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Grew up Southern Baptist went to a Christian School and Honor Academy (Teen Mania / Aerie the Fire). Science in college allowed me to interpret the Bible in non conservative ways. 2018 neuroscience knocked my faith in Free Will out from under me. I've lost my faith in the story of Salvation as a result. I do miss my Christian faith and the cognitive benefits of it. I'm seeking ways to reconnect with Christianity in spite of my agnosticism.

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In my experience, Fundamentalism is a weird post-enlightenment movement that forgot it was a reaction to something and now just assumes this is what Christians have always thought.

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actually learning about the history of christianity is the most dangerous thing possible to evangelicalism, which is a reactionary ideology that seeks to erase history so it can make the ridiculous claim that its very particular brand of morality and theology is the true form of christianity that has always existed

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@jellon Thank you! I also agree that I don't "see the effects of the wind."

But I'm not sure I agree that free will is equivalent to a dualist view. What prevents us from being totally embodied and free to choose?

I'm asking to understand your perspective more, not to argue. If this is annoying or boring, I won't be hurt if you don't want to continue :ohno:

Grew up Southern Baptist went to a Christian School and Honor Academy (Teen Mania / Aerie the Fire). Science in college allowed me to interpret the Bible in non conservative ways. 2018 neuroscience knocked my faith in Free Will out from under me. I've lost my faith in the story of Salvation as a result. I do miss my Christian faith and the cognitive benefits of it. I'm seeking ways to reconnect with Christianity in spite of my agnosticism.

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