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Howdy to everybody, I've admired the work of the RRS, and decided to come in and look around.

 

I'm a long time hard atheist and have been on the internet since there was an internet, mostly. I always use either Herk or Herkv as a nym so I may seem familiar. But then, there are lots of Herks out there.

 

I was raised Catholic and did all the parochial schools and altar boy and all that drivel, but it didn't take. I spent a few years after high school being agnostic and not caring, then was a Baha'i for about 14 years. One day, I was reading a book by Julian Jaynes and he mentioned that wouldn't it be nice if there was a god, but of course there isn't. I realized that he was right.

Now, as I enter my dotage, I enjoy hammering on fundies and I frequent a few non-believer forums.


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Welcome Herk!!  

Welcome Herk!!

 

 

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        Welcome on board Herk,  you seem to be more my age then anyone else around here.

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Welcome 'Herk', or as we

Welcome 'Herk', or as we all really know you....

Super Mario!

Aha! I *knew* you were real!

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Thanks for the

Thanks for the welcomes.

 

Too early for cheezburgers - I can has Starbux.

And who knew? Super Mario is also a plumber!

Forgot to mention age, didn't I?  61. But I have the body of a young boy

 

in a jar on my desk.

 

Also, I'm in Idaho - not the end of the earth, but you can see it from here.


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and welcome to these forums.....as for the end of the earth I got to go there once....nothing but white snow as far as the eye could see, but the inuits are nice there, very friendly.


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Hello and welcome aboard,

Hello and welcome aboard, from another in the slightly older set. Eye-wink


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Herk wrote:Howdy to

Herk wrote:

Howdy to everybody, I've admired the work of the RRS, and decided to come in and look around.

 

I'm a long time hard atheist and have been on the internet since there was an internet, mostly. I always use either Herk or Herkv as a nym so I may seem familiar. But then, there are lots of Herks out there.

 

I was raised Catholic and did all the parochial schools and altar boy and all that drivel, but it didn't take. I spent a few years after high school being agnostic and not caring, then was a Baha'i for about 14 years. One day, I was reading a book by Julian Jaynes and he mentioned that wouldn't it be nice if there was a god, but of course there isn't. I realized that he was right.

Now, as I enter my dotage, I enjoy hammering on fundies and I frequent a few non-believer forums.

I don't know what to think of your avatar. You look like you should be sanding next to Joe Pesci shouting, "YOU WANT NAILS HE'LL GIVE YOU NAILS!"

I kid I kid. I am a "bad cop too" in theistic debate. Others have patience for the slow deconstruction of history and magical claims. I am the guy in the interrogation room standing behind the good cop slamming my fists shouting, "You better listen to him he is the only friend you've got"

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Welcome to the forum.

Welcome to the forum.

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Herk wrote:Thanks for the

Herk wrote:

Thanks for the welcomes.

 

Too early for cheezburgers - I can has Starbux.

And who knew? Super Mario is also a plumber!

Forgot to mention age, didn't I?  61. But I have the body of a young boy

 

in a jar on my desk.

 

Also, I'm in Idaho - not the end of the earth, but you can see it from here.

Yea, but that view is not as spectacular as being able to see Russia from your house. What magazines do you read, and don't tell me "anything that is in front of me".

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Brian37 wrote:

Herk wrote:

Thanks for the welcomes.

 

Too early for cheezburgers - I can has Starbux.

And who knew? Super Mario is also a plumber!

Forgot to mention age, didn't I?  61. But I have the body of a young boy

 

in a jar on my desk.

 

Also, I'm in Idaho - not the end of the earth, but you can see it from here.

Yea, but that view is not as spectacular as being able to see Russia from your house. What magazines do you read, and don't tell me "anything that is in front of me".

He could read all of them.

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Welcome to the forum Herk.

Welcome to the forum Herk.

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My avatar picture is

My avatar picture is actually a few years old - I quit wearing the bibb overalls and now wear a "uniform."

I don't read too many magazines because I'm always online, but I do read The Nation and a number of trade magazines such as phc News, PM (Plumbing and Mechanical), Reeves Journal, Contractor Magazine, etc. I just let my Maximum PC subscription go. I also get Playboy and Funny Times.

Unlike Sarah, I can actually name the ones I read, Charlie. *wink*

Online, I read Pharyngula and Friendly Atheist and even though PZ talks it down I read Huffpost.

And I see looking at my earlier post that I made another mistake - I meant to say that I have the "heart" of a young boy on my desk. There's hardly room for a complete young boy unless I move things around.

Brian37 wrote:
You look like you should be sanding next to Joe Pesci shouting, "YOU WANT NAILS HE'LL GIVE YOU NAILS!"

I find that my theist opponents often bring their own nails and boards.

Oh, I can see Russia from my house. Many years ago, in a pizza joint in downtown Detroit, I was debating a group of Jesus freaks (see how old I am?) and when asked how every eye would be able to see Jesus when he comes back as promised in the Bible, one of them retorted that was why television was invented. And I think seeing Russia is why computers were invented, extrapolating on that clever logic.

 


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My account accidentally got

My account accidentally got smooshed, but I'm back. I wrote the original post in this thread. *waves*


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Herk wrote:My account

Herk wrote:

My account accidentally got smooshed, but I'm back. I wrote the original post in this thread. *waves*

 

Again so sorry about that.  The damn spammers made me overzealous.  We've added one of those highly annoying captcha units that people will have to type out an impossible to read word now before creating an account which should slow the spammers up.

 

All of the posts from Herks past life now read anonymous.

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I haven't been here long,

I haven't been here long, Brian, so not much was lost. I understand completely. No problem. Thanks for your help getting me back in so quickly.


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Well hello Herk.   Herk

Well hello Herk.

 

Herk wrote:
Also, I'm in Idaho - not the end of the earth, but you can see it from here.

 

My condolences on having to share a State with Chuck Missler.

 

Herk wrote:

Oh, I can see Russia from my house. Many years ago, in a pizza joint in downtown Detroit, I was debating a group of Jesus freaks (see how old I am?) and when asked how every eye would be able to see Jesus when he comes back as promised in the Bible, one of them retorted that was why television was invented. And I think seeing Russia is why computers were invented, extrapolating on that clever logic.

 


 

Yah, one just has to love the leaps of logic that theists will take to even try and make sense.  Out of curiosity, have you ever seen hell from your house?  Now you can.  The following picture of a rather pleasant looking place to have a picnic is the literal location of what was a former landfill outside of Jerusalem.  Like most land fills, it was more or less always on fire and it was the place where religious authorities used to dump the bodies of people who were executed for various religious crimes.  They would literally "burn in hell" for what they had done.


 

 

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