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Does it have meaning?

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It just looks cool
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Offline screwtape

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2011, 08:25:24 AM »
my current avatar is from the print The Devil, by Gustave Dore.  I usually use one of the paintings of the Great Red Dragon, by William Blake, or Satan Arousing the Rebel Angels, also by Blake.  From time to time I have also used images from Faust, like jaybwell.  I use these for a couple of reasons. 

First, I think the art is spectacular. 

Second, I do see myself on this forum as being a temptor of god believers - thus my screen name - so it is apt to use that imagery.

Third, it is sort of sarcastic.  Some religious people think we are in league with the devil, or doing the devil's work.  I feel this kind of rubs it in their faces. 

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2011, 09:32:45 AM »
Mine means that when it comes to debating, we eat Christians for breakfast.  ;D
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2011, 10:48:11 AM »
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2011, 11:18:42 AM »
Mine is me. Used to be a big mean snarly wolf face, cause it's, like, totally my spirit animal n' junk. And it went with my posting style.

But then I went to a picture of me because A.)I'm fucking beautiful dude and B.)this way theists can't accuse me of hiding in anonyminity.

"You have a wolf avatar because you think that God won't be able to recognize you behind it when you post on atheist forums! But He knows! You're a coward, you're hiding behind the internet, etc." blah blah.

I only had to hear that s**t once before I decided I never wanted to hear that again.

It's kind of a way of saying "I'm not scared of you or your murderous cult, I'm not scared of your dumbass imaginary friends, and I don't care who knows it.

I am blueboy, and I am an atheist.

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2011, 12:01:57 PM »
The blue light isn't a filter.

I thought you were going to say it was your natural color...
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2011, 12:31:30 PM »
The blue light isn't a filter.

I thought you were going to say it was your natural color...

It is. Without the light of Jesus in my life, everything is 2-tone Monochrome.

Just black and blue.

I'm so empty on the inside...  :'(
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2011, 12:47:14 PM »
Mine represents all the joy, sadness, love, hate, pleasure, and pain in the world.  He represents every person who doesn't have enough to eat.  Every person who don't have the opportunity to receive an education.  Every newborn baby, every person who has lived and died.  Puppies and kittens are forever in his sight.  All of mankind's past and future accomplishments flow from him.  He is all that there is.

Or its just a silly picture of a llama.  But I like to think he's more awesome than that. 
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2011, 04:14:36 PM »
Mine is Headpool.  Because Deadpool's just not bizarre enough.  I need to use his decapitated, zombified head.
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2011, 03:27:29 AM »
Mine is Headpool.  Because Deadpool's just not bizarre enough.  I need to use his decapitated, zombified head.

I see. Odd thing is, your posts are not particularly bizarre.

I've tended to find you among the sane and logical, on a forum where people often get angered and emotional over things which at the end of the day don't matter that much.

Deadpool is an interesting character.
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2011, 04:57:18 PM »
Some religious people think we are in league with the devil, or doing the devil's work.  I feel this kind of rubs it in their faces.
LOL - My user name comes from the same mental place. I'm the goddess of the underworld, thankyouverymuch.

My avatar is just a pic of me. Not very creative. :shrug:
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2011, 06:25:44 PM »
Thanks, Ricky.  Really though, it's not because I think *I* am bizarre - only that I appreciate the bizarre.
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2011, 07:19:05 AM »
oh, you're bizarre alright
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2012, 11:49:34 PM »
I'm feeling particularly pissed of at religionists these days. 

The quote to this image is,

"Asshole Jesus: 
Some people see Jesus in a slice of toast, others find him in more inspiring places."



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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2012, 01:08:42 AM »
I have often guessed at the origins of particular avatars as well as the origins of screen names. 

Pianodwarf; please take no offense because your handle reminded me of an old joke. My girlfriend seems to imagine me as a midget who plays the piano. She keeps mumbling about the tiny pianist.

If I had an avatar it would probably be a picture of my dog Sailor.

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2012, 08:30:33 AM »
I have often guessed at the origins of particular avatars as well as the origins of screen names. 

Pianodwarf; please take no offense because your handle reminded me of an old joke. My girlfriend seems to imagine me as a midget who plays the piano. She keeps mumbling about the tiny pianist.

The name actually comes from an idea I had a while back for a short story about a midget who wants to play the piano.
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2012, 11:43:46 PM »
I'm searching for one that fits me. Any suggestions? :-\

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2012, 03:04:22 PM »
Albeto you are waaay creative and also a bad ass dude. It is true that JC appears in some pretty odd places like a cheese sandwich and on tree bark.  You could sell the dog on E-Bay for a huge price.

Persephone you are an attractive lady. No one on the street would ever suspect that you might consort with atheist scum like me and Albeto and all the others.

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2012, 03:23:21 PM »
Mine is nothing special. My name is Brad, short for Bradford rather than Bradley. My wife calls me Bradford Peartree, or sometimes just "Pear" for short. Since my wife and I came out as atheists to our family and friends most of them seem to think that we are under the influence of Satan or in some other way bad people at our core. So I though I would adopt an appropriate name online. Hence: Bad Pear.

The image itself came from a user on this forum. Thank you once again Star Stuff.
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2012, 05:07:55 PM »
Mine is me, going for a dive; with an umbrella to hand in case it's wet.
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2012, 05:23:33 PM »
Albeto you are waaay creative and also a bad ass dude. It is true that JC appears in some pretty odd places like a cheese sandwich and on tree bark.  You could sell the dog on E-Bay for a huge price.

Persephone you are an attractive lady. No one on the street would ever suspect that you might consort with atheist scum like me and Albeto and all the others.

Oh crud I forgot the link.  I wish I was that creative, but I swiped it from someone who really is.  Unfollowing Jesus.

I've "known" Persephone through a few other forums and every one of her photos are lovely, imo.  Besides, she's an awesome person.  I wish she were here more.  She helped me come out of my religious worldview.  I watched hers slip away and I thought if someone that smart could loose her faith, there was something to be said for letting it go.   

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« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2012, 05:41:01 PM »
Mine has no meaning.  None at all.

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2012, 06:05:53 PM »
I always loved the sight of jesus "abandoning his post"  since the first time I saw the movie The Longest Day  back in the 60s....

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2012, 11:16:15 AM »
Mine is just me as well. Partly because I thought Persephone's was so pretty. Which doesn't make much sense, since Persephone's being pretty doesn't do anything to make me look any better, but rather makes me suffer in comparison. But it was a recent photo of mine which I didn't actively hate, so I put it up.

I'll probably go back to my faked "Jesus on a frying pan" photo which I had before one of these days. Or my dog or something.

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2012, 11:19:29 AM »
Mine has no meaning.  None at all.

I guess that means mine doesn't have one as well
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2012, 11:23:12 AM »
But it was a recent photo of mine which I didn't actively hate, so I put it up.

you look like you have sparkling eyes, like you are happy.  You should keep this one, in my opinion.
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« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2012, 05:10:28 PM »
But it was a recent photo of mine which I didn't actively hate, so I put it up.

you look like you have sparkling eyes, like you are happy.  You should keep this one, in my opinion.

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2012, 03:28:18 AM »
My street-style Einstein signifies the accessibility of science these days - anyone could make science! IMO this is one of the greatest blisses of the time we live in. We all have an easy access to a huge database of information (Internet), so what else do we need - inquisitive mind, courage an some diligence and we are ready for it!

And it's a really cool avatar, isn't it? :)
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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2012, 08:18:20 PM »
I used to have an avatar of the majesty symbol from the band Dream Theater, but it disappeared for some reason. I didn't remove it.

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Re: The meaning behind your avatar?
« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2012, 11:47:16 PM »
I'm new to this community and right now I'm thinking of a good avatar.  ;)