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23-12-2016, 09:29 PM
Really need to be around rational thought right now
Hi atheists.

I'm surrounded by people who think circular reasoning is ok, Christianity should be taught in school, and the only reason people need to be able to read is to read the Bible.

I've had many arguments with them over the years and I'm giving up. It seems that if people want to change, they will change. If not, they won't. So there's nothing I can do to make anyone in the world more intelligent/capable of critical thought.

This is weighing on me. So here I am seeking out critical thinkers.
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23-12-2016, 09:56 PM
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Welcome Smile
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23-12-2016, 10:11 PM
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Sorry, wrong place. All Jesus Freaks, here.

Cuz I'm a Bible totin', scripture quotin', sin defacin', Devil chasin', chorus hummin', guitar strummin', gospel preachin', soul searchin', overcomin' Child of God.

Oh...no, wait, I'm a Secular Humanist and evolutionary biologist who made it out of that crazy world.

I feel your pain. Welcome to TTA. And sanity.

"Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?" - E. O. Wilson
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23-12-2016, 10:18 PM (This post was last modified: 24-12-2016 07:35 AM by Kernel Sohcahtoa.)
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It is nice to have you here, sir. Based on my experience here, there are some pretty cool TTA (theists and non-theists) members who are rational/critical thinkers. In addition, IMO, there are plenty of stimulating, inquisitive, and curious conversations taking place on TTA. With that said, I hope you get what you want out of this place, sir. Live long and prosper.

"I'm fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason." Klaatu, from The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
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23-12-2016, 10:35 PM
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And you came here? Blink Blink ... bwahahahahhahaha.

#sigh
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23-12-2016, 10:37 PM
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Hello!

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23-12-2016, 10:40 PM
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Kindly visit the smiley boutique as you run screaming into the night. Evil_monsterHoboBanana_zorroGirl_nailsBanginBechasedChaseKnights who say NI!

(23-12-2016 09:29 PM)freerangehuman Wrote:  I've had many arguments with them over the years and I'm giving up.

I hear you. Sometimes it seems like you're pushing cooked spaghetti uphill.

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23-12-2016, 10:41 PM
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Welcome! Where are you from (state is good enough)?
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23-12-2016, 11:54 PM
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Hello! Big Grin

(23-12-2016 09:29 PM)freerangehuman Wrote:  Hi atheists.

I'm surrounded by people who think circular reasoning is ok, Christianity should be taught in school, and the only reason people need to be able to read is to read the Bible.

I've had many arguments with them over the years and I'm giving up. It seems that if people want to change, they will change. If not, they won't. So there's nothing I can do to make anyone in the world more intelligent/capable of critical thought.

This is weighing on me. So here I am seeking out critical thinkers.

Hug
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24-12-2016, 12:20 AM
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Welcome to the club.

Check out my now-defunct atheism blog. It's just a blog, no ads, no revenue, no gods.
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