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by Fia
June 11th, 2017, 2:55 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: The Book of Jeremy Corbyn
Replies: 2
Views: 628

The Book of Jeremy Corbyn

Oooh, enjoy this from The New Yorker And it came to pass, in the land of Britain, that the High Priestess went unto the people and said, Behold, I bring ye tidings of great joy. For on the eighth day of the sixth month there shall be a general election. And the people said, Not another one. And they...
by Fia
April 9th, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Can anyone recommend a film for a discussion?
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: Can anyone recommend a film for a discussion?

As I rarely watch films I'm no help on your question, Manel....

...but was delighted to discover this supercomputer in a deconsecrated Barcelona church
by Fia
March 16th, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: How would you choose between these three choices/doctrine
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: How would you choose between these three choices/doctrine

1, as It's concise and informative.
2 is long lists
by Fia
January 30th, 2017, 7:56 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Should religious circumcision be banned?
Replies: 28
Views: 2909

Re: Should religious circumcision be banned?

Danish doctors have the right of it “Circumcision of boys without a medical indication is ethically unacceptable when the procedure is carried out without informed consent from the person undergoing the surgery. Therefore, circumcision should not be performed before the boy is 18 years old and able ...
by Fia
January 29th, 2017, 12:23 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: The failure of the BHA.
Replies: 46
Views: 3959

Re: The failure of the BHA.

I offer an anecdote that may or may not help: As a member and Celebrant with the Humanist Society Scotland for nearly 2 decades and known in my community as their "Huminister" I was introduced to the new Episcopal - CofE disnae work in Scotland! - vicar. With "this is Fia, but you won...
by Fia
January 24th, 2017, 1:31 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Should religious circumcision be banned?
Replies: 28
Views: 2909

Re: Should religious circumcision be banned?

I just signed the petition, “Save the Acton FGM Community Clinic.” I think this is important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link: https://www.change.org/p/save-the-acton-fgm-community-clinic Thanks, Thank you Jaywhat x Signed. (but as my usual practice I stripped off your "recruiter" d...
by Fia
January 24th, 2017, 1:25 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Should religious circumcision be banned?
Replies: 28
Views: 2909

Re: Should religious circumcision be banned?

Where are the women? Hello! (I posted on p1 of this thread) The OP was specifically about male circumcision, and post 2 asked what about the females. Just because I'm female doesn't mean I don't have a scoobie about male genitalia so I think it can safely be said of the straight men here that they ...
by Fia
January 9th, 2017, 10:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3464
Views: 91870

Re: In or out?

http://weegingerdug.wordpress.com wrote well on this on 7/8 Jan. Will the quantum squirrels will catch on :)
by Fia
November 6th, 2016, 8:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2016 US election
Replies: 232
Views: 29593

Re: 2016 US election

Ken H wrote:So, I'll either be staying put or moving to Canada or the UK, depending on the outcome. Don't know if I could survive the the climate in Canada or the pubs in England...


Whilst I fervently hope Trump will be well and truly trumped, you'd have a very warm welcome in Scotland :)
by Fia
October 18th, 2016, 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: 2016 US election
Replies: 232
Views: 29593

Re: 2016 US election

Particularly for Ken, with a warning that it can't be unseen:
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by Fia
October 6th, 2016, 11:16 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 124366

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

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Ho hum. Dipped into the politics and got a bit cross with Nick. Which is a shame as I know he's a good human being but we'll never agree on politics or economics :headbang:
by Fia
October 6th, 2016, 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: In or out?
Replies: 3464
Views: 91870

Re: In or out?

Cross-party statement on resisting the Tories' toxic politics Below is a joint statement signed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood, and Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, the co-leaders of the Green Party calling for progressive parties to work together to re...
by Fia
September 28th, 2016, 9:54 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Wear a happy human symbol necklace to work
Replies: 24
Views: 3050

Re: Wear a happy human symbol necklace to work

I wear a Humanist symbol when wearing my Humanist Celebrant hat. When not, I hope my actions speak for me. Celebrants wear hats? :D Metaphorical hats, Alan :D I could have phrased that better :redface: I don't think humanism is a belief. I struggle with this too, Manel. It feels uncomfortable. I do...
by Fia
September 27th, 2016, 10:24 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Wear a happy human symbol necklace to work
Replies: 24
Views: 3050

Re: Wear a happy human symbol necklace to work

I wear a Humanist symbol when wearing my Humanist Celebrant hat. When not, I hope my actions speak for me.
by Fia
September 27th, 2016, 10:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: What conclusion should one draw from this social experiment?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: What conclusion should one draw from this social experiment?

All lives matter. The fact that some feel we have to have to differentiate sadly reflects much of what's currently wrong in the US.
by Fia
September 4th, 2016, 6:23 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Standing for the National Anthem
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Standing for the National Anthem

Yup Jaywhat. Like being in a church I'll stand but remain silent and unbowed. Zeff: "The Archers" theme tune was suggested by Billy Connelly :D He said folk could learn to "tum-ti-tum" on the coach from the airport. I used to detest "Flower of Scotland", although a grea...
by Fia
September 4th, 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: If marriage sound too religious then...
Replies: 17
Views: 1954

Re: If marriage sound too religious then...

People should make wills at 18 and marriage need have nothing to do with the State or the law. It can simply be a matter of conscience and whatever anyone wants it to be. Wills at 18? Really Zeff? ( belated :welcome: btw) Like many folk, I think, I only made a will when I had children. The lawyers ...
by Fia
September 4th, 2016, 5:58 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: If marriage sound too religious then...
Replies: 17
Views: 1954

Re: If marriage sound too religious then...

So, though a cleric may announce that the happy couple are man and wife, Actually, Nick that would be breaking the law and that cleric would risk going to prison for 8 years if convicted of performing a "sham marriage". Technically any Celebrant using the wording of the legal marriage req...
by Fia
August 31st, 2016, 6:07 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: If marriage sound too religious then...
Replies: 17
Views: 1954

Re: If marriage sound too religious then...

So, though a cleric may announce that the happy couple are man and wife, Actually, Nick that would be breaking the law and that cleric would risk going to prison for 8 years if convicted of performing a "sham marriage". Technically any Celebrant using the wording of the legal marriage req...
by Fia
August 28th, 2016, 1:03 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: If marriage sound too religious then...
Replies: 17
Views: 1954

Re: If marriage sound too religious then...

In Scotland we -licensed by the Registrar General for Scotland to solemnise legal marriages- Humanist Celebrants are pretty creative, Coffee :) We legally marry and perform Civil Partnerships for same sex couples too. We are campaigning for Civil Partnerships to be available to mixed sex couples. Th...

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