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20-11-2015, 07:16 PM
RE: A surreal experience at work today
(20-11-2015 06:44 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  
(20-11-2015 06:41 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  That's amazing but bound to happen eventually imo. You are very good at what you do and have even found myself using the knowledge you have bestowed upon us a few times. I think you will find it happening more in the future.



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20-11-2015, 07:22 PM
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(20-11-2015 06:13 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  I had a surreal experience today at work. This morning on the ship we were doing a three hour cleaning session throughout the ship. As I walked through the spaces I own, I typically stop and engage in casual conversation with my personnel. In one of the spaces a couple of my sailors were cleaning and I struck up a conversation with one of my young Petty Officers. We started talking about food, and discovered that we are both “foodies”. She told me stories of how her and her boyfriend love to go out and eat amazing meals at restaurants, and I shared that my wife and I do the same. So we exchanged local favorite restaurants, and meals we had enjoyed and the conversation led to going out in groups for dinner and how difficult it is to find people who are willing to pay for a really good meal.

This brought up our mutual disdain for people who don’t tip good service and I mentioned that years ago I used to wait on tables, and I hated when I got a large group. This is because with few exceptions they are the worst tippers, and I added, especially church groups. Without exception, every time I served a church group they would be loud, demanding, rude, and would leave like a dollar each or even worse, a pamphlet or little card that would say dumb shit like “Jesus died for your sins, be ready for his return.” I then quickly said, not that I’m speaking disparagingly about religious groups, but it is just a fact. She waved her hand and said dismissively, “oh I don’t care I’m an atheist.”…. And here’s how the conversation went from there:

Me: oh really, that’s cool, I am an atheist as well.

Her: really? My boyfriend and I are both atheists, and when we were in school together we created a group for nonreligious people.

Me: yes, in fact I am very engaged on many levels with atheism, if you’re ever on the web, you should check out the thinking atheist website.

Her: oh my God, that is our favorite website.

Me: you’re kidding? I am GoodWithoutGod on there, and I also have a resource library there of my work.

Her: You’re GoodWithoutGod! My boyfriend and I love reading your stuff, and in fact we copy it and paste it on Facebook all the time when discussing religion. I can’t believe you are GoodWithoutGod, how cool. *She then took out her phone and texted her boyfriend that she was talking to me*

We then entered excited conversation back and forth about religion, Christianity, the Bible, debate tactics, etc. it was a very surreal moment for me, what a small world. What are the odds that all this time she has been reading my stuff, sharing it with her boyfriend, and posting it on Facebook without realizing that Goodwithoutgod was in real life her division officer. So awesome.

It is people like her and her boyfriend that are the future in this country. As I have stated before, religion in America is literally aging out. Only one in three Americans under the age of 30 believe in a God. This is due to education, the Internet, and the ease of access to information which completely debunks religions. It is the little moments like this that make my efforts worthwhile and meaningful. Such a great finish to a rather horrific day at work.

Has anyone else had a similar or relative story from work that you would like to share, I am just curious.


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GoodW/OGod: What do you think of Seth's stuff?

Them: Blink Who the hell is Seth?

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20-11-2015, 07:24 PM
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(20-11-2015 06:48 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  I often wonder if I've ever run across anyone here and not known it.

We had those ongoing Where are you from threads with the maps for a bit, I recall there being competing threads though because of not wanting to just keep the one with old members and I no longer know how that whole silly debacle wound up.. But those reference points were cool to see.

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20-11-2015, 07:24 PM
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(20-11-2015 07:22 PM)TheGulegon Wrote:  
(20-11-2015 06:13 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  I had a surreal experience today at work. This morning on the ship we were doing a three hour cleaning session throughout the ship. As I walked through the spaces I own, I typically stop and engage in casual conversation with my personnel. In one of the spaces a couple of my sailors were cleaning and I struck up a conversation with one of my young Petty Officers. We started talking about food, and discovered that we are both “foodies”. She told me stories of how her and her boyfriend love to go out and eat amazing meals at restaurants, and I shared that my wife and I do the same. So we exchanged local favorite restaurants, and meals we had enjoyed and the conversation led to going out in groups for dinner and how difficult it is to find people who are willing to pay for a really good meal.

This brought up our mutual disdain for people who don’t tip good service and I mentioned that years ago I used to wait on tables, and I hated when I got a large group. This is because with few exceptions they are the worst tippers, and I added, especially church groups. Without exception, every time I served a church group they would be loud, demanding, rude, and would leave like a dollar each or even worse, a pamphlet or little card that would say dumb shit like “Jesus died for your sins, be ready for his return.” I then quickly said, not that I’m speaking disparagingly about religious groups, but it is just a fact. She waved her hand and said dismissively, “oh I don’t care I’m an atheist.”…. And here’s how the conversation went from there:

Me: oh really, that’s cool, I am an atheist as well.

Her: really? My boyfriend and I are both atheists, and when we were in school together we created a group for nonreligious people.

Me: yes, in fact I am very engaged on many levels with atheism, if you’re ever on the web, you should check out the thinking atheist website.

Her: oh my God, that is our favorite website.

Me: you’re kidding? I am GoodWithoutGod on there, and I also have a resource library there of my work.

Her: You’re GoodWithoutGod! My boyfriend and I love reading your stuff, and in fact we copy it and paste it on Facebook all the time when discussing religion. I can’t believe you are GoodWithoutGod, how cool. *She then took out her phone and texted her boyfriend that she was talking to me*

We then entered excited conversation back and forth about religion, Christianity, the Bible, debate tactics, etc. it was a very surreal moment for me, what a small world. What are the odds that all this time she has been reading my stuff, sharing it with her boyfriend, and posting it on Facebook without realizing that Goodwithoutgod was in real life her division officer. So awesome.

It is people like her and her boyfriend that are the future in this country. As I have stated before, religion in America is literally aging out. Only one in three Americans under the age of 30 believe in a God. This is due to education, the Internet, and the ease of access to information which completely debunks religions. It is the little moments like this that make my efforts worthwhile and meaningful. Such a great finish to a rather horrific day at work.

Has anyone else had a similar or relative story from work that you would like to share, I am just curious.


FC3: If you end up reading this, I can't tell you how happy I am that you and your boyfriend are atheists, and I hope if either of you have any questions you will let me know. Thumbsup

GoodW/OGod: What do you think of Seth's stuff?

Them: Blink Who the hell is Seth?

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20-11-2015, 07:30 PM
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Love your user id. It's on a bumper sticker on my car. Plus see my avatar.

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20-11-2015, 07:42 PM
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everything is surreal, reality dissolves faster than I can capture it.

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20-11-2015, 09:32 PM
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Great story. I hope she and her boyfriend join up, you know, to talk about our belief in great food.

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20-11-2015, 10:55 PM
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How Providential!

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20-11-2015, 11:17 PM
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That's fuckin' awesome, GWG.

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21-11-2015, 12:24 AM
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(20-11-2015 06:13 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  I had a surreal experience today at work. This morning on the ship we were doing a three hour cleaning session throughout the ship. As I walked through the spaces I own, I typically stop and engage in casual conversation with my personnel. In one of the spaces a couple of my sailors were cleaning and I struck up a conversation with one of my young Petty Officers. We started talking about food, and discovered that we are both “foodies”. She told me stories of how her and her boyfriend love to go out and eat amazing meals at restaurants, and I shared that my wife and I do the same. So we exchanged local favorite restaurants, and meals we had enjoyed and the conversation led to going out in groups for dinner and how difficult it is to find people who are willing to pay for a really good meal.

This brought up our mutual disdain for people who don’t tip good service and I mentioned that years ago I used to wait on tables, and I hated when I got a large group. This is because with few exceptions they are the worst tippers, and I added, especially church groups. Without exception, every time I served a church group they would be loud, demanding, rude, and would leave like a dollar each or even worse, a pamphlet or little card that would say dumb shit like “Jesus died for your sins, be ready for his return.” I then quickly said, not that I’m speaking disparagingly about religious groups, but it is just a fact. She waved her hand and said dismissively, “oh I don’t care I’m an atheist.”…. And here’s how the conversation went from there:

Me: oh really, that’s cool, I am an atheist as well.

Her: really? My boyfriend and I are both atheists, and when we were in school together we created a group for nonreligious people.

Me: yes, in fact I am very engaged on many levels with atheism, if you’re ever on the web, you should check out the thinking atheist website.

Her: oh my God, that is our favorite website.

Me: you’re kidding? I am GoodWithoutGod on there, and I also have a resource library there of my work.

Her: You’re GoodWithoutGod! My boyfriend and I love reading your stuff, and in fact we copy it and paste it on Facebook all the time when discussing religion. I can’t believe you are GoodWithoutGod, how cool. *She then took out her phone and texted her boyfriend that she was talking to me*

We then entered excited conversation back and forth about religion, Christianity, the Bible, debate tactics, etc. it was a very surreal moment for me, what a small world. What are the odds that all this time she has been reading my stuff, sharing it with her boyfriend, and posting it on Facebook without realizing that Goodwithoutgod was in real life her division officer. So awesome.

It is people like her and her boyfriend that are the future in this country. As I have stated before, religion in America is literally aging out. Only one in three Americans under the age of 30 believe in a God. This is due to education, the Internet, and the ease of access to information which completely debunks religions. It is the little moments like this that make my efforts worthwhile and meaningful. Such a great finish to a rather horrific day at work.

Has anyone else had a similar or relative story from work that you would like to share, I am just curious.


FC3: If you end up reading this, I can't tell you how happy I am that you and your boyfriend are atheists, and I hope if either of you have any questions you will let me know. Thumbsup

FANTASTIC!

Your posts are amazing and you deserve all the kudos you receive.

Well done my friend, well done.

Small world really, isn't it?

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