Paradigm

I blame The Big Bang Theory.

For some peculiar reason the word “paradigm” is popping up all over the place. And it made its first appearance on this Blog today. I urge punters NOT to use it. I hate it.

Thank you.

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11 Responses to Paradigm

  1. bangordub says:

    My Dictionary says:
    Paradigm:
    a: set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme.
    b:
    a display in fixed arrangement of such a set, as boy, boy’s, boys, boys’.

  2. oakleaf says:

    Talking about the Big Bang Theory did you know it was a RC priest who came up with the theory. Sciencists of the day laughed at him. Interesting.

    http://bit.ly/U0Nm2n

    • Derek says:

      Thanks for that link Oakleaf. So much of modern discourse around religion devolves into a religion v science debate that it’s refreshing to read some informed commentary disrupting that view.

      • I don’t know that “modern discourse” is anything other than a default position of so called sophisticated people.
        To attack religion is a mechanism for implying that “I am an intelligent and sophisticated person which gives weight to my political stance”.
        If The sophisticated person attacks religion, it will curry favour with the modern mob…and allow him to attack other treasured beliefs like nationalism as out dated and unsophisticated.

  3. Derek says:

    So a correlation between the 2 camps of “I’m far too clever to not be an atheist” and the “I’m far too modern to not vote Alliance”

    For myself, it’s the smugness of the thinking I don’t like.

    • Well….yes.
      Obviously Alliance has a churchy element. Old fashioned ecumenicals.
      But among the many many many many faults of the Alliance Party seems to be a desire to proclaim just how much they have deserted their roots.
      If I had a £1 coin for every Alliance type who has volunteered the information “I am from West Belfast but now live in Carryduff” or “My father was an Orangeman”.
      They have a fetish about proclaiming how bad their childhood was and a rather unpleasant streak of animosity to anyone…Catholic or Protestant, unionist or nationalist who is actually rather happy about how they were brought up.

  4. sammymcnally says:

    re. “To attack religion is a mechanism for implying that “I am an intelligent and sophisticated person which gives weight to my political stance”.
    If The sophisticated person attacks religion, it will curry favour with the modern mob…and allow him to attack other treasured beliefs like nationalism as out dated and unsophisticated.”

    Quite how people retain attachment for organised religion in Ireland and particualrly in Northern Ireland is testament to the idea that God, should he/she exist does indeed move in mysterious ways – on the one hand we have what resembles a paedophile conspiracy by the Catholic church, to place unfortunate children in the care of totally unsuitable priests with criminal intent and then organise a cover up – any other (non religious organsiation ) would have been closed down and its leaders jailed for ‘perverting’ the course of justice, and on the other hand we have Orange culture with its unique blend of religion and politics and which has specialised in posioning community relations for centuries.

    If the Alliance party or anyone else is helping to minimise the impact of (organised) religion in Northern Ireland then let us please have some more of it.

    • oakleaf says:

      How do you explain this. http://bit.ly/ZTWJlj

      Child abuse cover-up in the nhs and labour and liberal run council that went on for 40 odd years. Most priests are good and do good for their community.

      Less than 1% of abuse is done by people in positions of trust and most done by brothers.

  5. oakleaf says:

    By the way I’m not condoning child abuse cover-ups in the RC church but accept cover-ups were a way in life in secular and religious society of the time.

    Hopefully with new guidelines and awareness these evil people will be caught asap. This will be no good to the good people who’s lives were changed for the worse because of abuse but its what we can do to protect future generations.

  6. Derek says:

    I doubt the AP is having any affect on organised religion whatsoever. I think secularism, individualism and modernism/post-modernism are the main drivers there, along with the hierarchies of organised religion so often choosing inertia over reform.

    • oakleaf says:

      All true. Some of the biggest bigots I know are non religious but like to think that declaring their lack of faith somehow makes their bigotry acceptable.

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