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Happy (belated) New Year all! :party:  Hope  you all had a wonderful holiday season and I truly hope 2014 is a good year for you.

The group page is going to get a new look for the new year :D .  I've commissioned the wonderful ginkgografix to spruce this place up a bit, and she has done a truly incredible job!  As part of the new look I'll be needing to create a few journals which will be used in the new features, so I'm sorry in advance for spamming your messages but don't unwatch the journals because it's just a temporary onslaught.  

When all is set up you will notice an array of new buttons.  On the top will be several which should be pretty self explanatory, covering group info and common issues, but I've been busy lately so I might not have all the information ready immediately.  Hopefully they will be useful and helpful.  Then there is a separate set of buttons below that, which is all of our resources consolidated into separate categories: click the category button to go to a journal which lists just those links.  That should make it easier than the long list we currently have.  Since each category will be a journal you can comment there for any relevant links you'd like to add or just comment about other resource stuff (maybe you saw something interesting you want to highlight, or have an issue with a certain site).

I'm pretty new to this whole dA customization thing so hang in there as it might take a little bit to put it up and work any kinks out.  I think (hope) this set up will work better.  And I know that it will absolutely look better thanks to the amazing job of ginkgografix! :)

"And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died." -Numbers 21:6 (KJV)
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29 deviants said Yes, creationists need to be challenged more.
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17 deviants said Absolutely yes, The Science Guy was perfect for the job.
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15 deviants said Unsure.
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10 deviants said Absolutely not, scientists should avoid debating creationists.
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6 deviants said Maybe, but he could have done better.
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5 deviants said It doesn't matter either way.
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1 deviant said No, a more qualified scientist should have debated.

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CreamPuff-Pikachu 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
I myself am confused with my own religion actually. I mean, I support the LGBT Association here in the Philippines and yet, most people find the LGBT society disgusting (not in my country but in other countries). Even my own parents are disgusted about it and they're disgusted at me for supporting it.

But that's not the only thing that's bothering me, lately I just think that the bible doesn't make any much sense to me. At least, in view, I can't put sense into it. And the Church teachings. Heck, even my own Religious Studies Teacher questions some of the Church Teachings today.

However, I do believe that God and Jesus exists. I just don't exactly know what religion I should consider myself. Probably an Agnostic perhaps. Im not sure. Please feel free to reply back. Thanks! <3
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MauEvig Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I finally got around to watching one of those longer videos "The Superiority of Secular Morality" one. It was a little hard to understand what the guy was saying though due to the sound, but what I understood was that he was saying that morality is really an internal thing while religious morality is "external."
He gave some great points that secular morality is flexible and able to adapt with the needs of society, but at the same time I don't think it's necessarily superior. I think such a notion is subjective at best.
He also didn't seem to explain too much on the origins of morality, which is something I'd be interested in learning.
I'll have to watch the other videos as well. Sorry I didn't get around to it, but I've had a lot of other things to do and a lot on my mind lately.
I wouldn't mind looking at what it says on websites.
As far as what I believe though, I kind of think freedom of thought is something that should be available for every individual person with regard to religious/non-religious view points such as theism versus Atheism, where I often find myself sitting on the edge of the two sided coin.
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:iconmikijoi:
Is it okay to believe in god but not the bible I'm sort of doubting the idea of Adam and eve hell I'm starting to doubt if I'm a christian or not gosh I'm confused because from what I know the bible wasn't written by god

I'm starting to support LBGT rights and homosexual marriage but I still believe in God and jesus or at least a "creator" I'm even starting to believe in evolution.

What would I be considered?
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MadamMichi Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely interesting especially the 4 out of 6 regions of the world have a christian majority. www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10…
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:iconwwav:
So basically you're an anti-Christ group? :lol:
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h-irsch Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I admit, I'm not an atheist. I believe in multiple gods who created the universe. However, I am no longer Christian. I rather dislike Christianity for it's homophobic views towards homosexual citizens. Yeah yeah, hate the followers, not the religion, but I can't help it due to the fact the bible is literally a book of ignorance, hatred, and homicide.

I'm interested in joining the group but I'm afraid the group will have bias, or even hatred towards me for not being an atheist or agnostic.
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GingaFreak11 Mar 8, 2014  Student Writer
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This girl is fucking stupid..
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MauEvig Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to share this with y'all. They are knocking down an old LDS church building to make room for a "Hope Lodge" so that people with cancer can have a place to stay to get treatments.
I think it's amazing that they are doing this, a place once used to brain wash the masses is now going to be use to do some REAL good for humanity!
fox13now.com/2014/03/04/lds-ch…
They are even going to recycle the original building for use in building the new one.
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deerpoodle Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
oh jeez. i actually am christian but i'm barely there.. imay as well be athiest at this point but i'm not so sure. what do you guys think and why?
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MauEvig Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Since I'm doing research on ex-mormons, and ways to wipe my name completely from their records, I came across this interesting video about what goes on in Mormon temples.
I wasn't in the church long enough to go to their temple, but these are many of the things that are hidden from mainstream mormons and the public.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3cudp…
What I find most troubling, is that the higher up mormons are actually PAID clergymen, and that's where the majority of their tithing goes, to pay them and their elaborate expensive houses!
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MauEvig Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I need some help and advice you guys.
As you might know, I am sure I mentioned it before, I had joined the Mormon church at one time for approximately nine months. It was a stupid move on my part, but alas I was much blind and naive at the time.
Anyway, I left, I sent them a letter saying I wished to leave the church, and thought that was that. I hadn't heard from them in a few years.
Now recently, after I moved down south, they've been harassing my family members in an attempt to get me to come back to their church. I adamantly refuse to join their church again. You could not pay me to go back to their church.
I realize the group is Ex-Christians and not Ex-Mormons (even though, Mormonism could arguably be a sect of Christianity depending on who you ask) but I'm wondering what the best way to handle this is? My dad sent me an e-mail saying that if I do not call her back and "identify" myself, the calls will keep coming and that they need to "send me my records" so to speak. My dad refuses to give out my information, and I really don't want them having my new address so they can send their missionaries to my new home and harass me here. I will not have it. He said I could probably try and call back and see if they can send the records to my old address and have him send them to me that way, so that way they won't get my address, but I'm a little afraid to confront them. I'm afraid they'll try to argue with me in a battle of wits to try and win me back.
My dad suggests I seek legal advice if they do not comply.
What do you guys think I should do in this situation?
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MadamMichi Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fun fact the second box (the one with guidlines and what not) does not work for me
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ComradeSch Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIg-sN…
You gotta see this. This is a response to a video where someone claims to have a toaster possessed by Satan.
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williamreinsch Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great idea for a DA group!
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