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Hi from Russia

#1  Postby Kangaroo495 » Jan 14, 2013 9:22 am

Hi all!

Was deciding whether to join this one or a different one call Skeptics Society (or something similar). After lurking for a bit, Rational Skepticism seemed to have more meaningful discussions than the other one so I chose this.

I try to be a rational skeptic in all things I do in my life, so I'm hoping to make a decent contribution and learn a lot here. I'm particularly interested in questions of religion and the supernatural. I live in Russia, where many of the people are monumentally irrational and superstitious, and although it can sometimes be charming, it does irritate me. Actually one of the reasons I sought to join a forum such as this was a recent incident with a Ouija board. I might post on that later.

Glad to be a member of the forum!

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#2  Postby natselrox » Jan 14, 2013 9:41 am

Hello and welcome to Ratskep! Hope you like it here. :thumbup:
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#3  Postby trubble76 » Jan 14, 2013 10:04 am

Welcome aboard :cheers:
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#4  Postby stijndeloose » Jan 14, 2013 10:16 am

Добро пожаловать! :cheers:
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#5  Postby Bribase » Jan 14, 2013 10:32 am

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#6  Postby Nostalgia » Jan 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Welcome! :cheers:

A Russian Kangaroo? Who would of thought? :ask: ;)
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#7  Postby katja z » Jan 14, 2013 8:59 pm

:wave: Welcome! :cheers:
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#8  Postby Mazille » Jan 14, 2013 9:17 pm

Очень приятно!

Welcome aboard. :cheers:
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- Get off the Pope.
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#9  Postby james1v » Jan 14, 2013 10:04 pm

Hi! :cheers:
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Re: Hi from Russia

#10  Postby Varangian » Jan 14, 2013 11:24 pm

вам нечего бояться!
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#11  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jan 14, 2013 11:48 pm

Resisting "In soviet Russia..." joke urge.

Welcome :cheers:
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Re: Hi from Russia

#12  Postby Mazille » Jan 15, 2013 7:00 am

Varangian wrote:вам нечего бояться!

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Re: Hi from Russia

#13  Postby Kangaroo495 » Jan 15, 2013 12:08 pm

Всем большое спасибо
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#14  Postby Margararita » Mar 26, 2013 4:02 am

Я тоже недавно этот сайт нашла ) И как же форум без русского языка ))
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#15  Postby Beatrice » Mar 26, 2013 4:35 am

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Phew... for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself.....
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#16  Postby babel » Mar 26, 2013 7:16 am

So there are kangaroos in Russia? :scratch:

I should brush up on my geography then. or my biology. Possibly both.

welcome! :cheers:
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#17  Postby TheLordShark » Mar 26, 2013 11:18 pm

I really want to hear about the ouija board! Oh, and hello of course. :)
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#18  Postby stijndeloose » Mar 28, 2013 1:25 pm

Margararita wrote:Я тоже недавно этот сайт нашла ) И как же форум без русского языка ))


Именно! Без русского никак!
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#19  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Mar 28, 2013 3:12 pm

Kangaroo495 wrote:...I live in Russia, where many of the people are monumentally irrational and superstitious, and although it can sometimes be charming, it does irritate me.


Superstitions are charming until they become mainstream. Then they become downright dangerous.
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#20  Postby amok » Mar 30, 2013 11:53 pm

TheLordShark wrote:I really want to hear about the ouija board! Oh, and hello of course. :)


I also want to read the ouija board story. :levi: And late though it is, welcome from me, too, Kangaroo!
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