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FullLeatherJacket

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Taking PC to new heights?
« on: January 16, 2009, 11:02:59 am »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/7832647.stm

Which bit of the word "probably" do you suppose he's having problems with? Just because one has fundamental beliefs doesn't make them right - or any more valid than someone else's fundamental beliefs. I guess he's just another of those people who can tolerate anything except intolerance.

As for the bus company, however, "insensitive" hardly begins to describe their attitude. "Well it is  legal, mate, and this geezer held me arm up me back and forced twenty pound notes into me 'and to stick it on the buses, so I thought  it was awright............."

On balance I think they deserve each other.

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Re: Taking PC to new heights?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 11:32:52 am »

PC does not go to heights.  It plunges to depths.
"Probably" is almost certainly too long for this guy, as he seems unaware that it allows for the opposite.
In any case, I would be against any form of religious advertising, for or against, in any public place, with the exception of the walls of designated buildings dedicated to whatever religion, on the grounds that any business should be able to declare itself.
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Roger in France

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Re: Taking PC to new heights?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 11:47:25 am »

There has been pro-Christian advertising on buses and the London Underground for very many years. I am not aware of other religious advertising apart from one of those mind infiltration groups which does not declare it is a Christian group but in fact is. I think Scientology church also advertises.

If someone finds some attribute of their employment unacceptable then they and/or their employer have a problem.

I think the Methodist Church comment is enlightened.

Despite being an atheist I think the whole business of such advertising to be a waste of time and money as most folk never bother thinking about such things. Confrontation usually results in doors slamming and confirming folk in entrenched views.

Gone to sail my yacht!

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Garabaldy

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Re: Taking PC to new heights?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 12:52:20 pm »

I have never understood why this sort of thing should even need to be advertised?  But then again these days EVERYTHING is advertised if its legal.  I wonder what the outcome would have been if it was an atheist bus driver refusing to drive a bus with the slogan "there probably is a god" plastered on the side of it?  I notice Richard Dawkins is backing the advertising campaign.  Has anyone ever read his book "The God Delusion"  Its about as dry as a mouth full of riveta!

I had an enlightened moment when sitting on the 'pot' at the age of 7 or 8.  That was when i became an atheist i just didnít know there was a name for it at the time.
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Roger in France

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 04:22:37 pm »

Yes, I have read "The God Delusion", three times.

I am sorry you found it dry, I thought there was some wonderful humour in it in places. I am glad to say that some who have reviewed the book professionally also thought there to be some fun bits.

Largely I found it easy to read and follow but my re-reading was about rediscovering the arguments I could not always follow.

Oh, by the way, I am not driving a bus tomorrow because it is red and red is the colour of socialism.

Roger in France
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Re: Taking PC to new heights?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 04:26:06 pm »

You could drive our's as they are purple

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Re: Taking PC to new heights?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 04:28:22 pm »

David Icke's favourite colour.

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Re: Taking PC to new heights?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 04:30:23 pm »

do you belive in alien visitations?
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Roger in France

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 04:30:56 pm »

No, no....Bishop's wear purple.....I am not driving one that colour.

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Re: Taking PC to new heights?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2009, 04:32:08 pm »

well what about two tone
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Roger in France

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 04:33:13 pm »

Alien visitors? No I don't believe in them but if a few folk around here came knocking on my door I think my certainty may be challenged!

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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 04:34:28 pm »

Now you'r talking, a two tone bus......honk and beep!

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 04:38:17 pm »

So two tone OK  :-))

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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 04:39:21 pm »

going back to red being the color of socialism, yes that may be true, USSR, Peoples Republic of China, Peoples Republic North Korea, all socialist / communist republics,  all have red flags, and on that note maybe britain has a hint of socialism too, just look at our maritime ensign, its RED.  and besides, Tiger tiger will know this, the chinese see red as a LUCKY color
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2009, 04:40:03 pm »

Roger looks at everything through Rose ( as in wine ) tinted glasses,  :}

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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2009, 04:43:04 pm »

Normally, Bob, when I'm drinking decent wine I have my eyes closed!

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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2009, 05:10:24 pm »

I saw that advert the other day one the side of a bus in Stevenage. It lifted my spirits a little.
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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2009, 05:51:14 pm »

Yes, I have read "The God Delusion", three times.

I am sorry you found it dry, I thought there was some wonderful humour in it in places. I am glad to say that some who have reviewed the book professionally also thought there to be some fun bits.

Largely I found it easy to read and follow but my re-reading was about rediscovering the arguments I could not always follow.

Oh, by the way, I am not driving a bus tomorrow because it is red and red is the colour of socialism.

Roger in France


Your right.  There is alot of that.  I agreed with most of what he said too.  Just not my kind of read......  Shantaram now theres a book.
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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2009, 06:05:05 pm »

I've read most of Dawkins' books (they aren't about atheism per se). Whether you agree with him or not on belief, he is a top rate scientist wit the gift of being able to explain complex issues (see Climbing Mount Improbable) and his mind operates at a level far above most of us.Yet he still has a wicked sense of humour.

If you like his writing style you will probably also like Richard Fortey, author of Trilobite! and other books. Nothing about atheism or anything like that but he writes about geology and fossils, which most people would regard as being a supremely boring subject, in a fasciinating way which gives an amazing perspective of geological time and our insignificant place in it. http://www.acampbell.ukfsn.org/bookreviews/r/fortey-2.html

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« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2009, 06:23:46 pm »

Good heavens Colin you lead an exciting life  %)
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2009, 06:26:26 pm »

Yes Richard, my thirst for knowledge is unquenchable. Speaking of evolution, it's good to see your self portait on the Forum again.  :}

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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2009, 06:41:30 pm »

Yes Richard, my thirst for knowledge is unquenchable. Speaking of evolution, it's good to see your self portait on the Forum again.  :}

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By the way your thirst for knowledge hasnt taught you to spell, portrait has an r after the first t.  :-))
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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2009, 06:56:29 pm »

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By the way your thirst for knowledge hasnt taught you to spell, portrait has an r after the first t.   

Quite right, I was just in a hurry to get my retaliation in!

Seriously though, these books are an eye opener as so many people these days just seem to live in the present which gives them a rather one dimensional view of life. There's just so much more out there if you take the trouble to look for it.

Colin

Oh, by the way, you spelt "hasn't" wrong - missing apostrophe.  :o
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Re: Taking PC to new heights?
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2009, 07:37:58 pm »

Colin,did you see when the time team unearthed the plane in london,and they did another in france i think.
Now thats archaolegy (cannot spell either) that i found interesting
Mark
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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2009, 07:39:22 pm »

Handbags at ten paces pleas gentlemen  :D :-))

Yes Richard, my thirst for knowledge is unquenchable. Speaking of evolution, it's good to see your self portait on the Forum again.  :}

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