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Old 4th July 2012, 07:14 PM
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Welcome!

There are many of us here, all from different backgrounds and walks of life. We're a friendly diverse bunch. Hope you find the forums an interesting place.

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[odd]The immenseness of the universe - and Jesus sitting on the outside worried whether a species, that happens to be alive during a blip on the timeline of existence, is masterbating or not. Priceless.
[Goldenmane]To put it another way: I can be charitable without dogma, and if you preach at me as a condition for accepting your help, then you can fuck off.

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Old 4th July 2012, 07:52 PM
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Hi Robert, welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your time here.
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I would like to speak with all those who look upon themselves as atheists in this forum; I’ve been an atheist for 50 years; to make sure I am not speaking to armchair atheists..
Sorry, what do you mean by "armchair atheists" exactly, and why are they not to be spoken to? FTR, I own many different types of chairs, myself. Does that help at all?
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...could any of the senior members explain to me what an atheist is and what an atheist thinks about god.
I might be able to explain what I think about these questions, but I don't presume to speak on behalf of other atheists, regardless of seniority. Likewise, I'd be somewhat annoyed if someone else presumed to speak for me.
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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.
I note that the merits of the content and arguments posted are more relevant than any preconceptions about who posted it.

In any event, I'm confident that you'll be able to find out a little by others by exploring the forum and getting constructively involved in discussions. There are plenty to choose from.
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Old 4th July 2012, 08:09 PM
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I would like to speak with all those who look upon themselves as atheists in this forum; I’ve 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.

Gosh.
I've only been on the case for around twenty years, but don't find my not accepting supernatural claims any different today than I did when I first realised I was an atheist. What happens between the twenty and the fifty year mark that warrants you bringing up the longevity of your non belief as though it was important?
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Old 4th July 2012, 08:18 PM
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Cowgull? Troll? Or just off to a bad start?
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[odd]The immenseness of the universe - and Jesus sitting on the outside worried whether a species, that happens to be alive during a blip on the timeline of existence, is masterbating or not. Priceless.
[Goldenmane]To put it another way: I can be charitable without dogma, and if you preach at me as a condition for accepting your help, then you can fuck off.

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Old 4th July 2012, 08:36 PM
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I grew up in a religious household but have always been an atheist. I reckon one year of my religion surrounded atheist years counts for two non religion surrounded atheist years. I'm not yet fifty but in atheist years I am 68! I win!!!!

Seriously?
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Old 4th July 2012, 11:45 PM
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Do they have the Internet in jail?


Just wondering ;-)
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Old 4th July 2012, 11:56 PM
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There's got to be more than one person with the name, RMT.

Perhaps this chap was using it first? Who knows?

All Will Be Revealed™ when Robert Farquharson communicates with the senior members, i.e., those who are on commodes or invalid scooters instead of in armchairs.

Do golf carts count?
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[odd]The immenseness of the universe - and Jesus sitting on the outside worried whether a species, that happens to be alive during a blip on the timeline of existence, is masterbating or not. Priceless.
[Goldenmane]To put it another way: I can be charitable without dogma, and if you preach at me as a condition for accepting your help, then you can fuck off.

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Old 5th July 2012, 05:26 AM
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Hi Robbie

What or where is the evidence for this god you think I think about?
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Old 5th July 2012, 08:12 AM
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Hello,

Welcome to our thought factory, where we specialise in quality assurance of ideas..

I see the process has already started ;-D

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Old 5th July 2012, 09:14 AM
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to make sure I am not speaking to armchair atheists
Hi Robert,and welcome, I think.


I call myself 'an agnostic atheist'. By that I mean I assert "I do not believe in god(s) due to a lack of credible evidence"

For me,nothing else is implied or may be inferred,certainly not any kind of behaviour.. The term 'armchair atheist' is meaningless to me.


The term seems mildly derisive,as if you have some expectation of what an atheist should be. Speaking for myself, I really don't care about your personal expectations.
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