Rachel Burke
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If God created us in his image he is an idiot, and why the fuck would I want to worship an idiot

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I have a B.S in environmental sciences from The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and I'm currently working towards a degree in electrical engineering in hopes of someday fulfilling my dream of designing Green Technology. I'm a hard core environmentalist and I practice what I preach. I have run 14 marathons (10 regular and 3 ultras (a 50k and two 50 milers)). and an IronMan triathlon (2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles biking and 26.2 miles running) . I have a mild form of autism known as Asperger syndrome, and am somewhat outspoken on issues facing the autistic community, I do not consider myself disabled and believe that the hardships I faced from being on the autism spectrum have made me a better person. I'm a philosophical naturalist and have never understood religion. I tend to freak a lot of people out.
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to meet other intelligent people
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
even as a 4 year old religion did not make sense to me
I never was able to believe in the supernatural, partially the concept of life after death and the more I thought about it the more ridicules it seemed
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coming out godless; my journey form good Catholic girl to Heretic

Posted on March 14, 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

I finally decided to write my story of how this could have happened. I remember having my first doubts about religion when I was 5, my cousin who was the same age as me had just died of a brain tumor and my grandma went into this elaborate story about how she was flying over grass and trees on her way to heaven, which was a beautiful place that was supposedly perfect. the first thing I remember thinking after this story was, how can something be perfect when everyone has a different idea of… Continue

Theory of Mind, and belief in the supernatural

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 4:55pm 2 Comments

I wrote this really fast and did not check my work so; sorry.

I would probably first read these too articles



The first article appeared in Weird on March 9, 2009, it deals with the probability of belief in the… Continue

my first blog entry

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 7:12pm 4 Comments

I have a blog

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At 9:38am on February 8, 2010, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Hey Rachel... umm... I accidently removed you from my friends. sorry. :/ could you please confirm me again?
At 4:22am on October 9, 2009, Atheist Exile said…
Hi Rachel,

Thanks for joining my Origins group.

I'm familiar with Aspergers syndrome and know somebody who has it. He has a piercing wit and says things that reveal alternative views of things that others might not ever consider on their own. People who understand him adore him.

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