Introduce Yourself HERE!
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25-01-2011, 09:40 PM
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Eh, you can do either. Or both. No one minds. Big Grin

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25-01-2011, 11:53 PM
 
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My name is Jeff. I'm a 29 year old with a BA in Business Management. Recently moved to upstate New York and looking to network with like minded groups. My parents never forced their beliefs on me as a kid. Recently I've come to realize how fortunate I am, and today I am a proud freethinker.
26-01-2011, 08:53 PM
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(25-01-2011 11:53 PM)quantumagus Wrote:  My name is Jeff. I'm a 29 year old with a BA in Business Management. Recently moved to upstate New York and looking to network with like minded groups. My parents never forced their beliefs on me as a kid. Recently I've come to realize how fortunate I am, and today I am a proud freethinker.

Do you mind saying where you live? That's where I'm from. Smile

My reason for being is to serve as a cat cushion. That is good enough for me. Wink
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26-01-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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Not at all. I live in Boston, NY between Buffalo to the north and Springville to the south.
27-01-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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Hello everyone. I'm James and I'm and atheist. I come from a very dedicated Mormon family on both my mother and father side of the family. Ancestors on my mothers side was one of the first families in England to be converted to the Church so I have many generations of history in the church. For me telling the family I didn't believe was not that big of a deal because so many were doubting their beliefs but could not bring themselves to challenge their beliefs.

I stopped going to church in my early twenties because I had to work on Sundays and was persecuted by members of the church for doing what I had to do to survive. When I did get the chance to go to church I got dirty looks from people because of working on Sundays and because of the work I was doing. So I gave up on them but would still do what service work the church had going in my community.

I have finally left the church completely when my mom got married in the Orlando temple a few years ago. I went to the wedding to be supportive of my mom and her new husband even though I knew I would not be allowed to be a part of the ceremony. I went anyway but I wore black and sat in the lobby the entire time talking to any one who would listen to my story.
27-01-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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As Robert Ingersoll said in 'The Liberty Of All' (1877),

"Every such person is a certificate of the meanness of the community in which he resides."
27-01-2011, 09:07 PM
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(26-01-2011 09:14 PM)quantumagus Wrote:  Not at all. I live in Boston, NY between Buffalo to the north and Springville to the south.

I grew up in the Utica area. When I lived there I really thought it sucked, but compared to here it's Utopia. Wouldn't go back there tho. Enjoy winter! Big Grin

My experience with people there was that most of them were very tolerant and open minded. I miss that very much.

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30-01-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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So i told the story of my name in the explain yourself thread.

Barring that ... well im research staff at the university of newcastle. i'm one of about 2 shared researchers between chemistry and chemical engineering at the moment.

In my spare time i ... um. i have a cat. oh and touhou. lots of touhou. oh and i translate manga (srs stuff as freelance joiner when various groups are short a member and porn whenever the g/u/ys ask me)

thats about it. oh and i have a cat. she is made of cat.
30-01-2011, 12:24 PM
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Hi DoE
I have been to Australia and enjoyed my visit. I have met a few Australians that had strong dialects and found them hard to understand. From your posts I get the impression that you may have a strong dialect. Here at this forum we are from all over the world. If you do what you can do tone down that dialect and avoid or explain expressions and sayings that are common only in Australia, then it would be easier for non-Australians to understand what you say. We have a lot of people who have English as their second, and sometimes third language. Thank-you. I definitely hope that this will be helpfull.

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30-01-2011, 01:11 PM
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DoE, the only words I didn't get were ''srs'', ''touhou'' and ''barring'', although barring can be a ''real'' English word, although my wordbook doesn't know it.

And wellcomes!

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