There are lots of other topics and discussions.
Sometimes when a discussion is going nowhere, I just leave it. There are 500 discussion groups, not all of them are for everyone.
I hope that you stick around. I want to hear more about your experiences and thoughts.
Now time for me to get some sleep. Hope you had a good birthday.
After reading your discussion on the soul, I wanted to comment to you. It seemed that you are outnumbered on that topic. Nothing wrong with that - as long as you are honest with yourself, and people are respectful, sharing ideas is what it's all about.
Unfortunately for me, since I have never seen evidence for consciousness separate from the body, I don't accept the concept. I wish I did - it would be a lot more comforting to think as you do.
I'm impressed that a man who went to Houston Baptist University turned out atheist. It would be great to hear your story sometime.