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Writer/artist, coping with lifelong issues, adhd from childhood traumatic stress. Grown up with an alcoholic mother, and abused in an orphanage at 5, my father having died before I was a year old.
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Finding people who can in some way relate to such issues is important to me. Art and science and film are my life.
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Why you left your religion.
Very complicated process, at least from my pov. Though I grew up as a diehard "believer" I was also in the habit of asking myself questions. Once I was on my own after the age of 20, struggling in Los Angeles against new experiences demanding personal growth, I stood back more and more asking why I believe this and that. To truncate a long story, in a few years I became agnostic and by a few later, a full-fledged, unabashed Atheist. Having been a great follower of people like Carl Sagan, and these days Neil deGrasse Tyson, provided a strong focal point, as both a scientific compass and a moral one.
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What I wrote

Started by Chris Russell in Small Talk. Last reply by Pope Beanie 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

What do you think of this?

Started by Chris Russell in Small Talk. Last reply by Davis Goodman 13 hours ago. 16 Replies


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