ArchAngel wrote:So why are you here?
Truthseeker wrote:I don't think I've stated my beliefs clearly. Sometimes I say I believe something sarcastically, and sometimes I play devil's advocate without saying so. My beliefs have also changed over the course of being here. Realize that I've came here as a teenager, went through a know-it-all college student phase, and now I hope I'm a little mature. So forgive me if I've been deceptive or anything like that.
My family is Greek Orthodox but you have to go up several generations (at least to my great grandparents) to find someone who actually believes in the literal doctrines of the church. I was recently baptized Greek Orthodox in my twenties out of a desire for a deeper connection to my family roots. I do believe in many of the moral teachings of Jesus. I know that under the Evangelical definition of Christianity that pervades this board, that is not sufficient for me to be a real Christian. Sometimes I'm in a mood where I personally consider it sufficient to self-identify as Christian, particularly when I see self-described "real" Christians acting contrary to what Jesus taught.
I do not believe in anything supernatural because there is negligible evidence that such a thing exists. I acknowledge the possibility that I am wrong. I do not know whether that makes me an atheist or an agnostic. I'm agnostic about the existence of the supernatural to the same extent that I'm agnostic about my toaster being conscious.
So I guess I am an atheist/agnostic who self-identifies as Christian in certain circumstances.
To answer your question, I find Evangelical Christianity anthropologically fascinating and for whatever reason debating with its adherents is intellectually exciting. I'm also an avid gamer (less so now than when I first came here because I've gone through a poor and busy phase). So I found myself here naturally. I started posting and even writing reviews (because I found writing reviews based on criteria that I might not necessarily agree with challenging and fun). After all of that I developed an attachment to the community.
I think the major voices in this forum are more diverse than they once were, which is cool too.
Truthseeker wrote:Thanks, ArchAngel.
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