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Introductions
« on: June 21, 2011, 04:48:23 PM »
Use this to introduce yourself.

I'll start I'm an atheist, well more an extreme agnostic as I do not really know there is not a God or Deity. On the basis of mainstream religions I'm an anti-theist as well. 

That is not as bad as a it sounds it just means if they were true it would not be something I would follow.

I'm also a liberal,  so freedom of speech, freedom of expression and of course freedom of religion all very important values to me.

Always interested in trying to understand people and hearing the other sides position.
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 05:00:48 PM »
Hi jakswan,

I was an atheist for many years but became interested in meditation and Buddhism. From this perspective I can now see much of value in Christianity, though it is a rather idiosyncratic religion compared to Buddhism.

I'm probably not a 'proper' Christian but I attend a Christian meditation group and often go to church. I'm a great fan of Karen Armstrong.
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 05:03:32 PM »
I am 61, female, agnostic, homemaker, carer for my disabled husband, mother to five( three birth daughters and two adopted boys with special needs all adults) and granny to five.

I am also a digital artist, poet, writer and glitter stone creator.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 05:08:35 PM »
Hi Jackswan

I'm one on the BBC site junkies and I'm glad you've started this. I kept the same User name and hopefully others will come over from there and continue in the same vein.

I'm an athiest, retiring later this year and I spend far too much time playing the banjo!

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 08:37:04 PM »
Hello Yaal,

I've come over from BBC site.

Who me? pensioner, convinced athiest, Ex choirboy, O Level religious knowledge back when only cristianity was taught. Endlessly fascinated by "FAITH" have loadsa books about it including 2 by Karen Armstrong, someone else mentioned her first.

Big fan of......music mainly; jazz, chamber music and Gilbert & Sullivan. ,stringquartets
                    Literature (nearly got a degree), Like Beckett, Wordsworth, etc.
                    And ............motorbikes!
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 08:39:41 PM »
I'm a devout Christian  -  sorry if that sounds pretentious!  Left the BBC Boards some months ago as there was far too much hassle, and I found myself rising to the bait too often.

I'm a teacher  (history, RE, games), animal lover; cricket fanatic, and enjoy reading,  music, computers, and lively discussion on any subject.

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 08:55:53 PM »
Hello everyone, used the BBC forums, it is annoying that they are closing.

I'm a Christian, though an agnostic to my pupils, yes I'm a teacher by the wrath of God!

I like music, especially old grunge, cats and history too, hence my username.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 09:15:45 PM »
Hi everyone

I am Trentvoyager on the BBC board - so no change there. I'm an atheist (or maybe like jakswan an extreme agnostic :D )- but I think of a softer variety than some you may encounter.

Over on the BBC I tended to restrict myself to challenging some of the more monstrous views on gay people - due to restrictions on time available during the day it seemed sensible to limit myself. The beauty of forums like these is that you can post all night long if you wish.

I work in the NHS - am 55, happily partnered for over 30 years (I know you get less for murder!). The only thing that really, really upsets me is if you insult Dickens - well that and homophobia.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 09:11:15 AM »
Must... resist... joining... more... forums...

fail.

This does look like it could be a good replacement - the layout is pretty close, but I'll be able to join in on an evening! No more sneaking five minutes at work to get my fix of intelligent debate!

Hi all, and thanks, jakswan.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 10:17:42 AM »
Hi,

Evans here. Yes, yet another BBC refugee.

57 years of age. A musician and partner to Janet.

Religion: Though officially still browsing, am 99% atheist. I am not an antitheist, though find certain churches (institutions not individuals) offensive.

More importantly, I am a secularist (which maybe even more misunderstood than atheism).

Nice to be here.

Many thanks jakswan. :)
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 11:42:28 AM »
Hi all,

Just looked in to say hello and see what gives. No doubt things will liven up next week! :)

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 12:16:30 PM »
Hi Leonard no doubt they will. :D

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 12:20:58 PM »
I thought I'd finally escape the message boards... finally be free.

CURSE YOU JACKSWAN! CUUUUUUURSE YOOOOOOOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm just kidding

(but not really)

 ;)

A lot of people don't believe that the loch ness monster exists. Now, I don't know anything about zooology, biology, geology, herpetology, evolutionary theory, evolutionary biology, marine biology, cryptozoology, palaeontology or archaeology... but I think... what if a dinosaur got into the lake?

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2011, 12:21:35 PM »
sorry meant to say. Another refugee from the BBC. I was Battlinggeoman
A lot of people don't believe that the loch ness monster exists. Now, I don't know anything about zooology, biology, geology, herpetology, evolutionary theory, evolutionary biology, marine biology, cryptozoology, palaeontology or archaeology... but I think... what if a dinosaur got into the lake?

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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2011, 12:21:59 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I am from the BBc board too!

I am a Hindu and a believer in spiritual matters though not really religious. I believe in the integration of Science and Spirituality, wherever possible.

I am 58, male, living in India. I have a wife and two grown up kids.

Nice to be here.

Thanks jakswan.

Cheers.

Sriram

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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2011, 12:39:15 PM »
Should've said...

Pagan (however much some fundies label me as atheist!), amateur Celtic artist, Steampunk, happily married, living in Yorkshire.

I am also a secularist (and agree with evans' comment)

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2011, 12:47:14 PM »
Hi all
I'm probably an agnostic atheist with tendencies towards disbelief but most of the time I am unsure

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2011, 04:16:52 PM »
Another DP from the BBC.
(Well done jak for setting this up, hope it takes off.)

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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2011, 05:36:25 PM »
Hello, I am also from the BBC site, and happy to see this site setup.

I tend to read more than I post, but sometimes cannot resist.

I am an agnostic atheist.
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« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2011, 06:32:22 PM »
 
Hi Everyone,

I'm also from the BBC board.
I don't belong to any religion but am not an Athiest.
 I am married (27years) and have two now adult children ( Boys).

I enjoy exploring different religions and beliefs and have so far visited an Orthodox Synagogue, a Hindu Temple , a Mosque and a Gurdwara.

I also enjoy visiting churches when abroad and thought the ones in Malta were very impressive with beautiful marble floors.

I am also interested in Geology and have visited various places, including Mount Etna and Teide in Tenerife.


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« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2011, 10:23:59 PM »
I am Abubakar, 54 years old married 4 kids, 2 grandkids work at various forms of security in Bristol.

I am an English Muslim convert/revert of some 20 years.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2011, 10:14:49 AM »
Hello All

Feelin_blue here from the beeb CT site, popped in to say hi, and hope to post here too!

Nice format site this, and great to see so many familiars!

About me, I am, 51 years old, married nearly 30 years with 3 grown up kids.  Was brought up RC but now have no faith in any gods, so I guess that makes me atheist.

I left work on redundancy 2 years ago, got my allotment quite swiftly after that, having been on the list for 2 years, and have never had time since then to go back to proper work!  I class myself as a kept woman,  but one who puts food on the table in a literal sense! (And without frequenting street corners!)

Nice to be here, see you all later xx

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2011, 11:12:11 AM »
Dear Bashers,

You dog, where have you been, me and your favourite poster have been asking about you ( wee shakey)

Anyway nice to see you are still in the land of the living ;D now go get those atheists, CRY HAVOC AND UNLEASH THE DOGS OF WAR ( okay the rather sarcastic posting )

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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2011, 11:38:57 AM »
Hi everyone (most of whom I'm already familiar with from the BBC CT).

Not sure how much I'll be contributing yet - have to see how I'm fixed once the BBC boards have closed. Feels a bit more user-friendly than NGL at the moment though ;)

I'm a recently married 42 year old web designer/developer/graphic artist/illustrator living in East Yorkshire. I describe myself as an agnostic atheist, which I often find myself explaining to people (usually believers). I don't consider myself to be an anti-theist, but I am a liberal secularist as I believe that to be the best way for believer and non-believer to live together without one group encroaching unfairly on another. I have a particular problem with the non-inclusive and divisive dogma promoted by some religious groups from both the Christian and Islamic quarters.

Cheers - GM  ;)
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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2011, 11:40:48 AM »
Morning....

You may know me as the sweary one from NGL/nglr and the infuriatingly obtuse one from the CTMB.....  Fuknose what will happen on here...  I might just become the quiet, reflective one!!