I will be the first to admit that I have holes in my understanding of many things. I am also humble (contrary to what some may think) and I can readily admit to being wrong or half right. There are many examples of me admitting my mistakes on this forum. I have been on this forum since it began and was on the Abuzz forum for many years which most of the people here on this forum migrated from. I am here to learn and I am grateful for much of the things that other members have contributed in educating me. Even in school as a youngster I loved learning and I do have some college also. I have changed my position on many subjects here and I do not fault myself for being wrong nor do I lash out at others if they can disagree while being kind and considerate.
But, I refuse to communicate with someone who is condescending and hateful.
I am quite adept at Google search and love to read so I have other resources such that my options to learn can avoid people who feel the need for constant insults.
Setanta has been rude to myself and newcomers in this forum and they have simply just left due to his unwelcoming demeanor. I have a tough skin and refuse to be bullied away.
This forum is worse without them and worse with him, IMO.
As for my English skills. I have my prepositions memorized and the form of the verb to be, conjunctions etc... (other rules)
If I use the wrong verb tense it is usually not intentional but a typo where I have made a long post, which I am known for, and did not have the time to proofread it yet another time.
Some of the posts on this thread alone took me 4 hours one night to write so I am also tired after posting a lot and things can slip by me. If all people have to fight me over are my English oversights then I am doing fine I think.
I admit that I tread a thin line when it comes to some of the things I write and I am not upset to be reminded of those things as long as it can be done with respect and decorum. Feel free to correct me; if anyone has a problem with anything I have written here please speak up and if you can do it in a reasonable manner then we can all learn from this interaction.
I will be the first to admit when I am making stuff up, I think that is quite obvious at times. So I have an imagination, perhaps even fabrication. Being challenged goes along with the territory but people can challenge one another without resorting to insults and pettiness.
I am an agnostic because I refuse to live my life with absolute certainty regarding matters I really cannot be sure of. This agnosticism is rooted in honesty and integrity regarding knowledge.
I am not an atheist for the very same reason, because I think being certain there is no God is just as dishonest as being certain there is one.
I do not think God is unknowable, I just believe I do not know with certainty there is a god or not.
So as for any "mystery religion", religion in itself is a mystery and oxymoron and a conundrum of the highest order.
Religion is the very definition of mystery.
Honesty is the definition of truth.
If I write much more I think I will just be blathering on.
A good standard of living and an attitude of heart are a prosperous way to be. I am not a doormat for some to wipe their feet on, You can walk on my feet until you can walk on your own but you cannot walk on my face... I choose not to put up with other people's hate, I prefer pulling my own strings while being conscious and considerate of the strings of others...