I'll start of with a quote from a user named aha from a previous thread: I understand the sensitive nature of the topic, so I will try to be as respectful, inviting, and open as I can be, and I'm sure I will receive the same treatment. So let's get down to brass tacks: I am an atheist, who would like to be agnostic, who was raised Protestant (I think, the churches we always went to were "Foursquare" churches, if that means anything to anyone) Christian. I frequently get into debates with my mother over aspects of the bible and Christianity as a belief system. I want everyone who reads this to understand that I genuinely want to discuss and get some well thought out answers to questions those I have personal contact with do not have answers for. Truly, I have the utmost respect for people of all religions, and I do not want to try to change anyone's faith. I am simply a seeker, a person of weak faith and strong conviction. I sincerely hope we can all learn from discussing, sharing, and debating with each other.