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    Thread: Hi
Post: RE: Hi

(March 16, 2018 at 8:07 am)Joods Wrote: Welcome Jeff. I'm in the Susquehanna valley.  😀 I'm in York.
wheatpenny Introductions 30 3127 March 16, 2018 at 8:41 am
    Thread: Hi
Post: RE: Hi

I didn't really "renounce" Quakerism, I just drifted away from it, as I felt drawn more towards the Zen and classical Christian mystical traditions.
wheatpenny Introductions 30 3127 March 15, 2018 at 9:03 pm
    Thread: Hi
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My position is kind of difficult to explain. I have always believed in a spark of the Divine inherent in everyone (a leftover belief from when I was a Quaker), what George Fox - the founder of Quaker...
wheatpenny Introductions 30 3127 March 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm
    Thread: Disproving Odin - An Experiment in arguing with a theist with Theist logic
Post: RE: Disproving Odin - An Experiment in arguing wit...

Really there's no such thing as a "necessary being". There is no person anywhere in the universe who absolutely must exist, whose existence is absolutely required. All of us are optional. While I am ...
wheatpenny Atheism 983 101278 March 6, 2018 at 10:46 pm
    Thread: Conversion - De-conversion *Long*
Post: RE: Conversion - De-conversion *Long*

Actually it's not "72 Virgins". It's "a 72 year old Virgin"...
wheatpenny Converts' Corner 9 2079 March 4, 2018 at 9:45 pm
    Thread: What Major Intellectual Issue Most Keeps You From Accepting The Christian Narrative?
Post: RE: What Major Intellectual Issue Most Keeps You F...

Man, I forgot about that passage. So the Bible is actually pro-abortion, not anti. I might mention this to some of my Christian friends to see how they try to get around it...
wheatpenny Atheism 324 19046 March 4, 2018 at 1:46 pm
    Thread: Before We Discuss Whether God Exists, I Have A Question
Post: RE: Before We Discuss Whether God Exists, I Have A...

I like your approach, Jenny, I'm the same way. I like discussing religion (but not politics), but there's no point in discussing it with someone who is not interested in finding out the truth, if they...
wheatpenny Atheism 113 9181 March 3, 2018 at 6:34 pm
    Thread: What Major Intellectual Issue Most Keeps You From Accepting The Christian Narrative?
Post: RE: What Major Intellectual Issue Most Keeps You F...

What gets me is that Christians are so crazy in their opposition to abortion and insist that it's against the Bible, but when I was a Christian I researched it and the Bible does not even mention abor...
wheatpenny Atheism 324 19046 March 2, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Thread: Rebellion against god
Post: RE: Rebellion against god

How do you determine that the KJV is the "authentic" version, how is it more authentic than any other Bible? Also, what is a "Morman"? A male Mormon, perhaps? and if so then a female Mormon would be ...
wheatpenny Atheism 285 22055 March 2, 2018 at 12:14 am
    Thread: Hi
Post: RE: Hi

(March 1, 2018 at 9:40 pm)Tres Leches Wrote: Hi Jeff! What part of northern California are you from? I'm in Sacramento. But I'm originally from western New York and very familiar with northwest PA. ...
wheatpenny Introductions 30 3127 March 1, 2018 at 9:48 pm
    Thread: What Major Intellectual Issue Most Keeps You From Accepting The Christian Narrative?
Post: RE: What Major Intellectual Issue Most Keeps You F...

Oh, yeah, I forgot about the snake. That too.
wheatpenny Atheism 324 19046 March 1, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    Thread: What Major Intellectual Issue Most Keeps You From Accepting The Christian Narrative?
Post: RE: What Major Intellectual Issue Most Keeps You F...

I'm a bit late to this thread and the topic seems to have drifted, but there are 3 intellectual issues that make the Christian narrative hard to accept, and were major stumbling-blocks for me when I w...
wheatpenny Atheism 324 19046 March 1, 2018 at 6:53 pm
    Thread: Hi there. Ex-muslim in Bangladesh
Post: RE: Hi there. Ex-muslim in Bangladesh

Hi. I was a Muslim for 8 years (I converted from Christianity in 1999 then converted back in 2007 (I got tired of always apologising for the extremists). Now I'm not sure whereI belong. Welcome to th...
wheatpenny Introductions 28 5337 March 1, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    Thread: Hi
Post: RE: Hi

Thanks for the welcome everyone. Now here's hoping I get my issues sorted out...
wheatpenny Introductions 30 3127 March 1, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    Thread: Hi
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I just joined. My name is Jeff. I'm 55 with 2 adult kids (ages 28 and 31). I'm originally from northern California but I've lived in Pennsylvania since 1984. I identify myself as an agnostic because ...
wheatpenny Introductions 30 3127 March 1, 2018 at 10:08 am