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I am new to this site, so I will have to learn how it goes. My wife died five months ago, and now I have more free time to go online to commune with fellow travelers. I don't have any like-minded people in my life. Well, there's my friend, Dave, who also thinks religion is bogus, but we don't really talk about it, and just about everyone else believes in some fashion or other. I am also a closet CD so I really have to put on a different face for the world. Anyway, I am into neuroscience and the Tao Te Ching--as much of it as I can understand--and existentialism and Stoicism and cognitive behavior therapy and artificial intelligence and just this whole business of what it is to be human. I think that the universe just is, and it is up to us rational human beings to use our reason to make the best of it and to help each other along the way. I hope to meet some of you in the coming weeks.

mikej75 5 Dec 23

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Greetings and condolences. You have a new friend Dave who also believes religion is bogus!

Our interests are quite different but seem to bring us to many of the same conclusions. I'll be interested in seeing your posts and comments.

Glad you're here!

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Welcome to the site. I'm very sorry about your wife's recent death. I hope you find conversation here to be a worthy diversion.

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Hi Mike, I'm also pretty new to this site.I hope you are able to find some comfort here. I have, and I look forward to checking in every day.

Leah Level 5 Dec 24, 2017
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Welcome, Mike. Sorry to hear of your loss. I lost a wife 5 years ago. I know every person is different, but I have some idea of what you're going through. I hope you can find a sense of belonging here.

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Welcome. Glad to have you among us. Post your ideas as you see them for discussion or comment. You're free to agree or disagree.

SamL Level 7 Dec 24, 2017
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Welcome...I am so glad I found this space...learning lots everyday.
Sorry for your loss.

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Welcome to the community.

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Hello and welcome!I'm so sorry for your loss, especially over the holidays. Even for non theists, this time of year can be rough, so I hope you are especially kind to yourself this week.

I too study neuroscience (but more as a interest than a profession) meditation and yoga, but I haven't read the Tao yet, thanks for the suggestion. I look forward to a lot of thought provoking ideas and I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.

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Welcome

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My condolences and hopefully you can find many wonderful people here to converse with. Welcome!

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Welcome, Mike! You should find plenty in common with this group. Feel free to chat away!

So sorry about your wife. You will find others here who walk the widow road. It's been 11 for me.

Zster Level 8 Dec 24, 2017
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Welcome to our little corner of cyberspace! We're glad to have you here with us.

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I am sorry for your loss.

I was really startled at first because I was wearing the wrong glasses and thought you said your wife died five minutes ago. Fixed now.

There seem to be plenty of things to talk about in this group: I've only been here about ten days and have found plenty to comment on, and posted some things myself. I don't know much about any of the topics you mention, but may learn as time goes by. Welcome!

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welcome Sir, and glad to have you!

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Welcome to the group, Mike. Glad you joined us. My condolences for your loss.

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Welcome to the community! Hope you enjoy your stay!

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