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I'm 55.  Long time atheist.  When you put atheists in a room together (I'm guilty of this) they tend to talk about God all the time.  I'd like to try to forget the bastard.


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I don't tend to talk about

I don't tend to talk about God. I tend to talk about belief in gods. Subtle difference.

But if you're looking to get away from theism altogether, there's plenty going on in the world of science to occupy your mind for the rest of your life, without even getting close to theism.

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secrethoosier wrote:I'm

secrethoosier wrote:

I'm 55.  Long time atheist.  When you put atheists in a room together (I'm guilty of this) they tend to talk about God all the time.  I'd like to try to forget the bastard.

Thats hard to do driving down any road, looking at marquee signs, business signs, church signs, bumper stickers. Shit, you cant even pull your cash out to pay for something to remind you that the majority population believe in a fictional being. Not to mention it's fans are using our planet for a global game of capture the flag. I think it would be a mistake to try to "forget the bastard".

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And his name comes leaping

And his name comes leaping out of my mouth everytime a stub my toe.


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I didn't mean to sound

I didn't mean to sound critical.  I just find atheists hold a lot of interesting opinions about other things as well. 


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Hi.We do talk about a lot

Hi.

We do talk about a lot more than just atheism here.  Come on in and find out! Laughing out loud

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Thomathy wrote:Hi.We do talk

Thomathy wrote:

Hi.

We do talk about a lot more than just atheism here.  Come on in and find out! Laughing out loud

WHAT? Some "atheist" you are.

My goal in life is to put a barbecued kitten on the grill of every household!

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secrethoosier wrote:And his

secrethoosier wrote:

And his name comes leaping out of my mouth everytime a stub my toe.

 

His name? You say Jehovah every time you stub your toe?

Why a secrethoosier? As a Hoosier myself I can't help but wonder.


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I try to keep it a secret.

I try to keep it a secret.


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secrethoosier wrote:I try to

secrethoosier wrote:

I try to keep it a secret.

Yes, I had gathered that, but the question was intended to establish why. By the way, I don't think that the epithet including the descriptive itself is a particularly effective means of actually keeping it secret as such. I doubt that you would find James Bond with a name tag that announced that he was a "secret agent."

 

"Sshhhhhh!" He would say, "Don't tell."

 

Anyway . . . Hello!


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I'm conflicted.  I'm really

I'm conflicted.  I'm really hoosier.  Born on a farm.  Family settled here in the 1820's.  I've spent most of my long life in other places, but I always identify myself as a hoosier.  I guess I think it's funny to say so, but behind it are a lot of feelings, good and bad.  Secrethoosier is a name I use a lot on the web.  Nobody else has it, and I've been too lazy to change it. 

 

I've been considering changing it to Rightbrained, because I am.  What do you think?  (Do they even let you change your name here?)  I haven't met many right-brained atheists.

 

 


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secrethoosier wrote:I'm

secrethoosier wrote:

I'm conflicted.  I'm really hoosier.  Born on a farm.  Family settled here in the 1820's.  I've spent most of my long life in other places, but I always identify myself as a hoosier.  I guess I think it's funny to say so, but behind it are a lot of feelings, good and bad.  Secrethoosier is a name I use a lot on the web.  Nobody else has it, and I've been too lazy to change it. 

 

I've been considering changing it to Rightbrained, because I am.  What do you think?  (Do they even let you change your name here?)  I haven't met many right-brained atheists.

I'm going to leave any statements consisting of atheists and brains alone 'cause it could get me into trouble. I doubt that they allow name changes, but I'm not sure. I like secrethoosier well enough, I was just curious.


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secrethoosier wrote:

And his name comes leaping out of my mouth everytime a stub my toe.

 

His name? You say Jehovah every time you stub your toe?

Why a secrethoosier? As a Hoosier myself I can't help but wonder.

Nah - wouldn't waste my time saying "Jehovah". I'd probably just jump to "Yahweh" or "El".

If I'm going to invoke the Canaanite deities on which the Bible is based - I want to get the names right.

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secrethoosier wrote:I'm

secrethoosier wrote:

I'm 55.  Long time atheist.  When you put atheists in a room together (I'm guilty of this) they tend to talk about God all the time.  I'd like to try to forget the bastard.

I don't know any other atheists, but I am reminded of "god" through bumper stickers, church vans and country music consistently

It's annoying, I would rather be reminded that there are rational thinking people around.

Anyway, howdy ho!

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