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Re: Welcome, Members! What's your story?

Unread postby Komadori » Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:16 am

Well, nuts.

I had just written up a nice little 'Hi, I'm back' post and my browser decided to be a POS.

Let's hope this one goes through. Otherwise, I might just be back on weekends. c.c

So, last year, I went to Japan. I've had an awesome time. It's great to not have to hear about fundies or the 'debate' on evolution or global climate change. Still, I know the issue continues and shall continue, back home, so I feel for ya there.

Still a pantheist. Mom sent me bibles and a Lee Strobel book (two copies). The bibles are in my shoe closet by the front door. Waiting for one of the Mormons to come by so I can give them away... The Strobel books are.. not sure where. I'm open to creative means of disposal for them, though. :shoot:
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Re: Welcome, Members! What's your story?

Unread postby DarthRavanger » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:20 am

Komadori wrote:Well, nuts.

I had just written up a nice little 'Hi, I'm back' post and my browser decided to be a POS.

Let's hope this one goes through. Otherwise, I might just be back on weekends. c.c

So, last year, I went to Japan. I've had an awesome time. It's great to not have to hear about fundies or the 'debate' on evolution or global climate change. Still, I know the issue continues and shall continue, back home, so I feel for ya there.

Still a pantheist. Mom sent me bibles and a Lee Strobel book (two copies). The bibles are in my shoe closet by the front door. Waiting for one of the Mormons to come by so I can give them away... The Strobel books are.. not sure where. I'm open to creative means of disposal for them, though. :shoot:

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about tired me

Unread postby popud » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:13 pm

purebred atheist who experienced socialism just after unsuccessful attempt for state reforms into "socialism with human face"...

with turn to democracy i stumbled into rigid public opinions that have long time to mature: political correctness... i expected that but i was not prepared for wide spread religious superstitions even in best minds of some scientists in my country...

i am interested in critics of lot subtler issues than various kinds of self-delusions: religions, conspiracy theories, etc...
quote just yourself as i did right now! if you do quote somebody famous try to accompany him with opposing remark for balance and fun!
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Re: Welcome, Members! What's your story?

Unread postby dr210077 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:29 pm

popud wrote:purebred atheist who experienced socialism just after unsuccessful attempt for state reforms into "socialism with human face"...

with turn to democracy i stumbled into rigid public opinions that have long time to mature: political correctness... i expected that but i was not prepared for wide spread religious superstitions even in best minds of some scientists in my country...

i am interested in critics of lot subtler issues than various kinds of self-delusions: religions, conspiracy theories, etc...


Welcome to the forum popud :) what country are you from, if you don't mind me asking? I totally agree with you about how some very smart people can rationalize away, the most preposterous of beliefs. I actually think figuring out how these people make their rationalizations gives a good insight into how the human mind works.

Sorry for the delayed welcome, I hope you enjoy yourself here :D
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Re: about tired me

Unread postby HalloweenWeed » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:49 pm

popud wrote:purebred atheist who experienced socialism just after unsuccessful attempt for state reforms into "socialism with human face"...

with turn to democracy i stumbled into rigid public opinions that have long time to mature: political correctness... i expected that but i was not prepared for wide spread religious superstitions even in best minds of some scientists in my country...

i am interested in critics of lot subtler issues than various kinds of self-delusions: religions, conspiracy theories, etc...

Yes, welcome to our forum popud. I am curious of your present nation of residence, and your nationality, as well; in order to put your statement into proper interpretation. But of course that is entirely optional for you. Is English your primary language?

Please, do tell, what issues do you wish to discuss? Ask away, but perhaps you should search the forum for the subject first. I would suggest the following method: Determine what you would call your new thread, and before submitting try a few searches of the forum for a few key words in your subject. (feel free to add to any existing thread, no matter how old the discussion is)

We eagerly await your posts!
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ok something more about me

Unread postby popud » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:34 pm

ok something more about me

contrary to usual stories about defeating religious indoctrinations my story is not going to be understood easy... i dare to say it should not be understood until you are prepared for it...

everywhere you go you usually see that being a decent individual with scientific world view is all that matters... "decent" meaning friendly, doing no physical harm or anything bloody... to my disappointment i found out that pursuing "decency" is again a superstition... i found out that various antagonist kind of people can have their ecological value like species in animal kingdom...

i can assure you this finding doesn't make me a beast in the least... my starting position from childhood was avoiding torturing animals while my friends had fun with it... i didn't mind playing with girls; i still dislike dogs for aggressiveness and even in my teen age i had hard time to accept hard rock music for it meant expression of violent type of people for me...

i finally learned to visit this morgue room of human ethics but injured myself several times in the process so substantially that it still remains my worst experience in my life (something close to watch my child dying)... from this experience i can imagine how unhappy turn can loosing someones faith take even if i was never religious but trapped in some eagerness to know more about our psychology of ethics... this can be why it is not so easy to argue away somebody who clings to his ethical superstitions (religions)...

another group of my "nihilistic" views are about political utopias especially utopia we are trying to live: democracy etc... i am stopping here because i stirred enough mess already...
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Re: ok something more about me

Unread postby HalloweenWeed » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:10 pm

popud wrote:ok something more about me

contrary to usual stories about defeating religious indoctrinations my story is not going to be understood easy...

[...]

i am stopping here because i stirred enough mess already...

Yes, :clap: yes, :tantrum: love it - PLEASE: More! :corrupt:
You tell the non-cleaned-up version of life. I too have had quite the disillusionment in life, as most of us here have experienced.
Living on a farm with animals (for food, not pets) also gives a person more of a grip on gritty reality.
Would like to hear some details or specific references too, otherwise it sounds like you are just spinning a generic ethics story.
You know, "Welcome" is not really the place to continue this, perhaps "Rational Thought vs Irrational Beliefs?"
Please feel free to start a new thread wherever you think is appropriate. ;)
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Re: Welcome, Members! What's your story?

Unread postby jamec9869 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:18 am

Hi! I've just visited this forum. Happy to get acquainted with you. Thank
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