Why is it humanists come across as very unfriendly people?Next Thursday Richard Dawkins will be giving a talk on his new book at the RDS Concert Hall. The Irish Times is offering free seats to the lucky folk who possess a mobile phone and register for the event by text !
This kind of exclusion is becoming a nightmare for those of us not of the chosen people!
I have never owned a mobile phone!
Meanwhile we all know ignorance of the Law is no excuse.
Therefore the First law of the Really New Testament is: Thou Shalt face the facts of Evolution. Think, and rise from your knees.
I tend to find that if a whole group of people, especially one where the people are as diverse as humanists are, come across as being "unfriendly" then the best thing to do to find out why is to look for a common denominator between them.
Reading SS's post I do need a sense of humour!Only to the less discerning readers.
Most of us have a great sense of humour.
We need it here.
It's been written, the great Ludwig Van Beethoven's last words on his deathbed were "The Comedy is over". It's not been established whether he meant the Last Rites just then administered, or his life.Reading SS's post I do need a sense of humour!
On a serious note maybe as we are open minded and as closed minded as we are (we can be both) we can come across as being unfriendly (I hope I bloody dont!). Maybe we dont mean to be but again most of us whom are humanists usually have to deal with dour faced Catholics etc.
Any links to them would be appreciated wouldnt mind something to pass the time!It's been written, the great Ludwig Van Beethoven's last words on his deathbed were "The Comedy is over". It's not been established whether he meant the Last Rites just then administered, or his life.
My thoughts would be he meant both. Yet how serious he is often thought to be by those not familiar with his great and very beautiful music.
His collected letters are often hilarious.
Beethoven's Love Letter - "my eternally beloved" - Ludwig van BeethovenAny links to them would be appreciated wouldnt mind something to pass the time!
As John Lennon said, before Elvis there was nothing.Cael is diminishing his reputation here with every post he makes about Richard Dawkins.
It's like mocking the late Elvis Presley. Journalists from as far back as 1956 did, and then spent the rest of their lives cringing as they witnessed his extraordinary impact on the whole world. (Russell Brand and Kate Perry were at Graceland recently)
I was right about Elvis in the 50s and I know I'm definitely right about the importance of the very learned views of Richard Dawkins.
Yes it surprised the life out of me on, Elvis' Christmas Album 1957.His Gospel music is particularly beautiful.