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Old 26th May 2015, 08:43 PM
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Hey all,

I recently 'came out', though have been subconsciously Atheist for a long time. Since my Dad told me that he knew I hadn't done my chores because the Holy Spirit told him so... Naturally, I had done my chores, so whatever spirit he's talking to is full of shit. It all went downhill from there.

Recently though, I have ceased to tolerate religious rubbish put forward in social media and conversations, where previously I'd have humoured such things.

My facebook friend list has decreased by about a third, including family members. Which is why I'm here, really. Half of my friends are atheist, and have always been. The other half are theist, but not so firm in their belief that they will defend them. I have no one that's interested in debating or encouraging me in this newfound outlook on life. I've been watching youtube videos instead... It helps, but I continue to thirst for knowledge and encouragement. So... hi
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Old 26th May 2015, 08:48 PM
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Hi idyo, welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy the discussions and support.
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Old 26th May 2015, 08:55 PM
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Hiya 'I', welcome. Hope you enjoy the forums.
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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 26th May 2015, 09:02 PM
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Welcome to the forums - hope you get as much out of the place as I do
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Old 26th May 2015, 09:34 PM
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hi, and welcome to the AFA forum, praise jeebus crabst you found us.
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Old 27th May 2015, 02:00 AM
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Welcome!

We talk about a lot of interesting stuff here.
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Old 27th May 2015, 11:23 AM
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G'day idyosincrassy and welcome to the forum
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Old 27th May 2015, 08:16 PM
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Hi idiosyncrassy, welcome. I look forward to your thoughts.

That Intro title - you committed the Unpardonable Sin.

How's your dad taking it?
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Old 27th May 2015, 08:28 PM
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Welcome to funland!
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Old 27th May 2015, 11:15 PM
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Bwahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa you will now have your ability to think limited by...uh...oh no, wait.....sorry I'll come in again...






Bwahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa you will now have your ability to think expanded by our extreme willingness to tell you what to think....no sorry that's that other web site.


Hi, welcome, you should like it here.
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