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27-04-2012, 02:49 PM
RE: How has this forum changed you?
(27-04-2012 01:23 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  I'd say I've grown by sharing the pain and humor of my old ways of thinking, and I've felt safe to do so in this community of people who pretend to give a shit. Thumbsup
I don't know about anyone else pretending but... I'll always fake it for you, Erxy. Blush

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27-04-2012, 09:01 PM
RE: How has this forum changed you?
Starting not to let remarks that would otherwise utterly destroy my self esteem, instead serve as a lesson learned and something to work on. If not, to at least consider more the source before taking any words given to heart.

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27-04-2012, 09:23 PM
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(27-04-2012 09:01 PM)AnotherSinner Wrote:  Starting not to let remarks that would otherwise utterly destroy my self esteem, instead serve as a lesson learned and something to work on. If not, to at least consider more the source before taking any words given to heart.
Shit Sinner, if your only problem's self-esteem, the nihilists here can help you get over that like immediately. ... But it ain't pretty. Wink

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27-04-2012, 10:37 PM
RE: How has this forum changed you?
I think that my movements have become more regular now and not as soft as they used to be. At first I thought it was because I was cutting back on the bread and the alcohol, but I really think this forum has a lot to do with it.

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Thanks for getting off my back!"
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27-04-2012, 11:07 PM
RE: How has this forum changed you?
Hmmm, good question.

I suppose I have found an 'aether' surrogate family of sorts Smile

I really enjoy the diversity of personalities within this forum and the many points of view. I especially enjoy the awesome intellects in the scientific fields as well as the emotional intelligence of many (you know who you are Smile ). I love watching people of different opinions going 'head to head' as a good debate can give me goosebumps.

What I probably love most of all is the witty banter and smart-arse remarks as there are so many on this forum with a great sense of humour.

In summing up, I don't know whether the forum has really 'changed' me but I do know it has made me laugh (many times over), given me insight and education in many different forms and in many areas.

So thanks TTA Thumbsup You rock Bowing

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27-04-2012, 11:26 PM
RE: How has this forum changed you?
(27-04-2012 02:49 PM)kim Wrote:  
(27-04-2012 01:23 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  I'd say I've grown by sharing the pain and humor of my old ways of thinking, and I've felt safe to do so in this community of people who pretend to give a shit. Thumbsup
I don't know about anyone else pretending but... I'll always fake it for you, Erxy. Blush
Oh hunnie bunnie! Heart Heart Heart Heart

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28-04-2012, 05:15 AM
RE: How has this forum changed you?
I'm not sure the Forum has changed me much; I do love reading the posts, still not sure what to post back in reply though. The podcasts have been more of an influence, as I have more time to listen than to read or think of a response.... I have learned a lot more about what fundimentalist Christians believe, and what this weird Creationist/ID thing is about - very strange stuff IMO!
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28-04-2012, 07:07 AM (This post was last modified: 28-04-2012 07:22 AM by Chas.)
RE: How has this forum changed you?
(27-04-2012 11:26 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(27-04-2012 02:49 PM)kim Wrote:  I don't know about anyone else pretending but... I'll always fake it for you, Erxy. Blush
Oh hunnie bunnie! Heart Heart Heart Heart
Geez, get a room. Shocking

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28-04-2012, 04:31 PM
RE: How has this forum changed you?
(26-04-2012 11:10 PM)kim Wrote:  
(26-04-2012 07:05 PM)Chas Wrote:  It has hardened me against their silliness.

It has made me terse.
So, the deadly part was innate? Blush
No, the deadly part is an outcome. Cool

It was Luminon (where'd he go?) who described me as terse and deadly:

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...e=threaded

He may not have meant it as a compliment. Consider

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28-04-2012, 04:59 PM
RE: How has this forum changed you?
This forum has actually changed me in some ways.

When I came here my life had just taken a turn for the worse. My rage level was super saiyan and was looking for a fight.
Back when I was younger I would have just gone out and gotten into a couple of fights until my rage level had cooled a bit, but I'm older now, bruises hurt more, prison is a real thing, and I have a wonderful child to look after.

The thing that was really itching me was religion, to be specific my religious pseudo relatives. They still bother the fuck out of me, but I no longer want to murder them and burn down their house. I have gone from the desire to be a militant atheist, and now have resolved to live and let live so long as no personal boundries become crossed. Then I will still fight back.

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