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    Hello hello

    I'm a relatively new atheist... I didn't exactly make the choice to be one it just kind of snuck up on me. My fiance is what i would call a militant atheist and our dinner conversation rarely strays from religion (or the latest android phone)

    I am yet to tell my religious family that I'm an atheist, though I'd say they already know i just havent said the words out loud yet they are ever hopeful that i will go back to god. My brother wanted me to attend a religious conference in Brisbane next week so I could see that religion isnt all bad but I had to tell him that i couldnt go as i had spent FAR TOO MUCH on books at the Melbourne Atheist Convention

    I was hoping to see if there were any others in my area that I could maybe meet up with. Most of my friends dont go to church but still look down on me for being an "atheist"
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    Gidday Flowerrwllik

    Quote Flowerrellik said View Post
    My brother wanted me to attend a religious conference in Brisbane next week so I could see that religion isnt all bad but I had to tell him that i couldnt go as i had spent FAR TOO MUCH on books at the Melbourne Atheist Convention
    How interesting...what was his reaction?
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    Actually he was just really disappointed that i couldnt come. He truly believes in god and wants me to go to heaven. Its so hard having such different views from my family. I feel like I'm letting him down by not going but its just not what i believe. In my younger years i tried going to church etc but its never rung true for me.

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    Hi FR, welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy the community.

    Fine intor, thanks for sharing it.
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    Quote Flowerrellik said View Post
    He truly believes in god and wants me to go to heaven.
    You can tell him that thanks to George Pell, you CAN go to heaven

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    Hi nice to meet you
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    Quote Flowerrellik said View Post
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    Hi there,

    Welcome to the forums.

    I hope you enjoy your time here and gain much in the process.

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    You can tell him that thanks to George Pell, you CAN go to heaven
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    My thoughts exactly ;-D

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    Hi Flower, great pic of you with Lawrence Krauss I met him briefly several times during the GAC and he was unfailingly polite and very nice each time. In fact all the speakers were.

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    Hi Flowerrwllik,

    It is often a very hard thing to be surrounded by woo-mongers, especially if they are family.

    But we now all know as a physical, mental and emotional experience [thanks to the GAC] what it is like to be surrounded by 4000 atheists! I don't like crowds, even atheist ones, but comfort is a relative thing. At the GAC I somewhat enjoyed my discomfort, if there is such a thing. In a world that is mostly deluded by religion, where governments and communities bow to imaginary friends and masters in a sado-maschistic manner, it was rather nice to be immersed in godless humanity, if only for a weekend.
    Last edited by Darwinsbulldog; 20th April 2012 at 11:10 AM.
    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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