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by Curtains
May 16th, 2008, 5:42 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Favourite poems
Replies: 326
Views: 57529

Re: Favourite poems

It's great, Noggin. Here's one I read recently and liked: Love After Love by Derek Walcott The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger ...
by Curtains
May 16th, 2008, 5:39 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Where morality comes from.
Replies: 157
Views: 8048

Where morality comes from.

In spite of my submersion in the English language over the last five years, I sometimes still have comprehension problems. Can someone explain to me what Richard Dawkins means in this interview when he says that morality comes from "a steadily shifting consensus of moral philosophy, of legal ju...
by Curtains
May 16th, 2008, 5:36 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Spirituality
Replies: 78
Views: 4929

Re: Spirituality

I didn't write the definition below, I saw it here but I like it and want to share it with others. >>"Spirituality" is the opposite of "animality". Forgive my simplification but I need to turn it into a duality to get to the point without this turning into a mini-book no one will...
by Curtains
May 16th, 2008, 5:27 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: The age of consent?
Replies: 10
Views: 1292

Re: The age of consent?

Maybe they've had the kind of upbringing that has narrowed their horizons. It may have been a very happy childhood in a close family but their main role model is someone who became a young mother herself.
by Curtains
May 8th, 2008, 11:03 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus Camp, Channel 4 Tonight (Tuesday 6.5.08) 11.05 pm (UK)
Replies: 21
Views: 1325

Re: Jesus Camp, Channel 4 Tonight (Tuesday 6.5.08) 11.05 pm (UK)

I also wondered about home schooling. If I understand correctly, a much smaller percentage of kids are home schooled in the UK and the main reason is because they are academically brilliant and don't get the stimulation their parents think they need from schools.And I believe they are tested regula...
by Curtains
May 6th, 2008, 10:14 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 17504
Views: 239904

Re: Word Association game

politics
by Curtains
May 6th, 2008, 10:12 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 23264

Re: The three-word-post game

Just until Thursday.
by Curtains
May 6th, 2008, 10:11 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Spiritual Humanism - religion based on reason?
Replies: 10
Views: 4393

Re: Spiritual Humanism - religion based on reason?

religion based on tax exemption I can't think of any other reason to make a religion out of trying to promote a rational viewpoint. From that site: What is the "Scientific Method"? The Scientific Method is the best way yet discovered for winnowing the truth from lies and delusion. The sim...
by Curtains
May 6th, 2008, 10:08 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: If this is the answer, what was the question?
Replies: 847
Views: 33268

Re: If this is the answer, what was the question?

What alerted you to the new strain of mad cow's disease?



I was only trying to help.
by Curtains
May 6th, 2008, 9:58 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Creative Insults
Replies: 53
Views: 3918

Re: Creative Insults

It was you, you clay-brained clotpole! If you had half a brain it would be lonely! :angry:







:wink:
by Curtains
May 6th, 2008, 9:47 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Is this photo faked?
Replies: 27
Views: 1789

Is this photo faked?

An orangutan trying to spear a fish with a pole? Really?


Image
by Curtains
February 6th, 2008, 4:01 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 17504
Views: 239904

Re: Word Association game

pa
by Curtains
January 17th, 2008, 1:12 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 17504
Views: 239904

Re: Word Association game

agenda
by Curtains
January 17th, 2008, 1:11 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cheddar Gorge 4
Replies: 447
Views: 12613

Re: Cheddar Gorge 4

taking
by Curtains
January 17th, 2008, 1:09 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The Alphabet Game
Replies: 3542
Views: 64507

Re: The Alphabet Game

Zeno
by Curtains
January 17th, 2008, 1:08 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 76078

Re: Interview the person below you.

No but I accidentally set off an alarm at work which called the fire brigade automatically. All I did was burn a piece of toast in the kitchen. :redface:



Have you ever been in a physical fight?
by Curtains
January 17th, 2008, 1:05 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 62
Views: 3396

Re: Abortion

But are you saying that a pregnancy can be terminated at any stage of pregnancy? While I sympathise with the plight of women carrying an unwanted pregnancy, my conscience tells me that once the neural/sensory system has developed, once the baby has a functioning mind and can feel pain and definitely...
by Curtains
January 8th, 2008, 5:06 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Cheddar Gorge 4
Replies: 447
Views: 12613

Re: Cheddar Gorge 4

two
by Curtains
January 8th, 2008, 5:05 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Fundies say the darndest things
Replies: 49
Views: 10612

Re: Fundies say the darndest things

Thank you for telling us about Yahoo answers. What a place!

From here.

Q: Do you believe in God?

A: Of course! Our sun and moon are not practically the same size in our sky by coincidence, like the non believer would have you believe.

:puzzled:
by Curtains
January 8th, 2008, 5:03 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Moral imperative
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Moral imperative

How do you decide when you are morally obligated to do something? In some situations, it seems clearly immoral not to do something. If I witness someone injured or killed by a hit and run driver and I have a mobile phone, it would seem immoral not to call an ambulance/police immediately. But if I se...

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