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Old 08-29-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I do not know what happened to you, but it is concerning healthwise. Although you have changed your belief system before
(devout Charismatic, evangelical Christian to devout atheist and now to devout Muslim), so maybe it's just psychological and not a physical issue. I do think it is unusual for someone to dramatically change belief systems three times like this, especially after their late teens, early 20's. Have you had a CT scan and/or MRI?

I do know that you refuse to rationally evaluate evidence. Rationalization is a process not of perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit your emotions. Your ability to rationalize and evade is alarming to me.
This is a bit presumptive;

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I do know that you refuse to rationally evaluate evidence. Rationalization is a process not of perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit your emotions. Your ability to rationalize and evade is alarming to me.
People that know me personally do find me to be very analytical and a questioner of all things. Although since I know longer have personal contact with many Muslims during the 2 years I lived in Austin I did know a few Islamic Scholars, while most were Muslim a few were Atheist I enjoyed discussions with both. (Explaining Atheist Islamic Scholars;--The University of Texas in Austin has an outstanding department of Islamic studies, it is open to people of all faiths and the Professors consist of Muslims and non-Muslims. An Atheist friend of mine is one of the professors, interesting guy. Very knowledgeable about Islam and quite unbiased.

I believe I have a bit of a reputation for analysing all things I am told.

I attribute my history of changing beliefs to my constant questioning. It was a bit of a surprize even to myself when I accepted Islam. Something I never intended to do. I felt quite secure in my belief that there was no indisputable evidence for the existence of god. All I will say is that an event convinced God(swt) does exist.

As for CT scans because my injuries in 1963 included a skull fracture and rendered me comatose for nearly 3 months the VA has kept a bit of a close eye for brain changes, For the past 10 years or so my routine annual physical includes a CT Scan and EEG. So far no abnormalities detected.

My 2 primary psychological disorders are PTSD and related to that antisocial personality disorder I have become quite reclusive and avoid personal contact with people. That is the reason my wife and I live out in the boondocks. she is also a Vietnam vet with PTSD and has made multiple religious changes, Traditional Native American Religion--Roman Catholic--back to Traditional--Morman--back to Traditional--Muslim She accepted Islam about 10 years before me. We met and married 8 years ago. She has been Muslim for about 20 years compared to my 10.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I do not know what happened to you, but it is concerning healthwise. Although you have changed your belief system before
(devout Charismatic, evangelical Christian to devout atheist and now to devout Muslim), so maybe it's just psychological and not a physical issue. I do think it is unusual for someone to dramatically change belief systems three times like this, especially after their late teens, early 20's. Have you had a CT scan and/or MRI?

I do know that you refuse to rationally evaluate evidence. Rationalization is a process not of perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit your emotions. Your ability to rationalize and evade is alarming to me.
I'm a little confused by your timeline. Your left Christianity in 1985, and for 45 years before that you were a devout Charismatic? I don't think the Charismatic movement started until the '60s.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I'm a little confused by your timeline. Your left Christianity in 1985, and for 45 years before that you were a devout Charismatic? I don't think the Charismatic movement started until the '60s.
I think you meant that for me.

The Charismatic movement did begin in about the 1960s about the time I left Catholicism and became part of it.

I was not clear, I was Christian for 45 years, Roman Catholic for 25 years and then Charismatic for 20 principally AoG (Assembly of God)
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