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27-01-2015, 02:07 PM
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Hello everyone, I come from atheistforums.org, a forum I've joined last summer since atheism and skepticism became a more central part of my identity, and so I was curious to hang out and discuss with people with like minded views.

I've decided to join because I was curious to try posting in TTA, since it's pretty well praised in AF.org, and I don't want to limit myself to just one forum. In fact, I also post at deist forums other internet forums not related to atheism.

I go by the same username (Blackout) and I picked it because it's a name I started to use in online gaming out of pure random thoughts, I thought it would suit me, and because the most devastating problem I had when I became an atheist was finding out that there's no afterlife - Just nothing - And because of that a "blackout" [infinite one] is what expects me after I die, so this username is a way to overcome my still [sometimes] lingering fear of eternal oblivion (kinda like batman feared bats and became, well.. Batman!).

I come from Portugal and I identify myself as a gnostic atheist; I know it is a less common position, but I have reasons to haven chosen it, and I'll be happy to discuss it in the proper topic. I'll just say right away that gnostic atheists are not: (1) Atheists who feel superior and are completely close minded to the possibility of god existing (2) Atheists who are 100% sure about god not existing and behave similarly to gnostic theists


So this is pretty much all of it. Howdy!
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27-01-2015, 02:42 PM
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Hey, blackout, good to see you here! Heart

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27-01-2015, 02:44 PM
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(27-01-2015 02:42 PM)LostandInsecure Wrote:  Hey, blackout, good to see you here! Heart

The feeling is mutual Smile

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27-01-2015, 03:18 PM
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Welcome.

Funny you should say you are a gnostic atheist, we have a heated thread on this topic going on right now.

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27-01-2015, 03:30 PM
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(27-01-2015 03:18 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Welcome.

Funny you should say you are a gnostic atheist, we have a heated thread on this topic going on right now.

Really? I can't find anything on "new posts" related to gnostic atheism. Can you point me to it please?

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27-01-2015, 03:39 PM
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(27-01-2015 03:30 PM)Blackout Wrote:  
(27-01-2015 03:18 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Welcome.

Funny you should say you are a gnostic atheist, we have a heated thread on this topic going on right now.

Really? I can't find anything on "new posts" related to gnostic atheism. Can you point me to it please?

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...e-atheists

The agnostic/gnostic/whatever free for all (pun intended) starts at post 35 I think.

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27-01-2015, 03:57 PM
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Hi! Welcome! I'm not a member at AF. Not that I'm not interested, just a whole lotta effort I don't want to make right now. I have a name I wish I would have used instead of Nurse, I was in a rough place after losing my faith when I picked it - it was the only thing I knew for sure about myself (I know, I know, whodathunk I could be melodramatic...). Deconversion was a bitch.

Anywho, glad to see you here.


I'm gonna go check out this thread, thanks unfogged.

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27-01-2015, 03:58 PM
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Be sure to barbecue kittens, record the NFL without their permission, and rip the tags off of your mattress.

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27-01-2015, 04:03 PM
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Welcome. Yes

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27-01-2015, 05:27 PM (This post was last modified: 27-01-2015 05:34 PM by GirlyMan.)
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Howdy howdy ho. Interesting tag line "Gnostic atheist and Existential Nihilist". Girly's an existential theist or a "meist" colloquially.

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