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Hello, I am Strawman.
« on: April 09, 2012, 05:55:21 PM »
Hello everybody,
I'm a regular Atheist from the UK. I was born and raised with no religious dogma, except for my Gran who is a British-Israelite and used to send reams of literature in the post which would make my Mum quite upset.
I used to see Religion as a harmless, if rather strange, institution until I realised how much power it still has, especially over the pond.

I was told about this forum by a friend and it seems interesting. I hope to learn about people's mindsets and how they came to their conclusions. The debate challenges sound great, I will have to have a deeper look into them and maybe one day I will be part of one!
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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 05:58:45 PM »
Hello everybody,
I'm a regular Atheist from the UK.

Fibre's great, but a coffee and a smoke first thing in the morning works wonders too.

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I was born and raised with no religious dogma, except for my Gran who is a British-Israelite and used to send reams of literature in the post which would make my Mum quite upset.
I used to see Religion as a harmless, if rather strange, institution until I realised how much power it still has, especially over the pond.

I was told about this forum by a friend and it seems interesting. I hope to learn about people's mindsets and how they came to their conclusions. The debate challenges sound great, I will have to have a deeper look into them and maybe one day I will be part of one!

Welcome! (loved the time I spent in Portsmouth, though nothing compares to camping on the Isle of Skye)
Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion." -- Charlie Chaplin

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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 06:45:07 PM »
Welcome!  I'm certain you will find a lot of smart interesting discussion here.  I look forward to learning more about you, and I'm always interested in hearing about how those "over the pond"  view those of us here in the land in which a loud, powerful evangelical minority makes international news.   

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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 06:47:39 PM »
Strawman,

Do you have a brain?
Seriously, you guys are the meanest people I have ever met.  I hope you are happy and feel really good about yourself. 

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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 06:59:56 PM »
except for my Gran who is a British-Israelite and used to send reams of literature in the post which would make my Mum quite upset.

Please explain the term.  I've heard it before.  I learned what it is.  I forgot.  Anyway

  1) I am too tired tonite to work my mind.  I can't even remember how to spell Gugle or Wickedpedia.
  2) It would be more entertaining to read your take on the matter.



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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 08:26:49 PM »
Greetings, and welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 08:39:01 PM »
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I was told about this forum by a friend

I'm gonna assume you're the guy I sent here. ;)


Welcome to the forum bloke!
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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 02:53:28 PM »
Do you have a brain?
I think so.  8)

I'm gonna assume you're the guy I sent here. ;)
Welcome to the forum bloke!
Yep you found me!

Please explain the term [British-Israelite]...
To be honest I don't really know either but I think it has something to do with the British being the chosen race of God and descending from Jesus in some way.


Thanks for all the greetings,

PS: Portsmouth is a dump!
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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 03:16:49 PM »
never heard that brit-israelite term.  [wiki]British Israelism[/wiki]  well, good to know that Americans aren't the only ones with loonies about.  &)  I'm assuming this is where a lot of that holy grail nonsense has come from?
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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 08:35:24 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Strawman.
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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2012, 02:07:32 PM »
welcome

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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 10:39:34 PM »

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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 08:10:13 AM »
well then new folks, make some comments on threads you find interesting and then introduce yourselves with an intro post in this part of the forum.  :)
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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 08:14:24 AM »
what would you do with a brain if you had one?
What's true is already so. Owning up to it does not make it worse.

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Re: Hello, I am Strawman.
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 05:12:35 PM »
Welcome Strawman
Cheers!
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