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16-05-2014, 05:47 PM (This post was last modified: 16-05-2014 07:45 PM by GirlyMan.)
Why come out as an atheist?
I mean I take my metaphysics rather personally. Kinda like they should be covered under HIPPA and shit. Why should an atheist even bother to announce it to the world? I generally don't unless the conversation naturally goes there. When pressed on my religious views I respond "Any promise of a postmortem preservation of identity is utter and complete bullshit. Dualism is untenable. No plausible mechanism of action has ever been proposed. Now what would you like to discuss?" ... I like it, it's fun. Evil_monster

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16-05-2014, 05:51 PM
RE: Why come out as an atheist?
Man, I don't have a social circle. I don't even have a social arc. Sadcryface2

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16-05-2014, 05:52 PM
RE: Why come out as an atheist?
I'm in the same boat HOC. However I think that's the reason why in the few times I have any social interaction and the subject invariably goes to religion, i do not hesitate to state my views. And that, to my limited social network, brands me as a militant atheist.


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16-05-2014, 06:03 PM (This post was last modified: 16-05-2014 10:53 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Why come out as an atheist?
(16-05-2014 05:52 PM)ivaneus Wrote:  I'm in the same boat HOC. However I think that's the reason why in the few times I have any social interaction and the subject invariably goes to religion, i do not hesitate to state my views. And that, to my limited social network, brands me as a militant atheist.

I just cut 'em off at the ankles. If the religion requires or assumes Dualism, it's dead in the water. Too short for this ride. Any talk of God is premature and presumptuous.

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16-05-2014, 06:11 PM
RE: Why come out as an atheist?
(16-05-2014 05:51 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Man, I don't have a social circle. I don't even have a social arc. Sadcryface2

What I'd give to have a social circle to fall out with and hate for the rest of time... No

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16-05-2014, 06:13 PM
RE: Why come out as an atheist?
I don't announce my non-belief...but I do hate it when I am expected to join in on prayers and that type of thing.

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16-05-2014, 06:34 PM
RE: Why come out as an atheist?
I don't announce my metaphysics unless it comes up in discussion.

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16-05-2014, 07:13 PM
RE: Why come out as an atheist?
I feel things out. If someone is highly religious and mentions it a lot, i don't want to be around them.

If they don't mention it, I check to see if I maybe ran into another atheist.

I don't really care what others do and think in their private life. If they want to share their private life with me, I start sorting things out. I have some close friends who are quite religious, and they know I don't believe. If it doesn't bother them, it doesn't bother me. Long as they don't try to convert me... that's a no-no and will cause me to speak out.

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16-05-2014, 07:37 PM
RE: Why come out as an atheist?
I got a warning on TDPRI for saying something about Jesus not being quite as good a guitarist as Hendrix... I decided not to bother posting again.

I mean... Its fuckin' true for a start... Jesus was shit on the guitar!

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16-05-2014, 07:46 PM
RE: Why come out as an atheist?
(16-05-2014 05:51 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Man, I don't have a social circle. I don't even have a social arc. Sadcryface2

I changed it "the world". Thumbsup

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