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Old 4th July 2012, 02:07 PM
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I would like to speak with all those who look upon themselves as atheists in this forum; Iíve been an atheist for 50 years; to make sure I am not speaking to armchair atheists; could any of the senior members explain to me what an atheist is and what an atheist thinks about god.
There is a reason for asking this, once I know who I am speaking to, I'll be able to post my reply to the threads.
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Hi, Robert Farquharson.

This is a message sent to all who find their way to these forums.

We like people, and we like facts too!

We're friendly but we're skeptical, and if somebody calls for proof, it's not an accusation. Only the strong ideas thrive here: we try to respect people. (We do not tolerate personal abuse.)

You may already have visited these other handy places:
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Old 4th July 2012, 03:06 PM
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Hi Robert, the basics seem covered, so welcome!
Armchairs are comfy! :-)
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Welcome to the AFA Forums, Mr Farquharson.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "armchair atheist" but you'll find we come in all kinds of flavours.
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Old 4th July 2012, 03:56 PM
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Hi Robert,

Many here have many posts, thousands in fact. Who we are is easy to establish by reading some of them. Very rarely could one expect to know who they're speaking to after reading one of their posts. Jump in and look around and watch the characters come to life before your very eyes.

Hope you enjoy this place
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I would like to speak with all those who look upon themselves as atheists in this forum; Iíve been an atheist for 50 years; to make sure I am not speaking to armchair atheists; could any of the senior members explain to me what an atheist is and what an atheist thinks about god. There is a reason for asking this, once I know who I am speaking to, I'll be able to post my reply to the threads.
Hello Robert.

I have thought carefully about your problem but have been unable to discern any difference in my atheism whether or not I am in my armchair, or even when looking on myself.

Answering your second question, I do not think about god; I think about the irrationales of those who believe in god.

Any further help you need, feel free to ask, or even to explain more about what you want to know. Fortunately, I share your capability of being able to reply in threads.
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Old 4th July 2012, 05:12 PM
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Helllooo Robert!
MJT, small blue fish, short attention span, not a deep thinker, even worse rememberer.
I like arm chairs, but I prefer recliners. Red leather if possible. From there I can poke things with my stick.
What do I think about god?
Gonna let you in on a secret, but don't tell ok?
God isn't real. It's imaginary.
I think it says on my whatsit thingy that I'm a senior member, not sure how that happened, but feel free to take no notice of it.
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what an atheist thinks about god.
Not much really. It is hard to give much consideration to that which you think most probably doesn't exist.
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Old 4th July 2012, 06:25 PM
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Hi Robert, welcome!
I'd definitely consider myself an armchair atheist, if that is an atheist that likes armchairs - I have a great big royal green buffalohide armchair and I love it to bits. I think of gods in much the same way I think of tummyaches - probably a funny bit of wind that will go away eventually, I just hafta give it a bit of a rub.

Why are you not able to reply to junior armchair atheists?
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Old 4th July 2012, 06:40 PM
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Welcome.
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