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29-06-2017, 12:53 AM
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Hello, everyone! My name is Ashley, I'm from California, and I'm an atheist.

I grew up in the Seventh Day Adventist church from my super-religious grandparents making my parents take my sister and myself to church every week. We also went to a Christian private school until middle school for me (elementary school for my sister). I'm a little ashamed to admit that I was a believer for quite a long time and then spent several years going through the steps of calling myself non-denominational, spiritual-but-don't-believe-in-organized-religion, and agnostic.

Ever since discovering what the sciences are really like, I've become a big fan of the field. I especially love learning about astronomy and cosmology (even if some/most of it goes over my head).

Yeah... I'm not sure what else to say. (Nervous laughter). I just recently discovered the Thinking Atheist podcast on iTunes, and I love it, especially the Ghost Story episodes. I don't believe in ghosts, but I love a good ghost story!

Keep being awesome, and see you guys around!Thumbsup

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"A bunch of mindless idiots who were the first against the wall when the revolution came."
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29-06-2017, 02:43 AM
RE: Hello
Welcome to TTA.

I note the D.Adams reference... you will do well here, my friend.

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29-06-2017, 02:46 AM
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Welcome.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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29-06-2017, 03:43 AM
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Hi there, welcome Smile

Nothing to be ashamed of as far as I'm concerned. Indoctrination is very powerful and it's natural to trust the authority figures around us when we are young. The important thing is you found your way out, which I have great respect for!

I have a website here which discusses the issues and terminology surrounding religion and atheism. It's hopefully user friendly to all.
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29-06-2017, 06:42 AM
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Welcome! Also from Cali Smile
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29-06-2017, 07:13 AM
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Welcome, LightSage, we're glad you found us!
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29-06-2017, 10:37 AM
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Wow, thanks everyone! I'm sure we'll all have a great time.

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"A bunch of mindless idiots who were the first against the wall when the revolution came."
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29-06-2017, 11:12 AM
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Hello! Big Grin
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29-06-2017, 12:48 PM
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Welcome!

“The first duty of a man is to think for himself” ― José Martí
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29-06-2017, 01:48 PM
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Welcome, LightSage. Smile

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"So, I became an anarchist, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
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