Greetings from that horribly socialist atheist country called Canada

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Greetings from that horribly socialist atheist country called Canada

    I was born into an Irish Canadian Anglican family in Kingston Ontario Canada. For the most part religion was rote. You went to church on Sunday and never spoke about it otherwise. Looking back on it now it seems it had more to do with culture than faith. Simply repeating the customs of parents and grandparents.     My atheism seemed to arrive quite suddenly. It was during my thirteenth year which would be during my church lessons leading up to confirmation ( confirmation in the Anglican church is quite similar to the Catholic rituals minus the Latin ).  I remember joking around with the other candidates and saying, from the first pew in St Mary Magdelen's church, "Jesus fucking Christ" for whatever juvenile teenage reason. There was a complete silence and  forlorn look directed at me from all sides.  There seemed to be an expected flash of lightning as I was carried directly to hell, do not pass go and see ya later. Of course nothing happened.  In my best Penn Jilette revelation I thought "this is complete and utter bullshit".     Years of education and and general rational observastions have "confirmed" my viewpoint ( it's interesting although, because I was confirmed at thirteen I am still considered an Anglican. How do I go about undoing this misdeed? ).  I have come to the conclusion that life is what it is,a wee bit of a fluke from our point of view but a bit more probable than we might think considering the vastness of the universe.

 

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connerman wrote: it was during my thirteenth year .............

      First off,let me Welcome you to the Machine . Anyway,I was in the 6th grade (catholic school) when I asked the Nun about Dinosaurs,and I asked her - "you say that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old, but that don't make any sense" and she told me that this is were your Faith comes in,and I thought to myself   No,this is where stupidity comes in.Anyway,she said that Catholic Highschool( Cardinal Dougerty) would not like me,(I ask to many questions) you should go to the Public Highschool(Fels), a few months later my Father died,and she told me that because he wasn't catholic he won't be able to go to Heaven (He was born a Protestant) but he had never mentioned a God or a super-natural being,he was a 13 year Veteran,fought in two War's, but still not good enough for Heaven - . This was the final straw for me,I had enough of these Nuns,the next year I was in Public School. Ps. You can't  undo nothing,you can only move forward. 

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Welcome to the forum.

Welcome to the forum.

Our revels now are ended. These our actors, | As I foretold you, were all spirits, and | Are melted into air, into thin air; | And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, | The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, | The solemn temples, the great globe itself, - Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, | And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, | Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff | As dreams are made on, and our little life | Is rounded with a sleep. - Shakespeare


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Hey, Welcome, from another

Hey, Welcome, from another relatively socialist country, Australia, with our female Labor atheist Prime Minister...Julia Gillard.

Favorite oxymorons: Gospel Truth, Rational Supernaturalist, Business Ethics, Christian Morality

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Kingston!!!

 

 

 

                 I'm  down the   road   a bit from you,  couple hundred miles or so,  in Mississauga.  Welcome to the forums.

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Yup, the old Limestone First

Yup, the old Limestone First Capitol. And my job brings me all over Eastern Ontario including Newmarket down to Scarborough. Thanks to all for the welcome.

Understanding that there is no purpose in the Universe frees us all to find one.