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Hi all!

Post by cufflink » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:20 pm

Glad to have discovered this forum, which I did after being blown away by The Vegan Atheist's videos on YouTube.

I'm an almost-lifetime atheist (since I was 15; I turn 70 this year) and a baby vegan—three months and counting. Better late than never, right? I hope to learn a lot here and, to appropriate a term from the religionists' lexicon, "fellowship" with like-minded individuals.
One Moment in Annihilation's Waste,
One Moment of the Well of Life to taste--
The Stars are setting, and the Caravan
Draws to the Dawn of Nothing--Oh, make haste!

—Fitzgerald, Rubáiyát, 2nd ed., XLIX

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:30 pm

Hi Cufflink, great to meet you.

I'm glad you've joined the forum.
There are a few discussions going on about veganism, and philosophy so far. It's all still pretty new here.

We haven't had a lot of theists come in to argue with yet, but I'm sure we will as the forum grows.

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Post by cufflink » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:30 pm

Hi Brim, great to meet you too.

Judging from my experience on another atheist forum, discussions with theists are rarely fruitful. People's minds are never changed, and the conversations quickly descend into invective, with accusations of mindlessness on one side and threats of hell on the other. Maybe it'll be different here. I hope so! :)
One Moment in Annihilation's Waste,
One Moment of the Well of Life to taste--
The Stars are setting, and the Caravan
Draws to the Dawn of Nothing--Oh, make haste!

—Fitzgerald, Rubáiyát, 2nd ed., XLIX

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Post by TheVeganAtheist » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Welcome cufflink, its great to have you on the forum.
Do you find the forum to be quiet and inactive?
- Do your part by engaging in new and old topics
- Don't wait for others to start NEW topics, post one yourself
- Invite family, friends or critics

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Post by Neptual » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:21 pm

Welcome to the forums! :D
She's beautiful...

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Post by thebestofenergy » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:07 am

Welcome! Happy to have you hear.
For evil to prevail, good people must stand aside and do nothing.

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:15 pm

I hope so too. :)
We can give it the old college try.

Hey, I noticed your Durian avatar!

Did you see my Durian thread?

http://theveganatheist.com/forum/viewto ... f=20&t=104

I'd love to read about your experiences with the king of fruits.
What made you choose it as an avatar?

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Post by cufflink » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:46 pm

brimstoneSalad wrote:
Hey, I noticed your Durian avatar!

Did you see my Durian thread?

http://theveganatheist.com/forum/viewto ... f=20&t=104

I'd love to read about your experiences with the king of fruits.
What made you choose it as an avatar?
Great to discover another durian lover! I've contributed to your thread with some info about my development as a durian devotee. As for why I chose it as my avatar, well . . . Durian is formidable on the outside but soft, creamy, and delicious on the inside. And hey, it is, as you say, the King of Fruits. :D
One Moment in Annihilation's Waste,
One Moment of the Well of Life to taste--
The Stars are setting, and the Caravan
Draws to the Dawn of Nothing--Oh, make haste!

—Fitzgerald, Rubáiyát, 2nd ed., XLIX

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Post by TheVeganAtheist » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:14 pm

cufflink wrote:
brimstoneSalad wrote:
Hey, I noticed your Durian avatar!

Did you see my Durian thread?

http://theveganatheist.com/forum/viewto ... f=20&t=104

I'd love to read about your experiences with the king of fruits.
What made you choose it as an avatar?
Great to discover another durian lover! I've contributed to your thread with some info about my development as a durian devotee. As for why I chose it as my avatar, well . . . Durian is formidable on the outside but soft, creamy, and delicious on the inside. And hey, it is, as you say, the King of Fruits. :D
Its funny, until a few days ago until another forum member started a topic on Durian fruit, i don't think I've heard it mentioned more than a couple of times. Now I see the fruit everywhere and everyone seems to be talking about it. Funny how things like that happen.
Do you find the forum to be quiet and inactive?
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