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Micah collins

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  1. To address the fact that I don't account for everything in my diatribes. Multiple times i have posted long diatribes only for someone to come in and point out something wrong. When this happens i will try to respond to the criticism but try to be patient as i have social anxiety and so it may take a while before i manage to read your response and i may not respond to everything at once. I'm posting this to try to be as transparent as possible in case this situation arises again.
  2. Im doing a podcast episode tomorrow where ill be discussing Judaism and Christianity and your welcome to come on.
  3. The Zoroastrian religion was founded in 3500 b.c.e while the earliest evidence for the Hebrew bible in written form is in 1000 b.c.e although it probably existed in oral form for a while longer so ultimately at best both religions have existed for around the same amount of time. And when the Jews met the Zoroastrians they had some scriptures but there's no evidence that they even believed in a resurrection when after they met the zoros they consider you a heretic if you don't even to this day. Regardless there probably is some kind of hire power though not necicarily in the religious sense. The idea that this universe is all that there is seems unpleasant although we cannot assume any supernatural exists until it can be repeated in a lab
  4. When I said irrational what I meant was that so far every reason I've found for someone believeing in the judeochristian theology has either been an emotional appeal or misconstruing of facts. The reason I had my rebound yesterday was for purely emotional reasons (when I looked up answers in genesis I remembered a simpler time when I was a young earth creationist and I wanted those emotions back). But the truth is that almost every scientific field contradicts the bible in some way biology geology nerology etc. And frankly history is in conflict with the bible alot of the judeochristian theology was copyed from Zoroastrianism the belief in a duel afterlife with a heaven and hell and resurection wasn't a part of jewish theology until they interacted with the Zoroastrians in fact the same applies to the belief in an apocalypse where the righteous are saved and everything else is destroyed. And the Jesus stories just happened to show up at around the same time that personal savior gods had become popular due to Hellenistic influence.
  5. I was reading and yeah I honestly don't actually believe any of this. This is kind of embarrassing uh I was feeling really emotional because of a disscution with my grandfather so I figured if I could go through the motions I might be able to convince myself that any of it is true but honestly I'm still an atheist. was reading and yeah I honestly don't actually believe any of this. This is kind of embarrassing uh I was feeling really emotional because of a disscution with my grandfather so I figured if I could go through the motions I might be able to convince myself that any of it is true but honestly I'm still an athiest I will continue to search for the truth but for now I have decided it's better to be honest with myself and others about what my beliefs are. If this has taught me anything it's that forcing yourself to believe something doesn't work and only backfires in the long run. I tried forcing myself to watch answers in genesis for a while and suppress my grievances. However that ultimately backfired as my issues came all at once and I now can't stand Ken ham anymore nor most other Christian groups. I don't like the things they say about gay people. I don't like their politics and I don't like how irrational they often are.
  6. I was reading and yeah I honestly don't actually believe any of this. This is kind of embarrassing uh I was feeling really emotional because of a disscution with my grandfather so I figured if I could go through the motions I might be able to convince myself that any of it is true but honestly I'm still an athiest I will continue to search for the truth but for now I have decided it's better to be honest with myself and others about what my beliefs are. If this has taught me anything it's that forcing yourself to believe something doesn't work and only backfires in the long run. I tried forcing myself to watch answers in genesis for a while and suppress my grievances. However that ultimately backfired as my issues came all at once and I now can't stand Ken ham anymore nor most other Christian groups. I don't like the things they say about gay people. I don't like their politics and I don't like how irrational they often are.
  7. D'sI'm glad that you feel that way. I will continue to search for the truth but for now I have decided it's better to be honest with myself and others about what my beliefs are. If this has taught me anything it's that forcing yourself to believe something doesn't work and only backfires in the long run. I tried forcing myself to watch answers in genesis for a while and suppress my grievances. However that ultimately backfired as my issues came all at once and I now can't stand Ken ham anymore nor most other Christian groups. I don't like the things they say about gay people. I don't like their politics and I don't like how irrational they often are.
  8. I was reading and yeah I honestly don't actually believe any of this. This is kind of embarrassing uh I was feeling really emotional because of a disscution with my grandfather so I figured if I could go through the motions I might be able to convince myself that any of it is true but honestly I'm still an atheist.
  9. This is my basic understanding of the different views of the christian afterlife. immediately After death you no longer have a physical body so your purely spiritual according to most christian denominations you reside with God if you were a believer and in tartarus if you were not. in some denominations you are simply unconscious after death. then comes the resurrection when resurrected the believers go to heaven while those who werent go to hell. the exact nature of heaven and hell is another topic.
  10. Today i've decided to become a christian again and have once again started to listen to christian media but i personally feel conflicted and im struggling as ive been an atheist for almost 3 years now.
  11. I have now read the first to chapters of genesis.
  12. Ill have research which denomination is most biblically accurate in terms of doctrine.
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