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Posted: 30 May 2013 12:15 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi, every-one.
I live in Pretoria, South Africa. I used to be a christian but de-converted when my eyes opened after leaving the church. I realized that the church is just a business enterprise, feeding on people’s fear and longing in wanting to know the answers to life’s big questions.
However, being a seeker all my life, I took a round-about route, moving from christianity to spirituality, until realizing that this stuff (religion, spirituality) is all in the mind!
The pieces fell into place while I was reading one of Douglas Adams’ books!
That’s my story in a nutshell, happy to be here!

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Posted: 30 May 2013 03:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi and welcome FNC40, glad to hear you left the church.

Sounds like you should find this forum quite interesting.

Good avatar BTW, Homer is a total enemy of religion and superstition.

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Posted: 30 May 2013 03:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks! Like your signature!

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Posted: 30 May 2013 05:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Welcome aboard. I see you are off to a fast start. I’m happy to have you here and look forward to discussing things with you.

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Posted: 30 May 2013 03:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Welcome, FMC, I am a Douglas Adams fan, as are others on this forum.  Though I don’t recall his books having an impact on my religiosity. I am just curious, if you recall, which book led to your “de-conversion” falling into place?

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Posted: 30 May 2013 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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TimB - 30 May 2013 03:04 PM

Welcome, FMC, I am a Douglas Adams fan, as are others on this forum.  Though I don’t recall his books having an impact on my religiosity. I am just curious, if you recall, which book led to your “de-conversion” falling into place?

Hi! It was “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”, in the beginning where he describes the electric monk. I just realized that people can believe anything if they put their minds to it!

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