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matty.the.damned

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« on: November 07, 2007, 11:17:53 AM »
. . . in the most innocent possible way.

Greetings Fellow Passengers on the Express Train to Hell,

I'm known as Matty the Damned but most people call me Matty. I'm a 32 year old from Australia and I've been what I consider to be a militant atheist since I was 15.

Reading a book by Doris Lessing (don't ask me which one, I can't remember) taught me that all things can be understood by the rational mind and suddenly the who religious thing dissolved.

It was most liberating.

I reject all theisms, but Christianity and Islam annoy me the most, mainly because they proselytise. I agree with Sam Harris; that shit is straight from the Bronze age.

Of late my local community has been beset by an influx of members of a strange christian cult called the Exclusive Brethren. It is most tiring.

Regards,

MtD
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 03:43:12 PM »
Hi Matty - welcome to the board.  Exclusive Brethren?  That sounds very ... exclusive  :wink:  .  Sorry for the Xtian influx - I guess nobody escapes this sort of thing.  Sigh.

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 05:17:44 PM »
Hi Matty, nice to meet you.  Sorry to hear of your infestation;  'Exclusive Bretheren' are weirdos from over here and are one faction of the so-called Plymouth Bretheren.  I only close to Plymouth, but I had no part in sending them over to you - honest!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 05:28:38 PM »
Great to have you, Matty. :)
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 05:34:46 PM »
Quote from: "Matty"
Greetings Fellow Passengers on the Express Train to Hell,


Welcome to the forum, Matty.


I prefer "Highway to Hell" myself.   :D
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 06:34:01 PM »
Welcome, Matty... great intro.  I so wish I'd discovered logic and reality at age 15... I didn't free myself until I was well past 30 (though I knew I didn't believe, I wasn't willing to make the leap to atheist... Bush being re-elected pushed me over the edge).

Great to have you here!
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matty.the.damned

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 07:29:51 PM »
Thanks everyone!

 :o

MtD
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 01:03:55 AM »
Welcome to the forum
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 04:44:59 PM »
Welcome!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007, 08:08:34 PM »
heyyyy i like it. i wish i had someone like u in my philosophy class when i was 15/16!!!! it was like me against the world then!!
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