Good Evening all.
I am a former Apostolic Pentecostal, YEC, tongue talking, born again, goober of a pompous arse! I found myself slowly pulling away after a steady injection of knowledge and good old Missouri hose sense. In a nutshell, I woke up one day and discovered that I no longer believed any of it.
Granted, there were many, many nights of pain and psychological withdrawl that led me through some of the darkest and most liberating paths I ever walked, but it seems a long ways off now.
I am now a fully functional and politely grumpy atheist who may have the only ten year old in Missouri who is reading Sagan, thinks Dawkins is awesome and can have a pretty impressive conversation on the problems with Lamarkian theory and how he would have got it right had he only understood genetics....
She aspires to be an evolutionary biologist. I'm proud of that. She will grow up without the debilitating ignorance and apathy towards knowledge I had to fight through.
I look forward to chatting with everyone.
Wisdom lies not in thinking outside the box. Wisdom is the realization that there is no box. Truth and reality extend as far as the eye can see and infinitely further.