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Atheist
About Me:
critical thinker, play hockey, golf, ski, card games, enjoy science & knowledge, retired teacher, love kids and animals, read a lot of atheist and philosophy books, Richard Dawkins is my favorite author, enjoy movies of all kinds, cruising the internet, liberal and open- minded, enjoy flower gardening, favorite food is sea-food of any kind, hate religious bullshit and creatard thinking, love life and my 2 adult boys. The universe is a great place!
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59-64
Why are you here?
Love atheist sites - totally enlightening!
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
born a Catholic but never followed religion - an atheist at 5 yrs of age!
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Confessions of an Ex-Priest

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

A friend of mine gave me a box full of "The Sudbury Star"  WEEKEND MAGAZINE from 1970 to 1979.  I came across this article.  I'll just give some of the juicier aspects of it, since it's several pages long. 

 

Resignations from the priesthood have become epidemic. Paul.... (I won't give his last name)..., a former Basilian Father, today is married and a father of three. " The Church is not a spiritual institution" he told Stephen  ..........., "it's a multinational corporation."…

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Atheist Prayer

Posted on February 12, 2011 at 12:04pm 5 Comments

Borrowed this from some talented blogger on Redditt:

 

_My Prayers_

Our BRAIN, which is in our head, you're awesome!

May you be filled with knowledge.

May you acknowledge reality as well as creativity.

Give us our daily control over our body,

And forgive us as we rage upon creationists.

As we forgive those who dare not think.

Subject us not to a deity,

But deliver us from stupidity.

For you are our only…

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Religion must be RIDICULED!

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 9:18pm 3 Comments

When rational, scientific arguments are scoffed at, "ridicule" is the only weapon left with which atheists can use against unintelligible, anti-intellectual, bigoted propositions of the religious right. Discuss!

A comment made on, MADMIKE'SAMERICA.com

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 10:21pm 1 Comment

I'd never heard it put this way before!  But, I think this would really stir up some shit if you told a Xian the following: 

Your religion is like your genitals.  Keep both to yourself and the world won't ridicule you for flaunting what might be laughable.  I sure don't want either one waved around in my face or shoved down my throat. 

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