Joshpantera

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About Joshpantera

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    I'm an over 25 year deconvert. Gone off exploring a lot of science, religion, philosophy, biblical criticism, archaeology, eastern mystical content, and esoteric comparative content. Atheistic about gods with a spiritual side about nature.

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    I don't believe they exist

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  1. Joshpantera

    Greetings!

    Alan Watt's certainly agrees with that sentiment, William. But in a way that I don't know if you properly understand yet:
  2. Joshpantera

    Maybe Atheist

    I was wondering who it was. For what it's worth, everyone seems to like the videos. The joking around isn't a problem in and of itself. It's just if threads start running off course into shenanigans page after page. That's why it seems perfectly fine to move the jokes to Humor and Satire, because it is satire. Meanwhile, keep up the good work putting out informative videos. Thanks again.
  3. Joshpantera

    Maybe Atheist

    It's been cleaned up and resolved. Thank you.
  4. Joshpantera

    Greetings!

    Excellent posts, all of you! Very well stated. @Christforums I told you that the issue would be dealt with. And as you can see there are members here interested in having civil dialogue with you and you're audience if they wish to stop by. We're not the bad guys and gals, even though it may have looked as though it was going that way. Ex-christianity can be about going buck wild, and / or pursing pure evil. There's no ex-christian dogma, it could mean almost anything as long as it's ex-christian. But more often than not, that isn't the case. These are mostly stand up individuals who do their best live good lives and do the right thing, helping others. That's why we're here as a matter of fact, to try and help others - each in our own respective ways. People volunteer their time to answer questions, welcome new members, talk through emotional struggles and try and apply sound logic and reason to any given situation. Thank you for reading through our testimonies section and making the effort to try and understand what's behind some of the sore feelings and aggression. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to try and better understand what's going on.
  5. Joshpantera

    Maybe Atheist

    That's a reasonable call. @God @Jesus Humor & Satire is the place for thee, and thy own.
  6. Joshpantera

    Maybe Atheist

    I don't know but it's pretty played by now. Let's call it humor trolling. What ever it is, it's making us look like idiots to those reading along and I'm good with cutting it off starting now.
  7. Joshpantera

    Hey. my name is Jeffrey

    Welcome aboard! Looks like you're sorting things out.
  8. Joshpantera

    Religious experiences

    @Kat34 I have a civil discussion going at Christforums at the moment. I'm going to leave a link to the current discussion and invite you to watch the back and forth between myself and the christians there: https://www.christforums.com/topic/15788-why-doesnt-god-heal-amputees/# You can decide based on the exchanges who you think may be more correct than the other. These christians quote John a lot, John being the most mystical gospel and oriented towards bringing Gnostics into the orthodoxy. So I intend to use the language of John's mystical bent to communicate with them. And we'll see what happens. I may or may not get some of these points through to them. But I will try. It's not a stand offish, usual atheist verses christian exchange. Just laid back and casual discussion.
  9. Joshpantera

    Greetings!

    As a matter of fact William ( @Christforums ) announced to his audience that we are honored guests. And so far his audience are treating myself and the other's who have joined as such. This is not the usual apologetic situation, folks. Which is why I'm trying to better under his positions. I'm trying to return the favor - per the honored quest treatment.
  10. Joshpantera

    Greetings!

    William, the natives are restless. I think the issue of Calvinistic predeterminism is what the questions have turned to. Do you believe that this spiritual regeneration is tied into a deterministic setting? As in, part of some of our predetermined path to salvation involved leaving the faith and then coming back in to it, via the holy spirit's intervention and god's master plan for our lives and salvation? And for others, predetermined as the lost? To which your position would be to lay back on the "works," as it were, and let the holy spirit guide and use you as an instrument accordingly? I have been curious what your position has been. And it looks like we're coming to more clarity. If I've interpreted the above correctly that it is. If not, I'd enjoy knowing where my assumptions are incorrect. Thanks.
  11. Joshpantera

    Greetings!

    I see you've allowed it. And the representation on behalf of ex-C is a sincere one. I'm just catching up on the goings on. I'm sorry if you felt ganged up on in the Lion's Den. I thought that you were coming on here in a brazen manor, not caring whether or not you'd be taking on a crowd. The first options I linked were oriented towards more orderly debate. The Lion's Den is informal. I saw some light teasing about the "lemme" issue, I don't think that was meant as an Ad Hom attack but I can see that you signed off pretty much when that started up. They're just teasing because a female apologist recently came here in a blaze and left very abruptly too. She was using the same term and it's just an inside joke. I've joined too, in any case. https://www.christforums.com/topic/15788-why-doesnt-god-heal-amputees/#
  12. Joshpantera

    Given your options

    Yes indeed. Below is what I told him: I don't know if he linked the discussion or not. If he did then the offer still stands for his audience to come and interact here, whether for proselytizing or otherwise.
  13. Joshpantera

    Given your options

    When William first posted and asked for debater's I thought he was the debating type. I didn't think he'd fold so easily. I literally suggested he go to the Den in the morning and when I returned home from work he was gone. But he did say that he happened across this site on a google search and hasn't had interaction with people like this before. It's possible that he actually didn't see any of this coming and hasn't any experience with going head to head with atheists and the usual outcomes.
  14. Joshpantera

    Given your options

    I was referring to a potential budget meeting. Where one party may say up front that they're unwilling to budge and the other party gets up and walks out. 🤣 Just for a funny aside....
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    Religious experiences

    If you want a non Abrahamic example, I tend to get a type of religious experience sometimes just sitting in a nice botanical garden taking it all in. Feeling the strong inter-connectivity of the natural world. Especially if I'm speaking to others about pantheistic nature philosophy while there. It's identical to the same feelings I'd get from a church service full of group energy back in the day. I feel pretty religious about the ocean, too. The last time I was in Vegas it was very surreal - being displaced from the ocean based tropics to the desert. I was looking around at the dry desert mountains and landscape and it occur'd to me why deserts have traditionally held so much spiritual value. Being alone with one's thoughts and what not. Go out into the desert, come back transformed.