I believe there is one God and He is Love. I believe He showed us how we are to live and how we will be judged by Jesus's life. I believe that message to be showing love, mercy, compassion, and forgiveness to each other. I also believe that my beliefs are an expression of my personal experience with God. I believe that it is not really possible for humans to really know who or what God is - only each person's human personal experiences.
Above is the statement of faith from my original BNet profile when I joined in 2002, and it still is my belief. I joined to escape the feelings of isolation I was having at the time, and I was curious as to what BNet was and also about others life perspectives. When I joined, I made my way to the Christianity Debate Board (although then it was the Christianity: Challenge and Critique Board - or something along those lines). I found a very warm and welcoming community, and have made some lasting friendships. I have had the good fortune to personally meet several of the posters I have met here, and communicate through email and phone calls with several others.
About a year after joining, I was asked to host the Abortion Debate Board, which I have done ever since. I now also host the Faith, Values, & Public Policy Board, and also the Discuss Christianity Board. As a result, I do not get to post on the Discuss Christianity Board as much as I would like, but do get to express my personal views from time to time.
This community as a whole is an awesome community with a place for everyone and anyone to find friends, comfort, joy, or anything that they need and desire to feel whole. I feel truly blessed to have found it.
My Favorite Quote or Motto:"If you want peace, work for justice." Pope Paul VI