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  1. Like yourself, I wouldn't be comfortable placing all the blame on his PTSD. I had a friend who I feel got too much of a free pass because of his childhood for the things he done to his wife. I had a similar background to him, and I never so much as raised my voice to either of my exes. It goes without saying that a mentally healthy person doesn't do these kinds of things, but surely at some point we have to assign ownership to our actions and accept their consequences. Some people are terrible, and we don't always get to see them for what they are. Him killing his wife was all about control. I
  2. For me it always seemed weird how the Bible was put together. God nowhere ever outlined how he put the Bible together and why. He didn't list the books and their purposes, and he allowed for a lot of contextual information to be lost to the ages. More bizarrely, he decided that he was going to start getting people to write letters to each other and use these letters to teach his values. Once again, he did not specify which letters were cannon. The apostles never stated which letters were inspired and it was left to the church to hopefully figure out how to separate the wheat from the tares.
  3. I recently hit my 30s and I've realised over the last couple years a couple things have happened. Firstly, as I keep getting older the X that marks the left simply keeps moving to the left of me and secondly, not only was the X moving to the left as I stood stationary, I myself am now moving to the right of my own accord. I'm not even that old, and I feel in general I am losing touch with what's current. It continues to be a weird transition for me; to move from the "happening crowd" to the lepers on the outskirts of society. Right now I am at an interesting crossroads politically
  4. I've got a copy of it, I'll be reading it at some point in the next few weeks. I've listened to his podcast though so I've got an idea of what he'd probably say and I don't think he's right. Some of the arguments he makes (such as interpolations of interpolations) are really really stretching it. Still, I'll read the book and see what he has to say in detail.
  5. Thanks, I still have a bit more to go. I will update the post later tonight to finish the summary (It was getting late last night so I decided to save where I was at and continue from there). If you look here this time tomorrow there'll probably be a few more paragraphs (if that is of interest to you). I'm a fan of Price. I've spent a lot of time listening to his podcast the Bible Geek, and I've listened to a few of his debates and the biggest takeaway that I have of his is that he is like a fountain of knowledge. He's read extensively and it shows. With regards to what you said. I
  6. Many years ago now I purchased this book, you can get it on Amazon here. At the time of purchase, I read about a third of it, found it fascinating and didn't touch it again. This of course changed in the last week or two as I made it my mission to go through old books of mine (and books I've always wanted to read) and begin working through them. The first of these was Price's book and it's not exactly a light read, my Kindle estimated about 15 hours reading time, and it wasn't too far off that. So, what exactly is this book about? Quite simply, Price's mission here is to go through
  7. I'm not really in this sphere, but from your first paragraph it sounds close to what I've heard pansexuality being explained as. Maybe something to look into to see if that apples to you? As for the rest of your blog. I can't imagine how hard it is to grapple with this. At least it seems like you've put a "name to the face" which I guess for you is not an insignificant part of the battle. I'm not sure if you ever meet Babylonian Dream, but he was someone else who came to the position of realization that he had gender dysphoria. If he was still around, would have been good for you t
  8. So God's nature required people to be saved one way (really multiple ways, depending on whether or not you're a dispensationalist) in the OT and another in the NT? If his nature was consistent, why was the method of salvation inconsistent?
  9. It took me a couple years to fully get over all the ways Christianity fucked me up, some things were easier than others and death was surprisingly one of them (the fear of going to hell was an issue for a while, and getting over that was the key to me not worrying about death). My advice isn't advice as it is telling you the saying "time heals all wounds". It's been like 7 or 8 years since I left now and it feels like it all happened to a different person. This is quite the contrast to when I was first leaving and thought that God hadn't elected me to salvation (I was a Calvinist) and that he
  10. I remember watching a sociology course a few years ago, and one of the lectures discussed the study of suicide by a man called Emile Durkheim. It covered a lot of ground, but essentially what it boiled down to was that the more isolated you are, the more likely you are to commit suicide. Single people are more likely that people in a relationship, people without kids vs those with kids and so on. The lecture also discussed another finding Durkheim came across: Men commit suicide more often than women. One of the interesting things the lecturer pointed out was that men's social netw
  11. From what I've read it seems like Christianity is blossoming in all parts of Africa and China while it withers away in the west. I'd have to hear his talk to get more context of who he is referring to specifically, but while I don't think he's wrong that pop culture is helping normalise atheism in the US, I think it's just slander saying the accomplishments of pop culture figures are basically ridiculed by their peers, if by pop culture figures he refers to Dawkins, NDT and Lawrence Krauss (just to name a couple off the top of my head). The problem here is WLC is rathe
  12. It's funny because this resonates with me, but in the opposite direction. The great thing about my parents in one way is that they couldn't care what I do so long as I'm happy. The bad thing is that any accomplishment is as good as the other. This family guy clip is pretty much their reaction in a nutshell. Me dropping out of school and working a shitty retail job? Fine. Me putting myself into college, getting a degree and getting a very well paid office job? That's fine too. It never seems worth it to share things that make me happy with them because they're constantly just happy at the same
  13. As an introvert, I tend to favour having few relationships that are deep over many that are shallow. While this is a strategy that works fine when you're younger, as you get older I've found that you still experience the attrition of friendships that you used to, but you're no longer getting new supplies. In other words, when you're younger you make and lose friends at roughly the same pace, but as you get older (especially as an introvert) you're still losing friends but not really making any new ones. It's to the point now where I don't have any friends anymore in my usual sense of the word.
  14. Far out man, the site has changed look so much. All these bells and whistles make it load so slowly for me now.. :huh:

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