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Old 24th September 2011, 02:31 AM
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Default Watashi wa.

Nothing makes me faithful or otherwise. I choose on the basis of evidence.
In terms of who influenced me in this regard, well an old science teacher who taught me how to think criticaly. My old school which by teaching religion helped me to refute it. And my life experience and education which has taught me that the human tendency toward fallibility is encoded in our genes and can only be overcome by realising this and working very hard to change it.
My favourite quote?
'I do not believe that there is a god, but if there were, I could not believe that I were not he'

Friedrich Neitsche.
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Old 24th September 2011, 07:47 AM
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Hi, Gareth Connors.

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.)

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Old 24th September 2011, 08:02 AM
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Welcome to the forums GC. I hope you enjoy your time here.

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.
—Chaz Bufe, The American Heretic’s Dictionary
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Old 24th September 2011, 08:04 AM
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Hi Gareth. You've given me flash backs to grade 8 Japanese classes! Hope you enjoy the forums.
“The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.” -Christopher Hitchens
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Old 24th September 2011, 10:01 AM
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Welcome Gareth!
Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.
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Old 24th September 2011, 11:07 AM
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Hi Gareth Hope you enjoy your time here.
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Old 24th September 2011, 12:19 PM
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Hi Gareth and welcome.

Pro tem? Interesting. Are you a medical professional by any chance or just like to throw a bit of Latin around?

Hope you enjoy your time on the forum
I've never been very good at knowing "my place". Well actually I have, it's just never been where you want it to be.
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Old 24th September 2011, 02:30 PM
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Hi Gareth, welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy the discussions.
*Gods* are not only a legal fiction, but a fiction in every way. Just ask the nearest hippie...
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Old 1st October 2011, 05:15 PM
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Howdy doowdy.

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