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So I just got back from the Östergötland regional meeting of the Secular Humanist organization. It was a very rewarding experience... it was very enlightening, learning about the philosophy- I think I finally found a philosophy with which I identify.

We were about forty or so people meeting up, and the president of the association, Christer Sturmark, (who is a minor celebrity) held a very interesting lecture on humanism, religion and society. I've never felt prouder to be an atheist; being among likeminded, intellectual people was plain uplifting. I am joining, without a doubt. :D

...and in other news, while the people here on DA do not seem to consider me too much of a strident, aggessive atheist, my atheist family does. Oy vey, the lack of self awareness that an Aspie must endure...
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Nuttin'
  • Reading: Soul Chess
  • Watching: Atheist videos
  • Playing: Age of Empires III
  • Eating: Nuttin'
  • Drinking: Nuttin'
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:iconepicebi:
EpicEbi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Would you believe my dad is an atheist, and he think's I'm a fundamentalist atheist?

Probably the only part of his mind I seriously hate...
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I would believe that, yes. 
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:iconepicebi:
EpicEbi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
It pisses me off...
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Tone it down, and don't generalize religion. That should do the trick.
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:iconepicebi:
EpicEbi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I've been getting better at that - he just says I'm a 'fundamentalist' because I harp on about religion quite a bit.
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
You should ask him what he even means by "fundamentalist". Atheism doesn't have fundamentals to begin with.
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:iconepicebi:
EpicEbi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
It's because I apparently "will never change my stance on the existence of God", which is complete bullshit.
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Clarify that, as an agnostic, you allow for the possibility of god to exist, however unlikely it is.
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:iconromade:
RomadE Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait... you have Asperger's Syndrome?
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
That is correct.
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:iconromade:
RomadE Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay~!
I have Apserger's, too!
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Whaddaya know, that makes three online friends with Aspergers now.
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:iconromade:
RomadE Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So you know two others with Aspergers?
Who? :iconbegplz:
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
That would be my friends :iconmulle-chan:. And :icondraconichero18:, who has ADHD which is close enough.
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:iconromade:
RomadE Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see...

There's this person who also has Aspergers ^^
Here hie is :iconhistorynav:
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Plenty of us aspies in nerd communities. :nod:
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Mreaper Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, I came up with a semi-stupid point in regards to religion a while ago:
If you're Christian, you believe in Santa, because St Nicolaus is a canon saint XD
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Only if you're a catholic :lol: (and the catholics believe some pretty trippy stuff already).
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:iconv-chan10:
V-chan10 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
...Your family really needs to see that crap most of us American high schoolers go through if they think you're an aggressive atheist. I mean seriously, my class went into an hour (entire class) long debate on whether or not God exists. We have guys who refuse to say our Pledge of Allegiance purely because of the words, "Under God" and even the religious ones aren't that religious.

I'm pretty sure there's a small club of atheists somewhere in school.
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Apparently, I'm too aggressive a debater. "It's not what you say, it's how you say it."

To be fair, that "under god" crap was added in the fifties and, to my understanding, is unconstitutional. Correct?
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:iconv-chan10:
V-chan10 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Huh, sounds like what my mother would say.

I'm not even sure, there's been so many arguments about it, I get headaches trying to keep up
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
And my brother.

I've been to that debate. What I've been led to understand is:
The pledge was added in the fifties, as part of a reaction against the soviets, who were atheistic as part of their philosophy. Strengthening religion became a natural counter-reaction in America.
The consitution forbids the state from endorsing any religion or faith, to make sure no view on life is favoured over another.
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V-chan10 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Huh, never noticed that. i generally just say the raplh wiggum version of the pledge nowadays during school assemblies. I'm serious when I'm at a formal occasion, but otherwise...

Btw, her's the pledge I recite for the lulz:
I fudge a legions,
To the flack,
Of the enlightened
Skates of a merry cup.
And two derrick public,
Four witches dance,
One Asian,
Underground,
In the visible,
With liver tea and
Just us for owl.
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Yeah, they make a big deal out of it, but I don't think anybody has any business enforcing a pledge like that.

LOL :rofl:
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:iconv-chan10:
V-chan10 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Ikr?

:nod:
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draconichero18 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
you know I was forced to read an essay for Philosophy written by Aquinas of why god exists. It was SUCH BULLSHIT!

Good lord if that's the reasons we have to believe in god for where do I sign up to be an atheist.
I'll still adhere to being a Jew by culture of course.
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Aquinas did the best he could with the false assumption of a deity, I suppose. It's no reason to merit him as a great philosopher, though.

Of course. Letting go of faith is not letting go of culture; we still celebrate christmas, easter and all that jazz.
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:icondraconichero18:
draconichero18 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
True, but the reasons he give are reason enough to laugh at him nowadays

Figured as much
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
In these days, yeah, pretty much. Keep in mind that we live in an enlightened time.

I've said it before: whether you were an open atheist or not, you'd still be a Jew.
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:icondraconichero18:
draconichero18 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
of course

and that's mighty fine
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Then again, we still have to endure the likes of William Lane Craig...

It really is.
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whutnot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
i'm glad you had a good time
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Thanks :)
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NeonAmbassitor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I hope you have a good time that group. But one thing.

You're considered aggressive? Obviously they've never been to an American High School.
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I did have a good time.

Actually, I never have.
And it's the way I debate, apparently.
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NeonAmbassitor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Yeah, half the kids I knwo are Antitheses, one time when I was praying I had this one Kid Yell "GOD IS FAKE YOU IDIOT,"

In the way you debate well yeas you kind of are aggressive, but you don't try and throw me into debates which I appreciate...you aren't are you?
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
You mean anti-theist. And frankly, self-righteous assholes exist in all denominations and non-denominations.

You made it clear you do not want big debates, so I am not pushing it.
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NeonAmbassitor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Most of them aren't even smart, they just are against this stuff fore the heck off it.

For that I thank you.
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Well yeah, atheism doesn't require intelligence.

Hey, it's cool man :)
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:iconneonambassitor:
NeonAmbassitor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Yeah ^^;

:)
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