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Go to: "Our Lady of Sorrows (Ariz.) baseball team forfeits state title rather than play against team with a girl"

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Comment 14 by Osiris :

Some people have been getting hot under the collar over the fact that the Saudis will not allow Women to take part in the London Olympics.....not hot enough to ban them of course....we must not forget whos hand is on the oil taps....and then we find a similar thing in the "Land of the Free". Pathetic in both cases.

I agree although it looks like the Saudis will relent and permit women on their team. The Crown Prince has approved plans to include them - whether it actually happens isn't certain.

Sat, 12 May 2012 19:37:14 UTC | #941222

Go to: Teresa MacBain on CNN - Faces of Faith

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To CEVA34 - any chance of posting something supportive instead of insulting?

To isisdron - I hope one day you'll feel able to be "out" to your Dad. I don't know many people who've been shunned by their families after admitting they don't believe but I've read lots of accounts so I appreciate how difficult it must be in some situations.

Sat, 12 May 2012 19:12:39 UTC | #941221

Go to: Dawkins Foundation: Innovating for a Secular World. A Call to Action by Sean Faircloth, Madison, WI

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Sean is a huge asset to RDFRS - he speaks incredibly well and punches home the main messages. I find him extremely inspiring and although he's addressing US issues (quite rightly), many of us here in the UK are cheering him on.

EDIT: I see he's posted in this thread - great to see you commenting here Sean!

Sat, 12 May 2012 18:13:30 UTC | #941215

Go to: Am I over-reacting?

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No you aren't "over reacting".

Perhaps you could look again at the paperwork given to you about the trip and if that, coupled with the information you were given at the open evening, doesn't give explicit information about the Abernethy Trust and the planned "time out" sessions then the school has been dishonest (probably not intentionally) about the programme.

I've been a headteacher of a faith school (when I was a Christian) and used residential venues run by Christian organisations but I always made sure that all the activities were well known in advance. My residential trips were too full of other things to have had space for preaching but even if RE/preaching sessions had been on the itinerary, the parents would have known about it before the trip.

Re: your own child, I wouldn't make a big fuss about it after the event but it would be worth raising it with the school as something they should consider much more carefully for next year's residential trip.

Thu, 10 May 2012 22:25:27 UTC | #940939

Go to: God and logic: help with theist conversations

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Comment 13 by marycat :

You cannot win this argument. At 16, I wouldn't try. I know you would like stimulating conversations, but this can only make you frustrated. Live in the present moment and enjoy your life. Don't get bogged down trying to persuade anyone of anything. Love Grandma

At 16, you might not try but that's no reason to discourage someone else.

Tue, 08 May 2012 17:44:05 UTC | #940576

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