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18-04-2017, 09:19 AM
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Hello all.

Thanks for letting me join. I am so wanting to discuss and debate on an intelligent and civil forum and I am hoping that this is a good fit for me.

I have been debating for a long, long time and started with American Atheists' email version of debate on AACHAT. I spent many years with the original AtheistParents.org and Belief.net and have been a long-time regular on a Christian site that is changing as it grows elderly.

I am tired of vulgar language and insults and an insistence that atheists must toe the Leftist party line and agree to all the particulars of Progressivism. I am tired of being called ignorant, uninformed and uneducated just because I align with Constitutional principles. I consider myself to be a Conservative Libertarian.

I have been told before to avoid labeling myself or I will get called on it should I venture outside whatever box others have placed me in. But...I am complicated, just like everyone else. Life makes us so and to deny that fact is to deny that human beings have a decently reasoning brain, which responds uniquely to the individuals experience and sensibilities.

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18-04-2017, 09:28 AM
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Welcome to TTA.

We can't guarantee "intelligent" or "civil" but there's plenty of "vulgar language" and more than enough "insults" to go around... you'll work out soon enough who to avoid.

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18-04-2017, 09:34 AM
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Welcome to the board!

Be prepared for a good debate, if that's what you are after. Many of our posters here have 100% pure evidence coming out of their wazoo.

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18-04-2017, 09:43 AM
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Welcome!
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18-04-2017, 09:59 AM
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[Image: nRSGVTr.gif?zoom=2] Jeanne

There will be scads of "vulgar" language here. Most people on some (at least) atheist sites don't consider swearing to be anything except emphasis so if someone says "fuck you" it is not meant literally. Even religious members use these terms though less often and are not frightened off or scandalized by them.

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18-04-2017, 10:31 AM
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(18-04-2017 09:19 AM)Jeanne Wrote:  I consider myself to be a Conservative Libertarian.

Welcome and good luck.

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18-04-2017, 10:36 AM
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Hi, and welcome. Smile
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18-04-2017, 10:37 AM
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Hello and welcome.

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18-04-2017, 10:45 AM
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Also, you do not have to be leftist or liberal to be an atheist. Hell, you don't even have to have science-based reasons for not having faith. Everyone is different.

But I'm curious why you consider yourself a conservative? I mean- what things do you believe in/support that are conservative in nature? There's another thread that just started not too long ago that you might want to participate in that is about this specific subject. Maybe you could post your answer there if you're willing?

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...nservative

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18-04-2017, 11:08 AM
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Welcome.

You're probably going to have to get used to the swearing; that's not considered uncivil here.
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