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Jane

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Hi :)
« on: June 21, 2008, 03:13:07 AM »
I suppose I should introduce myself instead of lurking  :)

I'm an (almost) 30 year old living in Dublin, Holy Catholic Ireland for the last 8 years...born and raised American.

I was a raised a baptized, evangelical Southern Baptist before realizing I'm atheist, and am looking forward to participating here.  (and am usually a bit more articulate than this - I never know what to say in an introduction. I guess I'm shy even online).

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Re: Hi :)
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008, 03:26:38 AM »
Hi there, Jane. Welcome to the forum. I was also raised an Evangelical Southern Baptist. I was even named after my mom's pastor. Scary, huh?

I'm also pushing thirty. So what brought you to Ireland from the US?
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Jane

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Re: Hi :)
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008, 03:36:06 AM »
Wow, my mother would have totally done that had she thought of it - fortunately she didn't, as his name is Moo.   :)

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Re: Hi :)
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2008, 04:16:08 AM »
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Wow, my mother would have totally done that had she thought of it - fortunately she didn't, as his name is Moo.   :)

Hi there welcome to the boards.I haven't been here to long myself but everyone (minus the trolls) here is great.

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Re: Hi :)
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008, 09:40:59 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Jane. Thanks for the intro!
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Re: Hi :)
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 12:39:49 PM »
Welcome from another newbie. :D   They are kind to newbies here and even the trolls only get mild insults!

Jane

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Re: Hi :)
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2008, 07:41:56 PM »
Yay! No noobie sacrificial rituals?? what kind of atheists are you?  I expected to at LEAST have to eat a baby, maybe kick a nun...hmph.

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Re: Hi :)
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008, 12:41:40 AM »
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Yay! No noobie sacrificial rituals?? what kind of atheists are you?  I expected to at LEAST have to eat a baby, maybe kick a nun...hmph.

We're happy atheists of course! Sacrificial rituals hmm.... One of the first things I did when I concluded atheism was give God the finger (more like my popcorn ceiling, but I don't think it was offended). You might have to sacrifice something to Satan though, cause you know, ALL atheists are devil-worshippers.

Anyway, welcome to the forum. Happy posting!
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Re: Hi :)
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008, 04:05:51 PM »
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Yay! No noobie sacrificial rituals?? what kind of atheists are you?  I expected to at LEAST have to eat a baby, maybe kick a nun...hmph.

Welcome.
Hm? Sacrificial rituals? Perhaps we could borrow something from the Druids involving a golden sickle, oak trees, wicker baskets, mistletoe, and fire. Lots of fire. With marshmallows, or hotdogs.
Eat a baby? Long pork just ain't what it used to be.
Kick a nun? What did a penguin ever do to you?
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Re: Hi :)
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2008, 05:38:56 PM »
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Yay! No noobie sacrificial rituals?? what kind of atheists are you?  I expected to at LEAST have to eat a baby, maybe kick a nun...hmph.

There is a paddling ritual, although I found out it was optional after my bum was red. :P

No rituals here...just fun and intellectual conversation.  Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hi :)
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2008, 06:06:53 PM »
Golden sickle, oak trees, fire and marshmallows I am TOTALLY down with - I'm not big on wicker baskets - too twee for my tastes.

I vote for initiation involving paddling under an oak tree with a golden sickle, followed by toasty marshmallows.

As for the penguins, I don't trust them. Have you EVER encountered anything that cute that didn't try to sucker you out of SOMETHING?