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Old 19th April 2012, 03:11 PM
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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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Old 19th April 2012, 03:56 PM
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Old 19th April 2012, 04:06 PM
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Gidday Flowerrwllik

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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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Old 19th April 2012, 05:30 PM
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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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Old 19th April 2012, 10:22 PM
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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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Old 19th April 2012, 10:29 PM
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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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Old 19th April 2012, 11:49 PM
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Old 20th April 2012, 07:20 AM
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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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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.
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