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The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 9:51 am
by DoctorE
Round table arts and culture discussion programme with Martha Kearney.

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Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 2:15 pm
by WiĆ°ercora
It'd love to watch it, but it'll probably only piss me off. Does it mention 'high priest Dawkins'? Our Holy Book, The God Delusion?

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 5:59 pm
by Chrisw
It was a discussion about atheism so why have one atheist and three theists? OK the theists were a diverse bunch but it still seems unbalanced.

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 6:01 pm
by Crocodile Gandhi
They could have saved themselves a lot of time by asking the question and then saying 'no' in as many languages that use the word.

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 6:04 pm
by natselrox
Crocodile Gandhi wrote:They could have saved themselves a lot of time by asking the question and then saying 'no' in as many languages that use the word.


It should be all the languages, I guess. 'No' is a fundamental concept in any form of communication, I think.

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 6:07 pm
by Crocodile Gandhi
natselrox wrote:
Crocodile Gandhi wrote:They could have saved themselves a lot of time by asking the question and then saying 'no' in as many languages that use the word.


It should be all the languages, I guess. 'No' is a fundamental concept in any form of communication, I think.


Apart from the Tiki Tiki people of Papua New Guinea who 'say' no by slapping the backs of their thighs.

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 6:14 pm
by natselrox
Crocodile Gandhi wrote:
natselrox wrote:
Crocodile Gandhi wrote:They could have saved themselves a lot of time by asking the question and then saying 'no' in as many languages that use the word.


It should be all the languages, I guess. 'No' is a fundamental concept in any form of communication, I think.


Apart from the Tiki Tiki people of Papua New Guinea who 'say' no by slapping the backs of their thighs.


Another strange thing in this regard is the Telugu-speakers in South India who move their head side-ways when they mean to say 'Yes' and nod when they mean to say 'Yes'. Food for thought... :think:

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 6:17 pm
by Crocodile Gandhi
While that is very interesting, I was joking in my post. As far as I am aware no such tribe o people exists.

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 6:19 pm
by Agrippina
Nooooooooooooooo! It's starting all over again. :lol:

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 6:20 pm
by Animavore
Can someone watch this for me and write a synopsis?

I grow weary of these types of programmes.

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 10, 2010 6:57 pm
by amyonyango
I saw a quote on here posted by someone else but I'll steal it because I like it:

"Atheism is as much a religion as being healthy is a disease."

(Don't know the source but I think it was a forum member here!)

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 11, 2010 6:13 am
by Agrippina
I particularly like the line about "giving the book to young impressionable minds to read" and the Bible isn't given to "young impressionable minds" so that they can be indoctrinated? What kind of double-standard is that?

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 12, 2010 5:44 pm
by Paul G
Can't watch it. As soon as I see a priest and a ridiculous question I know it's just going to piss me off. I want to be educated, not count how many different ways another adult can be wrong.

Re: The Review Show - Is Atheism the new Religion?

Posted: Apr 13, 2010 1:11 am
by IIzO
Just saying i just watched the entire show , except for hitchen being quite obtuse, it was very interesting no sectarian display , very good comprehension of the parties really worth a watch even if at the end the 3 theist vs 1 atheist numerical problem was showing, but it was very nice.