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    History, Anthropology, Fortean phenomena, Lovecraftian fiction
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    I am a library assistant at Vanderbilt University. Have been agnostic for several years now.

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  1. I was a teenager in the 1970s, and practiced astral projection and lucid dreaming, read Carlos Castaneda and various paranormal books, and played with ouija boards. I don't remember a big fuss over these things. I think the real "panic" came later, in the 1980s.
  2. Hey, welcome aboard! Your story was interesting. I hope that you can overcome the guilt and fear. My suggestion -- read some good science books, especially ones dealing with human evolution. Also read some comparative religion and anthropology books. Pretty soon you will come to see that fundamentalist-style christianity is a fraud. Oh, and don't forget biblical criticism. Someone has already mentioned Bart Ehrman. He's great!
  3. Oh golly, that would be a very "non-optimal" situation. Can't imagine! Sorry, dude!
  4. Yeah, there is a name for that concept -- a "tulpa" is a thought come to life!
  5. I have always had an interest in the paranormal, but never as a "true believer". I just thought it was funny how conservative Christian folks were so terrified of the devil, and saw his influence everywhere they looked.
  6. I have no idea, but if trans-species reincarnation is possible, i want to come back as an otter in a zoo. Those critters seem to have so much fun!
  7. My bible knowledge is vanishing, as well. I would not want to lose it completely, though. A basic familiarity with the bible (and other religious 'holy books', as well) is actually fairly useful, as long as you don't start takin' the goldang'd thing literally.
  8. Well, ya see, I have noticed that some of these people who stay in church don't even really believe the dogma anymore. They just don't want to leave their church for purely social reasons. I've talked with a few individuals in that sort of situation. Once the older folk (these people's parents) die off, I think that we will see more of a true mass break/ exodus from established religion.
  9. I think that the patriarchy aspect is pretty much built-in to the religion. That being said, there are plenty of people who self-identify as christians who simply do not take the harsh aspects of their faith that seriously, and instead emphasize more egalitarian qualities. My personal preference is just to relinquish Christianity altogether, but, hey! Different strokes fer different folks.
  10. Don't like 'em too much, but I'm proud that you saw through the bullshit and escaped. Good luck to you!
  11. Oh boy, that's just a disaster waiting to happen! Scary stuff. Yup, evangelicals can be pretty dumb....
  12. I'm hoping that your mother was just joking with you. Who cares if you don't have a girlfriend? I have only rarely felt a need to date, myself. My mother never seemed to worry about stuff like that. She generally accepted me as an "odd and curious" type. And I remain "odd and curious" to this day!
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    It is great to have you aboard! Welcome!
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