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#1  Postby LadyAtheist » Jan 22, 2013 4:16 am

I discovered skepticism in the 1980s from reading "Not Necessarily the New Age." That led to an acknowledgement of my latent atheism and helped steer me away from some of the hippie nuttery my friends were into. One of my friends almost died from parasite-infested woo medicine. She didn't drop the nuttery, but I did, and I've been skeptical ever since.

I have an atheist blog where I sometimes post skeptical posts, but I'm not into formal philosophy so I don't feel I have to refrain from cuss words or cite my sources. It's just a blog. By a librarian schooled in the humanities and just a wee bit bitter at not being taught skepticism in school.
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#2  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 22, 2013 5:07 am

Welcome! :)

I think the world would look quite different if the education system was more geared towards instilling and developing critical thinking skills.
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#3  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Jan 22, 2013 5:19 am

Welcome to the site. :cheers:
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#4  Postby Calilasseia » Jan 22, 2013 9:03 am

* Points the newcomer in the direction of the wine bar and the chocolate gateau *
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#5  Postby katja z » Jan 22, 2013 1:06 pm

Welcome! :cheers:
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#6  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 22, 2013 1:13 pm

Your search-fu is strong.

Let's have a link to that blog in your signature, accessible in the user control panel.
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#7  Postby chairman bill » Jan 22, 2013 1:18 pm

Calilasseia wrote:* Points the newcomer in the direction of the wine bar and the chocolate gateau *


And he considers himself a rational skeptic :roll: . There isn't a wine bar, and there's no chocolate gateau either. But welcome just the same.
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#8  Postby babel » Jan 22, 2013 1:19 pm

Calilasseia wrote:* Points the newcomer in the direction of the wine bar and the chocolate gateau *

Chocolate and wine? I prefer some cheese with my wine or alternatively, chocolate accompanied by coffee.

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#9  Postby Scarlett » Jan 22, 2013 1:20 pm

chairman bill wrote:
Calilasseia wrote:* Points the newcomer in the direction of the wine bar and the chocolate gateau *


And he considers himself a rational skeptic :roll: . There isn't a wine bar, and there's no chocolate gateau either. But welcome just the same.


...but.... but ....you promised there was wine and chocolate, it's the only reason I'm here :whine:


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#10  Postby LadyAtheist » Jan 22, 2013 1:35 pm

Thank you for the welcome! I have added a link to my blog in my signature. :-) I hope you enjoy it.

It's morning in the U.S. so I'll skip the wine but the chocolate is a great way to start the day! Thank you kindly!
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#11  Postby Bribase » Jan 22, 2013 1:39 pm

:wave: Welcome!
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#12  Postby babel » Jan 22, 2013 1:42 pm

LadyAtheist wrote:Thank you for the welcome! I have added a link to my blog in my signature. :-) I hope you enjoy it.

It's morning in the U.S. so I'll skip the wine but the chocolate is a great way to start the day! Thank you kindly!

Pffft.

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#13  Postby Ironclad » Jan 22, 2013 1:44 pm

Welcome to RatSkeps! :)
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#14  Postby chairman bill » Jan 22, 2013 1:46 pm

Oh Paula is going to love the blog. It's words and stuff, but it's nearly all pink. Perfect.
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#15  Postby Tangerine Dream » Jan 22, 2013 1:46 pm

A big warm welcome :cheers: :smoke:
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#16  Postby james1v » Jan 22, 2013 1:48 pm

Hi! :cheers:
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#17  Postby Scarlett » Jan 22, 2013 1:50 pm

chairman bill wrote:Oh Paula is going to love the blog. It's words and stuff, but it's nearly all pink. Perfect.


Fabby! I love words and I love pink :smoke:

(Not had a chance to look yet, but if it's pink it's a winner with me :grin: )
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#18  Postby LadyAtheist » Jan 22, 2013 3:52 pm

I chose pink for my blog to show people 1) I'm not a dude and 2) I'm not a nutty feminist type but I do offer a woman's point of view. It's usually an atheist or skeptical point of view but I reserve the right to have an opinion on shoes.
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#19  Postby Mazille » Jan 22, 2013 4:06 pm

babel wrote:
LadyAtheist wrote:Thank you for the welcome! I have added a link to my blog in my signature. :-) I hope you enjoy it.

It's morning in the U.S. so I'll skip the wine but the chocolate is a great way to start the day! Thank you kindly!

Pffft.

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And by extension not a true atheist either. We all know them there atheists are morally depraved babyeaters and boozehounds. :nod: Welcome to the lifeboat nonetheless, LadyAtheist! :cheers: We'll set you straight on this alcohol issue in no time.
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#20  Postby trubble76 » Jan 22, 2013 4:09 pm

Welcome aboard. :cheers:
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