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17-05-2013, 07:50 AM
Hello and questions
Hello, I have some questions. First of all, can I be here? I still consider myself Christian but I am not dogmatic. I am definitely critical of the bible as a whole, especially the Old Testament parts. I respect atheists and their viewpoint. the thinking atheist (no pun intended) as a lot to share. maybe I will be one someday, though I'll probably always be at least a Deist or agnostic.

I chose this forum among the others because it looked attractive. I would like to be part of the forum with the least amount of censorship and political correctness. Oh I cannot tolerate that.

you say in your registration agreement page

Quote:Whilst we attempt to edit or remove any messages containing inappropriate, sexually orientated, abusive, hateful, slanderous, or threatening material

but that leaves the door wide open. I am often accused of things which I do not consider to be the case. I am just a thinker, and sometimes facts are not flattering. can you tell I hate censorship, what I consider the Post Marxist New Left (PMNL), whereby anyone who is not sufficiently progressive (SP) is suspected of being a Potential Fascist (PF), etc. but this is the subject of it's own thread. This is the first forum I've registered to where at the outset I voice my concerns about censorship and PC policy. Here goes. I am on many forums and I am sporadic anyways, so I might not be here much, and then I might write a lot. I might not even follow my own threads, but I always hope to write things of value and edification.

I was inspired to come here, to join an atheist forum, because I was just reading a history of Indo-European people's and I learned that the Hittites were Indo European, and I thought how the bible commanded the Israelites coming out of Egypt to slaughter them all- and I thought, if this is my race and heritage, that really offends me. It's funny how that works.

I think it's fine to be progressive and want to be progressive but I also think as atheists and science lovers, you and I should respect nature. We shouldn't demand that culture and biological instincts give way instantaneously to the dictates of some New Code- and frankly one of the first laws of nature is preservation of one's own self, offspring and ethnic group. So that's a little bit about me.

Very interested in your response.

ps I have read Dawkins. I used to be bothered- when I was more fanatic and dogmatic (grew up in the church), but deep down I knew I liked much of what he was saying. I'm aware of Hitch and have watched some of his videos online. I really like him. I saw him arguing with a Rabbi about circumcision. that was good. I hope you all hate penis mutilation and foreskin demonization. (that's what it is, facts are facts). They (whoever they are) always demonize someone or something before they attack it, have you noticed? But I like Hitch and I think he is intelligent and witty and nice. Sam Harris- I have not read any of his works. Maybe I should but he turns me off. I just get uncomfortable for some reason, not sure why. He seems to much like a revolutionary, I guess. I'm not sure why, but maybe I feel he's trying to destroy not only the foundations of religion in our society but other foundations as well. I don't know, it's visceral. Dennet, I'm sure he's brilliant but he's a little too obtuse for me. I don't care to take the time to read or study his works. In theory I'd like to read and study everything from everybody but life is short and we must seize the day.
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17-05-2013, 09:05 AM
RE: Hello and questions
You can be here and post relatively unmolested.

I say "relatively" because nobody can guarantee you or your beliefs safety should you claim things contained within holy documents as factual...

So long as you are not threatening or harassing people or sock-puppeting or linking porn, I doubt you'll be banned.

Most of the time I swear the "christians" we get leave of their own accord.. Aside from on of the mods, KC... I doubt that that darn Calvinist will ever leave, not that we want him to... Dodgy

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17-05-2013, 09:27 AM
RE: Hello and questions
Welcome viking. We have a few theists here some are pretty down-to-earth and know when to walk away from a discussion that's going no where.

They earn people's respect. KC is a theist and a mod. So we do take all types. I don't think he feels the need to censor his beliefs either for the sake of atheist friends...

Hope that last bit made sense.

Anyway...welcome!


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18-05-2013, 06:17 AM
RE: Hello and questions
(17-05-2013 09:27 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Welcome viking. We have a few theists here some are pretty down-to-earth and know when to walk away from a discussion that's going no where.

They earn people's respect. KC is a theist and a mod. So we do take all types. I don't think he feels the need to censor his beliefs either for the sake of atheist friends...

Hope that last bit made sense.

Anyway...welcome!

thanks. I don't think I'll be very frequent on here but may come back from time to time. Therefore, quality over quantity. Smile
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18-05-2013, 06:44 AM
RE: Hello and questions
Welcome.

Yes, there is no censorship here, free speech is preserved to a fault. So you can say whatever you want, but be aware that everyone else can also do so. So disagreements can get a bit heated.

I would recommend to come by frequently, since everything here makes more sense once you get to know the various posters. The membership is very diverse.

Pull up a chair and join in!

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20-05-2013, 04:07 PM
RE: Hello and questions
Hey and welcome.

Like others have said, anyone is welcome here... regardless of what they believe.

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