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28-04-2013, 05:29 PM
Hello, I'm Kane
Hello, Everyone.

I'm Kane. I live in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. I'm 39, deconverted from Christianity 4 years ago after roughly 18 years of being a Christian (including ordination into the "holy" office of the diaconate). My primary education in Christian theology was conservative Lutheranism, and before that it was a mixed breed of anabaptism and Pentecostalism.

I've long been interested in issues to do with mythology and religion -- ever since I can remember, really -- and continue to enjoy reading the likes of Otto Rank, Joseph Campbell, Karen Armstrong, Robert Wright, Bart Ehrman, et al.

I'm not an angry atheist, or overly cynical (though I do have my moments). There is a lot of beauty and joy in understanding the symbolism throughout mythology, and some of it readily applies to life, even now. Especially when going through trying times, the focus of, say, the hero's journey (Campbell) can really help muster courage to carry on despite the litany of negativity that one may be experiencing.

In all, I think I would be better classed as a contentedly disbelieving.

I hope that precis suffices for now. Looking forward to engaging in meaningful conversation with you all.

Cheers!
Kane
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28-04-2013, 05:46 PM
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Howdy!

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28-04-2013, 07:47 PM
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Howdy to you, too! Smile
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28-04-2013, 07:51 PM
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Welcome, Kane. Glad to have you join us.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of Calvinism is that good Atheists do nothing." ~Eric Oh My
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28-04-2013, 11:48 PM
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Nice to meet you Kane. Welcome to the forums.

Just an outsider looking inn.
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29-04-2013, 12:41 AM
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No, I could not resist.

And welcome.
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29-04-2013, 05:08 AM
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Welcome citizen.

Jump right in, the water's lovely.

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29-04-2013, 08:16 AM
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Welcome.

I'm Undertaker.

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29-04-2013, 10:02 AM
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Hi Kane, it's a crazy bunch here, but they'll grow on you.

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Science is the process we've designed to be responsible for generating our best guess as to what the fuck is going on. Girly Man
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29-04-2013, 10:15 PM
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(29-04-2013 05:08 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Welcome citizen.

Jump right in, the water's lovely.

Rosebud?

Thank you. Smile
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