hi allEver since I was a teenager I have had an interest in religion and discussing the existence of God. I live in Europe and it's hard for me to find people willing to have a good conversation about this topic. That's why I turned to internet forums. But I soon realized the immense amount of hate that flows on the internet.I joined this forum in hope to find people who are willing to have an open-minded discussion and who will attempt to challenge my beliefs, for I feel that is the best way to grow. I'll be straight forward: I consider myself an atheist, point 6 on the scale mentioned by Lion IRC. There are many questions I would appreciate an honest and direct answer to by theists, and in turn I would like to be available for theists to ask questions they feel atheists fail to answer.Considering my personality, I would say open-mindedness and skepticism are at the core of who I am, atheism is merely a conclusion I have come to in respect to one single issue in life. I prefer making friends with people who disagree with me but show they are open to new ideas, rather then people who agree with me but do so dogmatically. That is why I consider Dr. Craig an idol of mine even though I disagree with his views, for he is polite, smart, patient and he directly addresses the arguments of his opponents instead of generalizing them.I look forward to getting into specific topics and hope we can all share a good time together here
Howdy! My name is David. I am a retired Chemical Engineer who decided to become actively involved in Christian Apologetics. I am honored to be the new Central Oklahoma Chapter director. I was brought to the Lord through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1968. I have been trying to grow up and apply what I am suppose to know about Him ever since. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you, my brothers and sisters in Jesus, the Messiah.
Hi Folks, There's so much I'd like to say. Thank's for the warm welcome. I was a non practicing catholic about three years ago. I said a prayer to God for a mentor because I felt lost. I searched online and William Lane Craig's name came up. Since then, I felt a longing to go back to the catholic faith. I went on a pilgrimage from Vezelay France to Santiago in Spain last year in December and January. Yes it was cold. Dr. Craig's words were a comfort to me when a pilgrim, Denise Theim, was murdered on the trail in April. He helped me with understanding as best we can about evil. I went to confession and rejoined the flock. I can feel myself going off on a tangent. This is suppose to be an introduction. I look forward to defending my catholic faith. I'm going to look for the proper forum. Thanks again guys, Vaughn.
Hello new peoples Hi smurf - are you an old school RC mystic, with StJohn of the Cross and Ignatius etc, or more new school with Keating and Rohr?
Hello, I am a Catholic mystic. Looking forward to joining your conversations. How long will it be before my posts are no longer moderated? What are the conditions of my starting a new thread? Thank you for having me.
Hi, I'm an ex-christian who still likes to discuss philosophy and the bible, but am struggling to find any intellectually satisfying and novel discussions.I'm a little worried thesee debates have become stale and that I will have to find a new hobby... ☺