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09-09-2014, 07:38 PM
Hi I'm new and just out of the closet!
Hi, nice to meet everyone. Oh gosh, where to start? I'll keep it simple. I just watched the Rebecca Vitsmun video (sniff, sniff...very touching) and noticed it was done by The Thinking Atheist, then a few moments later, I did a search on Google, "why atheism is not a religion" and came across this site again. I cracked up when I read the FAQ's. Then I noticed there is a forum, and here I am.

Anyhoot, about Rebecca, she's the one that inspired me to COME OUT!!! I'm also a resident of Oklahoma, and lost the roof of my home a week after the Moore, OK tornado. It hasn't been easy...this coming out. People are fine if you say you're an agnostic, but atheism is another ball game.

I don't understand why people act so offended by me being an atheist.
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09-09-2014, 10:18 PM
RE: Hi I'm new and just out of the closet!
Hello Carla.

I don't understand why people become so offended either. It's probably a combination of the religious brainwashing and negative stigma. Unsure

Good to have you with us. Welcome!

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. ~Mark Twain
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09-09-2014, 10:24 PM
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Welcome to our community! Glad you found us and looking forward to reading more from you!

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And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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09-09-2014, 10:26 PM (This post was last modified: 09-09-2014 10:51 PM by pablo.)
RE: Hi I'm new and just out of the closet!
Welcome aboard. Thumbsup

ETA: filxed it
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09-09-2014, 10:40 PM
RE: Hi I'm new and just out of the closet!
Welcome aboard! Smile I think they are not too fond of it because it goes against their beliefs and their rules and what not. Hope you enjoy your stay and as Bows would say, newbies bring the doughnuts! Tongue

(09-09-2014 10:26 PM)pablo Wrote:  Wekcome aboard. Thumbsup

*Welcome Wink

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09-09-2014, 10:46 PM
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Welcome Smile

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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10-09-2014, 12:13 AM
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Quote:I don't understand why people act so offended by me being an atheist.


I'm not.

Atheism is NOT a Religion. It's A Personal Relationship With Reality!
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10-09-2014, 06:36 AM
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(09-09-2014 07:38 PM)Carla_Danger Wrote:  I don't understand why people act so offended by me being an atheist.

I usually assume it is because they know deep down that you are right but are too scared to admit it and they resent your courage.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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10-09-2014, 06:50 AM
RE: Hi I'm new and just out of the closet!
Welcome!
Yes... Newbies bring the donuts, specifically the chocolate iced with sprinkles Smile (Apparently JDog has a growly tummy like me when reading the forums) lol.


I think they freak out when meeting an atheist cuz they are scared you might bite. Evil_monster

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10-09-2014, 07:26 AM
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(10-09-2014 06:50 AM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  Rumor has it we eat babies. Hobo

We totally don't... er... mostly...

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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