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Hardvark

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Hello everyone.
« on: April 10, 2016, 03:06:15 PM »
Hi, I just joined up, I am an atheist who keeps getting told to " shut up about religion " need a place to come and vent off from time to time :D 

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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 03:23:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Hardvark! Want to vent? You've come to the right place -- there are many people who are in the same situation as you. :smilenod:

Were you always an atheist?
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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 03:38:41 PM »
Welcome aboard!

Feel free to vent!  :grin:

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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 06:39:02 PM »
Hi Hardvark! Thankfully there are lots of people here that will patiently listen to venting. Seriously, this place is so much cheaper than therapy.  ;D
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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 06:47:43 PM »
Welcome Hardvark :)

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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 07:10:07 PM »
Helloooo Hardvark. Is that a combination between aardvark and Harvard?
It's Okay To Say You're Welcome


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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 07:30:26 PM »
Hello and welcome Hardervark.

I've always been amazed how the religious folks who have no issues at all preaching and proselytizing their religion, whether on missions to 3rd world countries, banging on doors or passing out their tracts and pamphlets outside sports events can be so put off when an atheist starts to discuss religion, faith and/or god.

Suddenly they get sensitive to opposing views, and want to know how you dare to say such things. Don't you know they will say, that you are upsetting people with such talk?


If you don't believe than please stay quiet...

Stay quiet...or leave.



I'm truly sorry, but I can't keep explaining this simple thing to you over and over again hoping that you'll finally understand something so simple and obvious.
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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 09:16:18 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Hardvark! Want to vent? You've come to the right place -- there are many people who are in the same situation as you. :smilenod:

Were you always an atheist?
Pretty much yes, I've never had much time for religion or the supernatural, Had some fun over the years laughing about belief systems, as I get older I feel the need to be a lot more vocal about my non belief in nonsense, but I get a lot of eye rolling and closing of ears by people who still want to believe in the 'good bits' of religion, as if spending a supposed eternity in the presence of a monster is a good bit.

Anyway, thanks for the welcome ;D 

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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 09:19:04 PM »
Welcome aboard!

Feel free to vent!  :grin:

Where on this pale blue dot do you live?
I am in the North West of England (unfortunately) ;)


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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2016, 09:21:04 PM »
Helloooo Hardvark. Is that a combination between aardvark and Harvard?
Nah, It's from the old joke....What do you call an aardvark that has just been beaten up?.......A vark. ;)

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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2016, 09:22:24 PM »
Hello and welcome Hardervark.

I've always been amazed how the religious folks who have no issues at all preaching and proselytizing their religion, whether on missions to 3rd world countries, banging on doors or passing out their tracts and pamphlets outside sports events can be so put off when an atheist starts to discuss religion, faith and/or god.

Suddenly they get sensitive to opposing views, and want to know how you dare to say such things. Don't you know they will say, that you are upsetting people with such talk?


If you don't believe than please stay quiet...

Stay quiet...or leave.
Exactly.

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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2016, 09:23:51 PM »
Thanks everyone for the welcome. ;D

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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2016, 09:31:21 PM »
Welcome aboard!

Feel free to vent!  :grin:

Where on this pale blue dot do you live?
I am in the North West of England (unfortunately) ;)

Oooo whereabouts? I'm near Chester.

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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2016, 09:35:42 PM »
Welcome aboard!

Feel free to vent!  :grin:

Where on this pale blue dot do you live?
I am in the North West of England (unfortunately) ;)

Oooo whereabouts? I'm near Chester.
Near Chester myself, small world eh.. :)

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Re: Hello everyone.
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2016, 10:12:48 PM »
I'm off to North Wales tomorrow for a few days, so I will be back Friday..