English 'newspapers' (online) the more I love Scotland.
by Alan C.
December 30th, 2015, 5:37 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 110
Views: 18216

Re: Solstice

I worry that winter hasn't even started yet, we're getting the gales and the rain but apart from a few days of 1°/2°C we're getting morning temperatures of 10 to 13°C.
It's fucking with the flora and fauna :sad:
by Alan C.
November 22nd, 2015, 9:20 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: The Lord's Prayer advert
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: The Lord's Prayer advert

Welby has lost the plot! AKA come to his senses.

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