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Hi All! New to TA as of yesterday!

Started this discussion. Last reply by elaine kilshaw Oct 23, 2009. 16 Replies

Hi all, new to TA as of yesterday. Am very happy to have found this site!Anyways, I was wondering if anyone had any pointers with dealing with Christian friends. I have many and they have tried…Continue

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Mecca commented on Galen's blog post '"God is more important than a girl"'
"I am afraid I have to agree with Ronna because it happened to me, which made me find this site. Excusing the language, me being dumped with a blessing in disguise. But yes, it is truly disturbing."
Jul 19, 2010
Mecca commented on Reggie's blog post 'Sometimes, A Friend Surprises Me'
"This is a breath of fresh air - very much a feel good story!"
Jul 12, 2010
Serotonin Wraith commented on Mecca's blog post 'Dawkins faith'
"There are good reasons for thinking we'll have the answers to life's mysteries in the future. The main one is that it's happened that way throughout human history, over and over again. It's a pattern hard to ignore. Good reasons…"
Jul 12, 2010
Chetan D commented on Mecca's blog post 'Dawkins faith'
"That friend of yours isn't thinking the right way. First, Dawkins believes we can find the answers. That belief is far more grounded and thorough in its entirety because it depends on rational, rigorous scientific work for years and years-…"
Jul 10, 2010
Kirk Holden commented on Mecca's blog post 'Dawkins faith'
"I will not defend Dawkins as a philospher since I doubt that he has positioned his station as a philosopher of science and he likely thinks that any other kind of philosophy is a nearest route from his epistomological home base. Dawkins does not…"
Jul 10, 2010
Mecca commented on Geoff's blog post 'Oh! Cruel Blasphemy'
"I really like the Mark Twain quotes (or they were paraphrased?). Also, you ask some very relevant and interesting questions. I really don't know the answer to any of the questions you posed, but the one about familial and community ties; I…"
Jul 10, 2010
Mecca and Sophie are now friends
Jul 10, 2010
Sophie commented on Mecca's blog post 'Dawkins faith'
"That is why I hold that Dawkins pushes a faith, despite his desperate angst to convince the world he only runs on pure objective science." I thought the same thing sky."
Jul 10, 2010
Skycomet the Fallen Angel commented on Mecca's blog post 'Dawkins faith'
"The best explanation for these I have heard is "that we don't have the answers yet, but we will". But what is that if not faith? Jeez!! Why don't Christians ever get it! Faith is NOT an answer based on truth as much as a lazy way…"
Jul 9, 2010
James commented on Mecca's blog post 'Dawkins faith'
"It seems that theists always seem to be fixated on the purpose question for some reason. There is no grand purpose, other than our own personal 'reasons for being'. The 'We don't know yet, but we're working on it'…"
Jul 8, 2010
Apple commented on Mecca's blog post 'Dawkins faith'
"Yeah, I pretty much stopped when I read "purpose," too. These two questions are actually the same in the end. What is the "purpose" of existance? Well that is to serve a god. What is the purpose of this gods existance? There is…"
Jul 8, 2010
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Dawkins faith

Hi everyone, A Christian friend of mine said,"So for all the genius of Dawkins (who Ibelieve is a great scientist, but poor philosopher), his theory of howscience can explain away God hits two major snags along the way. Purposeand genesis. The best explanation for these I have heard is "that wedon't have the answers yet, but we will". But what is that if not faith?That is why I hold that Dawkins pushes a faith, despite his desperateangst to convince the world he only runs on pure objective…See More
Jul 8, 2010
Mecca commented on Martin Pribble's blog post 'A comment on my blog in reply to "An open letter to a religious planet"'
"Praise the almighty Ultratrout!"
Jul 5, 2010
Mecca commented on Martin Pribble's blog post 'A comment on my blog in reply to "An open letter to a religious planet"'
"All I can say is "BOOM"! Take that haha"
Jul 4, 2010
Mecca commented on Shawn P.'s blog post 'Do you keep up with "atheist" YouTube?'
"Checkout QualiaSoup and Theramin Trees - both very very good."
Jul 3, 2010
D.M Barrera commented on Mecca's blog post 'New Zealand Atheist Billboards are up!'
"Man! Those are tight!"
Jul 2, 2010

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Hello! My name is Mecca and I am a 21 student from New Zealand. And of course - I'm atheist!
Age
19-24
Why are you here?
I would like to find more like minded people. All my friends are either Christian or just avoid the matter altogether (they are probably Atheist but they just don't know it or they don't really care as much as I do).
The religion you left
Was never a part of one

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Dawkins faith

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 2:38pm 8 Comments

Hi everyone,



A Christian friend of mine said,



"
So for all the genius of Dawkins (who I believe is a great scientist, but poor philosopher), his theory of how

science can explain away God hits two major snags along the way. Purpose

and genesis. The best explanation for these I have heard is "that we

don't have the answers yet, but we will". But what is that if…
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New Zealand Atheist Billboards are up!

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 6:19am 4 Comments

For those interested, here are the billboards that have gone up today in New Zealand in the three largest cities. "Kiwi's" are the slang term for New Zealanders. Sort of like Yanks for Americans I suppose.…



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Oh the irony!

Posted on June 19, 2010 at 4:17pm 0 Comments

Just read an article on the Blues Brothers receiving recognition from the Vatican for their "Mission from God". The

Vatican Newspaper wrote a few articles on it for the movie's 30th anniversary, and one of articles they wrote has a line that says:



"...there is "no lack of evidence" that The Blues Brothers can be considered "a Catholic film."



Oh the sweet (or bitter?) irony.…



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61 year old man beaten to death by his family because he wanted to watch the Soccer and not a a gospel programme.

Posted on June 17, 2010 at 5:40pm 2 Comments

Here is the first paragraph to the article"



"A South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup football match instead of a religious programme was beaten to death by his family in

the north-eastern part of the country, police said."



For the rest, here is the link:…



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At 8:27pm on May 9, 2010, Mark W. Brandt said…
Mecca,
My wife and I are planning a 3 week trip to NZ in Oct. Can you recommend things to see in your area, along with nice, but moderately priced accommodations. Maybe we'll have a chance to network with you while there.
Many Thanks,
Mark Brandt
At 11:57pm on October 25, 2009, JackRussell8888 said…
I am working on a book about deconversions. I would recommend you look at my blog at jackrussell8888.blogspot.com. I post all my stuff their first, that will also be the source for my book.

So far, I do most of my deconversions online, with limited in person stuff (mostly due to time constraints).

Stay involved with me in my posts. You will learn a lot. Right now I am working heaviest in the athiest community building a strong community. Once I start hitting the major religious sites there will be a lot of inbound material. I would hope to have a strong deconversion community that we can all just knock these folks over, one by one - bink, bink, bink .... over they go.
At 11:10pm on October 25, 2009, JackRussell8888 said…
Nice to have you on ThinkAtheist

I love to help people deconvert, work with recovering religionists, post funny jokes.
Most recently: "Showdown God vs. Star Trek Q" and all kinds of interesting atheist stuff.

--Jack
Blog: http://bit.ly/jackrussell8888
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jackrussell8888
At 6:26am on October 18, 2009, Morgan Matthew said…
haha right on! no problem! :] The site is only going to keep getting better!
 
 
 

  

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