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It seems to me, that new members rarely post a introduction thread anymore. As such I am making this thread as a way that new members can say hi, and get to know a couple of people on the forums.

So to all the new members:

First of all, hello! :wave:

Second, why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself?
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Hello to all on this Forum. I have been a non-believer for most of my 70+ years. I've been somewhat the 'Closet Atheist' trying to get by in a predominantly Christian Society. Retired for about 10 years has given me more freedom, but I'm so used to blending in that I continue to do so. I never deny my non-belief, but the subject rarely, if ever comes up in all of my interactions. I'm married to a Christian woman for 25+ years. Its worked for us and continues to work, but sometimes things get a little tense. We rarely talk religion / belief and she is not as active as most might be.

I'm hoping to engage and see how others deal with religion in their lives. I'm mostly interested in belief / non-belief and in how society has come to adopt its current view of religion.

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Joeseppe wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 12:33 am Hello to all on this Forum.
Welcome to the forum!

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Sorry, I didn’t notice this thread when I signed up. I’m not technically new (used to post here a decade ago), but this is my first time back in a long while. It’s nice to be back!
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The Transponder has landed O:)
My first post here. :)

Yes, I have a bad habit of posting smilies. Mere text is so misleadingly impersonal. A smiley can save a later protest of 'I was only kidding!' :(

About me... Though a Noob here, I have been on various debate forums since the 80's when the Internet first gave the religion debate impetus, with the rise of Creationism and the appearance of 'New' atheism. Which was just Old atheism with a voice.

I 'studied' apologetics, so to speak, on 'Positive atheism' (Cliff Walker) and went on Atheist Network for some time, and then on a couple of Christian sites ('In pursuit of God' and 'Tentmaker', both of which had lively debate) and finally on City -Data religion where I had many years learning a lot. A Lot. The problem was with it Not being a religious debate site and so had no general exposure. Theists would often ask 'Just what do you think you are accomplishing here?' And I sometimes wondered. A bit of a push recently ;) decided me to try this forum, which came recommended.

I am based in UK (so forgive the quaint spelling) and my particular interest is in NT analysis. But I'll Save it for a bit until I find my feet here.

So Hi to everyone from David.

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[Replying to TRANSPONDER in post #485]

Welcome TRANSPONDER! Keep smiling :) Enjoy whichever discussions/debates you decide to jump into. Hopefully you won't need to dial any of the 7000 series codes into yourself (pilot joke).

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TRANSPONDER wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:49 am The Transponder has landed O:)
My first post here. :)
Welcome to the forum! :wave:

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[Replying to McCulloch in post #12]

Welcome (I'm pretty new myself). I vanished after a few posts because my server went down and I only just got reconnected.
I'm sure we'll have some interesting discussions (I'm atheist).

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