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Hello! An introduction thread in the introduction section

Hi there, new guy here. Found this forum after watching the Nightline debate featuring Sapient and Kelly vs. Kirk Cameron and Ray "banana" Comfort

I grew up in a Catholic household in Canada, with immigrant parents. While I didn't always wrestle with faith, I certainly didn't buy every part about it (I never once believed that the cracker and wine became the body and blood of Christ, as that suggestion is plainly absurd to put it lightly). The one good thing that came of this religious upbringing was being introduced to the pipe organ, which I continue to play (mind you, in a church, as it's certainly not a diverse occupation). Despite the attendance, I am an atheist. It was actually quite the mental road to get from where I was to where I am. It started with believing the Catholic sacrament of confession to be quite useless, or even destructive. Once I stopped going to that, the rest of it just fell like dominos. A few years worth of dominos.

Anyhow, glad to be aboard.

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Another Canadian,

Another Canadian, welcome!

I should do a poll on locale of site members. I think we're starting to become a majority here. XD

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Welcome JW . You said

Welcome JW . You said "attendance" so I'm assuming you play in service. Won't they let you go there and play off regular business hours? (yes I said business hours)

If that's the case, then I'm assuming you go there and pretend to be a believer and participate in their rituals. That's kinda bizarre.

Am I just confused?

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It's a side-job. Something

It's a side-job. Something I enjoy doing, and get paid to do it. I certainly don't participate in anything aside from sitting there and playing the music.

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Jabberwocky wrote:It's a

Jabberwocky wrote:

It's a side-job. Something I enjoy doing, and get paid to do it. I certainly don't participate in anything aside from sitting there and playing the music.

 

 

                    So you sit in church playing with your organ and getting paid for it, all I ever got was slapped by my mother for doing the same damn thing, without the keyboard & peddles.  Welcome to the site I'm in Mississauga near Toronto. You?

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Jeffrick wrote:Jabberwocky

Jeffrick wrote:

Jabberwocky wrote:

It's a side-job. Something I enjoy doing, and get paid to do it. I certainly don't participate in anything aside from sitting there and playing the music.

 

 

 

                    So you sit in church playing with your organ and getting paid for it, all I ever got was slapped by my mother for doing the same damn thing, without the keyboard & peddles.  Welcome to the site I'm in Mississauga near Toronto. You?

Damn you! Beat me to the joke.

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Welcome to the forum

 Former Catholic here as well. I used to be a devout believer and it was a long and difficult journey before I realized the god belief was nonsense. 

I never listened to the pipe organs much, however I do like the sounds of those gregorian chants. I found out that if you take a girl home, put on that type of  new age chanting, light alot of candles and have flowers laying around, they are easier to take to bed. ( Of course, that was in the days when I was single) . 

Welcome to the forum, have fun.

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Brian37 wrote:Jeffrick

Brian37 wrote:

Jeffrick wrote:

Jabberwocky wrote:

It's a side-job. Something I enjoy doing, and get paid to do it. I certainly don't participate in anything aside from sitting there and playing the music.

 

 

 

                    So you sit in church playing with your organ and getting paid for it, all I ever got was slapped by my mother for doing the same damn thing, without the keyboard & peddles.  Welcome to the site I'm in Mississauga near Toronto. You?

Damn you! Beat me to the joke.

The official organist joke:

 

What's better than roses on your piano?

Tulips on your organ.

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