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Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer yesterday. 14 Replies

I feel kind of shitty now, plus I'm at work so I don't have time to blog. I'll write a fuller post later.I think it's funny. People ask you all day, "How are you?" The answer you must give is "Fine,…Continue

My Grandpa died last week

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Spoonheim Dec 24, 2014. 13 Replies

Not sure if this counts as "small talk" but what the hey .....My grandpa died early Friday morning. We were pretty close.I didn't go see him Thursday.They told me Wednesday night he was sick, and…Continue

Tags: grieving, atheist, death

Came out today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Belle Rose Dec 8, 2014. 84 Replies

Came out to my parents as atheist today. Did it 'soft' enough that I think they don't think I'm serious...they think I'm just doubting and searching for God. They were upset, but hid it out of…Continue

Tags: closet, parents, out, coming

Baby steps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Belle Rose Sep 25, 2014. 5 Replies

I’m trying to become just a little more bold.Earlier this month when I went on a camping trip, I…Continue

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Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"The same conversation in Greece: A: Hi it’s Dave from HR B: Hey A: Could you tell about tax rates. B: Huh?"
yesterday
MunMun replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"hahah"
yesterday
Simon Mathews replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"Ha ha"
Wednesday
Virgil replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"The "How're ya doing?" thing really does get old. doesn't it?   So... I screw with people most the time when I'm asked...  I've got a few prescripted lines to use. DUMMY: How're ya doin? ME: (depressed…"
Tuesday
MunMun replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"Probably want to stay away from that last bit with strangers or not-so-close people, but I think it's good to talk about it with someone close. A state like that can shape and define a person, and it deserves to be a matter of serious and…"
Tuesday
Simon Mathews replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"Ha ha, I've worked in an office where most people were like that. I lasted 6 months."
Tuesday
Cesar Deicide replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"It's ok, I think we've all been there; when I was 16 it was like that to me as well, suicidal thoughts, depressed, lusty as hell and guilt ridden about it (I was a non-religious religious nut), and serious issues relating to others.…"
Tuesday
Physeter replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"Geez, I like to overshare when I'm depressed, don't I? :O Thanks for being understanding in your responses."
Tuesday
Davis Goodman replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"You would go totally insane in Spain where calling a colleague one floor below to find out a statistic will go like this: A: Hey John how are you? B: I'm great and you...long time since we spoke! A: Yeah...busy times. How is everything in…"
Monday
Simon Mathews replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"When I was a teenager I went through a phase/experiment of only using communication that conveyed information to the other person. So, for example, if you walk into a room and everyone looks up and notices you are now here, there is no need to say…"
Monday
onyango makagutu replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"You can give such a detailed answer to a person you are close to. Others I think ask how you are doing as a conversation starter"
Monday
Ward Cressin replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"A single line about your situation is very far from whining. As for mentioning the idea of asexuality, I did so since not everyone knows about it. If you're not paralyzed by anxiety like me during such situations, you could ask your…"
Monday
Physeter replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"I probably shouldn't have said that about being a virgin. Nobody likes hearing somebody whine about their sex life. Makes you sound like an entitled asshole. I don't want anybody to think I'm that. But yes, I think sex is one…"
Monday
Ward Cressin replied to Physeter's discussion 'Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"'
"Well, that's more detail than the initial question deserves but I usually annoyed people by actually answering truthfully even if generalizing my answer. But then I tend to be more literal since I'm bad at understanding social cues and…"
Monday
Physeter replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School January 25th 2015' in the group Sunday School
"It was a founding member of The Newsboys. Not a founder of "God's not Dead." Yes, the Newsboys were in that horrible movie, but they've been around much longer than that. To my generation, they're more well know for Shine…"
Monday
Physeter replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School January 25th 2015' in the group Sunday School
"That's funny about Kenya. In Guinea-Bissau there were plenty of men going to church. It was usually the men bringing their wives to church. Patriarchy, and men helping 'guide' their women to what to think, like you'd expect."
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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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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 12 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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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.

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Thank you for the friend request & for your comments on my post! Please keep in touch!
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