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Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mo Trauen Sep 12. 7 Replies

Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.I thought I might come out as atheist to my friend a couple weeks ago, when we went on a camping trip. I decided against that, but did test the waters a…Continue

Tags: rejection, fear, evolution, creationism, out

What did Jesus get right? And what was wrong?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror Jul 3. 88 Replies

On another thread, it was pointed out that we can recognize the wisdom and intelligence of certain persons in history --…Continue

Sad day for sperm whales

Started Jun 19 0 Replies

Not a great day for my cetacean namesake, not in the Mediterranean anyway.They say a sperm whale that washed up in…Continue

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Physeter replied to Carol Foley's discussion 'Cats are Anti-Christian and Other Strange Tails(Tales)...'
"Strangest thing I've seen in a while. Maybe in its original language, it's an obvious parody??? Please? Please tell me somebody doesn't print a serious blog that says Chihuahuas and Mexicans are small and will steal  your stuff?"
Sep 15
Physeter replied to Carol Foley's discussion 'Cats are Anti-Christian and Other Strange Tails(Tales)...'
"Clearly this thing is an agent of satan..."
Sep 15
Mo Trauen replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"Creationists are extremists.  I never speak to them anymore.  I would advise you to avoid this person and definitely don't tell him what you really think.  Drop some things for him to think about into the conversation if you must…"
Sep 12
Scott Graves replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"Prepare yourself for a long and lonely road my fellow faithless friend.  Unless you happen to move to a city where religious types are fewer and farther between you will suffer this for the rest of your life.  Humans have a habit of…"
Sep 12
Unseen replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"He said he’s not comfortable with evolution because, quite frankly, he thinks evolution makes it too easy to not believe in God. That sounds like the kind of backward-working logic that had Kant declaring that God must exist or else some of…"
Sep 12
Tom Sarbeck replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"Physeter, your post reveals your care and concern. Your "friend" has all but told you he is a frightened man. Calmly, in a friendly and not judgmental manner, ask him what he fears and a dam might break. "
Sep 12
Ari and Physeter are now friends
Sep 12
Physeter replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you cure Insanity???'
"Glad to hear it Belle!"
Sep 8
Physeter replied to Ari's discussion 'Feeling Down... Again...! :'(' in the group Depression/ Bipolar Support
"Ah, do you still live at home? I had forgotten that. I hoped you were able to get out and away when you went to college. Here's the problem with internet advice. I don't know your situation so I can't know if my advice is good or bad.…"
Sep 7
Ed replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"It can be helpful to discuss with others you consider a friend what is the important elements of that friendship. There is much more to the bonds of a strong friendship than simply possessing similar thoughts about religion & gods. Friends who…"
Sep 6
Belle Rose replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"There is no respect between the souls of two individuals if their minds can’t trust each other and there is no trust between them if their hearts can’t accept the truth of each other. Anuj Somany~"
Sep 6
Erock68la replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"I could give you the pat response, "If he's really your friend he will remain so if you level with him". I don't think that would be very helpful though. So I would suggest you make an effort to find new friends that you can be…"
Sep 5
Belle Rose replied to Physeter's discussion 'Feeling alone' in the group Depression/ Bipolar Support
"True friends....I mean REAL friends are like gold. they are very hard to come by. I've been very lucky to have good friends in my life, but when push comes to shove, the ones who I could TRULY depend on with my life I can count on half a hand,…"
Sep 5
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Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.

Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.I thought I might come out as atheist to my friend a couple weeks ago, when we went on a camping trip. I decided against that, but did test the waters a bit, talking about creation and evolution. It did not go well.I’d really like to come out to my family, and some of my close friends. I’m getting sick of hiding. I feel like I’m continually forcing myself into a shell (it really is like being in a closet, isn’t it?) and refusing to let myself speak…See More
Sep 5
Physeter added a discussion to the group Depression/ Bipolar Support
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Feeling alone

This group seems, I dunno, really empty. I guess I was expecting more people to be here.I’d like to echo the question in the group’s info page—where do you go for support when you’re feeling down? I don’t know whether I’m clinically depressed or not. I certainly haven’t had as many difficulties or tragedies in my life as some people on here. But I do know I’m very lonely. I feel like I have no friends. I objectively, absolutely have very few friends. I feel unlikable, unwanted. I go to work…See More
Sep 5
Physeter replied to Ari's discussion 'Feeling Down... Again...! :'(' in the group Depression/ Bipolar Support
"No one really understands you? That’s probably true. I suspect that no one truly understands another, because we can only experience what’s inside our own heads. That being said I identify quite a bit with what you said. You say you are…"
Sep 5

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Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
Curious, seeking, very slowly gaining confidence. A whole, thinking worthwhile human being, no longer afraid of being told I'm "doing it wrong."
Some favorite blogs:
http://defeatingthedragons.wordpress.com/
http://yearwithoutgod.com
http://godlessinDixie.com
http://rolltodisbelieve.wordpress.com
http://rechelleunplugged.com/category/journey-to-atheism
http://patheos.com/Atheist
Age
25-30
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Single
Why are you here?
Hoping to meet new friends, expand my mind, find out whether or not I am crazy for thinking I can escape my old religion. Learn another viewpoint on whether Jesus is real or not.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Too many things in real life are just incompatible with religion. After all I'd been through I never saw God do anything real.
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What’s a Physeter? A post about metaphors and prophecy

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 9:06pm 7 Comments

This is a post about finding meaning. Also crossposted at thephyseter.wordpress.com.

Why do I call myself The Physeter online? My internet moniker is the name of a beautiful and majestic creature:

The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), or cachalot, is the largest of the…

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How to prove God is real

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

So, I’ve noticed a lot of Christians use words when they debate.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a live debate, or an Internet discussion. Christians always use words. They will make logical arguments about why the world must have a Creator. They’ll talk about history, and claim the Bible is reliable and true. They’ll give personal experiences. They’ll talk about how morality must come from a divine law-giver, or claim life is meaningless without God.

They’ll draw on…

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Miracles, God, Free will

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:37pm 7 Comments

Have you ever heard Christians say that God refuses to make his existence obvious, because he doesn’t want to force you to believe? That he doesn’t want to override your free will?

Suppose you have two caramel apples that appear identical. You ask me which one I want, and since I can’t see any difference between the two, I arbitrarily choose the apple on the right because it’s slightly larger. I bite into it and—surprise!—it’s actually a caramel onion.

I can’t eat…

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So-called science blog gushes over “Atheist Delusions”

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Ever have one of those moments where you think you’ve found something interesting and new, but it turns out to be the same old nonsense everyone else is peddling?

I found a blog on Patheos called “Science on Religion”, and I thought it sounded pretty good. It looked like either an atheist or a liberal Christian blog, based on the artwork and name. I thought it could give an interesting perspective.

It turns out it’s an excuse for Christians to crow about how real science is…

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At 9:49pm on February 22, 2014, Justin said…

Thanks accepting for my friend request

At 6:27pm on September 10, 2013, Morgan Matthew said…

Blog is now live. Thanks!

At 6:15pm on September 1, 2013, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Physeter. I like your "parables". I hope your are enjoying site.

At 5:10pm on July 4, 2013, Kamela Johnston said…
Thank you for the friend request & for your comments on my post! Please keep in touch!
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