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Catholic teaching in Scotland - last commented 15 September 2013 07:47 PM

Edinburgh Science Festival - last commented 16 April 2011 10:34 PM

Galapagos Islands - last commented 02 October 2010 10:57 PM

So he's arrived... - last commented 17 September 2010 11:11 AM

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Go to: What do you say to your faith-based neighbors?

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I recently stayed in the household of an Ecuadorian family in Quito (before an amazing month on Galapagos but that's irrelevant) who don't speak much English. As I speak no Spanish the conversations were very basic. The mother found me on Facebook while I was in their home and I added her as a friend. She was looking through my photographs and found some of me at the Protest the Pope march in London in 2010. I knew that the family were Catholic and when she asked me what the pictures were about I found it very difficult to try and explain to her, not just because of the language barrier but also because I was trying to word it in a way that didn't sound either defensive or aggressive. I don't think she could read the banners that people were holding up but I think she got the idea. It was frustrating as I would genuinely have liked to talk to her about it.

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:30:48 UTC | #925729

Go to: Religion poisons everything (including football)

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'Shall I ... be the cat?' - that still makes me shudder to this day, ha ha!

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:58:34 UTC | #619442

Go to: Religion poisons everything (including football)

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conor1471 - I'm a Glaswegian too and there is no way that the religious bigotry in our city is 'almost entirely one-sided', walk through the town on an Old-Firm day (something I now try to avoid at all costs) and it is evident that both 'sides' display as much hatred and venom as the other. Only yesterday afternoon I was at Loch Lomond and was disgusted by the behaviour of about 50 guys in Celtic tops singing sectarian songs, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner not far from families with young children. As far as I can see both 'sides' are as bad as each other, I've seen a lot of anger, hostility and violence in Glasgow from Rangers and Celtic fans alike.

Also, although Rangers and Celtic are undoubtedly the dominant teams in Glasgow, there are many people who support other teams and a huge number (myself included) who couldn't care less about football.

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 02:20:04 UTC | #619027

Go to: Edinburgh Science Festival

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It was a great talk, I've attended a few of Richard's and think that was my favourite. I've been studying for a B.Sc in life sciences part-time over the last few years and over the couple of weeks my enthusiasm had been lagging as it's exhausting studying while working full time. Last night reminded me how amazing science is and how lucky I am to have the opportunity to study it, so thanks Richard!

Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:34:35 UTC | #616302

Go to: Catholic teaching in Scotland

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Sorry Nick Healey, but I'm not in the habit of stirring up arguements. I merely gave reference to the facts of Catholic teacher education in Scotland and asked if the same thing applied throughout the UK. I never mentioned discrimination so had no need to provide evidence for it.

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:37:15 UTC | #598477

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