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24-06-2012, 12:52 PM
I'm a new person (to the forums, not the world).
Hello everyone!

I'm really glad I found this place. The frustration of living in this world where the vast majority are living in Middle Earth just gets to be too much sometimes. I love to talk and debate about religion, but for some reason it always makes people uncomfortable. So I've resorted to watching an endless number of Hitchens and Harris debates on youtube which inevitably results in me oscillating between cheering and screaming at my monitor. I've decided I'd to actually try to talk to real people, so here I am. Big Grin

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"Answer what true?"
"Whatever happened to happy endings?"
"They got them on shows at Saturday matinees."
-Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
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24-06-2012, 01:16 PM (This post was last modified: 24-06-2012 01:26 PM by Vipa.)
RE: I'm a new person (to the forums, not the world).
You should accept your Middle-Earther-citizenship. At least if you go by the definition of Richard Dawkins Tongue (Humans aren't particularly big, small or fast, which is why our brains produce a solid world although in reality it's mostly emtpy space)

And welcome to the forum Smile
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24-06-2012, 01:23 PM
RE: I'm a new person (to the forums, not the world).
Cool - Hi Toby, it's good you could find a place to socialize. It's pretty informal here and the topics are pretty broad - it's not always about Theism or Atheism - sometimes it's about food, kids, music, whatever you want it to be about, really.

Look around and see what's up that interests you. It's all good. Maybe for starters, you could tell us a bit about yourself; life long or have you recently come to a non-Theist point of view? It'll be good to get to know you.


Welcome to the forum. Smile

I think in the end, I just feel like I'm a secular person who has a skeptical eye toward any extraordinary claim, carefully examining any extraordinary evidence before jumping to conclusions. ~ Eric ~ My friend ... who figured it out.
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24-06-2012, 03:38 PM
RE: I'm a new person (to the forums, not the world).
Hey Toby - Welcome aboard

" Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous."
David Hume
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24-06-2012, 03:43 PM
RE: I'm a new person (to the forums, not the world).
Welcome Smile
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24-06-2012, 05:06 PM
RE: I'm a new person (to the forums, not the world).
Welcome.

"Belief means not wanting to know what is true"
Friedrich Nietzsche
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24-06-2012, 05:28 PM
RE: I'm a new person (to the forums, not the world).
Thanks for all the warm welcomes.

I'm a youngish guy (24) and was not raised religious. In fact, that is of some consternation for me because I'm not sure where my fascination with religion and superstition comes from (not to mention that I'd love to be able to say I broke away from some super orthodox family). Cool I think I believed in god when I was a kid, but just kind of grew out of it around age 12 or 13. I took a community college course in Existentialism a few years ago and found great relief and joy in the writings of Sartre and Camus, and the exhilaration of finding a personal, humanistic meaning in an absurd existence.

I'm going to school right now to major in music and hopefully will find work in the theatre (I just love big Broadway musicals); a flimsy plan, I know.

"Tom, answer me true, now."
"Answer what true?"
"Whatever happened to happy endings?"
"They got them on shows at Saturday matinees."
-Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
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24-06-2012, 11:18 PM
RE: I'm a new person (to the forums, not the world).
Welcome, Toby Smile

You'll meet all types here. Some good, some not so good, some slightly wackadoodle but mostly great peeps!

Enjoy the variety Smile Dodgy Sadcryface2 Hobo Blink

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25-06-2012, 08:41 AM
RE: I'm a new person (to the forums, not the world).
Welcome Toby.

Glad to have you around!

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