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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:10 PM
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I think most of the Xtians have me on ignore in R/T.
I get no responses over there anymore. I only have one of those folks on ignore because I got sick of being compared to Stalin. Oh well. DU has become kind of a bore anyway. Actually, all internet discussion board I know of are. They're either nasty arguments, echo chambers or have nothing to say about anything.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:22 AM
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1. Join the club.
It's the electronic age equivalent of burning us at the stake. Old habits die hard. What I find hilarious is that they have a place they can go and sing kumbaya and talk about how wonderful their faith is and no atheist will bother them. It's the Christian Liberals group, and it is DEAD.
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WhollyHeretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:36 AM
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2. Dead? I was told by a very reliable source that things are really picking up in there
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:58 AM
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3. LMFAO
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 09:00 AM by trotsky
:rofl:

Hey there have been 6 posts in there for the month of November. That IS pretty lively for that group, so maybe your source is right!
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skepticscott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:13 PM
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10. And your very reliable source
was told by another very reliable source that he was right...

Just one big :grouphug: in there...
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:29 AM
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5. "they have a place they can go and sing kumbaya"...
conversely, I am glad that Atheists and Agnostics group exists- I live in the bible belt, and this is one of the few places where I can say what I really think. If I said that "I question peoples intelligence the minute I find out they are a believer" in the real world, not many would talk with me :)
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:06 PM
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6. Oh absolutely. And the big difference is, we actually use ours.
Minorities appreciate "safe havens." Majorities see no use for them, because the world IS their safe haven. Which would also explain why they throw fits when we express our opinions in THEIR "safe haven."
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:31 PM
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7. good point. nt
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:56 PM
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9. You know, one thought never really dawned on me...
or at least I haven't given it much thought, but we are minorities. Growing up a white male, I have never experienced what some people have, and I am generally pretty quiet about my atheism at work. I do think, however, if it was widely known it would probably affect any chance for advancement I might have.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 06:03 AM
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14. Agreed.
I am also part of a majority in every other aspect of my life - like you, a white male. Throw in heterosexual, no medical problems or disabilities, etc. and I'm as "normal" as they come. I'm so very lucky I can easily hide what makes me despicable to millions of people. Then I can come here to DU and get mocked by religious idiots - but it's worth it, being able to humiliate them in R/T. :evilgrin:
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uriel1972 Donating Member (343 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:42 PM
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11. Just on a side note,
I was reading the forums some months ago about DU3 and someone suggested quite openly that the Skeptic and pseudoscience board could be done away with because not many people use it. I was shocked by the arrogance involved and it made me feel very small and quite worried. If a majority vote were held, I'm sure we would be very vulnerable to being discarded. Even other minorities talk of 'whiny atheists' who don't experience 'true discriminationTM' My life is richer and saner for this group and I don't want to lose it.
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:07 PM
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8. Thats funny, because I thought "Things have really begun to pick up here"...
:rofl:


No, they aren't. They really, really aren't.
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onager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:51 AM
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12. That's my opinion, too.
:evilgrin:
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 05:59 AM
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13. I see what you did there.
:rofl:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:31 AM
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4. If you'd stop persecuting them they wouldn't have you on ignore
It's your own fault for being so militant. :P
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