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Go to: [Update - WCTV Video] Teresa MacBain - coming out - American Atheists Conference March 26, 2012

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Hello Teresa,

I am also in Tallahassee Florida. Thank you for being such a great example for reason in an area riddled with religious dogma. I have lived in and around the Tallahassee area my entire life, and I have had to deal with the hate and hypocrisy coming from the religious. It's good to see that someone who was very active in religion has finally spoke out against its legitimacy. Thank you.

Comment 3 by Teresa Macbain :

Thank you for being so supportive! This has been one of the greatest struggles of my life and I'm so happy that I'm finally out! The Clergy Project is a life saver for me and many others.

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:19:42 UTC | #932178

Go to: Advice for an Angry Gay Atheist

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I am an atheist as well as a bisexual. I am also an anti-theist. I hate religion and think it is nothing more that a tool to trap the minds of the susceptible, much like it has young P.

The only advice I can give you; be yourself no matter what. If people cannot accept you for who you are, do not remain a part of their life. Many people disagree with me on that, but it's a hard truth. I lost many friends when I came out with my atheism and some of my family when I came out as bisexual. I came out as an atheist 20 years ago, so I have made plenty of new friends since then. I only came out as bisexual openly 6 years ago. Luckily, my wife understands and we have a great marriage (I came out after we were married.)

Just be yourself.

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 04:55:33 UTC | #930057

Go to: Supernatural? What does that even mean?

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Comment 43 by Moderator :

Moderators' message

Can we stay on topic, please, and not feed the troll ego!


The mods

My apologies.

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:53:14 UTC | #929148

Go to: Supernatural? What does that even mean?

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It is always interesting to see the comments of users after they have been "wronged" in their minds.

Quoted from the below website.

"Over at Richard Dawkins Forum, apparently just being a theist who can think is enough to get them to suspend your account and keep you from posting. I joined them only yesterday and started a mild conversation in disagreement with the idea that science can answer all questions, and this morning I notice my commenting privileges have been suspended."

Mild conversation? From what I read he made a blind assertion AND threw out an ad hominem all within his first two posts.


Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:15:38 UTC | #929117

Go to: What do you say to your faith-based neighbors?

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Comment 358 by BenS :

The important thing - as SusanLatimer says - is the lurkers. All those who browse to the site just to read what's current or via a google search to a two year old thread which answers a question they had. (Am I breaking the fourth wall if I wave to them now? Hi guys and gals!) Somewhere, amongst all the multiple different tacks taken to address a point made, will be something that makes sense to Mr A Lurker or Mrs A Lurkette. A subject that they didn't quite understand before will become clear to them thanks to a post on here.

That's why we do it.

It's the gift that keeps on giving, even though we seldom know who actually opens the present.

For as long as we have had recorded history, the religious minded have basically stuck to the exact same tactics. It's a case of sticking ones fingers in their ears, extending the tongue, and proclaiming " Nana nana boo boo, I can't hear you." The very same thing that is going on in this very thread. No matter how one answers to Matt's ideas, he basically states the exact same thing. " It's my subjective belief and nothing else really matters.", is the basic crux of his ideas.

I am not sure how this can be described an helpful to advancing knowledge of any kind. I see it more as a mere argument and more belongs on a debate site, rather than a site that is set up to advance ones knowledge. Or am I simply misunderstanding the basic intended purpose of this website and it's forums? If so, I extend my apologies.

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:18:56 UTC | #928354

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