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Intro
« on: January 02, 2015, 05:42:02 PM »
I thought I'd better introduce myself-- I'm an agnostic atheist of many years. I've read Dawkins, P. Z. Meyers, Dr. Darrel Ray, Hitchens, Harris, Bogghossian, Pinker and some others. I'm a member of the FFRF and a generous donor to the Secular Coalition for America.

I enjoy some serious debate about religion, but it tends to get too stressful for me sometimes, so I have to get away from it every so often.
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Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity;
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
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Re: Intro
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2015, 05:51:27 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Judging by your avatar, you and I should get along fine, gaming-wise. ;D
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Re: Intro
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2015, 06:06:14 PM »
I don't like the FFRF.

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Re: Intro
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2015, 07:18:59 PM »
Welcome. And don't mind nam. He doesn't like anything.

Except kittens.

It isn't true that non-existent gods can't do anything. For instance, they were able to make me into an atheist.

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Re: Intro
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2015, 07:22:50 PM »
Welcome. And don't mind nam. He doesn't like anything.

Except kittens.



And movies.

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Re: Intro
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2015, 10:57:51 PM »
Thanks for the welcome.

There's plenty of atheist organizations and people I don't like, so no worries.
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Re: Intro
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2015, 07:42:40 AM »
Sup, I'm D.

Former Sikh. Now Atheist.

I'm a bit aggressive on science, so you'll usually see me asking for evidence of gods more than anything else.
Q: Why are quantum physicists bad lovers? A: Because when they find the position, they can't find the momentum, and when they have the momentum, they can't find the position.

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Re: Intro
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2015, 08:48:28 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  I hope you enjoy the exchange of ideas and views as much as I have.  I am a theist of the Christian persuasion.  Apparently, I have led a very sheltered life as I have no idea what FFRF is.  Would you mind explaining what it is and what it is about?

Every curious,

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Re: Intro
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2015, 10:31:19 AM »
Sup, I'm D.

Former Sikh. Now Atheist.

I'm a bit aggressive on science, so you'll usually see me asking for evidence of gods more than anything else.

Wow-- that's interesting! Don't see many former Sikhs in atheist circles. Very cool.
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Re: Intro
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2015, 10:36:28 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  I hope you enjoy the exchange of ideas and views as much as I have.  I am a theist of the Christian persuasion.  Apparently, I have led a very sheltered life as I have no idea what FFRF is.  Would you mind explaining what it is and what it is about?

Every curious,

OldChurchGuy

Thanks, OldChurchGuy.

The FFRF is the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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The largest national organization advocating for non-theists, FFRF promotes the separation of church and state and educates the public on matters relating to atheism, agnosticism, and nontheism.
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Re: Intro
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2015, 10:46:01 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  I hope you enjoy the exchange of ideas and views as much as I have.  I am a theist of the Christian persuasion.  Apparently, I have led a very sheltered life as I have no idea what FFRF is.  Would you mind explaining what it is and what it is about?

Every curious,

OldChurchGuy

Thanks, OldChurchGuy.

The FFRF is the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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The largest national organization advocating for non-theists, FFRF promotes the separation of church and state and educates the public on matters relating to atheism, agnosticism, and nontheism.

Ahhhh.....I have heard of the organization but just didn't match up the initials. 

Thanks for answering the question.

Sincerely,

OldChurchGuy
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