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    Hello all,

    I have been forced to drive past a big "it's OK to vote NO" billboard for the last month, and the resulting anger and annoyance at the hypocrisy, lies and stupid logic from the alliance for christians, combined with the antics of a former catholic PM have driven me to upgrade my status from a quiet non active Atheist into a much more active and vocal one and I find myself trying to make some sense of this new world where the religious right ally with hate groups to try to claim the moral high ground.

    I am enjoying all the excellent analysis by Goldenmane and others on some of the tripe that is being published in the australian at the moment. Thanks.

    I spent just enough time in Sunday School to know the sort of mindless brainwashing of children that goes on there, but not enough time for the brainwashing to take a firm hold, so by 16 or so I had pretty much decided that any God was either completely irrelevant, or a figment of an overly vivid imagination.

    I enjoy fairly hard Science Fiction, and most science related stuff. It's pretty hard to reconcile this with a traditional God as described in the Bible and other religious texts. So here I am...

    Cheers

    Dogboy

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    Hi Dog Boy. Welcome to the forum.
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    The Nizkor Project- Logical Fallacies

    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.
    óChaz Bufe, The American Hereticís Dictionary

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    Welcome aboard, Dog Boy!

    I hope you continue to enjoy this enclave of (relative) sensibility.
    EJB

    Iím not one of the dead ones yet. - Ms Fishie.


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    G'day.

    Thanks for the kind mention.
    -Geoff Rogers

    @Goldenmane3


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    Hello and welcome Dogboy.
    The meaning of your life, is what you choose to make it.

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    Hi Dog Boy, welcome.

    I found identifying as atheist focussed my thinking.
    Wars begin in the minds of men.
    The UNESCO motto, in Enlightenment Now, the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, Steven Pinker, 2018.

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    Hi Dogboy. I miss tassie. You north or south? Anyway, welcome to the forum.
    Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

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    ^^ South, its a great place to live, getting a bit crowded these days..

    Thanks all for the welcome. There is a hell of a lot of good stuff to read through here.

    I wonder how many more people this whole SSM vote has caused to move towards a more atheist mindset? And what will the future bring as the Church tries to hold onto the power it once had.

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

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    Hello DB, I am puppy. Pleased to meet you.

    Don't mess with that science stuff, it's addictive.

    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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    Gudday Dog Boy.

    I reckon you'll like this place.
    "Send me money, send me green, heaven you will meet. Make your contribution and you'll get a better seat" - Metallica, Leper Messiah

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