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Remember when most of this site's authors were fundamentalist Christians? We were Bible college students, pastors, and missionaries. Now we're mostly skeptical of religion and mostly politically liberal. I know that's an oversimplification. We've always been a group with diverse beliefs. But it's been fun to see the changes we've all gone through. For me, the conversations I had on this site were a big part of that. I've just reread some of the posts about politics from 2003-2004. Those conversations may be happening more on Facebook now, but I'm very happy that I've been able to stay in touch with Brendan, Brian, Henry, and Dave.
Sometimes it is hard for me to read back because of some of the things I have posted. I’m even tempted sometimes to delete things but that would be dishonest. I think it’s cool how you can see us all grow up, flesh things out, think things through. Sometimes it wasn’t pretty. We definitely don’t all agree on everything and I think that is great, actually. I hate how a lot of folks these days seem to only want to see or hear opinions that they agree with. It’s nice to read back and be reminded that it doesn’t have to be that way.
It was living outside of the country, then seeing politics in action that directly affected me and that broadened my horizons.
God bless America.