I am delighted to find a discussion board that encourages civilized discussion. I would like to give you a little bit of my background. I was a Christian until 4 years ago. I would go to church for months at a time, years in between. I continued to attempt what it was that I thought what we were supposed to do. Once the 'newness' wore off, all my conflicting thoughts would have to be pushed to the back of my mind to maintain my belief. After all, the bible did teach of these very things being from evil and we are to turn from it. Ultimately, I would 'backslide' because I always ended up feeling fake.
Once I found the courage to actually question all those conflicting thoughts, I couldnt quit questioning. I was amazed by what I thought I knew to be truth, was wrong...and could be proven wrong. My disbelief in God didnt come over night. It came over a period of a year along with extensive research, source checking and checking their sources, heartache, and sometimes anger.After all, if you cant question what you believe, are you truly a believer?
You dont choose to become an atheist, you discover that you already are. Once that 'cap' was gone, the most amazing thing happened. I found myself. It is a never ending cascade of finding out who you truly are. I have never been more proud and happy to say, this is me. I look forward to expressing and broadening my views with you all!!!