Pablo Novi
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  • Mexico
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Pablo Novi commented on TRIAL NERROR's blog post BEST ARGUMENT AGAINST RELIGION OR EXISTENCE OF GOD
"THE "7-WAYS TO SUNDAY" DEATH KNOLL OF GOD & RELIGION" For me, back in the mid-'60's, when I realized that: Every religion claimed to be the One & Only True One; AND insisted that everybody not in their faith would…"
Apr 11
Pablo Novi replied to Patricia's discussion How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion
"I am quite enthusiastic to see this question raised in as scientific a manner as is possible. I have been wondering more and more about this. I turned atheist back in the '60's, way before the internet. It has always been the case that the…"
Apr 11
Pablo Novi replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Scientists Find Smoking Gun Evidence of Big Bang in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Great paragraph"
Apr 3
Pablo Novi replied to Dax Wilson's discussion Is forcing religion on children child abuse? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"[My first A/N post] My dad was born and raised Jew (but the opposite of strict). My mom a strict Catholic Christian. My dad converted to Catholicism to be able to marry my mom. As a couple, I'd rate my parents as at the end of the bell curve…"
Apr 3
Pablo Novi joined Dr. Terence Meaden's group
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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.
Apr 3
Steph S. left a comment for Pablo Novi
"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Apr 3
Randall Smith left a comment for Pablo Novi
"Welcome Pablo. Having no atheist friends, this is my family away from home. Enjoy our community."
Apr 3
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Pablo Novi
"Greetings Pablo Novi   That's a fine introduction. Welcome to this cheerful Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom.   I am rather more pessimistic than you. Yes, atheism does indeed provide…"
Apr 3
Pablo Novi is now a member of Atheist Nexus
Apr 2

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Mexico City
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D.F.
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Mexico
About Me:
I was born and raised as a devote Catholic.
I went to a Catholic 8-year grammar school, run by priests and nuns; and to a Catholic (Carmelite Order) 4 Year High School Seminary studying to be a priest (during the days of the Vietnam War and of Pope John Paul (with his liberal reforms, such as: Latin replaced by English, and the congregation (us students) being more active in/during the Mass.

Two key events during that period:
1) When it was my turn to lead the middle-of-the-Mass prayers, I prayed for ALL those suffering and dying in Vietnam (not just the US soldiers). The priests tried to intimidate me into apologizing for this ("We don't pray for the commies!"); and I almost got kicked out of their school. I couldn't believe that God took sides in human wars.

2nd. We were "taught" that, "when a girl/woman wears sexy clothing (bikini, short-skirt, revealing top) then if she gets raped it is her fault." I could not accept that.

When I left that school at graduation, I also left that religion behind as well.

Still firmly believing in god, I seriously looked into all of the other major religions and found every one of them had the same fatal flaw: the claim that they were the one and only infallibly TRUE religion with their one and only "perfect" ancient book. But each of their books was full of crazy, ugly and contradictory stuff. And their very beliefs automatically assure that at least 2/3rds of all humans will go to the eternal torture of hell for the "crime" of either not believing at all, or believing in the "wrong" god.

As a result, more than 45 years ago I became an atheist and have never found a reason to regret or change that decision.

I am more optimistic than ever before that the total defeat of organized religion is not very far away. The internet, the spread of (science-based) information and the public speakers/debates have played huge roles.

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At 8:55am on April 3, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 7:09am on April 3, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Welcome Pablo. Having no atheist friends, this is my family away from home. Enjoy our community.

At 5:07am on April 3, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Pablo Novi  

That's a fine introduction. Welcome to this cheerful Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom.  

I am rather more pessimistic than you. Yes, atheism does indeed provide the truth about the universe and life etc, but those bad religious ideas are so tenacious and too many people lack the intelligence to see through it like you did. 

For further discussion we invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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