[ .... ] 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!
Hello!My name is Sebastian. I discovered this forum yesterday was astonished that there is a forum like this - this is exactly what I have searched.I am from a Christian family, but my parents are prime examples for "submarine Christians", who are passiv in their faith and "pop out" and go to church only 2 times per year, at Christmas and Easter.So I seeked God on myself and tried to figure out if Christianity is true or not. And after years, my personal experience confirms: yes, it's true.But not only that, it gives you also meaning, value, purpose, perspective, hope and lots of other positive things into your life. Jesus made my life wonderful and I believe that he can make the life of other people also wonderful. But I recognized that lots of people have some prejudices and overall a wrong picture about Christianity.Last year I discovered the books of John Lennox and Christian apologetics in general. Later, I read the books of Ravi Zacharias and William Lane Craig and I was fascinated how reasonable the faith can be. In the last months, I watched several Craig debates. I am a huge fan of Craig, maybe one of the greatest in Germany and I want to be become one of Germanys leading apologists in the future. Currently I am studying chemistry and I am close before my first academical degree (B.Sc.).I am also deeply interested in astronomy, psychology and philosophy and to study them in my Master. But I don't want just the theoretical knowledge, I want to discuss deeply philosophical questions with others people to bring my apologetics to the next level. So I hope am right here.Have a nice day!