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100Facts

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About Me
« on: May 24, 2012, 09:17:22 PM »
So without revealing too much information about myself...

I'm an atheist. Probably have been ever since a Bible-thumper friend of my mother's stormed into my bedroom while I was about 10 years old and still sleeping. She ripped the covers off me and started to chastise me (loudly) about sleeping in on a Sunday. If religion meant interrupting a good solid sleep, I wanted nothing to do with it.

As I got older, the things they talked about in Sunday school didn't make any sense. Although I distinctly remember the Lord's Prayer being recited in grade school. By high school, religion fell completely by the way side. It wasn't until I looked around, a decade later, that I began to see the negative effects religion has on the world. And I've decided to put an end to it. ;-)

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Re: About Me
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 09:31:29 PM »
Hello, 100Facts. I think that an effort to end religion per se is unlikely to meet with success, but one can't fault you for lack of ambition.
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Re: About Me
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 09:32:53 PM »
Welcome to HAF.
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Re: About Me
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 10:22:58 PM »
Welcome!

I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


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Re: About Me
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 10:33:36 PM »
Welcome! Blood offerings to The Asmo are made on The Gray Altar to your right, gifts of hats to The Pudding go to your left. Other prominent features are... Somewhere.  :D
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Re: About Me
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 10:56:30 PM »
And I've decided to put an end to it. ;-)

Take the book "Easy way to stop smoking" and replace cigarettes with religion then give it as homework to every school child in the world and we would be half way there.
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Re: About Me
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 11:15:14 PM »
And I've decided to put an end to it. ;-)

Take the book "Easy way to stop smoking" and replace cigarettes with religion then give it as homework to every school child in the world and we would be half way there.
Surely simply teaching the kiddies all the religions will turn them off them all.
Well, the Christians believe in JC because in their book he has magical powers, can walk on water and can turn water into wine. Moses could only part water. Jesus died came back and then disappeared shortly after, kind of like Sean Connery's character in Highlander II.
The Muslims believe in Mohammed who recited their book. Mohammed married a nine year old girl and she joined many other women as one of his wives. He said that good men will get 72 virgins when they go to heaven. Mohammed rode a winged horse up to heaven and was never seen again.
The Maori people believe in Maui (they didn't have books but recited the stories by mouth). Maui used his grandmother's jawbone as a fish hook. He caught the land beneath the sea and pulled it up to the surface, this land became New Zealand or Aotearoa depending on who you talk to.

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Re: About Me
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 03:05:34 AM »
Hello and Welcome!! Not sure that we can end all religions, but I guess that it's a goal.
So many years have passed, since I proclaimed my independence, my mission, my aim, and my vision, so secure, content to live each day like it's my last, it's wonderful to know, that I could be, something more than what I dreamed, far beyond what I could see -Dream Theater

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Re: About Me
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2012, 04:45:50 AM »
I've decided to put an end to it. ;-)

I've been working on it for a while, at times I've thought I had it but so far subjects of my gene therapy have all displayed unacceptable side effects.   It's surprisingly easy to suppress the attraction to religious fantasy but subjects have all lost something else, an appreciation for Star Trek, raspberry jam, music or banana sandwiches.  It is so very frustrating.  :(

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Re: About Me
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012, 09:07:51 AM »
Hello 100facts

I think Institutionalised Superstitions (aka Religions) are going to be around for a while yet, possibly forever or until we meet ET and he laughs at our mythology!

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Re: About Me
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2012, 09:06:44 PM »
And I've decided to put an end to it. ;-)

Take the book "Easy way to stop smoking" and replace cigarettes with religion then give it as homework to every school child in the world and we would be half way there.
Surely simply teaching the kiddies all the religions will turn them off them all.
Well, the Christians believe in JC because in their book he has magical powers, can walk on water and can turn water into wine. Moses could only part water. Jesus died came back and then disappeared shortly after, kind of like Sean Connery's character in Highlander II.
The Muslims believe in Mohammed who recited their book. Mohammed married a nine year old girl and she joined many other women as one of his wives. He said that good men will get 72 virgins when they go to heaven. Mohammed rode a winged horse up to heaven and was never seen again.
The Maori people believe in Maui (they didn't have books but recited the stories by mouth). Maui used his grandmother's jawbone as a fish hook. He caught the land beneath the sea and pulled it up to the surface, this land became New Zealand or Aotearoa depending on who you talk to.


I love your posts so much. :)


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Re: About Me
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2012, 11:19:04 PM »

I love your posts so much. :)
Thank you Sweetdeath

Always wondered if anyone reads what I write.
I do try to make them entertaining, but I have been told I have a dry sense of humor.

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Re: About Me
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2012, 12:22:35 AM »

I love your posts so much. :)
Thank you Sweetdeath

Always wondered if anyone reads what I write.
I do try to make them entertaining, but I have been told I have a dry sense of humor.


You can add me to your fan list. Your contributions are always lucid and intelligent, with a welcome leavening of wit.

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Re: About Me
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2012, 12:25:38 AM »
I've just notied something...

...And I don't mean to be mean or anything, but eh...

...The OP's name is NOT 100Farts.
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Re: About Me
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2012, 12:54:30 AM »
And I've decided to put an end to it. ;-)

Take the book "Easy way to stop smoking" and replace cigarettes with religion then give it as homework to every school child in the world and we would be half way there.
Surely simply teaching the kiddies all the religions will turn them off them all.
Well, the Christians believe in JC because in their book he has magical powers, can walk on water and can turn water into wine. Moses could only part water. Jesus died came back and then disappeared shortly after, kind of like Sean Connery's character in Highlander II.
The Muslims believe in Mohammed who recited their book. Mohammed married a nine year old girl and she joined many other women as one of his wives. He said that good men will get 72 virgins when they go to heaven. Mohammed rode a winged horse up to heaven and was never seen again.
The Maori people believe in Maui (they didn't have books but recited the stories by mouth). Maui used his grandmother's jawbone as a fish hook. He caught the land beneath the sea and pulled it up to the surface, this land became New Zealand or Aotearoa depending on who you talk to.

If everyone was critical thinking then yes but sadly they are not. The only thing that properly breaks hypnosis is better hypnosis, I have been reading quite a bit into the subject since reading the aforementioned book due to its efficiency, whilst looking at traditional hypnosis through literature the first thing that kept coming to mind was the Bible and the Koran. As the two are highly efficient with certain people, and abysmal with others, the traditional method of hypnosis is notorious for not working with people that are critical thinking. So have began to wonder is there a correlation.
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