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ixthus116

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Introducing myself
« on: September 29, 2013, 03:41:28 am »
Hi there,

This seems like a friendly place where the customary thing to do is to introduce oneself

I am an 18 year old male who starts a course in Economics at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom in a week's time.

I was raised in a liberal christian home, but through summer camp and christian friends was opened up to a much more rigorous conservative faith which I have been grabbed by and now seek to defend.

I have been a huge fan of Dr Craig for about 18 months now and finally feel like I know enough and have seen enough of his debates to answer pretty much everything I'm likely to come up against at university.

Personally, my favourite (I'm english, I spell it with a 'u') arguments are the argument for the resurrection of Jesus and I love how many atheists in Craig's debates assert all premises of the moral argument.

The debates I have most enjoyed are his ones with Ahmed and Millican, no one else I feel has really made him think.

I hope I will be welcomed here and look forward to interesting debates with people of all worldviews.

I'm not sure what else to say- I like sports, rap music (Christians check out Reach Records), reading and (surprise surprise) debates.

Grace and Peace

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Questions11

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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013, 03:44:54 am »
Hi.

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False Entity

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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013, 03:46:06 am »
Welcome!  :D you will definitely enjoy your stay. Looking forward to seeing you around the forums.  :)

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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2013, 04:14:48 am »
You are not welcome till Australia win the ashes back  ;)

Welcome mate and enjoy
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Curt J. O'Brian

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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2013, 04:24:30 am »
Hey man, welcome to the forums!
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2013, 04:27:41 am »
Welcome!
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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2013, 05:05:48 am »
Welcome - hope you enjoy your time at "the finest university in the land" to quote a well known British film. I did. Plenty of good churches in Cambridge - both Anglican and non-conformist and most colleges have active CUs.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2013, 12:09:06 pm »
Welcome to the forums!
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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2013, 12:12:10 pm »
Welcome! I'd love to know what you found so interesting about a more conservative Christian faith.

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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 01:44:45 pm »
Welcome! I wish I had studied this stuff when I was as young as you are.

Have fun&God bless.


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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 02:42:11 pm »
Welcome, ixthus116.
Looking forward to hearing your opinion on future topics.
I post on the fly, so excuse any typos or grammatical errors.

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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2013, 07:45:30 pm »
Welcome, and economics is an excellent choice of study in my opinion. Intellectually stimulating, can pay well and goes a long way in understanding the world society we live in, which will be very important for Christians.
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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2013, 08:58:49 pm »
Welcome aboard and thanks for the introduction(was fun reading). Looking forward to seeing your posts and comments. - JB
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ixthus116

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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 02:51:14 pm »
Thank you all for such friendly welcomes and encouragement! :)


Welcome! I'd love to know what you found so interesting about a more conservative Christian faith.

It was honestly the fact that I found an intellectual rigour in a more conservative approach- an attempt to really answer questions and base truth on a reasoned argument from evidence. Liberal Christianity to me felt like in trying to please everyone it pleased no one and trying to insult no one it insulted everyone. The passion also struck me immediately in conservative circles- teachers, handymen, musicians and such were waking up every day for Jesus and (apart from the minister) in Liberal circles it felt more like a unifying hobby that didn't really change anyone. (Please remember this is just speaking from my experience here).


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Re: Introducing myself
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2013, 03:37:29 pm »
Another welcome.

Welcome.  :)
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