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Offline Antidote

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Hello from the PNW
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:35:37 PM »
As some of you may have gathered, I'm a strong atheist and, while not an anti-theist, I tend to reject anything religious due to the simple fact that it's utterly ridiculous for the most part.

I'm not a scientist, or a philosopher, rather a layman, however I love to read articles and educate myself on many topics. If I don't know a subject I tend to spend hours or even days, trying to learn as much as I can after I've been introduced to it, this is probably one of the main reasons I personally can't claim I've ever been religious, even though I was brought up in a home with a Southern Baptist mother (interestingly she isn't racist)
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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 06:47:07 PM »
Welcome, I like the cat sitting on the keyboard.
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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 06:58:34 PM »
Yeah, I do too, I pretty much use on every forum I frequent, so if you go somewhere and see a user named Antidote with that avatar it's probably me.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2013, 07:15:51 PM by Antidote »
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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 01:43:13 PM »
Welcome Antidote.
I spent days (probably weeks) reading the threads here before signing up.
Certainly a lot of great knowledge in here.
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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 02:03:12 PM »
Welcome! I wish you the best of luck here. So great to see I'm not the only new member :)

-Shaffy

P.S- I love the cat :laugh:
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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 10:16:32 PM »
Welcome Antidote.

Always glad to see a hardnosed skeptic.

I got here just a few hours before you so it's legal, barely, for me to welcome you :)
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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 11:01:03 PM »
Welcome Antidote

I'm originally from the PNW (Oregon) but I live in MT now. But I still long for lots of rain and mildewed hair. Well, what I long for is hair, but we won't go into that.

Enjoy your stay. You should be able to find plenty to yell about. We'll get a new fundy any day now.

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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 02:12:08 AM »
Hello and welcome Antidote,

PNW? Papua New ... Wales? Is that, like, the section of Caernarfon with all the exotic restaurants? ;)
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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 03:03:11 AM »
Welcome Antidote.

Good to see someone else who has never believed.
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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 07:28:14 PM »
Hello and welcome Antidote,

PNW? Papua New ... Wales? Is that, like, the section of Caernarfon with all the exotic restaurants? ;)
Pacific North West
Specifically Washington State ;P
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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2013, 07:29:13 PM »
Welcome Antidote.

Good to see someone else who has never believed.


Yeah, I never bought into it, sure I went to church, and bowed my head. But I always did it begrudgingly and with an eye roll.
Pissed my mom off every time XD
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Re: Hello from the PNW
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2013, 10:38:56 PM »
Welcome Antidote

I'm originally from the PNW (Oregon) but I live in MT now. But I still long for lots of rain and mildewed hair. Well, what I long for is hair, but we won't go into that.

Enjoy your stay. You should be able to find plenty to yell about. We'll get a new fundy any day now.


Ah, I stayed in Astoria, OR for about two years for Job Corps, It's about 45 minutes west of Portland.
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