Anne Halligan's Blog – August 2009 Archive (4)

Informal survey re:Code of Conduct.

Some of you will be aware there was an incident in chat recently regarding a 'theist'. The individual involved was claiming not to be a theist by virtue of following no religious dogma. They thought there may be some 'god type thing', but were exploring the idea. Before there was a chance for any further dialogue, the chat erupted and the individual in question left and was promptly reported. I suspect that that person has been banned, but I have no real idea.

This got me thinking… Continue

Added by Anne Halligan on August 31, 2009 at 8:05pm — 18 Comments

Interesting work on the origin of homosexuality within an individual.

I received this video via a psychology newsletter. It shows some interesting research into the origins of homosexuality within an individual using twin studies. It poses some interesting science. What do you think of it?

Video 1 Video 2

Added by Anne Halligan on August 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Do we really need to rid of ourselves of everything that is based in religion? Are there ideas from religion we should keep?

Following a conversation in chat today I thought I'd open up a discussion. I've had a look around the site and can't find a thread addressing this issue, if one exists please feel free to point me in the right direction.

I come from a catholic family where 'doing unto others', was ingrained in how we were raised. It is a 'belief' I choose to subscribe to. I try to make sure I don't adversely affect those around me and strive to consider the affect of my actions on others. This idea… Continue

Added by Anne Halligan on August 9, 2009 at 9:03am — 4 Comments

Big thanks

Just a very quick but sincere thanks to all those who kept me company in the chat room tonight. I've some pressing personal stuff that's threatening to make me withdrawn. As usual the rather extraordinary and diverse topics have stopped me thinking about my woes. Thanks mi amigos.

Added by Anne Halligan on August 3, 2009 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

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