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Old 02-11-2009, 07:06 AM
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:29 PM
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Thanks DK, all good points there about some of the common misconceptions of atheists.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:19 AM
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Anytime I let someone know that I don't believe in gods, 9 times out of 10 I get a bewildered look and a "Why?"

Usually I avoid engaging in conversation because it can be a touchy subject....I understand this somewhat because when I was a believer, I felt threatened by non-believers. What the atheists and agnostics said made sense at the time...but I was too scared to take it in. I think I was in denial for quite awhile.

It feels good to be able to talk about this here...I haven't been able to talk about this with anyone.
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yeah ive avoided the subject if anyone asks me because of the stigma associated with it
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:53 AM
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Well, all ten are false. Very false.
This is, largely, an american artifact. Atheism is commonplace in Europe.

A belief in God is largely automatic thinking. many just believe it. In the USA, a person has to go against the grain in order to be an atheist.
I just keep quiet.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:35 PM
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:40 PM
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No.. come to Butthead...

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Old 02-17-2009, 04:44 PM
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I do find it strange that being an atheist in America is such a big deal, its just not really a problem over here unless you are extremely militant about it, take a bow Richard Dawkins, lol.

Although I did read that David Attenbrough got hate male from creationists after doing a documentary about Darwin, whats that all about, the mans a national treasure!

Ive got to say that since I left school (Catholic which explains a lot about me) the only really religous people I have met have been in aa, most church goers I know do as a social thing rather than out of any strong sense of belief.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:51 PM
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I do find it strange that being an atheist in America is such a big deal

Spend some time over here and it will make sense...well, it doesn't make sense to me...but........trust me......many people here frown upon it big time.
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