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Rob Van Gessel is now a member of Think Atheist
Aug 6, 2014

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About Me:
Writer/artist, coping with lifelong issues, adhd from childhood traumatic stress. Grown up with an alcoholic mother, and abused in an orphanage at 5, my father having died before I was a year old.
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Why are you here?
Finding people who can in some way relate to such issues is important to me. Art and science and film are my life.
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Why you left your religion.
Very complicated process, at least from my pov. Though I grew up as a diehard "believer" I was also in the habit of asking myself questions. Once I was on my own after the age of 20, struggling in Los Angeles against new experiences demanding personal growth, I stood back more and more asking why I believe this and that. To truncate a long story, in a few years I became agnostic and by a few later, a full-fledged, unabashed Atheist. Having been a great follower of people like Carl Sagan, and these days Neil deGrasse Tyson, provided a strong focal point, as both a scientific compass and a moral one.
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Found by search engine while doing research

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Objective thinking

Started by Austin Weekly in Small Talk. Last reply by Simon Mathews 39 minutes ago. 1 Reply

An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

Started by Unseen in Philosophy. Last reply by Simon Mathews 48 minutes ago. 109 Replies

What would happen if humans grew up without a context.

Started by Melvinotis in Art. Last reply by Austin Weekly 5 hours ago. 50 Replies

So you know

Started by Unseen in Small Talk. Last reply by _Robert_ 7 hours ago. 8 Replies

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