Benefits of your time here?

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Or lack there of?

    I don't know about you, but I've learned a lot while I've been here. I haven't changed my mind much, what I mean is I haven't changed my beliefs much. I'm still the same old wil. What has changed is my understanding of other people's beliefs, my understanding of other religions. And that in turn has helped cement my own beliefs, while expanding my knowledge of the outer world.

    I'd really like to thank you all for making me goto the dictionary, follow links, research thought, it has been a joy.
     
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  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Freud musta wore dresses... I get a lot of his slips.
     
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  3. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    I didn't expect this place to be this much fun, when I came across it last year.

    Also, I get a real sense of community here. Haven't had that in a forum in about a decade.
     
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  4. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Agree, sort of. I didn't know what to expect when I happened on here (don't know who, why, what brought me here). But the places I landed before, I found community, conversation and discussion.

    Had I not found that here, doubt you'd find me here now.
     
  5. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    My religious beliefs were pretty well etched in stone long before I joined IO and that hasn't really changed much. However, since joining I have a much greater appreciation for scripture and I guess I have Thomas largely to thank for that. I mean, we still butt heads over interpretation from time to time, but his keen insight is invaluable and adds much to the experience here.

    Now I've probably locked horns with Wil more than any other IO member over the years. Politics, religion, you name it. Somehow, we just seem to rub each other the wrong way. Oddly enough though, I joined IO in the first place because of something he posted. Don't recall what at the moment as it was many years ago. All I remember is there was a lot of drama going on in my life at the time and typing "Is God punishing me" into my search bar. Low and behold, up pops an IO post from Wil and I felt compelled to join.

    IO is a great place to share not just spiritual matters, but life in general. Frustrating at times, as with all things, but on the whole, a great place to spend one's time.
     
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  6. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Lol we musta both needed the challenge and speaking of challenges...that Thomas guy, sheesh, he makes my synapses overheat...
     
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  7. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    I was directed over here from Science Fiction & Fantasy Chronicles
    https://www.sffchronicles.com/
    by Brian Turner, who owns the above site, where religious discussion is not allowed -- and who founded this IO site. I started posting, and reading, and have stayed around.

    I check in every day. Like many others I have learned a lot from @Thomas, and of course it is @wil in a sense who keeps IO alive, imo.

    EDIT
    I joined 'Religious Forums' https://www.religiousforums.com/
    for a rather short time, but found the conversations overwhelmed by so many shallow and aggressive people that proper discussion wasn't really possible, which is a pity for the many thoughtful people there. I still lurk and shake my head in silent sorrow at much of the level of dialogue there.
     
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  8. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    At the risk of shouts of blasphemy, it is imperative at this moment that I quote...John 14:12
     
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  9. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    :confused::(:mad:;):eek: ... :rolleyes: ... :D:D:D
     
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  10. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Decent community here. Lots of long timers. Good discussion... most of the time. Funny at times too. Stumbled across I.O a while back during some down time shooting a commercial in the states. Liked what one poster in particular had to say, so I decided to join. Come to find out, it was an old mate, I hadn't seen in a while. Small world.
     
  11. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Shades of Reason

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    I first came here in 2005 ... wil ... You were here when I came. My views have changed tremendously, yet one thing I still hold true. Being accountable for what we do and who we are and how we live and of course ... My commitment to that cause. I've made many friends here, some of the best to be honest. Hope you're well wil...
     

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