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SamStevens
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8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.
"This is the true horror of religion. It allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions, what only lunatics could believe on their own." Sam Harris
Life asked Death "Why do people love me but hate you?"
Death responded: "Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am the painful truth."
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8/7/2014 8:43:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Why did you choose atheism? (Not trying to start a debate, I honestly would like to know your reasoning)
You cannot choose whether or not you will live by rules, but you can choose which rules you will live by. --Me

"I was wrong. Squirrels are objectively superior to bunnies in every conceivable dimension."
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SamStevens
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8/7/2014 8:58:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 8:43:54 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Why did you choose atheism? (Not trying to start a debate, I honestly would like to know your reasoning)

Before my 'change', I went to church like any other normal kid, was told about God, heaven, hell, and etc.

Then I started reading more and the more I read and knowledge I accumulated, God seemed less likely. It started with an a children's encyclopedia and then progressed from there. Also, I came to the question on which God is the right God? They can't all be right since many are so different. Native Americans have their creation story, African tribes have their's, and then you have the main stream religions having their own creation story. So I figured bypass them all together and go where the evidence leads. And the Judeo-Christian creation story has the same amount of evidence as any other creation story.
"This is the true horror of religion. It allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions, what only lunatics could believe on their own." Sam Harris
Life asked Death "Why do people love me but hate you?"
Death responded: "Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am the painful truth."
mishapqueen
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8/7/2014 9:16:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 8:58:11 PM, SamStevens wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:43:54 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Why did you choose atheism? (Not trying to start a debate, I honestly would like to know your reasoning)

Before my 'change', I went to church like any other normal kid, was told about God, heaven, hell, and etc.

Then I started reading more and the more I read and knowledge I accumulated, God seemed less likely. It started with an a children's encyclopedia and then progressed from there. Also, I came to the question on which God is the right God? They can't all be right since many are so different. Native Americans have their creation story, African tribes have their's, and then you have the main stream religions having their own creation story. So I figured bypass them all together and go where the evidence leads. And the Judeo-Christian creation story has the same amount of evidence as any other creation story.

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.
You cannot choose whether or not you will live by rules, but you can choose which rules you will live by. --Me

"I was wrong. Squirrels are objectively superior to bunnies in every conceivable dimension."
--Joey

"Silence is golden, duct tape is silver" --PetersSmith

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SamStevens
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8/7/2014 9:22:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 9:16:50 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:58:11 PM, SamStevens wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:43:54 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Why did you choose atheism? (Not trying to start a debate, I honestly would like to know your reasoning)

Before my 'change', I went to church like any other normal kid, was told about God, heaven, hell, and etc.

Then I started reading more and the more I read and knowledge I accumulated, God seemed less likely. It started with an a children's encyclopedia and then progressed from there. Also, I came to the question on which God is the right God? They can't all be right since many are so different. Native Americans have their creation story, African tribes have their's, and then you have the main stream religions having their own creation story. So I figured bypass them all together and go where the evidence leads. And the Judeo-Christian creation story has the same amount of evidence as any other creation story.

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Your welcome.
"This is the true horror of religion. It allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions, what only lunatics could believe on their own." Sam Harris
Life asked Death "Why do people love me but hate you?"
Death responded: "Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am the painful truth."
mishapqueen
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8/7/2014 9:23:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 9:22:21 PM, SamStevens wrote:
At 8/7/2014 9:16:50 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:58:11 PM, SamStevens wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:43:54 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Why did you choose atheism? (Not trying to start a debate, I honestly would like to know your reasoning)

Before my 'change', I went to church like any other normal kid, was told about God, heaven, hell, and etc.

Then I started reading more and the more I read and knowledge I accumulated, God seemed less likely. It started with an a children's encyclopedia and then progressed from there. Also, I came to the question on which God is the right God? They can't all be right since many are so different. Native Americans have their creation story, African tribes have their's, and then you have the main stream religions having their own creation story. So I figured bypass them all together and go where the evidence leads. And the Judeo-Christian creation story has the same amount of evidence as any other creation story.

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Your welcome.

Another question to keep you busy:

Do you have a specific thing that is your passion?
You cannot choose whether or not you will live by rules, but you can choose which rules you will live by. --Me

"I was wrong. Squirrels are objectively superior to bunnies in every conceivable dimension."
--Joey

"Silence is golden, duct tape is silver" --PetersSmith

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SamStevens
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8/7/2014 9:30:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 9:23:02 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 9:22:21 PM, SamStevens wrote:
At 8/7/2014 9:16:50 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:58:11 PM, SamStevens wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:43:54 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Why did you choose atheism? (Not trying to start a debate, I honestly would like to know your reasoning)

Before my 'change', I went to church like any other normal kid, was told about God, heaven, hell, and etc.

Then I started reading more and the more I read and knowledge I accumulated, God seemed less likely. It started with an a children's encyclopedia and then progressed from there. Also, I came to the question on which God is the right God? They can't all be right since many are so different. Native Americans have their creation story, African tribes have their's, and then you have the main stream religions having their own creation story. So I figured bypass them all together and go where the evidence leads. And the Judeo-Christian creation story has the same amount of evidence as any other creation story.

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Your welcome.

Another question to keep you busy:

Do you have a specific thing that is your passion?

I guess my passion would be getting good grades, scaring people, and dispatching various insects which I have a beef with by using torturous methods.
"This is the true horror of religion. It allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions, what only lunatics could believe on their own." Sam Harris
Life asked Death "Why do people love me but hate you?"
Death responded: "Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am the painful truth."
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8/7/2014 9:33:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 9:30:07 PM, SamStevens wrote:
At 8/7/2014 9:23:02 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 9:22:21 PM, SamStevens wrote:
At 8/7/2014 9:16:50 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:58:11 PM, SamStevens wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:43:54 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Why did you choose atheism? (Not trying to start a debate, I honestly would like to know your reasoning)

Before my 'change', I went to church like any other normal kid, was told about God, heaven, hell, and etc.

Then I started reading more and the more I read and knowledge I accumulated, God seemed less likely. It started with an a children's encyclopedia and then progressed from there. Also, I came to the question on which God is the right God? They can't all be right since many are so different. Native Americans have their creation story, African tribes have their's, and then you have the main stream religions having their own creation story. So I figured bypass them all together and go where the evidence leads. And the Judeo-Christian creation story has the same amount of evidence as any other creation story.

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Your welcome.

Another question to keep you busy:

Do you have a specific thing that is your passion?

I guess my passion would be getting good grades, scaring people, and dispatching various insects which I have a beef with by using torturous methods.

LOL! That sounds like three passions.
You cannot choose whether or not you will live by rules, but you can choose which rules you will live by. --Me

"I was wrong. Squirrels are objectively superior to bunnies in every conceivable dimension."
--Joey

"Silence is golden, duct tape is silver" --PetersSmith

Nunc aut Numquam
Krieg01
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8/7/2014 11:44:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Hey again

Why do you consider yourself socially awkward?
How come when I hit review it sometimes adds my post without me clicking add post?
Does this happen to other people?

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SamStevens
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8/8/2014 12:03:44 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 11:44:44 PM, Krieg01 wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Hey again

Why do you consider yourself socially awkward?

Because I hate going in public places with a lot of people. I get nervous, sweaty, and scratchy. I get a sense that people are looking at me. I get stage fright. I hate doing presentations in-front of a student body. I find myself stuttering, mumbling, or not speaking loud enough when presenting in-front of a classroom. I usually don't look people directly in the eye when conversing. I sometimes stutter when speaking and have trouble pronouncing certain sounds. I get nervous when I catch some one looking at me.

This is why I do not join groups offered at my school. I have managed to work with a group of 7+ older guys(mid 40's, 50's, and 60's) at my local nature center though. At first it was miserable since I did not know anyone and barely conversed. Now it is better.
"This is the true horror of religion. It allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions, what only lunatics could believe on their own." Sam Harris
Life asked Death "Why do people love me but hate you?"
Death responded: "Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am the painful truth."
SamStevens
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8/8/2014 12:04:04 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 11:44:44 PM, Krieg01 wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Hey again

Hello.
"This is the true horror of religion. It allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions, what only lunatics could believe on their own." Sam Harris
Life asked Death "Why do people love me but hate you?"
Death responded: "Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am the painful truth."
Adam_Godzilla
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8/8/2014 1:01:39 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Peanut butter or jelly?
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SamStevens
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8/8/2014 8:50:46 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/8/2014 1:01:39 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Peanut butter or jelly?

Jelly.
"This is the true horror of religion. It allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions, what only lunatics could believe on their own." Sam Harris
Life asked Death "Why do people love me but hate you?"
Death responded: "Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am the painful truth."
mishapqueen
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8/8/2014 9:02:36 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/8/2014 1:01:39 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Peanut butter or jelly?

Is that your favorite question?
You cannot choose whether or not you will live by rules, but you can choose which rules you will live by. --Me

"I was wrong. Squirrels are objectively superior to bunnies in every conceivable dimension."
--Joey

"Silence is golden, duct tape is silver" --PetersSmith

Nunc aut Numquam
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8/8/2014 9:10:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/8/2014 9:02:36 AM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/8/2014 1:01:39 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Peanut butter or jelly?

Is that your favorite question?

No. But it's the question where almost everyone has the same answer.
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8/8/2014 9:34:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/8/2014 9:10:48 PM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 8/8/2014 9:02:36 AM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 8/8/2014 1:01:39 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 8/7/2014 8:36:37 PM, SamStevens wrote:
So I had one in the Miscellaneous forum and barely anyone came by so I am trying it here.

Ask away.

Peanut butter or jelly?

Is that your favorite question?

No. But it's the question where almost everyone has the same answer.
oic.
You cannot choose whether or not you will live by rules, but you can choose which rules you will live by. --Me

"I was wrong. Squirrels are objectively superior to bunnies in every conceivable dimension."
--Joey

"Silence is golden, duct tape is silver" --PetersSmith

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