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Switezianka   
7 Oct 2008
News / What is the future of Catholic church in Poland. [154]

I read many your posts and you seems to be leftist. For sure not a liberal. Well, some people talk about liberal-left but leftists are liberal only 'od pasa w dół'. :)

Do you realise that the word 'liberal' has many meanings, not only as in 'economic liberalism'?
Switezianka   
6 Oct 2008
News / What is the future of Catholic church in Poland. [154]

Learn about crusades before commenting...

Yeah, I just looked it up. Nobody ever killed anyone during crusades according to the rules of Christian mercy and the fifth commandment. These were just some priest walking around and teaching Gospel. Of course...
Switezianka   
6 Oct 2008
Life / Poland peasant or noble tradition? [34]

Polish culture is full of traditions that derive from the traditions of nobility. Especially when it comes to machanie szabelką (waving a sabre), golden freedom and drinking.

Polish nobility (when it existed) didn't usually represent too much of high culture. Try reading Pasek's diaries, Pan Tadeusz or Zemsta and you'll see who I'm talking about.
Switezianka   
4 Oct 2008
News / What is the future of Catholic church in Poland. [154]

Church is against abortion euthanasia and against death penalty human is human

... you calim to be expert but you don't have basic knowledge.

No, you don't have the basic knowledge. According to Catholicism, the Church is neither a building nor the clergy. It is the whole congregation of believers. And since we talk about the church in Poland, we're talking about the Polish believers. It's a bit strange, but Polish congregation has their own views which sometimes differ from the official doctrine of Vatican (the most striking example is Radio Maryja). In Poland, most people who declare their strong connections with the Catholic church are pro-death penalty. Being pro-DP goes in one package with being conservative, traditional and catholic. So, regardless of Vatican's doctrine, Polish church is pro. And the Polish church is also vengeful although Jesus said people should forgive each other. If Polish Catholics really cared about what Vatican says, Poland would be a paradise.

In Polish schools if you are atheist you can take ethic classes instead of christsian if there is enought kids with different religion they can take classes about their faith.

Theoretically. I've never met anyone (live or on the net) who attended to a school that actually conducted such lessons. None of mine had them either. Like most students who don't attend, I wasted my time in the school hall. In my liceum about half of the students didn't attend religion and we had a philosophy graduate in the teaching staff - still, we couldn't have ethics. So the possibility of ethic lessons for everyone interested is fiction.

Don't try to discuss using theoretical arguments, because theoretically Christians are merciful and practically they organized crusades.
Switezianka   
4 Oct 2008
Work / Is there jobs for a beauty therapist in Poland? [28]

if you don't know what it is, how can you say there is a market for it?

Because I know it's something to do with beauty, and I can see that there are a lot of beauty centres in Poland that prosper.
Switezianka   
2 Oct 2008
News / What is the future of Catholic church in Poland. [154]

The Catholic schools are accepting Muslims, because many Muslims reject the 'secular' French schools were their girls are persecuted, and cannot wear headscarves...

Funny, I read a similiar story on an Internet forum. An atheist woman in Warsaw sent her child to a Jewish school because she didn't want her child neither to be taught religion nor to be pointed out as 'the ones who doesn't attend religion'.

I think that the power of the church will become weaker and weaker, but very slowly. I can see people are becoming more and more conscious of their choices of faith. First, the generation for whom the church is associated with fighting communism will die. The social pressure to stay in the church will weaken. Then, tolerance will become more widesapread in the society. They will stop accepting what the church claims on homosexuality, contraception, death penalty etc. Finally, church will be just a religious institution and stop being a political power.
Switezianka   
2 Oct 2008
Life / How important is it to have a car in Poland? [37]

I don't think a car is a necessity anywhere in Poland because a lot of people don't have cars and they can survive. Even in the country.

But if you hate smelly passengeres, dresiarze (Polish chavs) playing some awful music loud on their mobile phones, babcias almost putting their bags on your lap to suggest you should give up your sit for them (as if they couldn't ask you to) and other elements of 'local colour', get a car.
Switezianka   
2 Oct 2008
Work / Is there jobs for a beauty therapist in Poland? [28]

sweet_g,
I think the fact you aren't Polish will attract customers. I used to know one person in that 'beauty business' and, afaik, it's not too difficult to start with it, relatively. The only thing that is hard in Poland are formalities: loads of stupid formalities to set up even a little business and high taxes you need to pay when you employ someone.

I think you should have a capital to invest in the equipmnet and a lot of patience. Really a lot.
Good luck!
Switezianka   
1 Oct 2008
Work / Is there jobs for a beauty therapist in Poland? [28]

I don't know what a beaty therapist means (what's the difference between a beauty therapist and a beautician) but I think there's a big demand for such service in the market.
Switezianka   
1 Oct 2008
Life / help me find some Polish music I like (Doda genre)... [18]

Hey Switezianka, what do you mean, do you like Doda better than Kazik, because i find Kazik a heck of a lot better, well at least for pop/rock genre but,larger selection of songs and better songs.

I think putting these two in one topic is a mistake. Kazik is an experineced musician who has been a leader of a few projects (Kult, Kazik, KNŻ, El Dupa), done Tome Waits songs, done a great album with his dad's songs, who writes thought-provoking lyrics and represents some intellectual level, while Doda is a girl who plays ****** music and earns popularity by appearance and scandalizing behaviour.

These are two completely kinds of music. Kazik makes music and Doda makes just mass entertainment. It's like comaping Jodie Foster to Paris Hilton.
Switezianka   
29 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / What is in Poland that England doesn't have? [142]

welshguyinpola

And can you study at top British unis free? I don't think so...

Also, the snowy winters in Poland sre slowly disappearing. For two years there has not been substantial snowfall.

Oh, yeah, two years prove a climatic change. How about three years ago? - 20 C and heaps of snow everywhere. How often is there such winter in Britain?
Switezianka   
29 Sep 2008
Life / What is your experience about giving birth in Poland? [12]

You mention that your friend decided to give birth at home could she explain how this is possible and what are the regulations, if any?

As far as I know, there are no regulations - a woman can just choose to have her childbirth at home, in a private clinic or somewhere else. But then, she has to arrange everything by herself and I don't think the costs are covered by the public health service. My friend read some books about it, found a a contact with a midwife with a long experience in home deliveries and she arranged things with her.
Switezianka   
29 Sep 2008
Life / Religions in Poland. [64]

Lukasz, it's not that easy to know those things. Most of peple from Lodz I know actually have no idea where the synagogue is or that Cafe Tuwim exists.

But food at Cafe Tuwim is really great. I could spend a fortune there.
Switezianka   
29 Sep 2008
Life / What is your experience about giving birth in Poland? [12]

I have a friend who is pregnant at the moment and she decided to deliver her baby at home, assisted by an experienced midwife. I talked to her about it and I think you might find helpful what I learnt from that conversation.

In hospitals women are told to be lying while delivery. In fact it is not a natural position for labour and it makes it harder for the mother. Only for the doctors it's easier when the woman is lying on a bed. In a Polish hospital you've got no choice.

In all hospitals in my city (second biggest in PL), the babies immediately after birth are fed from a bottle. Despite the fact that the kind of milk the mother has just after the delivery is crucial for the baby's immunity system.

There is no privacy in most hospitals and you might come across a group of medical students or something.

So, she decided she doesn't want it that way and looked for an alternative.
Switezianka   
29 Sep 2008
Life / Religions in Poland. [64]

Some free thinkers do believe in God/s.

Yes, but a belief in god is not enough to make a religion. Deism is not a religion, and Buddhism does not have any gods.

In case of judaism, there's some kind of Jewish renaissance in Poland. I know two converts personally, a new community wants to get registered, Chabad wants to 'convert' Polish Jews, something is apparently going on.
Switezianka   
29 Sep 2008
Life / 'The Pianist' - the movie. What's your opinion? Polanski [59]

I never said I don't see a problem in it. I also think that if really your life is at risk, you should drop books down and wait for better times. I only say that it was effective and it was a reasonable attempt to save a culture. Cultures survive thanks to transferring them from generation to generation, and the transfer is all about education: children learn the language, customs, literature and art of their culture and thus carry it on. If you don't want your culture to die, teaching children is the only way to do it. If those kids felt like risking their freedom and future education (in most cases) to save the national cultural heritage, at least they did something that really fulfilled the purpose.
Switezianka   
29 Sep 2008
Life / Religions in Poland. [64]

You forgot Jehovah's witnesses (who are a separate branch of Christianity), and Judaism.

What's more, atheism, agnosticism, deism etc. (free thinker's ideas) aren't religions at all.
Switezianka   
28 Sep 2008
News / Are Christians prosecuted in Poland (and Europe in general)? [53]

Which is what I think education should be all about, rather than indoctrination for one theory over another equally unproven one...

I should write lol, but it's quite sad.
All the stuff around evolution comes from the fact the theory of evolution (although corrected in details over time) has been proven in several ways, directly and indirectly. The fact that you live in America and don't know that basic fact proves that religious fanatics do have a big influence in that country.

There are freaks and fanatics everywhere, but in a more civilized country when someone talk things like 'creationism is equally unproven as darwinism', there will always be found a scientist who will explain people that it's a lie and explain how it was proven over the years. But in the US fanatics who talk bulls*it are treated equally to people who base their knowledge on years of research.

That's why I think religion should be kept away from politics. It leads to such absurdity like a big part of society believing that evolution and creation are equal hypotheses.
Switezianka   
28 Sep 2008
News / Are Christians prosecuted in Poland (and Europe in general)? [53]

Whether this is right or not I have my own opinions over, but this idea that the US is controlled by "religious fanatics" couldn't be farther from the truth.

You know, Poland is quite fanatic with the concordate and stuff, but even here people don't, for example, teach creationism at schools...
Switezianka   
28 Sep 2008
News / Are Christians prosecuted in Poland (and Europe in general)? [53]

The problem is that sexuality started being discussed because of the lack of freedom. People started talking about it openly to gain that freedom.

And, because it's a thread about politics, in all I wrote, I meant politicians. I don't give a s*it about actors or writers talking about their religion because they can't do anything wrong to anyone by this. But when politicians talk about anything in public, it has something to do with governing other people. E.g. if a politician uses a religious argument in a debate it means he wishes to impose his religions on the ones he rules. That is LIMIT THEIR FREEDOM. If there are enough such politicians - people start taking religious arguments seriously (see: Poland) and limit other people's freedom. So that's why I think we should distrust politicians talking about their religious views - unless asked. State and Church must be completely separated - not to endanger the country.
Switezianka   
28 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / What is in Poland that England doesn't have? [142]

I agree that most forests in Poland are 'pine farms' but there are still some places with quite big areas of quite descent woodland, not just patches. A place to walk around for a long time, gather mushroom, where one can get lost :)
Switezianka   
28 Sep 2008
News / Are Christians prosecuted in Poland (and Europe in general)? [53]

Christian should be kept quiet when they don't want their religion remain in the private domain. Look what's happening in Poland or the US - religious fanatics influence the legislation. Christians have imposed their religion long enough on others. They think everyone else should follow their ethics (as most major religions claim except judaism), so we should be careful if someone who's got some power talks openly about their views. It's dangerous when politicians make a public thing of religion. Such people will never learn religion is something private.

Anyway, this case is not about religion itself but intolerance towards homosexuality that Catholic Church happens to propagate.
Switezianka   
28 Sep 2008
UK, Ireland / What is in Poland that England doesn't have? [142]

Does that mean it happens around November to March

Usually November to early April.

Do endless pine plantations really count as forest?

No.