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    Hi All,

    I have been an Atheist all my life, never even questioned it - only questioned why everyone else wasn't.

    I have always avoided being a member of any Atheist group because I sort of feel it is hypocritical. I think it's doing what the religions do, an exclusive group that says we are better than everyone else etc. etc. Hey! Maybe we are

    The other thing I have avoided is using the word Atheist. I do not believe in God or anything spiritual, so I am an Atheist, but I feel that the word has a hostile sound, is harsh, cold. I am an Atheist, but I do not hate anyone for their beliefs. I know that Atheists don't feel that the word is bad, but I get the impression that religious people think it means something negative and hateful - that we hate them all.

    I am just myself, an Atheist, but I do not want to convert or try to change anyone’s thinking to be the same as mine.....who would I argue with???

    So, I guess I am trying to join your group because I can talk to you guys, without feeling like I am trying to convert anyone. Plus I generally find that Atheists are intelligent, deep thinking people and I enjoy good robust conversations.

    I see religion as a drug. It's just another mechanism that people use to cope with life, why am I here, life is hard, why is it hard etc. etc. I would categorise religion with any other drug that people use to numb their brains and give them a bit of time out from reality. I would also lump the absolute rubbish that they show on TV in this category - I am not a fan of Rupert Murdoch and his wilful campaign to dumb down the viewing audience so he can make more money out of them, while giving them less.

    I think that is a summary of me and the sort of views I have. I hope I can fit in here.

    Thanks for listening.

    Fi

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    Hi, Finix.

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    Hiya finix, welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy yourself here.
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    Atheist: n; A person to be pitied in that he is unable to believe things for which there is no evidence, and who has thus deprived himself of a convenient means of feeling superior to others.
    —Chaz Bufe, The American Heretic’s Dictionary

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    Hello finix. Atheism is the easy part. I hope you ease in to enjoy the discussions. Welcome to the forum.
    There are no good arguments for gods.

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

    Fine intro, thanks for sharing it.
    *Gods* are not only a legal fiction, but a fiction in every way. Just ask the nearest hippie...

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    Welcome & enjoy Finix!
    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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    Quote finix said View Post
    Hi All,
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    Fi
    Hi Fi,

    Welcome to the forums. I'm sure you'll find these fellow atheists don't necessarily have the same thinking you might expect.

    Anyway, I hope you'll have fun, gain much and perhaps even change your mind with good reason ;¬D

    4lan

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    Greetings!

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    G'day finix and welcome to the forum. No exclusivity or elitism around here "I am atheist" is the answer to only one question, all else is up for grabs. Though you may have to support any other claims you make, cheers
    "Here kitty, kitty, kitty ..." Erwin Schrodinger

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    Thanks everyone for your warm welcome. I get the feeling I may be in for a bumpy ride

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