Greetings Dr. TM! Thanks for your welcome commentary; we are working feverishly at www.racismtest.org [posted on Discussrace.com] to end the gross DENIAL of huemanity's 'oneness!' The eurocentric schools have been and are indulging in grave omission when they stop claims of people's ancestry at Europe and not teach their Students who their most distant ancestors really were - Black and in Black African- the origin/cradle of civilization. Judos to you, Your Sister-in-THE-Struggle, Carol Taylor, R.N. First Black U.S.A. Flight Attendant
Thank you for the welcome. I like you understood that Santa was not real, when at age 7 I discovered my father playing with my Santa gifts before they were set under the tree. My father was not a religious person, but did many things to help others during his lifetime. My family did not attend any church until I was age 5. I am thankful for this now, as I did not have to endure the indoctrination that others do at an early age. Again thanks for the welcome.
I was raised lutheran initially, and later turned pentecostal as a teen. I fell away after joining the service and getting married, but retained the church teachings as "gospel." I didn't "wake up" till I was almost 50 and have gone through several phases of withdrawal. Gladly, I'm liberated and reformed now.
Thank you for the welcoming comment. I look forward to meeting new people with like-minded values. I was born and raised atheist, and I didn't even 'know' religion until just recently. I ran across many other forums that always had some discussion on it...never felt included, so I am looking for a 'safe haven' from such nonsense!
Thank you for the welcome! I plan on exploring the different groups and joining in discussions. I think it will be interesting to be part of a site where non-theists talk amongst themselves. I've been at sites where non-believers and believers discuss, but never just one for atheists.
Thank you for the welcome. However, I must take issue with your assertion that all believers are silly or superstitious. I don't think that that is true. I think that there are honest people who have examined all the evidence for and against God's existence and have just come to a different conclusion then me. I am deeply uncomfortable with the idea of "atheist superiority" as if I have some corner on the truth that others lack.
As an ex-fundy that's way to close to fundythink for me to be comfortable.
Thanks for your Welcome Terence. I'm 62 next week! I don't mind if people need to have imaginary friends. What worries me in the Abrahamic Tradition (Jewish, Christian & Islamic) is all the stuff that is allowed to lurk in the pages of their HolEy Books. 'Of course we don't stone disobedient children bla bla bla. BUT if enough nuts get control, because it is in the Bible etc. it can be reinstated at any time by the religious Bigots who are taking over the churches.