I lost my Christian faith on this forum years ago. AMA!

Discussion in 'About the Members' started by §outh§tar, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. §outh§tar is feeling caustic Registered Senior Member

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    I haven't been on SF in years but it's nice to see the community still kicking. I recognize quite a few still-active members like Tiassa and JamesR from back in the day.

    I'm not yet sure what turn the culture has taken nowadays but SF was quite a fun and instructive place back in the day (minus the intermittent blackouts..) and I learned a lot of formative lessons during my time here.

    I started out as a pretty prolific poster on the Religion sub-forums. You might have called me a defender of the Christian faith; always quick to quote scripture and challenge unbelief. Little by little, as the story goes, I began to study the ideas of skeptics - chiefly because I wanted to expose holes in their logic - but this eventually led to my realizing that there were certain things (such as inerrancy of the Bible) which were simply irreconcilable.

    At some point I guess there was a straw that broke the camel's back and I realize that I had lost belief. There was a fairly large thread on my "coming out" which I'm sure someone can dig up (along with who knows what other cringeworthy stuff I might have been posting then).

    A lot has changed in the last 7 or so years but I'd like to give SF some credit for my (sharper) critical thinking skills. It's not every day that someone changes a core tenet of their life on an internet forum after debate so I'll always have place in my heart for SF.

    Anyway.. nice to meet you all!
     
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  3. Bells Staff Member

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    Welcome back SS..

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  5. §outh§tar is feeling caustic Registered Senior Member

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    It's been a long time Bells!
     
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  7. tali89 Registered Senior Member

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    You learned critical thinking skills from sciforums? Wow, it must have been a different place back then.
     
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  8. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    My present understanding in chemistry does not allow my faith to be shaken by this forum, biologically they don't convince me either , to change.
     
  9. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Welcome home, §outh§tar. You'll find this place much as always, only more so ... and then some.

    And so on.
     
  10. danshawen Valued Senior Member

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    I did. Welcome back indeed.
     

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