Springfield, ILUSA 62704
December 9, 2011
Conscious - perhaps 20 years, very much so for the last 10. In retrospect it's clear that it never made any sense to me. I have always had the feeling that I viewed the world from a very different perspective than those around me. The realization that it was this foundational component of my worldview that was at odds with everyone else's has opened my eyes to how pervasive and insidious it is. It's everywhere! And it's nonsense!
Scientists, artists, writers & inventors were my heroes as a kid. I was captivated by stories of the early pioneers of science. Discovery and proof of anything contrary to the sacred "truths" held by the church was thrilling to me. Divorce probably triggered a general re-evaluation of just about everything 20 some years ago.
My father was a fairly devout catholic. My mother was a non-practicing protestant. I was raised catholic but attended public schools. 2 parish priests were frequent dinner guests at our home. They were impressive characters, very familiar with my scientific heroes and all sorts of culture. They seemed familiar with serveral languages and could answer many of my questions, save for a few that seemed to irritate them in some way. ;)
Hey everyone - I've been a member for a couple of years now. This is a great group of people. I recommend taking any chance you get to visit with them.