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20-01-2014, 06:20 PM
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I've been an atheist for at least 4 or 5 years now. I've converted my closest friends to atheism through sheer research and debate, without causing problems. In fact, I was rather pleased with their ability to reason. Proof, I've chosen great friends. However, I haven't told my family a thing. It hasn't been bugging me though. My family isn't extroverted when it comes to religion. Our protestant Lutheran background makes them more forgiving than my fiance's Catholic family who called me a "Godless Heathen". After visiting several times and them realizing I am a humbled person and well-mannered, they have come to accept me as a "normal person". I feel the best way to keep Theists comfortable with Atheists is to not make everything about religion and show them we don't need religion to be our moral compass while being humble and not expressing how we feel about their inability to reason. After all, we are right, so it doesn't matter whether they believe in god or not; heaven or hell is irrelevant. Our mission should be making sure children are taught properly in school so they can decide for themselves.

The wise change their minds when facts and experience so demand. The fool does not hear or does not heed. (Wis 4:12-13)
- The Good Book
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20-01-2014, 06:26 PM
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Welcome!


God is a concept by which we measure our pain -- John Lennon

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20-01-2014, 06:38 PM
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Like the avatar! Welcome to the fray. Smile

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

~ Umberto Eco
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20-01-2014, 07:49 PM
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Welcome!

It's Special Pleadings all the way down!


Magic Talking Snakes STFU -- revenantx77


You can't have your special pleading and eat it too. -- WillHop
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20-01-2014, 08:01 PM
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As Earl would say, "Hey, krabman"
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21-01-2014, 03:56 PM
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Welcome and what a striking entrance! Big Grin

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22-01-2014, 07:55 PM
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welcome aboard Smile

" Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous."
David Hume
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