Bad Pear, that is an amazing story. Thank you for sharing. I would love to hear more about the other events in your life and the other influences that led you to such a huge conversion.
I do not have a personal goal of "converting" people. I assume that there are those who come here questioning, or feeling alone, and find answers or community.
And I certainly I resent those who come here and try and convert us.
Perhaps I don't really understand. I was raised in a secular family, and other than a brief flirtation with a sort of earth based paganism, I have never been a theist. I certainly have beloved extended family members who are religious, but that is different. For those of you who came from a deep faith, and all of the accompanying "answers" and traditions and community, I can only begin to imagine how difficult the transition is.