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Phil

Member Since 20 Apr 2004
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In Topic: State of our streets.

Today, 11:13 AM

Smokers and gum chewers are anarchists.

Do we not have a bank of potential free labour idling their time on Playstations in jails ?


I'm an anarchist and I do neither, why free labour? Pay the rate for the job, whatever it is.

In Topic: Book thread: what are you reading?

Yesterday, 10:51 AM

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The old gods still walk the earth but are living obscure poverty ridden lives. The mysterious Mr Wednesday (Odin?) tries to lead them in a war against the new up and coming gods, Media, Telivision, Internet etc with the help of Shadow an ex con he travels the USA gathering his forces

I couldn't put it down

In Topic: To whom it may concern

21 January 2015 - 12:14 PM

No. Only people who are trying to wriggle out of something make that kind of argument. I was responding to a post that contained someone's spurious definition of faith by providing the English dictionary's definition of faith and since it is English that we are using as the means of communication on here then correcting the definition made up to suit a prejudice with the actual definition of the word as it is used in common and formal language is entirely appropriate.

Blind faith is blind, which is why we put 'blind' before the word 'faith'. Faith is simply that: faith. A trust in something or someone. Faith can die just as trust can be broken. And faith, like trust, engages the brain as much as the emotions as anyone who has been in a relationship will know.


Faith a trust in something or someone. As long as that something or someone actually exists.

Blind faith a belief that something or someone exists without any compelling evidence to suggest that it or they actually do.

In Topic: To whom it may concern

20 January 2015 - 07:36 PM

I read somewhere that many prisoners switch to Islam because it gets them out of many duties and dirty jobs.


I read somewhere that a hobbit found a magic ring

In Topic: To whom it may concern

20 January 2015 - 12:52 PM

Someone who is religiously inclined asks 'Who made the universe?'

Someone who is inclined towards atheism asks 'Who made God?'

The rest of us accept that the questions are too difficult to answer.

It is worth bearing in mind that a significant number of leading scientists do believe in a god of some sort.


And shedloads don't