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Hi there. New user here. Tin-man suggested that I should start my own thread here to get the greeting stuff done with here in order to not clog other threads with the stuff :)

I'm an atheist. Raised in a christian home, belonging to a rather moderate denomination. Used to think I was christian, but I eventually (quite slowly, actually) came to realize that I didn't believe the mythology after all, even if I tried. Just couldn't grok it. Turning point came at university when studying math, physics and comp.sci., while reading a bit of evolution theory on the side, and for the first time being challenged on religious issues (thank you, internet!) The combination of a working understanding of the fields of physics and evolution theory is a powerful vaccine against religion, in my opinion. At least it was in my case.

And now I find myself here.

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Tin-Man's picture
Hey! Howdy again, GOML. Happy

Hey! Howdy again, GOML. Happy to see you took my advice.... *big smile*... Much, much easier for everybody to greet/welcome you here. Plus, gives you a better chance to get to know the regulars without pesky theist interference... *chuckle*... With this being Mother's Day weekend it is likely to be a bit slow around here. Just be patient, though. Folks will trickle in soon enough to throw their two cents worth into the pot.

Oh, by the way, if Cog offers you a banana, just accept it politely and say "Thank you." But DO NOT eat it. Also, watch out for Old Man. Whenever he has a bit too much wine (which is often... *rolling eyes*...) he can be a bit hazardous on that trike of his. And if you happen to see a big bushy tree lumbering toward you, don't worry. It's just Arakish. Try not to trip over his roots, though. So, again, welcome to our little cove of (in)sanity. Much to see and do. Catch ya around out on the field.

Account Inactive's picture
Hi Get off my lawn.

Hi Get off my lawn.

You seem like you're switched on. Glad you're here:)

Diotrephes's picture
Get off my lawn,

Get off my lawn,

Welcome to the lake of fire. It can get hot and steamy at times but, it is always fun. Hope you will hang in with us. If someone gets on your nerve tell him to f__ off.

chimp3's picture
Welcome.Great user name and

Welcome.Great user name and profile pic.

Old man shouts at clouds's picture
Hi GOML

Hi GOML

You are very welcome. Dive right in. We are a friendly if grumpy (at theist bozos) bunch so your moniker is perfect.

Watch out for Tin Man he is an incurable gossip, who has yet to learn "never peel the banana gift from Cog". Or maybe he enjoys the consequences...
I never have "too much to drink" I know exactly when I have had a sufficiency, I fall off my trike....
Watch out when the non sapiens Primates get together on a thread, the poo flinging can be indiscriminate, Arakish hates that in his branches. When he shakes them all sorts of stuff falls out, mostly upon a poor theists head.....

So welcome, have a ball of fun. Theists are a bit thin on the ground at the moment but no doubt a new crop intent on saving our souls for some muppet like figment of imagination will arrive soon.

Lets hope Sheldon, LTW, Random and everyone else doesn't break them before we can get a chance to play.

Cognostic's picture
@Get off my lawn: "And now I

@Get off my lawn: "And now I find myself here." Slumming with the dregs of humanity.... Hey! Just like JESUS!

arakish's picture
You ain't the only who could

You ain't the only who could not grok the way the idiots did. One of absolute favoritest books. Read it a year before Neil Armstrong did his "Small Step Giant Leap" thing.

For about 15 years we geeks/nerds were going around saying, "I grok."

Welcome

rmfr

chimp3's picture
Grok! Who remembers Michael

Grok! Who remembers Michael Valentine Smith these days!

chimp3's picture
Grok! Who remembers Michael

Ditto Post!

Algebe's picture
Welcome Get of My Lawn.

Welcome Get of My Lawn.

You're right that a little science is just the thing to pop the theist balloon. I guess that's why they're so desperate to shoehorn their creationist claptrap into school science classrooms.

Rohan M.'s picture
@Algebe Couldn't agree more.

@Algebe Couldn't agree more. Rebranding it as "Intelligent Design". Never mind that most of the delicious fruits we eat only became delicious and more edible from us having to do the intelligent designing ourselves, and that for some reason this supposedly omnipotent and "intelligent" (but apparently unimaginative) designer had to wait 9 billion years before creating his favorite star system and favorite planet in a suspiciously non-supernatural manner, give said planet a moon by ramming it with another planet that completely melted its surface and then waiting another 100 million years or so for the Moon to form, and then another 500 million years before starting the chemical reactions for abiogenesis in a manner that was again suspiciously non-supernatural, another few million years before causing mutated replication enzymes to turn RNA genomes into the first DNA ones in- guess what- YET ANOTHER non-supernatural manner, and then another couple of hundreds of millions of years for photosynthesizers to evolve and eventually terraform the planet, then another TWO BILLION years for cells to evolve multicellular specialization and form the first true animals and true plants, and then another 750 million years before the origin of our species; makes perfect fucking sense. (The fact that I could never seem to get this revised sciency version of Old Earth Creationism in all but name to make sense no matter how hard I tried was one of the first things that got me questioning.)

And also, have you heard of the IDiots' "Wedge strategy"?
www.rationalwiki.org/wiki/Wedge_strategy

Algebe's picture
Welcome Get of My Lawn.

ACCIDENTAL DOUBLE POST

Pirate Jack's picture
Welcome, glad you found us

Welcome, glad you found us here. You’ll find this a great place to learn a lot, and laugh even more. Like you, I tried my hardest to believe the unbelievable bullshit tossed at me by religious idiots. It was a great day when I left that garbage behind. Again, welcome to the forum!

Meepwned's picture
Welcome, welcome.

Welcome, welcome.

Your vernacular is interesting. I am not familiar with the referenced material.

Rohan M.'s picture
Welcome to ARep, GoML! Feel

Welcome to ARep, GOML! Feel free to join our little family. Goatspeed!

LogicFTW's picture
Welcome Get off my lawn!

Welcome Get off my lawn!

I think you will fit in very nicely around here. Please feel free to share your mind eithir in responses or in new posts. More the merrier around here, especially in the hub in my opinion.

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