Citsonga

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    I was raised in Christian family & was a devout Christian until age 29, when I began questioning things due to ongoing Bible study and mounting problems with it. I now fully realize that Christianity is mythology (and presumably all religion, for that matter). I consider myself an agnostic with atheist leanings.

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  1. That's fine, but I'm somewhat surprised that you'd give a response phrased that way about what convinced you that Christianity is true. In essence, you have admitted that what convinced you is actually not very convincing. Perhaps you should ponder that for a bit. Perhaps another thing you should ponder is why in the world you came on here to act like you can answer all our questions when the very foundation of your own belief is highly subjective and flimsy. Besides, this is an EX-CHRISTIAN site, so most of us have already been in your shoes anyway. It's not like you'll have much to offer that we haven't already heard before a gazillion times. Many of us did NOT want to leave the faith, but we had no choice in where the evidence led us. As I said in my first post in this thread, I have not turned my back on Christ any more than you've turned your back on Santa Claus.
  2. We just lost another music icon. R.I.P. Gregg Allman http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gregg-allman-southern-rock-legend-dead-at-69-w433068
  3. R.I.P. Gregg Allman http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gregg-allman-southern-rock-legend-dead-at-69-w433068 What a great voice he had!
  4. I think it's a decent analogy, and I definitely empathize. This especially stands out: I also had a lot of days where I just didn't want to go on. I didn't care whether I lived or died. I wasn't suicidal, but I simply didn't care whether or not I'd wake up the next day. It was also hard on my wife because I'd say things like, "Just pull the trigger and get it over with." I can see how she could've thought that I was suicidal, but for me it was more of an expression of despair. My whole worldview had been turned upside down as I realized that the "truth" that I'd built my whole life on was actually a big, fat lie. I felt like the ground had been yanked out from under me and I was in a free-fall with no place to get a foothold. Everything looked so bleak. Thankfully, time healed those wounds. I was eventually able to pick up the pieces and move on with my life, and I suspect that you will be able to as well. Just keep your head up and learn what you can, but also do things that you enjoy doing so you can keep some sanity. I wish you the best as you move forward.
  5. Ok, thanks. I was just curious. I'll take you at your word. Evidently you also missed my previous post, unless you simply chose to not respond to it.
  6. I have another question, Bibler. Have you previously posted on this board as either Sight or Reverendturmoil?
  7. After he left, new user "Bibler" has offered to answer questions in his 2 cents thread. Is that coincidental timing or is it the same guy? Hmmmmm......
  8. You know, 2¢ won't get you anything anymore. Just sayin'. No, you don't see that. You just assume that. I haven't turned my back on Christ any more than you've turned your back on Santa Claus. Since you want questions, let me ask you: What convinced you that Christianity is true? I'm not asking for apologetics arguments that you now want to convince us. I'm asking for what specifically convinced you. Also, how old were you at the time?
  9. Evaluate the effects. As long as you're not harming anyone, do whatever you want.
  10. Don't beat yourself down. This is probably a good place for you to start: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-transitional.html
  11. In that thread he had the audacity to accuse everyone else here of having a "better than you attitude," which was not the case at all, but he himself had boasted in another thread that he himself was a "genius" (which I mentioned later in the linked thread). Sight was the one with the "better than you attitude" that he rudely accused others of having.