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Postby Whateverman » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:42 am

Sorry homies. It's been a while since I've hung out here.

Life is on the upswing. New job, new-ish car, feeling better in general. I decided to spend time at CARM mostly because I was tired of the echo-chamber of skeptic sites; I wanted people to tussle with, rather than people I only had minor semantic disagreements with; felt like I needed to be the underdog in order to grow.

And yet, there's no growth to be found at CARM.

Well, scratch that. I call myself an atheist these days; some of youse might call that an improvement :)

I've missed y'all...
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Re: So: me

Postby vms » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:32 am

Welcome back WEM. Glad to hear that things are better. You've been missed around here.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.--Winston Churchill

The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Re: So: me

Postby zilch » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:57 pm

Hey Wem. Glad you're slumming here.
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Re: So: me

Postby Jessica » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:19 pm

I am of the opinion the more exposed a deist is to Christianity of the CARM variety, the more likely you are to lean towards atheism, if only so people won't think you believe in God and therefore must be like them.
Any road up, nice to read from you again and you take care of yourself, dear Whateverman.
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Re: So: me

Postby BeamStalk » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:38 pm

YO WEM! Welcome back mate.
The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.
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Re: So: me

Postby rufustfirefly » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:18 am

Well, scratch that. I call myself an atheist these days; some of youse might call that an improvement


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Re: So: me

Postby BaldySlaphead » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:58 am

Hi WEM, nice to see you back again, and glad that life seems to be going well :-)

No, wait... I mean Satan, babies on the BBQ and Grrrr, I love evil. (Is this right?)
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Re: So: me

Postby Stoned Immaculate » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:23 pm

Hey WEM! Nice to hear from you. You're in luck if you are bored with skeptic sites, ever since the nye/ham debate most of us are fundies now. Give us your best shot!

Glad things are on the up-swing.
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Re: So: me

Postby Weemaryanne » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:08 am

Good to have you back and SMRTier than ever, WEM.
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