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Discussion in 'Are you new to ReligiousForums.com?' started by Adie, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Adie

    Adie New Member

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    Hello!

    My name is Adie, and I am a college student from just outside of Chicago, IL. I'm going to school for religious studies, ancient history, and english. I hope to someday teach religious studies on a college level and write books on comparative religion (and a book of childrens' poetry, which I will most likely publish under a different name). I listen to a lot of music, mainly rock and alternative, and enjoy writing essays, articles, and poetry. I spend a lot of time with my grandfather, who is 94 years old and was recently diagnosed with cancer. I'm his "official caregiver," and thus have a lot of time to read and crochet while I'm with him. I work part-time in a bookstore, and spend a lot of time watching movies and going out with friends after granddad's in bed.

    I was so excited to find this forum. I have been posting on forums from webcomic sites that my boyfriend asked me to join, and was the only one writing articles about religions or history. I've been pining for a good discussion about something other than "insert character's name here's new clothing" and the like. I found this forum through a google search, and when I excitedly told my boyfriend about it, he rolled his eyes and called me a "geek." Being a "geek" is a good thing, I think ( :

    Anyway, I think I've done enough talking about myself... I look forward to getting to know all of you and having some good discussions! ( :
     
  2. Lightkeeper

    Lightkeeper Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum, Adie, we are very happy to have you here.:)
     
  3. Runt

    Runt New Member

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    Hey Adie, welcome to the forum!
     
  4. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora Staff Member Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Forums, Adie!
     
  5. robtex

    robtex Well-Known Member

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    cool bio adie....what was the last book that you read? or one that had large impact on you?
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Founder Staff Member

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    Adie don't be afraid to tell your man your now in love with religious forums.

    All of the women seem to go through this phase!!

    :)
     
  7. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    Hehheee, from a fellow geek, welcome to the forums! Glad to have you here!
     
  8. Adie

    Adie New Member

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    wow! Thanks for all of the 'welcomes'!

    My boyfriend is a little worried that I'll stop posting in his forums now that I've found this one, but otherwise he's okay with the new "love" in my life... : P

    I'm currently reading Atlas Shrugged, and find it very good but a little slow at times. My favourite book of all time is The Wizard of Oz. A book that had a large impact on me was The DaVinci Code. I know that that must sound redundant or ridiculous, but after reading it I decided to look more into Christian mythology just as I had been all of the other religions of the world. It caused me to do a lot of research, and I've found some very interesting aspects of Christianity that I hadn't known existed before.
     
  9. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia New Member

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    Hello Adie, and welcome to the forum! :)
     
  10. Scott1

    Scott1 New Member

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    Hello and welcome.
     
  11. Master Vigil

    Master Vigil New Member

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    Welcome, Welcome.
     
  12. robtex

    robtex Well-Known Member

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    Two things:

    List your bf forum as your homepage...than tell him you are in fact promoting his forum as an expression of your love (i have lots of sucking up experience).

    about the davinci code if it got you to look at the history of christanity than it was well worth irregardless of its content. No religion can truely be understood without looking at its history, influences and counter prespective. One of the greatest injustices that I think Christians and Muslims and others do to themselves is only look to one book or manual for inspirtation. Knowing Christianity by only reading the Bible and nothing else is to know very little about it.
     
  13. Adie

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    Ooh... The next time I do something stupid, I'll definitely beg advise from you, Robtex ( ;

    I agree that one should have a complete understanding of their religion, no matter what it is. Its history, mythology, points and counterpoints are all important, and so many people become too obsessed over minor details and completely forget about the big picture. As much as I admire how religion causes people to live a more moral and kind life, it also causes them to become so single tracked that they forget about the beauty of learning as much as they can.
     
  14. maggie2

    maggie2 Active Member

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    Hi Adie,

    Welcome. I'm new too, but I think you've found a gem in this site. Hope you enjoy being here.
     
  15. Adie

    Adie New Member

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    Likewise, Maggie!! ( :
     
  16. pagan_irish

    pagan_irish New Member

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    I'm new. Lots to ask and say.:jiggy:
     
  17. pagan_irish

    pagan_irish New Member

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    Everyone is gone Religion mad today. It's big business too. Is Islam going to take over? Is that why your all gone Religion?
     
  18. Peace

    Peace Quran & Sunnah

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    Peace be with you Adie and welcome to the forum :)

    Salam
     
  19. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia New Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forums! :)
     
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