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10-06-2014, 09:39 PM
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Hello everyone!

I decided to join this site after many hours of watching videos on youtube about science and religion. I found The Thinking Atheist among a lot of other atheist channels and it stood out in a welcoming way. I felt it was time to connect with some fellow logical thinkers and have some discussions. Often I find myself arguing with my family about viewpoints and I'm really tired of it. I'm hoping this place will be a place I can get some rest and maybe even some insight.

I come from a Christian background and my parents are divorced. I live with my mom and little brother. From the moment I could speak I always said I wanted to be a scientist but I never knew what that meant until very recently. My childhood was filled with many obstacles and my last years of highschool were the only years I really started paying attention to what I was learning. I'm 18 right now and want to go into college, but I'm torn between science and the arts. I started making music about 2 years ago now and I want to learn more about composition and recording. At the same time I've discovered a passion for science and learning about the universe. This passion has led me to some conclusions I wish I had made a long time ago. Childhood indoctrination should be a crime. I never learned about evolution, I wasn't allowed to watch things like Star Wars, and I never knew how far away the stars are. Instead I was put into homeschool after my father got into a fight with my teacher in 3rd grade. From then until I graduated, I stayed at home having to learn from textbooks and eventually the internet. Oh, the internet. I owe so much to people who have taken their time to share their knowledge and experience with me through videos and blogs. Without the web, I wouldn't have found out what was going on in the world. I was very sheltered as a kid, so having the internet made all the difference to me. I'm very thankful that I could make friends and learn new ideas. Now I'm free of my old way of thinking and I can look forward to exploring the world.

That's pretty much a quick look back on my life up to this point. There's a lot of gritty details but I'm sure I'll get to talk more with people on here about many things. Like I said, I'm interested in music and science, so there's a wide range of discussions to be had, I'm sure. I hope I can find some people who relate to me and want to share their thoughts as well. Thanks for reading!
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10-06-2014, 10:06 PM
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Hello nice to meet you! Welcome to the forum Smile

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10-06-2014, 11:38 PM
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Hello, nice to meet you!

Welcome to the group. Smile

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. ~Mark Twain
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10-06-2014, 11:53 PM
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Praise the Internet. Praise it with great praise.

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Welcome aboard.

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11-06-2014, 02:44 AM
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Welcome. Here is your welcome gecko.

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11-06-2014, 11:06 AM
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(11-06-2014 02:44 AM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  Welcome. Here is your welcome gecko.

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Thank you! I love geckos.
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11-06-2014, 11:11 AM
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Welcome Cyvas
Science and music, I think you'll like it here.
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11-06-2014, 12:13 PM
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(11-06-2014 11:06 AM)Cyvas Wrote:  
(11-06-2014 02:44 AM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  Welcome. Here is your welcome gecko.

[Image: Coleonyx-mitratus-6915.jpg]

Thank you! I love geckos.

Welcome.

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26-07-2014, 03:42 PM
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26-07-2014, 04:05 PM
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Welcome cyvas, I worked as a musician for years, my interest in science came much later in life. There are some absolute gems of people on here! I hope you stick around!

I'll just play the 'can I help you' lick!!!
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