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Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Aug 17, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm relatively new to the atheist social networking community, and am interested in advise on how to build a personal community of nonbelievers.  I come from an evangelical/fundamentalist background…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Aultman Nov 22, 2013. 10 Replies

I am a relatively new non-theist, new enough to be unfamiliar with terminology, options, etc.  I am basking in the joy of freedom from religion having been raised in a fundamentalist family.  I am…Continue

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Idaho Spud liked cbenhamcox's blog post Nye vs. Ham
Feb 11
Randall Smith commented on cbenhamcox's blog post Nye vs. Ham
"Very talented, indeed! Cheers for Bill Nye!"
Feb 11
cbenhamcox posted a blog post

Nye vs. Ham

Here in the Pacific Northwest we have been blanketed with snow for the past few days.  Because we do not have the infrastructure to deal with said snow, we all tuck in and stay home.  Thus, we had several days with my two girls (ages 12 and 15) to enjoy board games, creative projects, and you guessed it…viewing the Nye vs. Ham debate.  I would not have opted to sit through all two hours and forty five minutes if not for the fact that we were snowed in.  Having been indoctrinated in childhood, I…See More
Feb 9
cbenhamcox replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Bill Nye, the science guy, debates Ken Ham, creationist museum CEO
"My daughter's artistic rendition of the debate: "
Feb 9
John Aultman replied to cbenhamcox's discussion Hello!
"Welcome"
Nov 22, 2013
Mika Mikaela replied to cbenhamcox's discussion Hello!
"I'm an atheist because every religion I have observed thinks that theirs is the one-and-only true portal to salvation which means that none of them are. I grew up as Christian but since childhood I was wondering if God was real.I've been…"
Nov 22, 2013
matthew greenberg replied to cbenhamcox's discussion Hello!
""I am excited to be a part of a community." and you should be :)  as others have said this is a great group of nice and smart people.  it's ok to ask questions so don't hesitate.   one suggestion - change your…"
Nov 21, 2013
booklover replied to cbenhamcox's discussion Hello!
"Mary, I was lucky that I was raised by an Atheist.  My Mom never told me NOT to believe anything, but I felt embarrassed when people would talk about "god."  I remember thinking, even as a little kid, I know that's pretend,…"
Nov 21, 2013
Mary H replied to cbenhamcox's discussion Hello!
"I am new to this forum.  I've been an Atheist since I was 11, I think.  I just never knew what it was called.  My parents shoved their religious beliefs down my throat until I moved out at 18.  I am an open Atheist. …"
Nov 20, 2013
Idaho Spud liked cbenhamcox's blog post On Being Obsessive: Finding Community
Nov 20, 2013
booklover replied to cbenhamcox's discussion Hello!
"Glad you found us cbenhamccox!  This is an AWESOME site!  Ask questions, join groups, etc.  Most people on here are wonderful and lots of VERY smart people! Welcome!~ Mindy"
Nov 20, 2013
Michael Penn replied to cbenhamcox's discussion Hello!
"Welcome. I'm 67 years old and I'm not totally "out" to my family and friends either. None of it is because I'm afraid, it's just that some of them would be very hurt to know. I am pretty vocal, and I'm sure that…"
Nov 20, 2013
Ryan Schreck replied to cbenhamcox's discussion Hello!
"It can be difficult to discuss with your family members but I think it is good to be honest at some point.My parents are set in their ways and I usually dont get into It with them cause I already did my arguing in my teens Haha"
Nov 19, 2013
cbenhamcox commented on Dyslexic's DOG's blog post Neuroscience is the only Science that may Destroy Religion?
"I wasn't lucky enough to find my curiosity so early!  It was during my freshman year at a Christian university in Literature of the Old Testament, where we learned about the canonization of scripture.  Yikes!  That was a…"
Sep 16, 2013
cbenhamcox commented on Dyslexic's DOG's blog post Neuroscience is the only Science that may Destroy Religion?
"I agree that sparks of doubt are the key.  Also, creating curiosity.  As a former "true believer", and a person with rational intellect, I first found studies like this terrifying and had to shut them out of my mind.  When a…"
Sep 16, 2013
Loren Miller commented on cbenhamcox's blog post The Violent Atonement
"All atonement is is the "eye for an eye" philosophy combined with that of the scapegoat.  It is as meaningless as it is primitive, while continuing to fail at actually balancing any issue regarding the application of justice."
Sep 3, 2013

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New(ish) Happy Nontheist

I am new to this universe.  I released my previous identity and belief structure as a fundamentalist Christian, and am looking to join a community of skeptics.  I am not yet familiar with all of the terms, organizations, or the structure of this community.  I am eager to learn, and also long to give back by helping questioners through that phase into the place that I am.  I am not interested in becoming an "evangelist" per se, but I prefer the idea of becoming an apologist.  Much more to come!

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Nye vs. Ham

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 4:34pm 1 Comment

Here in the Pacific Northwest we have been blanketed with snow for the past few days.  Because we do not have the infrastructure to deal with said snow, we all tuck in and stay home.  Thus, we had several days with my two girls (ages 12 and 15) to enjoy board games, creative projects, and you guessed it…viewing the Nye vs. Ham debate.  I would not have opted to sit through all two hours and forty five minutes if not for the fact that we were snowed in.  

Having been…

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The Violent Atonement

Posted on August 31, 2013 at 12:02am 2 Comments

Without the shedding of blood is no remission...

I do not understand how there could have been a time in my life when that statement did not seem absurd to me.  Now that the fog has been lifted, I see the absolute ridiculousness of the concept of blood atonement for the forgiveness of the sin of being a human being.  I simply cannot understand how the concept of a god that required...even craved blood could in any way make…

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Learning How to Think

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 11:31am 13 Comments

It has been about three weeks since I was inspired by some unknown force (that I do not call god) to involve myself in the freethought/new atheist movement.  It began when I returned from my vacation to Northern California.  My husband and I drove from Northwestern Oregon to San Francisco, and I realized that I noticed the natural beauty in a way that I never had before.  Somehow that inspired me to google "atheist" when I arrived home.  Since then, I can't get enough of The Thinking…

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Flannel-graphs and Other Travesties

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 1:26pm 0 Comments

Being on my "all things atheist" kick, I have been feeling rather enraged about my own childhood indoctrination and being scared of hell.  I'm having a bit of cognitive dissonance because I can't bring myself to be angry at my parents, since I understand that they were also victims.  

I have been reading a number of blog entries and statements made by atheists, asserting that teaching children about hell is a form of child abuse.  I absolutely agree with this!  However, being…

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Hello cbenhamcox
Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3880 members.

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