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long time atheist, new member
#1
long time atheist, new member
Hello y’all

Name’s Travis, but you can call me Bloody, Boxxy, whatever else, I get lots of nicknames and haven’t really got one to stick to for very long. Kinda hoping this one stays. Anyway, I’m a 30-year-old autistic guy, amateur artist and gamer who makes solar panels for a living, and who just happens to be an atheist.

With the rise of things like discord servers and Twitter, etc. I’ve been longing for more long form discussions of old message board days. However, I’ve only ever frequented gaming focused sites, and hadn’t really considered joining one based on religion or lack thereof before, despite having been atheist pretty much my whole life.

Growing up in New England for most of my life, my parents have been pretty liberal and never really strict. My siblings and I were made to attend church for much of our childhood, but much like things like Santa or the Easter bunny, I kinda figured early on just by logistics that none of it was very realistic and didn’t put much stock into any of what they taught us. My older brother and I spent many Sunday afternoons drawing mustaches on people on the pamphlets waiting for it to just end already. My father came from a slightly more religious family, French Canadian ancestry and those who apparently fled the Spanish Inquisition, so I’m not really sure how that works out, but my mother convinced him that none of the rest of us were interested in attending anymore. These days he still goes sometimes, unless there’s a game on tv or something more important to do.

Something that has interested me more about the topic in recent years has been some of the political aspect, though I understand that’s a bit heavy. I’ve gone through a lot of personal changes over the past decade, which has changed my views on many different things, but suffice it to say I’m just kind of trying to get by now, doing my own thing and realizing life is too short to get upset and into needless arguments with everyone. Perhaps it’s a bit cynical, but I feel much more relaxed these days at least. Even so, atheism itself is still fun for me to talk about with others and interesting to learn others’ perspectives on it, so hoping I’ll make some new friends here.

As I said, I’m an autist, artist, gamer, kind of a loser still living with my folks but we’re all making ends meet in a bit of a unique situation. Trying to really get my art off the ground, but I’m glad to have time to do it at all. Kind of making games as a hobby too, and hoping to release something small for free by Valentine’s. Nice to meet you all.
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#2
RE: long time atheist, new member
Welcome to our little corner of the web.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#3
RE: long time atheist, new member
Did you bring tacos?
"For the only way to eternal glory is a life lived in service of our Lord, FSM; Verily it is FSM who is the perfect being the name higher than all names, king of all kings and will bestow upon us all, one day, The great reclaiming"  -The Prophet Boiardi-

      Conservative trigger warning.
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#4
RE: long time atheist, new member
Man, tacos would be good right about now but I’ve been trying to keep a diet…not that it’s been working out all that well lol
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#5
RE: long time atheist, new member
Welcome! Baby roastings are on Thursdays! 😉
Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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#6
RE: long time atheist, new member
That's gross.
And without delay Peter went quickly out of the synagogue (assembly) and went unto the house of Marcellus, where Simon lodged: and much people followed him...And Peter turned unto the people that followed him and said: Ye shall now see a great and marvellous wonder. And Peter seeing a great dog bound with a strong chain, went to him and loosed him, and when he was loosed the dog received a man's voice and said unto Peter: What dost thou bid me to do, thou servant of the unspeakable and living God? Peter said unto him: Go in and say unto Simon in the midst of his company: Peter saith unto thee, Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And immediately the dog ran and entered in, and rushed into the midst of them that were with Simon, and lifted up his forefeet and in a loud voice said: Thou Simon, Peter the servant of Christ who standeth at the door saith unto thee: Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou most wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And when Simon heard it, and beheld the incredible sight, he lost the words wherewith he was deceiving them that stood by, and all of them were amazed. (The Acts of Peter, 9)
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#7
RE: long time atheist, new member
(February 5, 2022 at 7:14 am)Jehanne Wrote: That's  gross.

Yes, it is. Babies should be grilled, not roasted.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#8
RE: long time atheist, new member
(February 5, 2022 at 7:16 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(February 5, 2022 at 7:14 am)Jehanne Wrote: That's  gross.

Yes, it is. Babies should be grilled, not roasted.

Boru

Thinly sliced and then deep fried, served with a sauce made from virgins blood (hard to find in some places)
The meek shall inherit the Earth, the rest of us will fly to the stars.

Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud ..... after a while you realise that the pig likes it!

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#9
RE: long time atheist, new member
Nice to meet a fellow New Englander. I also have a Canadian background on my mother's side of the family. I lived in Willimansett, Mass. until I finished third grade. The neighbourhood was populated by a large number of Canadian immigrants and their descendants. Just about everyone spoke a French Canadian dialect. My mom said that my sister and I spoke French before we learned to speak English, although I don't remember that due to the passage of time. Welcome to the forums. 
Welcome
"The world is my country; all of humanity are my brethren; and to do good deeds is my religion." (Thomas Paine)
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#10
RE: long time atheist, new member
Welcome Woof.

Artist? Can we convince you to post some of your work here for us to enjoy? I know we left an art thread around here somewhere.

Edit: Found it https://atheistforums.org/thread-23472-page-22.html

Edit/Edit: more https://atheistforums.org/thread-62959.html
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