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Rites of Passage

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 1:01pm 5 Comments

Hi all,

Here in Ireland it's the "FirstHoly Communion" season. This "Season" has been long a manner in which young kids are "captured" by the prevailing religion for their dogma. If you are a kid of approx 7-9 years, a fesitval at which you are the certre is very appealing. It is tradition here (and I'm sure elsewhere) that these kids are brought around to the neighbours and friends whrer thay are tipped to a great extent in order to celebrate the great day.

Should we as parents (and… Continue

Joke against Blasphemy laws

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 8:40am 11 Comments

As you may know, Ireland recently introduced a law making blasphemy illegal.

I feel the best way to fight this potentially dangerous law law is to ridicule it and the "gods" it seeks to protect.

There is a defence to the law if the "blasphemy" is not intended to cause offence so those of us in Ireland need to be careful that any such joke is intended to make one laugh (persons located outside Ireland need have no such scruples)

I'm going to kick off with a Joke that some may find… Continue

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At 1:08pm on July 27, 2010, Little Name Atheist said…
Looking forward to picking your brain about your travel experiences in the Travel group.
At 3:59pm on April 19, 2010, Cyril Butler said…
Hello Jack my first Butler atheist apart from myself, could you sign my petition for a secular education system as I am trying to get it off the ground. If you could join the group on facebook and spread the word http://www.secularpetition.com. The facebook group is Petition for a secular irish education system. Thanks for your help
At 10:39am on January 5, 2010, Larry Maher said…
Jack, I'm terribly sorry for only getting back to you now but I'm struggling with the technology. You'll find the Humanist Association of Ireland here. We also have a local group which we call the Mid-West Humanists which is just a cover for free-thinkers and rationalists in and around Limerick to meet talk drink etc....
At 1:16pm on June 19, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
Heh. The link I listed is a group here on Atheist Nexus. If you click on it, you'll go right to it. No credit card needed.
At 8:07am on June 19, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
Jack, you might be interested in the group Irish Atheists.
At 10:46am on May 22, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
I'll leave that to your own discretion. I suppose how others chose to address me depends entirely on my demeanor at the moment.
At 9:57am on May 17, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
You're welcome Jack. Definitely an OLD Irish name. Yes, after the Warrior Queen of Connacht. I'd loved to have had one of those pound notes before they were withdrawn.

I get my fada by copying-and-pasting, every time! I just can't remember the proper key combination.
At 2:17pm on May 15, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
Hello from another post-Catholic! I was never confirmed, so I don't know if I ever counted as a full Catholic.
At 5:07am on February 5, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
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