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18-08-2012, 05:53 PM
[split] Just saying "Hi" - Darkknight56 intro
I just wanted to say hello. I grew up in a strongly catholic family. My great-uncle on my mom's side was a catholic priest and was the presiding priest at my parent's wedding. His sister as well as one of mom's sister also became catholic nuns. Even though I grew up attending catholic masses I found them to be routine and boring so when I joined the air force I stopped attending catholic church although I never gave up the idea that there was a God somewhere. While in the air force in Germany I became part of an evangelical church and even thought for a while that I could speak in tongues.

After I left the military I moved to Tempe, AZ, where I joined an evangelical free church where they sort of advocated that people question things in order to be sure for themselves that God existed. I began to question mainly His behavior. We were supposed to be Christ-like but if we did many of the things that God did we'd be arrested and jailed. For example, God let's people die from starvation but if I were to stand by and let people die I'd be thought of as a monster.

Eventually I had to move back to Michigan due to my mom's illness but by that time I had many questions about God's behavior and wondered if there was one standard for God's behavior and an opposite one for us mere mortals. While here I attended another evangelical free church but it eventually broke up due to various infighting. After that I pretty much came to realize that God, as described in the bible versus the real world, couldn't possibly exist.

I began to read books by Richard Dawkins and others which only reinforced my belief that God did not exist.
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18-08-2012, 06:09 PM
RE: [split] Just saying "Hi" - Darkknight56 intro
Welcome to TTA! Hope to see you around.

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18-08-2012, 06:24 PM
RE: [split] Just saying "Hi" - Darkknight56 intro
Welcome aboard

" Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous."
David Hume
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18-08-2012, 06:24 PM
RE: [split] Just saying "Hi" - Darkknight56 intro
Welcome. Your skepticism is welcome here.

Skepticism is not a position; it is an approach to claims.
Science is not a subject, but a method.
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18-08-2012, 06:49 PM
RE: [split] Just saying "Hi" - Darkknight56 intro
G'day, I hope you find this place enjoyable!

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18-08-2012, 06:54 PM
RE: [split] Just saying "Hi" - Darkknight56 intro
(18-08-2012 05:53 PM)Darkknight56 Wrote:  ... God did not exist.

Shit! When did that happen?
Why didn't anybody tell me?

Welcome to the forum (and welcome to reality too)

Enjoy your stay.

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18-08-2012, 07:17 PM
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(18-08-2012 06:54 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(18-08-2012 05:53 PM)Darkknight56 Wrote:  ... God did not exist.

Shit! When did that happen?
Why didn't anybody tell me?

Welcome to the forum (and welcome to reality too)

Enjoy your stay.

We didn't want to upset you.

Welcome, Batman. We're glad you got away from Bane.

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