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Offline Auto-Fox

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Haldo!
« on: March 07, 2012, 07:54:06 PM »
Just would like to introduce myself. Hello. I'm an atheist. Was raised Quaker, which I imagine is a bit unusual.
How's everyone doing?

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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 08:04:11 PM »
Greetings - thanks for joining. Hope you enjoy the ride.

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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 08:04:33 PM »
Just would like to introduce myself. Hello. I'm an atheist. Was raised Quaker, which I imagine is a bit unusual.
How's everyone doing?

I trust you are peaceful and know how to build barns. Welcome anyway  ;D
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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 08:11:46 PM »
Hello there,

Little story about "how i become an atheist" perhaps?  :D
I'd like to hear (Read to be exact) it if u don't mind  ;)
I'm always curious about that.
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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 08:31:22 PM »
Welcome! 

I've been here over a month, and I haven't written my intro yet. 

But I did want to say that I've done a lot of social justice work with Quakers, and I think they are probably my favorite theists.  Consensus, civil disobedience, and a lifestyle that is driven by ethics.  Doesn't get much better than that.

May I ask if you still attend meetings and take part in the larger community?

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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 08:34:05 PM »
But I did want to say that I've done a lot of social justice work with Quakers, and I think they are probably my favorite theists.  Consensus, civil disobedience, and a lifestyle that is driven by ethics.  Doesn't get much better than that.

I agree.  They have a lot of other qualities that I admire as well.  Quakerism is one of the very few faiths that I have any respect for -- and I have so much respect for it, in fact, that I've actually found myself googling occasionally on whether it's possible to be an "atheist Quaker", which would allow me to become one.

If all believers were like Quakers, this forum probably wouldn't exist.
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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 08:48:41 PM »
I really have to study more
When u said raised Quaker

All i can imagine is this guy
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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 11:12:49 PM »
XD No barns, unfortunately. Close though, I once helped build a Maple Sugar boiling shack in fourth grade... which I suppose ties into the oatmeal.

^^ I can't say Quakerism hasn't indeed shaped my worldview quite a bit. But, I guess like a lot of people, once I got old enough to watch the news my faith began to slip a bit. I still would like to think I hold to a lot of Quaker values, though; I tend to be nonviolent, I've marched for anti-war causes, and I'd like to think I hold to my ethics pretty well.

My transfer to atheism was pretty gradual I'd say. I suppose I never really "bought" most religion, and as I said, once I was old enough to understand the news, and history, I started forming my own opinions. I've basically come to be of the opinion that, if there IS a god, which given the evidence is highly unlikely, in the words of George Carlin: "he's at least incompetent, and maybe, just maybe, doesn't give a shit". In which case, well, that's not a god, and certainly not worth anyone's time.
I've come to think that the universe literally creating itself from nothing, and then spawning us and everything else as a giant cosmic fluke, is a way cooler story than "let there be light" anyway.

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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 02:47:56 AM »
Just would like to introduce myself. Hello. I'm an atheist. Was raised Quaker, which I imagine is a bit unusual.
How's everyone doing?

I trust you are peaceful and know how to build barns. Welcome anyway  ;D

No PP he was talking about a bairn raising.  ;)

Auto-F  greetings fellow earthling 
I cannot answer for everyone, but I'm OK thanks.
Look forward to seeing you around the boards mate.


Welcome! 

I've been here over a month, and I haven't written my intro yet. 

But I did want to say that I've done a lot of social justice work with Quakers, and I think they are probably my favorite theists.  Consensus, civil disobedience, and a lifestyle that is driven by ethics.  Doesn't get much better than that.

May I ask if you still attend meetings and take part in the larger community?

Hey Quesi    belated greetings to you too then
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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 11:22:34 AM »
welcome.  We had a Quaker here recently, "kevinagain" who was trying to excuse his particular version of religion. 
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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 04:02:06 PM »
welcome fox.
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Re: Haldo!
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2012, 05:08:28 PM »
Welcome, Auto-Fox.

I was raised Quaker more than anything else; still have some vivid memories of Sunday meetings. Very unstructured, mostly just people sitting in a circle and silently praying / meditating, occasionally saying something that they felt was relevant.

Seeya round.
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