Good day brothers and sisters in Christ,My name is Jake. I'm 25 years old with a BSc specializing in paramedicine and currently working as a medic in southern Ontario. I was born into the Catholic tradition and in my later teens I strayed from the faith, exploring practical & behavioural psychology, greek philosophies, eastern philosophies for several years. I have always had the existentialist questions as far back as I can remember. Those questions were never clearly answered until coming to Christ 2 years ago. As is His effect on all who truly accept Him, He changed my heart, mind, and soul. I'm here to engage in the body of Christ with like-minded people, and to learn much so as to be more effective in both evangelism and apologetics with clearer, more collected discussions with those who haven't yet found Christ. Theologically I'm Catholic, although I do not believe that God is bound by His own sacraments. I do believe them to be important, sacred if you will. I am excited to get to know many and learn from all of you. Thank you for having me here!
[ .... ] finally settling on a Spiritual but not religious Secular Buddihsm.
Hi everyone,I'm new here after about 14 years of atheism. For whatever reason, I tend to be a subscriber of the new testament vs. old. I also tend to find a lot of Platonist stuff infiltrating my mind on how Heaven and stuff may actually be like (like being able to see the true Forms that we seem to only see shadows of in this world). I think a lot of that defines my faith because the external world has always felt annoyingly arbitrary to me, so that tends to put me align with Jesus saying stuff that to me invokes a higher reality or world beyond this one. Anyway, hello!