I've been a member for about seven years now on a website that I pay to access that is based on following UT football, and within that forum there is a political board. Years ago one of the more esteemed posters mentioned Sciforums as a site where he had found many knowledgeable posters with which to debate religion and philosophy. Out of curiosity I followed his link, and within a few hours of reading I had created an account and begun to post. Initially I was drawn here by the prospect of learning more about atheism, but eventually found that I wasn't really as interested in that particular topic as I was the perceptions of the U.S. by posters from other countries, and that's probably the main reason I decided to wade in and try to have my say. So, how did you find this place, and what made you want to start posting? Thanks.