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Old 3rd March 2015, 02:28 PM
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I was indoctrinated into Catholicism at the age of 5 and as I was a WHY boy and always asking questions I began asking the local priest --If god made the
world who made god and he would reply Faith you think too deep

I rejected the Pie in the sky story when I was about 12 and I didn't attend the
church any more. When I was about 18 I used to frequent the NSW Public
Library in Macquarie St and read in the Reading Room ,One day I was reading
one of the books banned by the church in what was called " The Roman Index
of Prohibited Books I was reading The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk and a
fellow was watching me and struck up a conversation To cut a long story short
He was a member of the Humanist Society and invited me to a meeting that
night-- I learned that he was researching the Symbolism used by the church
and its Phallic History. From that day I never looked back and I became a
member of the Humanist Society

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Old 3rd March 2015, 02:38 PM
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Thanks for sharing Brom.

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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.
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Old 3rd March 2015, 03:01 PM
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Hi Brom, welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here.

'[They] agreed that it was neither possible nor necessary to educate people who never questioned anything.' ― Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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Hey Brom

I am Tracy - the one who has been emailing with you

I m so glad you managed to get in
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Old 3rd March 2015, 04:07 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forum Brom, hope you enjoy the community.
*Gods* are not only a legal fiction, but a fiction in every way. Just ask the nearest hippie...
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Old 3rd March 2015, 04:19 PM
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G'day Brom, and welcome!
"Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; ..."

Beer, if drunk with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health."
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"Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it."

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Hello Brom, welcome.
Yup, them library thingies can be deadly for religious beliefs.
Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.
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Old 4th March 2015, 10:50 PM
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Hi Brom,

Welcome to the trek to the rarefied air wherein one regains one's sanity.

Just recalling Friedriech Nietszche.

Press on regardless, comrade.

Onward and upward.
We can know something only if it is both true and knowable, Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, 2011.
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Welcome Brom.
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Welcome Brom! We're glad you're here.
[odd]The immenseness of the universe - and Jesus sitting on the outside worried whether a species, that happens to be alive during a blip on the timeline of existence, is masterbating or not. Priceless.
[Goldenmane]To put it another way: I can be charitable without dogma, and if you preach at me as a condition for accepting your help, then you can fuck off.

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