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Matt replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion 'The first-ever atheist epic poem: The Infernova' in the group Read Atheist
"After seeing this review, I decided to pick up a copy on Amazon. As soon as I received it I started reading. Great verse, very enjoyable. I wanted to keep reading late into the night, but I had to get some sleep. Can't wait to finish it!…"
Oct 7, 2009
Matt and Toni Kay A FREETHINKER are now friends
Aug 8, 2009
Toni Kay A FREETHINKER left a comment for Matt
"Hello My name is Toni I'm a Freethinker. and A Secular Humanist since Sept. 2007. I try to apply the Affirmations of humanism using their Principles. I want to use compassion and reason with others. I will never call anyone names or put anyone…"
Aug 3, 2009
Matt replied to Matt's discussion '50 Reasons People Give For Believing in a god' in the group Read Atheist
"As a matter of fact, I have. I had a friend recommend it to me a few years back. It was required reading for and anthropology course he was taking at Brandeis. Boyer's book, along with the one I brought up as a topic and Dawkin's "God…"
Aug 1, 2009
LaRae Meadows replied to Matt's discussion '50 Reasons People Give For Believing in a god' in the group Read Atheist
"Have you read "religion explained"? It's a fantastic examination of why people believe in religion"
Jul 31, 2009
Reggie replied to Matt's discussion '50 Reasons People Give For Believing in a god' in the group Read Atheist
"I heard Guy Harrison being interviewd on a podcast (SGU, I think?) about this book."
Jul 29, 2009
Dave Nichols replied to Matt's discussion '50 Reasons People Give For Believing in a god' in the group Read Atheist
"Thanks, will add that one to the next batch to order and read, been eyeing it for a while."
Jul 29, 2009
Dave G replied to Matt's discussion '50 Reasons People Give For Believing in a god' in the group Read Atheist
"I enjoyed reading this book, the similarities between all of the different religions was quite striking."
Jul 29, 2009
davesnothome replied to Matt's discussion '50 Reasons People Give For Believing in a god' in the group Read Atheist
"Thanks for the recommendation and welcome to the site."
Jul 29, 2009
Matt added a discussion to the group Read Atheist
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50 Reasons People Give For Believing in a god

Hi everyone! I just joined today and this is my first post. I'm looking forward to some great discussions on religion from all perspectives, be it social, psychological, or political. I'm currently reading 50 Reasons People Give For Believing in a god by Guy P.Harrison. If you're looking to get into the mind of a believer, this is a great place to start. I'd highly recommend it to anyone remotely interested in multiple perspectives. If anyone has already read it, I'd be interested to know what…See More
Jul 29, 2009
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Jul 29, 2009
Matt is now a member of Think Atheist
Jul 29, 2009

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
I grew up in a Christian home, and we split our time between Methodist and Baptist churches. I was a Boy Scout and very active in the church, though I always seemed to ask more questions than most. I left the church at 18 after a lot of inflection and critical thinking. My research and insight have led me to believe the penultimate realization one can come to is that "we" are not significant, nor are we special. At first, this epiphany of sorts was painful and sobering, but after a while the withdrawals subsided and I realized I should focus on the here and now, the beauty of science, education, expression, and what's kept our species around for so long, cooperation. As a side note, I enjoy poker, political theory, and the occasional video game :o)
Age
25-30
Why are you here?
It's more of a support network I suppose. Growing up in the south-eastern U.S, I haven't had much success encouraging people to think outside of their boxes. Perhaps I'm looking for more and more subtle ways to approach people about their beliefs. In this country, religion influences policy (even though it's not supposed to), and policy affects my life. Therefore, I'm doing everything in my power to increase the rate of change from religious to secular in this society so that perhaps I may be around to see it blossom.
The religion you left
Christian

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At 2:41am on August 3, 2009, Toni Kay A FREETHINKER said…
Hello My name is Toni I'm a Freethinker.
and A Secular Humanist since Sept. 2007.
I try to apply the Affirmations of humanism using their Principles. I want to use compassion and reason with others. I will never call anyone names or put anyone down for their views. Hope we can work together for the good of Humanity. I'm going to add you as a friend in hopes that we might work together for the good of Humanity. I hope to learn a lot with you. Thanks Toni.
 
 
 

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