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14-11-2012, 02:19 PM
Howdy from Dallas, TX
Hello everyone. My name is Jon, but IRL most people know me as 'Rook'. I'm 25, originally from Tulsa, OK but have been living in Dallas for almost 3 years now.

Not to get into my whole life story, but I was raised in a very conservative Southern Baptist family and was very involved in the church until I was 20 or so. Like the typical story goes, I started asking questions and doing some research to "strengthen my faith". Before I knew it, I realized that the opposite was happening. I struggled with it for a while, mostly because I was still terrified of spending eternity in hell. Eventually, I was able to work through that and began identifying myself as an atheist about 4 years ago. As scary/painful as the process often was, it's been the best thing that's ever happened to me and I am SO glad to be free of the shackles of religion and superstitious thought.

Anyway! I've been a fan of Seth and the podcast for a while now but for some reason had never gotten involved with the forum. So, I figured, it's about time! Shy Looking forward to some good discussions and maybe making a few friends too!
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14-11-2012, 02:35 PM
RE: Howdy from Dallas, TX
Welcome, Rook!
You'll find quite a few folks here who can relate to your giving up Faith for Knowledge.
Enjoy your stay!

"All that is necessary for the triumph of Calvinism is that good Atheists do nothing." ~Eric Oh My
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14-11-2012, 02:37 PM
RE: Howdy from Dallas, TX
Welcome.

Do you they call you Rook because you can only move from side to side and backwards and forwards?

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14-11-2012, 02:42 PM
RE: Howdy from Dallas, TX
(14-11-2012 02:37 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Welcome.

Do you they call you Rook because you can only move from side to side and backwards and forwards?

Or because you can do a 'special' move with your chosen king?

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14-11-2012, 02:42 PM
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(14-11-2012 02:42 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(14-11-2012 02:37 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Welcome.

Do you they call you Rook because you can only move from side to side and backwards and forwards?
Or because you can do a 'special' move with your chosen king?
Well played.

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14-11-2012, 02:44 PM
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(14-11-2012 02:42 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(14-11-2012 02:42 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Or because you can do a 'special' move with your chosen king?
Well played.

Check!

Smartass

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14-11-2012, 03:05 PM
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(14-11-2012 02:44 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(14-11-2012 02:42 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Well played.

Check!

Smartass
*block*

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Yes, I'm also a Christian.
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14-11-2012, 03:07 PM
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Welcome aboard Smile

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David Hume
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14-11-2012, 03:12 PM
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(14-11-2012 03:05 PM)queenschosen Wrote:  
(14-11-2012 02:44 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Check!

Smartass
*block*

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Says the King's 'mate'!


Welcome aboard the board, Rook.

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14-11-2012, 03:13 PM
RE: Howdy from Dallas, TX
(14-11-2012 02:37 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Welcome.

Do you they call you Rook because you can only move from side to side and backwards and forwards?
How did you know!? Tongue

Its origins are actually not very exciting...it's just short for Rookie, a nickname that's followed me since high school. It's a little more unique than my real name, 'Jon', so I've embraced it lol.

And thanks everyone for the warm welcome.
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