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Voyager42

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Hello From Washington State
« on: November 06, 2016, 02:25:42 AM »
I've been thinking about what to put into an introduction for the last day so lets see if I can get this right lol. My name is Justin and I am from Washington State. I grew up in the church and had plans to become a pastor. I always felt different though. I didn't seem to have the same experiences when going to the alter, never fainted (that's just so weird now), never heard god speak to me and I always had doubts that I tried to explain away. It took awhile but about 8 years ago I finally admitted to myself and my family that I was an atheist. The family was great about it. Various friends? Not so much. Lost a few but their loss. At least that's what people tell me.

I'm a huge baseball fan. Science/astronomy nerd. I love playing video games and hanging out with my dog, who is my best friend. He's great.

So enough about me. I hate starting so many sentences with 'I'. It just feels weird lol.

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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 03:38:50 AM »
Hello, Voyager42, welcome!  :computerwave:

Washington State is a beautiful state.  :tellmemore: I lived there for about 6 years.

~I hope you stay with us, here, for a long time.


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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 03:45:18 AM »
Hello, Voyager42, welcome!  :computerwave:

Washington State is a beautiful state.  :tellmemore: I lived there for about 6 years.

~I hope you stay with us, here, for a long time.

It really is. I can't imagine living anywhere other than here. Maybe not this small town but the state....not sure I could leave lol.

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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 03:52:10 AM »
Hello, Voyager42, welcome!  :computerwave:

Washington State is a beautiful state.  :tellmemore: I lived there for about 6 years.

~I hope you stay with us, here, for a long time.

It really is. I can't imagine living anywhere other than here. Maybe not this small town but the state....not sure I could leave lol.

You live in a "small town?"
Aren't they all?  :snicker:


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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 04:08:23 AM »
Welcome to our happy place Voyager. Let us hope that it can also be your happy place too.

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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 04:16:14 AM »
Hello, Voyager42, welcome!  :computerwave:

Washington State is a beautiful state.  :tellmemore: I lived there for about 6 years.

~I hope you stay with us, here, for a long time.

It really is. I can't imagine living anywhere other than here. Maybe not this small town but the state....not sure I could leave lol.

You live in a "small town?"
Aren't they all?  :snicker:

lol true. We have about 35,000. Its larger than some of the towns around here but seems to have a more small town feel than most. Or maybe its cause I grew up here and know way too many people.

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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2016, 06:40:08 AM »
Hi Justine

I have no idea why your account was initially rejected. I'm glad you persevered and sent me an email so I could create you account. I assume you've changed the password I sent you?

Looking forward to you settling in.

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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2016, 07:29:39 AM »
Hey buddy  8)
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2016, 12:44:48 PM »
Welcome, Justin :D
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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2016, 01:15:39 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum, Justin :wave hi:
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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2016, 03:02:49 PM »
Welcome to this lovely fun place! Its funny that you mention wanting to be a pastor at one time. When I was young, probably from about 10-15 years old, I felt destined to be a pastor's wife.
I couldn't have married anyone farther from a pastor than my husband!
I also love WA and don't blame you for never wanting to leave.
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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2016, 09:33:01 AM »
Greetings and welcome, Justin!  You'll find some interesting stuff here and also have a lot of fun, I trust.

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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2016, 01:54:13 PM »
I've been thinking about what to put into an introduction for the last day so lets see if I can get this right lol. My name is Justin and I am from Washington State. I grew up in the church and had plans to become a pastor. I always felt different though. I didn't seem to have the same experiences when going to the alter, never fainted (that's just so weird now), never heard god speak to me and I always had doubts that I tried to explain away. It took awhile but about 8 years ago I finally admitted to myself and my family that I was an atheist. The family was great about it. Various friends? Not so much. Lost a few but their loss. At least that's what people tell me.

I'm a huge baseball fan. Science/astronomy nerd. I love playing video games and hanging out with my dog, who is my best friend. He's great.

So enough about me. I hate starting so many sentences with 'I'. It just feels weird lol.

Hello and welcome to HAF, Voyager42. It's really good to hear that your family didn't over-react to your loss of faith. That speaks well of them. Coming from Washington, I'm guessing that you're a Mariners fan. Is that the case? What are your thoughts on the recent World Series?

Below are some threads that may help you familiarize yourself with this site.

Where did you get your username from?
10 Things About Yourself
Tell us A Bit About Where You're From
Photography
Non-religious pet peeves
Pets...what do you have?
How to tell your family you are an atheist
"Rules for Conducting a Discussion" by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler

. . . And of course, the Forum Rules.

I hope you enjoy your time reading and posting here!  :welcome:
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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2016, 09:40:39 PM »
Hello Voyager42. You've fetched up at a good place for astronomy/science - you can learn a lot here. I live a few miles north of London, UK.
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Re: Hello From Washington State
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2016, 10:31:12 PM »
Thank you for the amazing welcome. Its been a rough couple weeks (this election is really taking a toll on me) so I have been a hermit lately lol.