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02-03-2017, 03:46 PM
RE: No atheist will be spared
Welcome!

You're really lucky you were raised by atheists.
I was indoctrinated into the Catholic faith as a toddler, and it's taken me some 50 years to shake it.

When I was RCC I certainly didn't feel like I was a hypocrite or lying to myself.
I was gullible I guess and just took so many of the tenets of my faith for granted; I never saw the need to question them.
I guess I was intellectually lazy, in an unconscious sort of way.

But after a while, the ridiculous hypocrisy of RCC leadership, especially with regard to modern ethics on women's rights and LGBTQ rights, just pushed me to question how people who said one thing and did the COMPLETE opposite could live with themselves.

That led me to start examining what I believed was right and wrong, and what I found did not match the RCC practices AT ALL.

So I started shopping, couldn't find anything at the religion mall, but I kept hoping something would fit, eventually.

Then I started looking into the historical basis for Judaism and Christianity, what actual scholars said about the Bible, at which point I said, WTF, it's all mythology.

TLDR: Welcome, and you're luck Smile (sorry, didn't mean to steal your thunder.)

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02-03-2017, 05:25 PM
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Welcome!

Help for the living. Hope for the dead. ~ R.G. Ingersoll

Freedom offers opportunity. Opportunity confers responsibility. Responsibility to use the freedom we enjoy wisely, honestly and humanely. ~ Noam Chomsky
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02-03-2017, 05:28 PM
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Welcome!

I get to decide what my life looks like, not the other way around.
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03-03-2017, 06:50 PM
RE: No atheist will be spared
(02-03-2017 03:46 PM)Reducetarian Wrote:  Welcome!

You're really lucky you were raised by atheists.
I was indoctrinated into the Catholic faith as a toddler, and it's taken me some 50 years to shake it.

TLDR: Welcome, and you're luck Smile (sorry, didn't mean to steal your thunder.)

You're right about my luck (in this particular matter), but wrong about one detail.

My parents were the "kinda-sorta" believers - Deists, I think is the term.
When I started asking questions they laid out what they believed, emphasising the difference between belief and knowledge - then asked me for my honest opinion.
Not the first or the last time my inquisitive nature was encouraged.

They were better than atheists: They were the kind of people who learned from their own misfortune and resolved to not repeat the idiot mistakes of the idiots who raised them.

Thank you for the welcome and don't worry. The sky is big enough for both of us.

"Old men make old words holy. - A fool may scrawl on a slate and if no one has the wit to wipe it clean for a thousand years the scrawl becomes the wisdom of ages."

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03-03-2017, 06:58 PM
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Welcome! Big Grin

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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03-03-2017, 07:15 PM
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hi there!

"If you don't have a seat at the table, you're probably on the menu."

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04-03-2017, 08:02 PM
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Hi and [Image: K8XXuiQ.gif?zoom=2]

Today is the best day of my life and tomorrow will be even better.
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05-03-2017, 02:20 AM
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NOTE: Member, Tomasia uses this site to slander other individuals. He then later proclaims it a joke, but not in public.
I will call him a liar and a dog here and now.
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