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Currently working in a home for the mentally handicapped.
Interests in a lot of things from pop culture, music, movies, philosophy, science (in particularly theoretical scientific principles and theories) and martial arts.
Also as a side project I have started a channel on youtube dedicated solely to videos about Religion, Philosophy and Science.
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Here to meet other like-minded people (atheists) so I can have stimulating conversations about things such as Religion and Philosophy without feeling held back because of the possibility of the other person being Religious.
I don't expect to agree with everyone, or have everyone agree with me- but that's why I'm here, to further my knowledge and to meet new people.
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Posted on January 21, 2010 at 5:36am 1 Comment

Well! How to begin.

I guess I'll start with my motivation.

When I was a kid, I'd gone to my local Church every Sunday. I didn't know why I went, I wasn't all to sure that there was a god- even at that time, but I did believe in the history that the Bible claimed to have happened and so I divulged myself into that.

Growing up, I had always been alone and felt a little isolated, so I felt comforted by the warmth I felt from the Church every day I… Continue

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At 4:32am on February 15, 2010, Graham E. Lau said…
My father, who is also a martial artist and owns the school i used to teach at, used to say, "a jack of all trades is a master of none". I kind of disagree though. I think branching out and getting many different takes on martial techniques and philosophy has helped me to see what I want and don't want in my own training. I kind of got tired of styles and forms and insignia and all the other dogmatic stuff that comes with too many martial arts schools these days. There's plenty of time in life to taste a little bit of everything.
At 3:34am on February 15, 2010, Graham E. Lau said…
Ha ha, sweet. Full contact is cool. Is that a similar style to Kyokushin kaikan?

I started in Tang Soo Do at 5. Trained regularly until I was about 15. Took a few years off and got back to it. I earned a 3rd dan rank, but realized along the way that I find most Korean styles very lacking and not progressive at all. I've since trained here and there in Wado Ryu, Isshin Ryu, Nihon kai Jujutsu, a little bit of Shotokan, and Okinawan Kobujutsu. It's been 21 years now that I've been into the martial arts, though honestly I haven't trained much since last July when I moved to Colorado. I'm hoping to find time to start training again, but my astrophysics program has had me pretty busy.

You say you're traveling right now? Where abouts have you been?
At 3:16am on January 26, 2010, Graham E. Lau said…
My father was recently in Okinawa for a trip to visit one of our instructors (Nakimoto Kiichi). My girlfriend and I have been discussing a trip. From what I know I can see there being some things about Japanese society that I would really enjoy and some things that I wouldn't enjoy as much, but I think it would be an awesome trip. I was in Korea when I was 9, but otherwise I haven't seen anything of asia.
At 9:57pm on January 25, 2010, Graham E. Lau said…
Hey, thanks for the add as well. The weather is weird here in Boulder, Colorado. Today it was sunny and warm, but up in the mountain which is right next to us there's a lot of snow and it's freezing cold... I've never been to Japan. I learned a little bit of basic Japanese, but it's mostly martial arts related.
At 9:06am on January 23, 2010, a7 said…
thanks for the comment, my theory is about why the universe is not just rxpanding but expanding faster, it also ties up dark matter and energy.

will have a go at putting thoughts on a discussion

taker care man
At 10:14pm on January 22, 2010, Silenus said…
You live in japan, that's cool i want to either move there or at least visit sometime in the future. You don't by chance, own a Skyline GT-R ?
At 6:28pm on January 21, 2010, a7 said…
cheers mate,when i dopost it il let you know. I will warn you though ,its drug induced pish

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