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Old Feb 13th 2018, 2:30 pm
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"deeper spiritual levels "
I think you need to explain exactly what you mean by spiritual, and how any definition differs from a materialistic explanation, before any further conversation can have any useful meaning.
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Old Feb 13th 2018, 2:31 pm
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Old Feb 13th 2018, 2:34 pm
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One of the main aims of any religion is to spread itself to other people.

Which is precisely why they can all collectively piss off.
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One of the main aims of any religion is to spread itself to other people.

Which is precisely why they can all collectively piss off.
Nuns! Reverse! Reverse!!



OK, I'll stop with the Father Ted now.
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Old Feb 13th 2018, 2:45 pm
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Nuns! Reverse! Reverse!!



OK, I'll stop with the Father Ted now.
Never stop with the Father Ted. It's about the only good thing that ever came out of religion. Well, that and the Life of Brian.
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Old Feb 13th 2018, 3:25 pm
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Never stop with the Father Ted. It's about the only good thing that ever came out of religion. Well, that and the Life of Brian.
Sadly Father Jack has left us.
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Old Feb 13th 2018, 4:36 pm
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A lovely little bit of Frank
.... and sadly, a true reflection of the state of Irish.

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If it wasn't for religion we possibly wouldn't have had the genius that was Dave Allen.
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If it wasn't for religion we possibly wouldn't have had the genius that was Dave Allen.
Mmm, that does make it a close run thing.
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Old Feb 14th 2018, 7:08 am
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If it wasn't for religion we possibly wouldn't have had the genius that was Dave Allen.
I met him.
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Old Feb 14th 2018, 10:36 am
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If it wasn't for religion we possibly wouldn't have had the genius that was Dave Allen.
I'm not sure he'd agree with you, he had a dislike of hierarchy and famously said "I'm an Atheist, thank God!" - no doubt a product of shifting through 3 different private religious schools by the age of 16!
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I'm not sure he'd agree with you, he had a dislike of hierarchy and famously said "I'm an Atheist, thank God!" - no doubt a product of shifting through 3 different private religious schools by the age of 16!
His attitude and beliefs towards religion made him one of the funniest comedians out there. Without religion he wouldn't have had 90% of his material.
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I met him.
(cue insane jealousy)

How?
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
His attitude and beliefs towards religion made him one of the funniest comedians out there. Without religion he wouldn't have had 90% of his material.
Oh, he'd have had lots of other targets....... he distrusted politicians and the judiciary too!
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Old Feb 14th 2018, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
If it wasn't for religion we possibly wouldn't have had the genius that was Dave Allen.
Oh yeah, good one. OK, Father Ted and Dave Allen, the only good things to come out of religion.
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