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Old 18th September 2015, 05:25 PM
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Why would anyone want to believe in the God of the Christian bible? I couldn't think of a more petty, malicious individual! Terrible man!
Hello, this is my first post! I'm very lucky in that I never had a very religious upbringing, a rare thing in 1970's Aberdeen, Scotland, a small city with even smaller minded people (sometimes). I was also lucky to be born with a sceptical mind, so never really believed in God, fairies, unicorns etc. Then a few years ago I read The God Delusion, and a lot of vague, nebulous ideas about reason and science which had been bouncing around in my head became crystallised...
And now I am cursed, as a 99.99% atheist (always have to allow for scientific error!) to be constantly bewildered, bemused and often frustrated by politicians, so called scientists and influential others who insist on spouting off about "their faith" as if this nonsense is their exclusive property (don't you dare question it!), and the rest of us are supposed to take their beliefs seriously! At last I feel I am surrounded by friends...
It was starting to get lonely feeling forced by an increasingly ridiculous, superstitious, christian fascisistic (is that a word? Christian fascists, you get the idea, oppose marriage equality, pro life, anti choice, spoil everyone's fun, yeah that mob) society to keep my common sense ideas to myself!
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Old 18th September 2015, 05:50 PM
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Hiya, welcome to 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 18th September 2015, 06:56 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forum SD.
Thanks for a fine intro post. Hope you enjoy the community.
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Old 18th September 2015, 07:31 PM
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Welcome SD!
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Old 18th September 2015, 08:44 PM
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Glad you could join us.
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Old 18th September 2015, 09:07 PM
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Hello strontiumdogg and welcome. I put the belief thing down to marketing.
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Old 18th September 2015, 10:36 PM
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yes a frustrating world at times..

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Old 19th September 2015, 04:36 AM
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G'day strontiumdogg, and welcome to the forum.

Hopefully that 99.99% will soon become 100%...
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Old 19th September 2015, 07:46 AM
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Hello sd. - welcome! I enjoyed the intro post.
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Old 19th September 2015, 11:13 AM
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Hello strontiumdogg, welcome.

robertkd is right about the marketing. The numbers make it look like the thing to belong to. Those numbers are declining, even in the USA.
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