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malachibk Donating Member (780 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 05:47 PM
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82. I am a proud atheist and will discuss it with whomever, wherever if
the subject comes up. Granted I live in NYC and work in a very progressive field, but if people can wear crosses, read the Bible on the train, handout "Watchtower" pamphlets on the corner, say "Bless you" when I sneeze, preach on the subway, etc, I feel it's my duty to stand up for what I (don't) believe in.

Let believers be freaked out. I'm freaked out by them on a daily basis. Literally. I never try to convince or disprove, I just state my belief that a life lived morally without "God" is even more meaningful because I chose to for the benefit of my family, neighbors and compatriots. If the only reason people comport themselves well is because they fear their "Lord's" wrath, that, to me, is not a life lived.

I'm sure I've tipped a few apple carts, but hey, believers shouldn't be carting the forbidden fruit anyhow.

**As a side note, my DREAM is to one day have enough cojones to stand up and read Darwin when somebody starts preaching to me at 8AM on the 2/3 train.**
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