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New Member, Long Time Atheist
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New Member, Long Time Atheist
I am Norm. I am 68, an atheist, divorced with three kids*, and I've been on BB's since around 1999, and was a Moderator on the late lamented Internet Infidels Forum back in the very early 2000's before it lost its way, have been an Admin on a Philatelic Board for the past 8 years and am an active member on International Skeptics Forum.  I discovered this place through quotes on FSTDT.

Forums appear to be a dying art form in recent years due to other Media taking over chat, but less so taking over intelligent discussion (yes, I'm talking to you Facebook and Twitter), so it is nice to see an an active thriving Board. My hobbies and interests since retirement in 2001 are Philately, Film, Cricket, Australian Rules (Go Cats), discussing Religion, Biological Evolution, and of course any of the interests I have already listed.

I do tend to be somewhat verbose, so please don't hold that against me.  Thanks for having me here.

Norm

*Not really Kids - the oldest is 47, but they will always be my kids to me.
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RE: New Member, Long Time Atheist
Heya, welcome!

I'm 41, so I grew up before Facebook and Twitter became big. I prefer a forum such as this for discussions. I hope you like it here!
Feel free to send me a private message.
Please visit my website here! It's got lots of information about atheism/theism and support for new atheists.

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RE: New Member, Long Time Atheist
Welcome aboard.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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RE: New Member, Long Time Atheist
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Welcome aboard!
Disclaimer: I am only responsible for what I say, not what you choose to understand. 
(November 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Have a good day at work.  If we ever meet in a professional setting, let me answer your question now.  Yes, I DO want fries with that.
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RE: New Member, Long Time Atheist
Glad to have you with us and I'm looking forward to reading your contributions.
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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RE: New Member, Long Time Atheist
Welcome Smile
"Every luxury has a deep price. Every indulgence, a cosmic cost. Each fiber of pleasure you experience causes equivalent pain somewhere else. This is the first law of emodynamics [sic]. Joy can be neither created nor destroyed. The balance of happiness is constant.

Fact: Every time you eat a bite of cake, someone gets horsewhipped.

Facter: Every time two people kiss, an orphanage collapses.

Factest: Every time a baby is born, an innocent animal is severely mocked for its physical appearance. Don't be a pleasure hog. Your every smile is a dagger. Happiness is murder.

Vote "yes" on Proposition 1321. Think of some kids. Some kids."
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RE: New Member, Long Time Atheist
(August 17, 2018 at 9:05 am)fromdownunder Wrote: I am Norm. I am 68, an atheist, divorced with three kids*, and I've been on BB's since around 1999, and was a Moderator on the late lamented Internet Infidels Forum back in the very early 2000's before it lost its way, have been an Admin on a Philatelic Board for the past 8 years and am an active member on International Skeptics Forum.  I discovered this place through quotes on FSTDT.

Forums appear to be a dying art form in recent years due to other Media taking over chat, but less so taking over intelligent discussion (yes, I'm talking to you Facebook and Twitter), so it is nice to see an an active thriving Board. My hobbies and interests since retirement in 2001 are Philately, Film, Cricket, Australian Rules (Go Cats), discussing Religion, Biological Evolution, and of course any of the interests I have already listed.

I do tend to be somewhat verbose, so please don't hold that against me.  Thanks for having me here.

Norm

*Not really Kids - the oldest is 47, but they will always be my kids to me.

Be sure to barbecue kittens, record the NFL without their permission, and rip the tags off of your mattress.

Hookers to the left, booze to the right, and theists under the floorboards in the basement.
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RE: New Member, Long Time Atheist
Welcome!
If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
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RE: New Member, Long Time Atheist
(August 17, 2018 at 9:05 am)fromdownunder Wrote: I am Norm. I am 68, an atheist, divorced with three kids*, and I've been on BB's since around 1999, and was a Moderator on the late lamented Internet Infidels Forum back in the very early 2000's before it lost its way, have been an Admin on a Philatelic Board for the past 8 years and am an active member on International Skeptics Forum.  I discovered this place through quotes on FSTDT.

Forums appear to be a dying art form in recent years due to other Media taking over chat, but less so taking over intelligent discussion (yes, I'm talking to you Facebook and Twitter), so it is nice to see an an active thriving Board. My hobbies and interests since retirement in 2001 are Philately, Film, Cricket, Australian Rules (Go Cats), discussing Religion, Biological Evolution, and of course any of the interests I have already listed.

I do tend to be somewhat verbose, so please don't hold that against me.  Thanks for having me here.

Norm

*Not really Kids - the oldest is 47, but they will always be my kids to me.

We have people from down under, used to have more, but I blame it mostly from the fact the earth is a spheroid.

If you have cardiac problems, I know someone in the vicinnity.
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RE: New Member, Long Time Atheist
(August 17, 2018 at 1:17 pm)LastPoet Wrote: If you have cardiac problems, I know someone in the vicinnity.

Been there, done that.

Norm
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