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IN CHICAGO AND TIRED OF FOOLISHNESS!

Started this discussion. Last reply by booklover Jul 5, 2011. 4 Replies

Greetings, My name is Dan and I am a semi-closeted atheist and have been so my entire life. Growing up in a small, evangelical town in northern Indiana. Being the child of an Asian war-bride and a…Continue

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big_dan44 replied to Joel P Kollin's discussion Reactions when I tell other Jews that I am a Jewish Atheist
"My wife is Jewish and she always tells me that a pillar of the Jewish lifestyle is to question one's faith. So, lucky for me, she leaves me the hell alone when it comes to religion. So, I leave her alone when she pulls the "I believe…"
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"I keep getting told by the few friends I've "come out" to that they "see god in me" even if I do not. Hell, my own wife keeps saying that she "believes enough for the both of us." Whatever. What they actually see…"
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big_dan44 replied to Marc Draco's discussion Never a Christian around when you need one! in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"x2 You are only capable of goodness when it fits into their narrow worldview... Morality and religion rarely coexist."
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big_dan44 replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion Humans are predisposed to believe in gods and life after death, according to a new study. in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I've always attributed religion to our own self-aggrandizing nature. People just can't wrap their heads around the entirety of their experiences just getting turned off upon death. As if the universe wouldn't exist without humanity.…"
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"Welcome, big_dan44! Glad you could join us. :D BTW, there are lots of Jewish humanists who don't buy the guy in the sky thing. You could introduce your wife to some of them. Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything…"
Jul 5, 2011
big_dan44 replied to The Hippie Lotus's discussion Atheist and Believer..IN LOVE??
"My wife is Jewish and she simply cannot understand how I can be so "moral" without god. I've had another girlfriend in the past say that she "sees god in me" but didn't find it funny when I said "Well does that…"
Jul 5, 2011
booklover replied to big_dan44's discussion IN CHICAGO AND TIRED OF FOOLISHNESS!
"Hi Dan,  I live about an hour and a half NW of Chicago.  Have many relatives from there, and am jewish by heritage (moms side).  I was raised without religion and it was never a big deal to me, but the older I get the less social I am…"
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booklover replied to big_dan44's discussion IN CHICAGO AND TIRED OF FOOLISHNESS!
"Well Wonder Weirdo,  I can totally understand your family getting upset with you for switching from the Cubs to the Sox, being a Cubs Fan myself ;)  At least the Cubs are REAL and god isn't! :)"
Jul 5, 2011
big_dan44 replied to big_dan44's discussion IN CHICAGO AND TIRED OF FOOLISHNESS!
"Haha! Well, hey that's another thing we have in common. I'm glad you saw the REAL light and went with the South Side! Go Sox!"
Jul 5, 2011
Wonder Weirdo replied to big_dan44's discussion IN CHICAGO AND TIRED OF FOOLISHNESS!
"Hey Dan.  My name is Ron, and I know how you feel.  I was raised up in a Catholic House hold and I know how it feels to have the world closing in on you with religious nuts on all sides.  My fiance is spiritual, but not committed to…"
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IN CHICAGO AND TIRED OF FOOLISHNESS!

Greetings, My name is Dan and I am a semi-closeted atheist and have been so my entire life. Growing up in a small, evangelical town in northern Indiana. Being the child of an Asian war-bride and a Vietnam veteran already made things hard in this small-minded white town, but being the only family in town that didn't go to church made it that much worse. So, even as my family got the hell out of that craphole town and moved into larger and larger areas, the crippling fear I have of confrontation…See More
Jul 5, 2011

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At 6:14pm on July 8, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Big Dan44, and welcome to the rational world of Internet atheism---a haven of truth and peace from the superstitions and fictional gods of the masses. 

"Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 500 discussion topics and 2800 members.

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At 7:58am on July 6, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome.  We are certainly glad to have you join us.
At 9:15pm on July 5, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, big_dan44! Glad you could join us. :D BTW, there are lots of Jewish humanists who don't buy the guy in the sky thing. You could introduce your wife to some of them.

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

 
 
 

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