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Hello, everyone. I'm the newest new member.My name is Denise and I currently live in Central Pennsylvania, but that really isn't home for me. I'm a very free thinking theist. I've seen some warnings to other theists that they should be willing to question their beliefs. That will not be a problem for me. I was raised as a fundamentalist and have thrown out almost every belief I was taught. I'm quite a skeptic so hopefully I'll fit in and be challenged. I love to read - mostly non fiction (historical, philosophy of religion) and occasionally fantasy
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I'd like to add a welcome from one raised by fundies to another. Are you hoping to leave Pennsylvania soon, or are you stuck there for awhile? I found many parts of the state to be pretty, but I never lived there (I visited friends in Butler a few times). Where is your dream home?
Greetings Depster,I also think of myself as a free thinking theist. You will be challenged on that though. Also expect to to challenged on your beliefs, but if you are open-minded and confidence in those beliefs you will find that this truly is a great place to discuss topics in an intellectual capacity. Welcome.
Thanks for all the welcomes!! Scrumfish - It looks like I'll be in PA for at least a year. After that, we will see what happens. PA is a very pretty state especially in the warmer months. I like to hike up in the hills. Unfortunately, it is also a very conservative area. That's why I'm joining here because I'd like to be challenged in a more intellectual, skeptical way. Not challenged to be more conservative... We will see. Where my dream house would be changes frequently, but right now I'd probably build it on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Before I visited, I was told it was the most beutiful lake in the world. I was skeptical, but turns out that it just might be. It's definitly the prettiest lake I've ever seen. It's good to see that there are other fundies here that have seen the light.
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DeniseFirst of all, welcome to the community. I'm sure you'll find the discussion topics and books challenging and educational. So Lake Atitlan is pretty nice, eh? I ran a search and found the following picture...I'll have to agree! Gorgeous lake Denise. Maybe we'll one day be neighbors as I'll now add Lake Atitlan to my list of dream homes.So how did you find BookTalk? Were you referred to us by someone? Or did you run a search for book discussion communities? And if you have time I'd love if you put a push pin in on our Guest Map. You'll find the map in the right-hand margin at the bottom of our Home page. It is fun looking at the map for a visual depiction of how we are all spread out over the world.Nice to have you join us. Chris
Thanks for the welcome, Chris. The pictures of the lake don't do it justice. Someday, you will have to visit it yourself. I found this site when I was searching for online book discussion groups. Most of what I found was mysteries and romances, which isn't what I'm interested in. You run a good group. Thanks!
Hello and welcome from the central highlands of Mexico. I'm originally from New Jersey, down around Philadelphia area. Where in PA are you? The DH and I considered Guat before moving to Mexico, but decided that 2-and-a-half-world was as primitive as we wanted to get. I correspond with someone who lives in Lake A, the Hippie Capital of Central America. Anyway, look forward to your posts. Marti in Mexico