I don't start many threads on here but I figured I'd throw my hat in the ring and re-start an old topic to give us all something to argue over since politics and that guy who lost a bid to Terry Pegula to buy the Bills is out.
Keep political discussion out (or to an absolute bare minimum) and let's spark a new debate. So what do you believe? Do you swallow the story whole or just take the parts you like and ignore the rest (a guy can't really go to hell just for desiring his neighbor's wife or his jet ski, can he?).
I was raised Roman Catholic and have been an atheist for as long as I can remember (early teens) even though I was sometimes dragged to church and had to go through the motions (baptism, confession, communion, confirmation, sunday school, etc. but lucky enough we probably only attended regular mass 50% of the time on average). I probably had serious doubts even earlier though. Basically not long after hearing/learning that Santa, Leprechauns, the tooth fairy, and the Easter bunny were all bogus that it was a pretty good bet that talking snakes, unlimited fish and breadsticks, virgin births, and one man loading at least 2 of land dwelling every species on earth onto a boat while the earth gave itself a bath.
Despite all that I would love to be wrong because the idea of death just being it for all of us pretty much sucks so I can see why otherwise logical people would want to believe in stuff that basically defies logic.
So what do you believe? Is it the same faith that you were raised? If not why did you convert? A true change in beliefs or did you convert to be with a loved one? Do you ever regret the change? Do you sometimes wish that your spouse had coverted to your religion instead? If my memory serves me correctly NS converted from Christianity to Islam. I'd be curious to learn why.
Modo, are you true to your Viking roots and plan to one day see Odin, Thor, and Loki with all the Valkyrie babes in Vahalla, or are you a Lutheran/Christian like some many converted "heathens" over the centuries?
Any snake charmers? Buddhists, Wiccans, or Hindus? Jehovis Witnesses? Voodoo? Secular Humanists or Pastafarians. I know I've conversed with a Mormon guy on the board who was a pretty solid poster. Anyone believe in anything else interesting or funny?
Have at it, folks.
Edited by spndnchz, 27 December 2016 - 02:30 PM.