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    Living in the foothills of the Appalachians in good ole Georgia
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    I am happy to be a part of this community and look forward to talking to people who have/and are going through the same troubles that I am experiencing now.

    Being raised a Christian I was indoctrinated with very strong foundations in Christianity. In my teenage years I rebelled, practiced wicca for awhile, but eventually received "salvation" when I was 22. When I devoted my life to Christ I was on fire for God and eventually answered what I felt was the call to preach. I preached for ten years, had a radio ministry at one point, Did street ministry, was awana commander in one church, eventually was ordained a Bishop in the Church of God, the Gospel assembly(hence the screen name DarkBishop), and later was made assistant pastor at one of their churches.

    Its a long story but eventually I began to question my faith and back slid into sin. I tried for 4 years to reorganize my thoughts to a point that I felt I could go back to church but couldn't. My faith never came back.

    When my son made mention that he thought the bible was BS I tried to search for archeological evidence to prove stories from the bible and was greatly disappointed that there was none for the specific event I was looking for. This lead to other searches on the God EL who was the original God of the Israelites. that was when I found out that the original mythology of EL included a whole pantheon of other Gods and Goddesses.

    This destroyed what little faith I had left. I still believe in something. I just don't know what and I highly doubt any religion on earth knows either. To say the least at this point I am spiritually Broken.

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    I consider myself an Agnostic Pantheist

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  1. We’ll give you a participation trophy 😀 if it makes ya feel better
  2. You admit that they will grow up longing for something. What I posted said that a child benefits from both parents on a psychological level. Which means that a child needs both to develope normally into adulthood. So your statement is false. They are “needed”. The fact of the matter is not everyone gets what they need. DB ps. Admins I think along with the like, thanks, haha, and sad emojis we need to add a fuck you, WTF, and SMH emoji. Lmao!! Just kidding admins 🤣
  3. You’ve been saying this whole time it doesn’t matter if there is a male parent. Yet you have offered no proof. Just forget it.
  4. Maybe because I’m not making the arguement without any proof. You are. No I don’t have an ax to grind. But it seems you do. So if your not going to add anything useful to the discussion then I guess “no we don’t need you in it. “ DB
  5. You confuse me sometimes my mistake. I’m not saying anyone will be a “wimp” if they are only raised by women. But even if they are raised by a woman they will look for a strong male role model to fill the gap. No one is questioning whether or not bad parents negatively affect a child’s developement. I’m pretty sure for the most part that’s a fact. I know people who were physically and emotionally abused and still have issues that stem from those years of abuse. Notice you said you “think”. I don’t really care what you “think”. We all have opinions just like we all have ass holes. Can you show me a study that says there are no negative effects of a boy or even a girl not having a Father/Father figure in their life? My point through this whole thread has been that a child does need a good male role model. Someone who fills that fatherly role in their lives. I never said that they didn’t need a good female role model to fill the motherly role. Are you arguing that there is no difference between someone who didn’t have a father and someone who did? DB
  6. DarkBishop

    Ooops! Did I go too far?

    Welcome! And I’m going to be honest. At this point what’s the use in upsetting her? She probably has it made up in her mind what she believes. If she isn’t being pushy I would say just to enjoy your golden years with her. Especially if she is getting dementia. No use spending the quality time you have left resenting each other over something that doesn’t even matter since she isn’t a fundamentalist Christian. DB
  7. I did read the article and unless your oblivious to the context of the article. you can tell it is speaking of A tradition male and female parenting situation. And it gives definite rolls and benefits that each play in the child’s Developement. But it’s just one of the top colleges in the world so what do they know right? DB
  8. I've always said that if I found something like that I would never tell the Gov't. I would have bought a smelting furnace and turned that into smaller gold coins erasing the old mint marks etc. Put that crap up and Slowly cash in on the coins I made a little at a time. 🙂
  9. https://www.extension.harvard.edu/inside-extension/role-fathers-childhood-development I dunno....... Harvard looks like they did a bit more studying on the subject. I could probably find some more if you would like.
  10. Come on now. I'm pretty sure you read the posts about there being modern "Alphas". I won't be digging any trenches. Brute strength no longer equals Alpha. If you are teaching your children things like I listed you are training them to become an alpha in today's society. But there are people that just by nature don't have any of those traits and are perfectly happy to stay in more passive rolls in society. Never desiring to move up, take a roll in leadership, or become "skilled". IE I've known people in the industry that were hired in at entry level jobs. Making very low pay (in my terms). Great people don't get me wrong. They just don't have a desire to put more responsibility on themselves and are content with their jobs. But as I got to know them I asked how long they had been working for said company. The answer was 30 years for one person. And I asked if they had always been in "X" position or if they had moved around. The answer was they had always been in "X" position. Now me for instance I started in "X" position just like they did but my eyes were on higher goals. I worked my way up through the various positions, eventually into maintenance, and now into leadership in the maintenance field. I always wanted to be one of the best in my field no matter what it was. It eventually becomes almost a competitive thing for me. That is what comes natural to me. I always get an urge to move up, get better, beef up my resume, etc. Be the best among my peers I guess you'd say. Now i'm going to guess you will come back by explaining exactly what I just said in your terms and explain to me how it isn't an Alpha/Beta thing. Maybe I can save you the effort. Because in the end it pans out the same no matter what terminology you use. We are both saying the same thing. You just see it as something different. DB
  11. Were you relating this to the OP or just the Alpha discussion? If it is related to the OP are you saying that not having a good male role model will not hurt or benefit a child’s Developement? If we use the terminology that florduh describes about the modern Alpha. Are you saying it is wrong to raise your child to be successful? Or confident? Or skillful? DB
  12. Thank you Florduh, The Modern Alpha male was the one I was speaking of but decided not to delve into another circular arguement over whether we are all betas or not. For me the answer is obvious. We’ve evolved very differently than our primate cousins but non the less we do still have Alphas. I think it’s a terminology difference between what I was saying and what Scotsman was saying. And I agree with @Burnedout it may just be a little beta jealousy 🤣 Don’t hate me because I’m an Alpha! DB
  13. DarkBishop

    Contemplating the cosmos

    Thank you sir. Damn good answer as always.
  14. DarkBishop

    Contemplating the cosmos

    @Joshpantera Maybe you can help me out with one of the things I've been questioning about scientific theories of origin. Basically as far as I can tell after earth was a molten rock and started to cool down it should have been pretty well sterile but with all of the elements in the periodic table.... that we know of. present correct? How did life spontaneously begin in a sterile environment and can the scenerio be repeated in science? Like I said there are questions that I haven't seen the answer to that keep me agnostic. And another thing is that it seems to me the whole universe would have been sterile if the accepted big bang theory is true. Not really looking for a debate or anything just a link to a study so I can read it. You've been deconverted longer than I have and i'm sure you have read way more studies. I would like to be able to answer some of my questions. And that's a big one. thanks, DB
  15. DarkBishop

    Contemplating the cosmos

    This is exactly how I feel when I've gone with my wife lately. Christianity no longer has a hold over my mind anymore. I usually don't even bow my head during the prayers. I will look around at the others with all their heads bowed. I got caught last time. The pastors daughter was looking around as well. I couldn't help but wonder why she wasn't praying....... For me the politics are hard not to jump in on. But since I'm pretty sure I am not going to convince anyone to change their way of thinking I may should just start leaving it alone as well. It reminds me of some of the churches I went to. There were some big blow ups over church politics and doctrine that even ripped one church apart. and in the other we always lost members when it happened. One time it happened at the Christmas service with visitors in attendance. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that they probably never came back. DB