April 14, 2014
Long story. Short version = I always had doubts. There were things that just didn't ring true, which I ignored for years (which is common among believers). I was forced to confront the theological inconsistencies when a friend of mine committed suicide. Doubts that I had suppressed for years clawed their way to the surface & demanded answers. I decided that "having faith" didn't cut it anymore. I wanted (needed?) answers that were not forthcoming & it finally dawned on me that there were no answers, that faith is a con. From there it was a process of slowly disengaging from the church. Which took some time & was one of the hardest things I've ever done.
Discussion with like minded people. Sharing ideas & information.
A side link on Brisbane Meetup.
I am currently unofficially retired. I worked in IT for about 30 years. I’m about half-way through a BA (double-majoring in anthropology & ancient history) that I may never actually complete. I'm a bibliophile, sceptic & geek.