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Ask a former atheist
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Ask a former atheist
Feel free to ask me anything under the sun (not necessarily limited to religion)
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RE: Ask a former atheist
Why did you go back to being a theist
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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RE: Ask a former atheist
(November 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm)Catholic_Lady Wrote: Why did you go back to being a theist

I had a feeling someone would ask this glad it was you CL. The reason I went back was because of 2 reasons:
* I had a experience. Not sure if I can call it "near death experience" but I could've died but I didn't, I was saved. Sorry I can't say what it was but at that time I thought I would die but it felt unnatural like someone wanted to save me.
* It made me think a lot. I looked at my life vs how my life used to be when I used to be a regular church goer. I didn't like where I was at and I felt like the life I got shouldn't be wasted. So I went back to church at night so no one would see me to listen to our pastor, hearing him speak brought back a lot of memories and gave me courage to take that final step. I think all of this got triggered from that one moment when I was quite literally saved, it felt like someone was telling me "don't die yet I have faith in you". I just couldn't remain the same after that.

Thanks for the question!
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RE: Ask a former atheist
What denomination are you?
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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RE: Ask a former atheist
(November 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm)Catholic_Lady Wrote: What denomination are you?

Do you mean like RC, LC etc? We are Latin catholics. Our church is quite famous, it's said that the virgin Mary we have in our church was found from the sea. We still have it preserved. Our new (I don't know the English word, basically what it is is that we close our church after mass and evening prayers are said in a different place) has a underground passage and there's a whole lot of stuff in there. I don't have a picture with me right now but I'll send you some later,it's quite massive with a lot of space to make even more expansion.
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How would you define morality as far it exists in creation? I don't mean it's rules and details, I mean what is by essence.
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Besides going to mass and praying, in what ways have you changed since going back to Christianity?
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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(November 13, 2017 at 12:35 pm)MysticKnight Wrote: How would you define morality as far it exists in creation? I don't mean it's rules and details, I mean what is by essence.

I think morality is like every choice we make in our life there is a option for us to choose either this or that or something else but if we are a truly good person we will only choose the right course of action. Morality is like a tool given for us to remind us what is the right path and what is the wrong path, so even if someone takes the wrong path they can be reminded to go back to the right way. I think it's a good thing and if we keep following the right way we will eventually end up at a better place.
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Quote:I had a experience. Not sure if I can call it "near death experience" but I could've died but I didn't, I was saved.

Sounds as if it involved a head injury!  I hope you thanked the doctors and not just your invisible friend.
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Um...... "virgin Mary we have in our church was found from the sea".

Is it this?:





Did god put it there?
I don't have an anger problem, I have an idiot problem




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