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15-01-2016, 07:22 PM
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I'm from the Bible Belt. The middle part of Georgia. Though I grew up Southern Baptist and Presbyterian PCA, I was always the weird one. The one who searched for answers to my questions and who never quit asking those questions. But I always stopped just at saying "there is no god." It was too scary. You know, hell and all that. But my daughter told me one day she was an atheist and I started reading about it, finding out what that really meant...which led me to Hitchens. And suddenly there was no turning back to the darkness of cognitive dissonance and ignorance! I love listening to TTA because Seth seems to have the same story as I did. It's so wonderful to have this community! I am an ER nurse and have 2 dogs. I have a wonderful husband. He is being enlightened too. My daughter as I said is an atheist and my son is a youth pastor in a PCA church. (sigh).

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15-01-2016, 07:37 PM
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Welcome! Smile

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15-01-2016, 07:40 PM
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Welcome, fellow bible belt atheist! I just joined the other day (well... night), and let me tell you, these people on here are a good bunch.Yes
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15-01-2016, 07:41 PM
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Hello! Big Grin
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15-01-2016, 07:57 PM
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Welcome!

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15-01-2016, 08:09 PM
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Welcome aboard!
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15-01-2016, 10:07 PM
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Welcome to our humble abode

A man should not believe in an ism, he should believe in himself. -Ferris Bueller

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16-01-2016, 02:52 AM
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Welcome!

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

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16-01-2016, 07:23 AM
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(15-01-2016 07:22 PM)rebel*ox Wrote:  I'm from the Bible Belt. The middle part of Georgia. Though I grew up Southern Baptist and Presbyterian PCA, I was always the weird one. The one who searched for answers to my questions and who never quit asking those questions. But I always stopped just at saying "there is no god." It was too scary. You know, hell and all that. But my daughter told me one day she was an atheist and I started reading about it, finding out what that really meant...which led me to Hitchens. And suddenly there was no turning back to the darkness of cognitive dissonance and ignorance! I love listening to TTA because Seth seems to have the same story as I did. It's so wonderful to have this community! I am an ER nurse and have 2 dogs. I have a wonderful husband. He is being enlightened too. My daughter as I said is an atheist and my son is a youth pastor in a PCA church. (sigh).

Welcome to the light side. Smile

Your experience made me think of a song from Crosby, Stills & Nash:
"And you, of tender years, can't know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth, they seek the truth before they can die.
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Science is not a subject, but a method.
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16-01-2016, 07:27 AM
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Welcome New Here! Glad to have you.
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