Old 10-13-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Smile Hello everyone!

My name is Carrie. I'm 25, I'm married and have been with my spouse for 7 years, and I have two kids--a 5-year-old boy named Aydan and an 11-month-old girl named Rylie. I was indoctrinated into christianity as a child and followed it until I was about 16 when the leader of the church I attended told me I had to come to church as many times as she saw fit if I wanted to participate in church activities. I began questioning my beliefs then and quickly realized I had been misled. I've been an atheist for 10 years, and it makes me feel great! Letting go of the fear and guilt that religion instills has made me feel freer, happier, more open-minded, more enlightened, more optimistic, more at peace, and more loving of life than I ever felt before. Every day, I open my eyes a little more to the truth, and I find it exhilirating! I would rather know the hard truth than believe a sugar-coated fantasy. I love to learn new things, and I am comfortable with the unknown during my quest to answer my questions.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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Greetings Sweetie. You obviously aren't a 'real atheist' or you'd have eaten those damn kids - but we'll forgive you!

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Old 10-13-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:11 AM   #4
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LOL@smellyoldgit, love the screen name. Thanks to both of you, I will!
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:50 AM   #5
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Welcome sweetsauce from one newbie to another. This forums great. Hope you enjoy.

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Old 10-14-2010, 09:26 AM   #6
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Welcome sweetsauce, good to have you here.

How often do you catch grief for being an atheist in SC?

Also, I'm curious: is your spouse an atheist as well?

"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one."
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #7
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god intro, sweet!
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:49 AM   #8
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Greetings Sweetie. You obviously aren't a 'real atheist' or you'd have eaten those damn kids - but we'll forgive you!
Atheists don't eat their own kids; that would go against the plans of the Great God Darwin. How could we have variation in selection if we're nomming on the targets of selection.

Atheists do, however, love other people's children. Especially if it's a male atheist taking over a pride; he will almost always eat all the existing children, which he then converts to super cannibal baby sperm that he uses to impregnate the pride's females, ensuring his lineage will dominate.

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Old 10-14-2010, 01:04 PM   #9
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:36 PM   #10
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Atheists don't eat their own kids

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Old 10-15-2010, 12:42 AM   #11
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Interesting evidence right there smelly...

Oh and welcome! You got married when you were 18? Damn that's, umm, early!

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