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Any Former Christians Here?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 10, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Since this came up in another thread, and I have no desire to offend believers, I thought this might make an interesting discussion. Anyone offended can then simply not read this thread.

So is anyone here a former Christian. Or even a former fundamentalist Christian who once believed the Bible was the infallible Word of God?

If so, what caused you to change your mind? How did you "evolve" in your thinking on this?

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

(2177)

on November 11, 2012
at 03:46 PM

@Anondson Darwinian evolution is a religion. It is inescapable no matter how evolved you believe you are. lol.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on November 11, 2012
at 07:11 AM

Hunter-gatherer tribesmen eat traditional meals that can be Paleo unless they get relocated and removed from their usual food sources. Once they start eating convenience/industrial foods they no longer can be considered Paleo. Nothing to do with their beliefs or evolution.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 11, 2012
at 05:39 AM

Based on the response of most religious fanatics to previous attempts to assert "Jesus ate Paleo" etc... I'd say no...it couldn't.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 11, 2012
at 05:38 AM

And here comes the science deniers...better turn of the computer too...Hint: Fairies aren't involved.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 11, 2012
at 05:37 AM

Can I suggest you consider - https://www.facebook.com/groups/godlessheathens/ Good group of heathens there with lots of good information about religion. Unlike most Christians they've actually read the bible as well as being versed in evolutionary theory.

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on November 11, 2012
at 04:26 AM

And hunter-gatherer tribesmen can't be Paleo unless they believe in Darwinian evolution?

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on November 11, 2012
at 03:57 AM

It could be an interesting question. Why don't you two discuss it somewhere appropriate?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 11, 2012
at 02:35 AM

Despite the rule, it's a valid question to pose - *HOW* does/should a person of strong Judeo-Christian faith rationalize the scientific foundation of paleo?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 11, 2012
at 02:03 AM

But it could end well if certain individuals could practice civility.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 11, 2012
at 02:01 AM

Despite the rule, it's a valid question to pose - can does/should a person of strong Judeo-Christian faith rationalize the scientific foundation of paleo?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 11, 2012
at 01:58 AM

Interesting question. I did not see any evidence of trolling or inciting of conflict. However, the rules stand. Pity they are observed on an ad hoc basis.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on November 11, 2012
at 12:11 AM

Checks his trolldar…

0a0afca93a127c82ec4192a2e99647f4

on November 10, 2012
at 10:30 PM

Fair enough I suppose. But Paleo by it's very definition precludes belief in a 6,000 year old Earth as written in the Bible, and has thus already made a STRONG statement about metaphysical beliefs. But I will cease and desist.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on November 10, 2012
at 10:25 PM

From the FAQ, "Questions about politics and religion are not allowed on PaleoHacks as they inspire strong, emotional reactions that quickly devolve into insults." Also, this question is not related to diet or health.

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34997c76c8ce232f28942f233e180f18

on November 10, 2012
at 10:24 PM

This isn't the right place to be asking questions that are non-Paleo related.

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C6f441a3410394366ef567ebe2d55d00

on November 11, 2012
at 12:14 AM

This discussion never ends well and this website is not a place to talk about religious beliefs

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 11, 2012
at 02:03 AM

But it could end well if certain individuals could practice civility.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 11, 2012
at 05:39 AM

Based on the response of most religious fanatics to previous attempts to assert "Jesus ate Paleo" etc... I'd say no...it couldn't.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on November 10, 2012
at 10:39 PM

You mean that as soon as people turn Paleo, they lose their religion?

This is not going to happen. We are hard-wired to believe in God (or not), and our upbringing, environment and culture influence our religious choices, not our diet or food choices.

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on November 11, 2012
at 04:26 AM

And hunter-gatherer tribesmen can't be Paleo unless they believe in Darwinian evolution?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on November 11, 2012
at 07:11 AM

Hunter-gatherer tribesmen eat traditional meals that can be Paleo unless they get relocated and removed from their usual food sources. Once they start eating convenience/industrial foods they no longer can be considered Paleo. Nothing to do with their beliefs or evolution.

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

(2177)

on November 11, 2012
at 03:46 PM

@Anondson Darwinian evolution is a religion. It is inescapable no matter how evolved you believe you are. lol.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 11, 2012
at 05:38 AM

And here comes the science deniers...better turn of the computer too...Hint: Fairies aren't involved.

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239bcbf6d0013fd74890f5c7305daf64

on November 11, 2012
at 12:19 AM

Ok, nothing to do with Paleo at all. This thread should be closed.

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