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Here I come.
« on: April 04, 2014, 07:09:32 PM »
I've silently been reading this forum for a few months, and also check almost daily whether I'm at school or on the road. I think im ready to join the discussion.

I'm young, compared to the ages of those who I see posting. I am a junior in highschool, currently.

I was born in Punjab, India. About five to six years ago, I came to America. I was prominently Sikh.

When people ask me "What religion am I?", I say "Sikh, by values."

I am only Sikh from the values I've gained, the lessons I've learned, and the wisdom I've been given by my society.

In no way am I Sikh by a belief in a god. I am an Athiest. I reject the belief in any god, solely out of common sense. Such a notion is self contradictory at best. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and any other "higher power" religions are no better.

Many times I've debated with a Christian friend of mine, and eventually, he didnt want to argue any further. He doesn't accept evolution, and I feel in no way that I've won.

I see many heated debates here, and hope to see any real arguments posed by theists. Although, I do love reading Junebug's threads (congrats on the good news, by the way).

So I hope to be accepted here, learn more about the origin of the Universe, and leave with ever increasing curiosity.
"God is just and fair"
*God kills 2.5 million of people he KNEW would turn out like this in the flood*
*Humanity turns bad again, when God knew it would*
We should feel guilty for this.

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 07:44:37 PM »
If you've perused then you should no I'm an asshole, and admit to it. So, don't say stupid things like on that other topic, and we'll get along fine.

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 09:56:45 PM »
Yes sire
"God is just and fair"
*God kills 2.5 million of people he KNEW would turn out like this in the flood*
*Humanity turns bad again, when God knew it would*
We should feel guilty for this.

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 11:57:19 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  This is a great place to come and learn and explore new ideas.  I have learned a lot from many knowledgeable people here.  I wish I was a smart as you when I was in high school! It took me until I was 30 to figure out my atheism.
"The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries, that have afflicted the human race, have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion."
~Thomas Paine (The Age of Reason)

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 12:14:59 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
The truth is absolute. Life forms are specks of specks (...) of specks of dust in the universe.
Why settle for normal, when you can be so much more? Why settle for something, when you can have everything?
We choose our own gods.

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 12:47:21 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Defiance. And a belated welcome to America (whichever part you ended up in); it ain't what it used to be, but that isn't always a bad thing.
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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 05:04:26 AM »
Haters only hate the people they can't have
Or the people they can't be

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2014, 07:41:24 AM »
Haters only hate the people they can't have
Or the people they can't be

So deep... Wait, the other thing. Shallow. That's it. False dichotomy. People hate for various reasons. I don't hate any person (or any living thing, really), so I won't provide an example based on myself. However, I will give an example. I hate to follow Godwin's law (sort of), but I want to give a relatable example. People hated (and many still hate) Hitler and the Nazis. Did they (people) hate them (Nazis) because they couldn't have them? No. Did they hate them because they couldn't be them? Also no. People hated Nazis for (at least) one simple reason: they were fucking evil.
The truth is absolute. Life forms are specks of specks (...) of specks of dust in the universe.
Why settle for normal, when you can be so much more? Why settle for something, when you can have everything?
We choose our own gods.

A.K.A.: Blaziken_rjcf/Lucifer/All In One.

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2014, 02:13:14 PM »
Welcome to the forum ! I think that you're the first former sikh who came here.

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2014, 10:35:39 PM »
Oh, then im glad. Ill try to help people learn about sikhism, in a way thats not preaching, if thats possible, haha.
"God is just and fair"
*God kills 2.5 million of people he KNEW would turn out like this in the flood*
*Humanity turns bad again, when God knew it would*
We should feel guilty for this.

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2014, 12:27:43 PM »
Welcome to the forum! I find Judaism and Sikhism very alike in values. I am a jew by "Values". May you have fun and learn lots here.  ;D
We humans may never figure out the truth, but I prefer trying to find it over pretending we know it.

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2014, 01:37:17 PM »
Welcome
You can't spell BELIEVE without LIE...  and a few other letters.  B and E and V and I think E.

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Re: Here I come.
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2014, 01:40:04 PM »
Welcome
I see we both suffered the smites of two people who pretty much lost when they signed up for this website.
"God is just and fair"
*God kills 2.5 million of people he KNEW would turn out like this in the flood*
*Humanity turns bad again, when God knew it would*
We should feel guilty for this.