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02-09-2012, 11:44 PM
Short And Sweet Introduction
Hello Internets!

I just recently (within the last 2 weeks) made the leap of (non)faith to Atheism after being an Agnostic for 3-4 years. Before that I was a United Methodist, Church of Christ (yes, southerners, THE Church of Christ), and Pentacostal. Obviously you can gather that my parents didn't know what they wanted to be either but I digress.

I'm 22 and on Active Duty in the US Air Force. I've been in for four years. I am originally from Tennessee but now I'm stationed in Colorado.

I stumbled onto The Thinking Atheist's work about a month ago and it really helped me over that last little hump. Glad to be a part of it now and can't wait to meet some great freethinkers and like-minded people!

-Phil

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself. - Robert Ingersoll
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03-09-2012, 03:20 AM
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Wow welcome to the forums! It's always interesting to meet a rare foxhole atheist.


Welcome to the TTA family.

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03-09-2012, 05:00 AM
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So... when do I get my ride in a fighter jet?

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03-09-2012, 05:02 AM
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(03-09-2012 03:20 AM)Red Tornado Wrote:  Wow welcome to the forums! It's always interesting to meet a rare foxhole atheist.


Welcome to the TTA family.

Mmmm. What's the Air Force equivalent of a foxhole? Air pocket?

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03-09-2012, 05:09 AM
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Welcome aboard

" Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous."
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03-09-2012, 05:12 AM
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(03-09-2012 05:00 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  So... when do I get my ride in a fighter jet?

lol... I'm on the ground. Military Police. I can't get you in a jet but I can get you in a HMMWV. Smile

(03-09-2012 05:02 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Mmmm. What's the Air Force equivalent of a foxhole? Air pocket?

Somebody always has jokes Smile... and it's actually a desk, thank you.

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03-09-2012, 07:17 AM
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Welcome Phil - Way to make that final first leap Smile

There are several posters here with ties to the military - did 9+ years myself in the Army - don't really miss those days...lol - it's a young man's sport...

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03-09-2012, 07:43 AM
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(03-09-2012 05:12 AM)TheDoctorPhil Wrote:  
(03-09-2012 05:02 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Mmmm. What's the Air Force equivalent of a foxhole? Air pocket?

Somebody always has jokes Smile... and it's actually a desk, thank you.

You have a flying desk? That's even more impressive.

Welcome aboard. Enjoy yourself.

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03-09-2012, 08:31 AM
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(03-09-2012 05:12 AM)TheDoctorPhil Wrote:  
(03-09-2012 05:02 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Mmmm. What's the Air Force equivalent of a foxhole? Air pocket?

Somebody always has jokes Smile... and it's actually a desk, thank you.

Ah, yes, the Chairborne Rangers.

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03-09-2012, 10:00 AM
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Welcome, Phil.

With all the stories about Evangelical proselytizing in the Air Force, it'll be great to get your insider perspective.

You're probably already familiar with the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

Nice to see the Ingersoll quote.

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