Hello, from an American Atheist

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Skeptical Kevin's picture
My brother and his wife lived

My brother and his wife lived in Wilmington for a while. They enjoyed it, but at some point they got robbed and she couldn't stand living there anymore.

I'm near Greensboro as well, over in Hickory. Not a bad place to live, if I do say so myself.

Yossarian's picture
I think the most baffling

I think the most baffling part of religion for me is when people believe in god but claim they don’t care whether or not it’s true. I can’t get my head around it, I can understand being passionately wrong but being apathetic about reality. Anyway, I like that your State Plant is the Venus fly trap. Maybe once I figure out how to winter them in Michigan I’ll be able to keep the ones I get at Home Depot alive lol

Skeptical Kevin's picture
Welcome! I came specifically

Welcome! I came specifically to help dispel feelings of loneliness. I don't know a single other atheist in my social circles, so I'm glad for a place to spout off my religious views to people who (maybe? :P) read them.

Glad to see you here!

Pirate Jack's picture
Yes I’m from the Old North

Yes I’m from the Old North State. Where Billy Graham has his library and the Baptist come to convene!

Pirate Jack's picture
Yes I’m from the Old North

Yes I’m from the Old North State. Where there is a church on each corner and four more on the way to that corner. Most having their cute messages on their marquee. “Avoid Son Burn Come Inside! Shit like that.

Rohan M.'s picture
@JackMost having their cute

@Jack

Most having their cute messages on their marquee.

Oh damn... my personal favorite is "Reason is the biggest enemy that faith has".

Pirate Jack's picture
Jesus built the road to

Jesus built the road to heaven with 3 nails and two pieces of wood!

Cognostic's picture
Hell! I got to heaven with

Hell! I got to heaven with only one piece of wood.

Tin-Man's picture
I heard the highway to hell

I heard the highway to hell is paved with good intentions.

Rohan M.'s picture
To save us from what Yee-soos

To save us from what Yee-soos will do to us if we don't uncritically believe in him. What a nice, loving guy he is!

NewSkeptic's picture
Welcome Yossarian.

Welcome Yossarian.

We are neighbors, I also live in suburban Detroit. As others have said, it's wise to be somewhat judicious with our non-belief as you are well aware how an atheist gets judged, ostracized, feared and pitied. That's why this group is so valuable. I can let the keyboard speak the thoughts I almost never speak out loud.

Rohan M.'s picture
@NewSkeptic:"I can let the

@NewSkeptic:

"I can let the keyboard speak the thoughts I almost never speak out loud."

Same here! I occasionally discuss these things with other atheists I know at school or in the occasional 1-on-1 discussion/respectful disagreement I have with my Christian mother, but other than that, I never discuss these in person, and when I do to someone for the very first time, I often get a bit nervous and my heart starts pounding in my chest, making it hard for me to start speaking.

Yossarian's picture
Wow, you are close I'm about

Wow, you are close I'm about 18 minutes from the Ren-Cen, I live near Lake St.Clair. I can relate to speaking judiciously, but most of the people I know and work with wouldn't make for good conversational partners on the topic anyway. Most of the people I know who believe in god do so "just cuz" and even the people who consider religion to be a major part of their life have never have anything interesting to say about it. Don't get me wrong, avoiding negative reactions is my main thing, but I haven't lost out on any deeply introspective conversations or debates by keeping my mouth shut lol.

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Cognostic's picture
Fuck! I'm feeling left out

Fuck! I'm feeling left out. No one lives next to Korea!

Rohan M.'s picture
@OP Welcome to ARep, sister!

@OP Welcome to ARep, sister! Feel free to join our family.

Goatspeed!

Calilasseia's picture
Hello there!

Hello there!

Ex-Brunchma, perchance? In which case you will recognise me. :)

I've only been active here a couple of weeks or so, but it's already been, shall we say, an interesting roller coaster ride. And I've already worked out the who's who, so to speak, and many of those I've come to recognise as having much of sense to impart have already posted their welcomes. The "in house" humour might take a little getting used to, but this shouldn't be a headache for anyone who spent several years at Brunchma. :D

It simply remains for me to say welcome, and invite you to help yourself to the chocolate gateau and passion fruit cocktails. If you prefer the savoury buffet, the bacon and cheese are over that way ... ->

Yossarian's picture
Lol thank you, but what is

Lol thank you, but what is “Brunchma”?

Calilasseia's picture
Ah, a different Yossarian

Ah, a different Yossarian from the one I've previously encountered. Who was a member of that forum before it folded.

Somewhere out there on the Internet, you have a user name relation. :)

arakish's picture
@ Yossarian

@ Yossarian

Welcome to our little corner of WWW sanity. Come right on in. The temperature is a nice 15,173°C. Just ask any theist. The kitchen is the first door on the right. Just make sure you mark your stuff. Bathroom is the last door on the left. Just do not go in if there is a banana peel on the knob. Long story.

You do not need to fear being open or closed here. Just know that some of the theists here are masters of deception and evasion. If all you want is to rant and rave, just come here to the Atheist Hub and let it loose. Everyone else has including myself.

Enjoy.

rmfr

Cognostic's picture
CHEESE??? What the fuck!!!!

CHEESE??? What the fuck!!!! No one told me about the damn Cheese!
Now it's gone! Screw all of you!!!!!

Rohan M.'s picture
Don't worry Cog, I've got a

Don't worry Cog, I've got a nice, tasty banana for you. You chimps love those!

Talyyn's picture
You are very welcome here,

You are very welcome here, Lisa.

Yossarian's picture
Wow! I wasn’t expecting such

Wow! I wasn’t expecting such a big welcoming party lol I’m at work right now but I’ll try to hop online later and mingle a bit. Thank you all so much for the warm welcome.

Cognostic's picture
Bring some more frigging

Bring some more frigging Cheese!!!

Tin-Man's picture
Re: "Bring some more frigging

Re: "Bring some more frigging Cheese!"

AND BACON!!!... Don't know what the hell happened to all the bacon!.... *nonchalantly brushing bacon crumbs from pants legs*....

Pirate Jack's picture
Why do catholic priests shop

Why do catholic priests shop at Walmart..................
Because they always have boys pants half off!!!

Sick Bastards

Cognostic's picture
Ha ha ha ha ha ......

Ha ha ha ha ha ......

1. What does a Priest do for fun?
Nuns.

2. What's red and black and white and can't turn around in a hallway?
A nun with a harpoon in her back.

3. Why are priests called "Father?"
Calling them "Daddy" would just be too suspicious.

4. What do Priests and McDonald's have in common.
They both stick their meat in 10 year old buns.

5. What's the difference between a Catholic Priest and a pedophile?
One of them is Catholic.

6. What would you call a sex offender attending a Church service?
Father / A Priest.

7. What do you call a Catholic priest who molests little boys?
A Catholic Priest.

8. Why does Jesus hate eating M&Ms?
They fall through the holes in his hands.

9. What did the Choir boy say to the priest?
Nothing, his mouth was full.

10. Knock knock
Whose there?
It's me, Jesus, let me in.
Why?
I have to save you.
Save me from what?
From what I will do to you if you don't let me in.

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@ Cog

@ Cog

You are the sole reason we don't get nice things....wait, Oh, Look! Over there Bacon and more cheese! Oh shite, and Tin Man with those bucket legs.....

Tin-Man's picture
@Old Man

@Old Man

Me standing in front of bacon....

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Laughed out loud at #8 and 9.

Laughed out loud at #8 and 9. Nothing as fun as telling Jesus jokes!
What’s the difference between Jesus and the invisible man?
Answer- The invisible man can tell you he’s there!

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