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27-07-2014, 01:43 PM
Hey y'all
Good afternoon, everyone! I wanted to introduce myself to y'all and let everyone know how thankful I am for the work TTA does and the community it helps to form.

I always had a weak faith; so many things I was told to believe that just never made much sense. As a science student, I struggled to squeeze god into my understandings. I did this very thing for years. Eventually, I felt silly trying to merge faith and science. Inserting god into everything seemed inappropriate and insincere to me. The truth is, there is absolutely no known evidence for the existence of any kind of god, and after reaching that realization, I couldn't hold on to my beleif any longer. It was tough; a good long while suffering cognitive dissonance, but I feel like I've grown out of my faith to see the universe as it really is. A natural, beautiful and enormous place that is governed by things I can understand and see and measure and share with others. I don't need god in my life. I don't have to reconcile what I know and what I hope is true.

Well, that's my introduction. I'll see y'all around!
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27-07-2014, 02:06 PM
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Hey back...you must be from the south.

Welcome to our little corner of the world.

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27-07-2014, 02:08 PM
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(27-07-2014 01:43 PM)Senpai Wrote:  Good afternoon, everyone! I wanted to introduce myself to y'all and let everyone know how thankful I am for the work TTA does and the community it helps to form.

I always had a weak faith; so many things I was told to believe that just never made much sense. As a science student, I struggled to squeeze god into my understandings. I did this very thing for years. Eventually, I felt silly trying to merge faith and science. Inserting god into everything seemed inappropriate and insincere to me. The truth is, there is absolutely no known evidence for the existence of any kind of god, and after reaching that realization, I couldn't hold on to my beleif any longer. It was tough; a good long while suffering cognitive dissonance, but I feel like I've grown out of my faith to see the universe as it really is. A natural, beautiful and enormous place that is governed by things I can understand and see and measure and share with others. I don't need god in my life. I don't have to reconcile what I know and what I hope is true.

Well, that's my introduction. I'll see y'all around!

Welcome!

That story mirrors what a lot of atheists go through. One day they realize gods don't make sense. The only exception to that rule is the Golf GODS. Don't piss them off. They make trees waves their limbs to snag your shots. They render golf balls invisible. They use the wind to push your shots towards hazards.

I experience these things every time I play, so I KNOW they exist. Bastards!
Crap there goes tomorrows game.
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27-07-2014, 02:15 PM
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Haaay!

Yep, I live in the south too. Smile

Welcome to TTA!


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27-07-2014, 03:05 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome. And yes, I hail from Georgia in the bible belt!
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28-07-2014, 10:57 PM
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Konbanwa senpai! Omedeto!

I prefer fantasy, but I have to live in reality.
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29-07-2014, 12:10 AM
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(27-07-2014 03:05 PM)Senpai Wrote:  Thanks for the warm welcome. And yes, I hail from Georgia in the bible belt!

Same. Welcome!
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29-07-2014, 01:15 PM
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SE-SEENNPAAAIII!! (sorry I just had to)

Welcome to the forum, Science-Senpai! I, too, hail from the Bible Belt except I'm just a lil' north of you. Good ol' Missouri. Anyways, glad you could find your way here and hope you enjoy your stay! Big Grin

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29-07-2014, 02:01 PM
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Welcome aboard Smile

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David Hume
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29-07-2014, 05:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Here are your complimentary doughnuts!

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