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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)
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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?

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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!
Seriously though... What would happen if the Great Green Arkleseizure didn't fram up the rammastam before the hermite curve achieved maximum nurdfurdle velocity? Now THAT would be something. AmIrite?

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