Maybe this is too broad,and maybe it doesn't fit here -- I don't know. But I would like to get to know the members better and find out how you came to be where you are today, in your beliefs. So, here are some questions to start the discussion: Were you raised in a Christian home? If so, do you think this had a major influence on what you believe today? If not, how and why did you become a Christian? Why are you in the denomination you are in now? Were you always part of that denomination? If not, what made you change? Is your belief based on head knowledge, heart knowledge, or a combination? What kind of personal experiences have you had of God? Has God spoken to your heart? How do you know? Have you heard an audible voice? Does your belief come solely from being convinced of the Christian faith by reading the scriptures? Have any of you ever been atheists or agnostics? If so, what changed your mind? Was your coming to faith a slow and gradual process, or dramatic and sudden? Have any of you believed since childhood, or never remember a time when you didn't believe? Why are you a Christian and not some other religion? What answer would you give to a person of another religion, or no religion? What if you were asked how you know that your religion is correct and true and none other is? Why do you think there are so many denominations, all claiming the Bible as the final authority, or the source book of the faith? If someone asked you how to determine which was the "truest" one, what would you say? Well, that's enough for now. I hope we can have some good, in-depth discussion and not have it degenerate into something it shouldn't. Maybe we can all learn something from each other and understand each other better. I hope this is something many of you will want to talk about. Heck, since my banishment from the Baptist sections, I want to talk about something since my options have thus been limited by the action of the admins. I notice they continue to talk about me there and what I believe, but I can't respond. Oh, well.