Douglas J.

Location:

Ventura, CA
Hometown: Ventura

Member since:

January 3, 2012

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Do you have a favorite freethought 'hero'?

Charles Darwin I guess. I have a Biology Degree. I admit I haven't read the Atheism literature, I guess I am lazy at times. I always figured that I realized it was all BS by myself, and don't need to convince myself any more. Will get around to it, but have to finish all this Occupy stuff first.

What's the stupidest religious idea you've ever heard?

Every good dead I ever do, all the credit goes to god. But, ever transgression, every time I sin, it's all my fault, and mine alone. (sounds like some (other) bosses I have had)

When did you first admit to being an atheist?

Hard to pinpoint the spot. I was in conformation studies when I realized it didn't all add up. The whole 'god's mind/reasoning is beyond all human comprehension' (ie, it doesn't have to make sense - it's god) excuse did not cut it. But, I wasted years trying to pray the doubts away. Fast forward, I was in the induction center, going into the army, we were providing our information for our dog tags, one question (asked and answered publicly) about our religious. People who answered 'none' or 'atheist' were going to have 'no religious preference' on their tags. I thought, and thought, and thought about pushing to get 'atheist' on my tag. But, I guess I was still in a state of denial about my denial, and pussed out and said 'Lutheran', the religion of my father. It may have been some peer pressure, there were very few 'no religious preference' people there. It may have happened right after that because I was pissed off at myself. Certainly by the time I got out of the Army.

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I am not sure how this is different from the first question? I was very pleased with the intelligent conversation all around.


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