"Unfortunately, even on the west coast you are still looking at a solid Christian majority. Not sure about Seattle specifically, but there are large parts of Washington state that are very, very conservative, so that the state government…"
"I missed the community I had in church and feared I would never have another without the binding force of religious concept and like-believers. Even my social groups were all religious and not interested in my questions, challenges or ideas. I…"
"Regarding paragraph 1: It's a bit more complicated than that. There's a complicated combination including a number of things. Some are stronger for some than others, hence the variety of denominations, but I think the items I…"
"I don't ever remember my parents being particularly concealing about who was putting the presents under the tree, stuffing the stockings, filling the Easter baskets. It may have been because I was the 3rd of 4 and the oldest was 6 years…"
"No, actually, while the time I spent in my quest was fraught with a great deal of emotional and physical pain the net was hardly nothing, it netted the thing sought most by the founders of my country, freedom...ironically because I didn't even…"
"Joshua, were you told that Santa existed when you were little? Did you have strong feeling upon discovering it was a fairy tale? Or how about the Easter bunny, or halloween, or did you ever read books about people you thought were heroes only to…"
"Joshua, alas, that is what growing up reveals, life is not easy, there are no right/wrong answers, everybody know how to solve your problems, and nobody understands, are comment comments I have heard. Given these realities, life can be great, full…"
"Being a life long heathen, I have to ask: does it bum you out at all thinking of how much time you have spent on this religion quest? I've been an atheist all my life, but until high school I was forced into attending Presyterian…"
"After rereading Joan Denoo's comment quoting Sir William Drummond, I realize that not all of what I say seems to apply to every Christian. It's a complicated variety. Most of my perspective is among the "spiritual"…"
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