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

    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

    Welcome back SS..

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

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

    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

    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

    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

    I did. Welcome back indeed.

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