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Hello from Canada.

I'm a 20-year-old Canadian university student. For me, a universe with a god would be the most unjust and inconceivable: a universe ruled by consciousness is one ruled by scheming, bribery and manipulation, by nepotism and pressure groups,  by whim and favouritism. That the universe has no god is what allows us to exist, to function, to live harmoniously by following the steps necessary to extract the values we want from the world -- according to the rules of reality. If wishing (praying) can make something so, then we have no means to effectively deal with reality except for devoting all of our time to wishing. This has been the state of humanity in the past; specifically, in the Middle Ages. All the praying and wishing that occurred during those dark 1000 years came to nothing, and it was only the rediscovery of rationality (in the form of the works of Aristotle) that made a successful and happy human existence possible. I am glad to have been born in an age where rationality, although not widely accepted in all its forms, is at least known and accessible, where I still have the freedom and education necessary to engage with reality on its own terms -- and not the terms of some meddling tyrant of a deity. I'm here to celebrate the inexistence of god -- and the existence of reality.


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Welcome aboard

Welcome aboard.


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Hey, lesath, welcome.Sounds

Hey, lesath, welcome.

Sounds like you'll fit right in.

Your ideas seem very much along my current thinking.

If there were such a powerful being overlooking the Universe, we could know nothing about the ultimate motives of such a being, who could remap our perceived reality at a whim, who could deceive us utterly about what he intended, about the true nature of reality.

We could have no certainty or confidence about what lay ahead of us.

It would be a living nightmare.

 

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

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The path to Truth lies via careful study of reality, not the dreams of our fallible minds - me

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Welcome! We Canadians are

Welcome!

We Canadians are taking over! Mua ha ha ha ha!

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Welcome.

                        Canada is takeing over. I'm in mid-town Mississauga myself, what University are you attending?   So post early and often.

 

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 i am also new to this ,

 i am also new to this , and would love to discuss the my experiences .  


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Vastet wrote:Welcome! We

Vastet wrote:
Welcome! We Canadians are taking over! Mua ha ha ha ha!

Ah go play with your Canucks! Or whatever hockey team you root for.  Washington Crapitals rule! Yea I said Crapitals!

 

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samchn07 wrote: i am also

samchn07 wrote:

 i am also new to this , and would love to discuss the my experiences .  

Why does this sound like a letter to Penthouse?

"Dear Penthouse, I met a couple at a bar and then............"

Just being silly, welcome.

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Welcome!

Welcome from Saskatchewan (third from the left)! I defected to Canada from the lower 50 provinces about 16 years ago.

LC >;-}>

 

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Brian37 wrote:Vastet

Brian37 wrote:

Vastet wrote:
Welcome! We Canadians are taking over! Mua ha ha ha ha!

Ah go play with your Canucks! Or whatever hockey team you root for.  Washington Crapitals rule! Yea I said Crapitals!

 

I could introduce you to a friend who loves the Canucks, but I'm an Oiler guy. That's what happens when you live in Edmonton when they had the best team the NHL ever saw. I have to move back so they start winning more cups. They haven't won since I left. Sad

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Brian37 wrote:

Vastet wrote:
Welcome! We Canadians are taking over! Mua ha ha ha ha!

Ah go play with your Canucks! Or whatever hockey team you root for.  Washington Crapitals rule! Yea I said Crapitals!

 

 

 

                   Toronto Maple Leafs for me, It might piss you off Brian37 to know they are the richest most valuable franchise in the NHL but it might cheer you up to know they have a worse won/lose record then the Washington first nations NFL team, no Stanley Cup since '67.

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Atheists in Canada

 Wish there were more atheist organizations in Canada! 


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Welcome to RRS

 

 

New folks. Hope you enjoy it. 

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