Hi Ron, no I didn't go to LLU. I didn't go to any SDA university, thankfully. I've gotten as far away from that world as I can get. Even so, it took me many years before I could throw off SDA thinking. It's a particularly virulent form of delusion.
Hi Ron, nice to see another ex-SDA (is it safe to assume you are ex? lol) here. I lived in Deer Park for 1 year in middle school and attended the Angwin church, for what it's worth, so I can relate to your environment. I'll hope you'll blog about your life and experiences there. Welcome and good luck.
Thank you for the olive branch of friendship Ron. I'm a Coltrane fanatic too and I feel the same way about the spirituality of his music. I started listening to Trane in 1975 when I was 16 and I've never been the same sense. I can still whistle, note for note, about 30+ of his solos.
Hello Ron, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--as freethinking atheists do--that gods are phoney and religion is used so much to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.