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    Introduction

    I've had lots of different experiences, and seen humans at their worst and best. Not interested in anyone's denomination, though I love God, and work very hard to love others as myself. Don't really want to talk about my denomination. It is not perfect, but I attend there and won't criticise anyone else's.

    My late life avocation is the study of belief systems, their origins, I'm more scientific than religious, and find the basics in religion to be fairly solid. I have been in Catholic Churches, Baptist Churches, AG Churches, Shia and Sunni Mosques, Jewish Synagogues and lots of others I can't remember. Did missionary work in Honduras and Kenya, have been to Israel, but not in Al Aqsa mosque.

    I don't drink or smoke but don't condemn anyone who does and am completely celibate.

    I'm studied in the Bible, and familiar with the Quran, the Book of Mormon and several non-canonical old books. I'm non-trinitarian but have friends who are.

    My favorite quote about religion is:"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get".

    We can talk in civil tones. If you get all dominant and finger pointy, I'll go away.

    #2
    Hi Elen, WELCOME TO CF :) I think you'll like it here. We have some pretty good conversations going with very little "finger pointing"

    See you out on the boards.

    Yours in Christ,
    David
    Matthew 5
    16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

    Matthew 7
    12 However you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

    1 Corinthians 13
    1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

    1 Peter 3
    15 Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
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      Thank you. I've been both burned and blessed. I'll try not to cause trouble. Denominational purists will probably be driven to distraction by me. I want to be a friend of God, like Abraham, but don't know if that can happen. Trying to become more tolerant. That's real hard.

      When I first read the Bible in 1974, I got done with the OT and wondered how God had so much patience. When I got done with the 4 gospels, it felt like I knew Jesus, but it felt like the disciples weren't as conformed to Jesus's will as they could be. In fact I did not even like some of them.
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