Before joining I lurked for about 2 years similar to you. I knew the environment was not very conducive to anything in support of a Christian God. Don't get me wrong, there are many of us believers that remain on this board but stay away from threads were Christianity is being bashed and spoken against. I respect that.
Personally, I've had my share of contentious debates with other members with me trying to defend God. I still believe in God, the Christian God of the Holy Scriptures. I am however, still open to other arguments and researching these no matter where they may lead me so long as it can be validated as truth. Thanks cofty and others as well.
I respect all opinions and do not try to impose my beliefs on others. Comments I make are based on my personal beliefs and its up to the individual to investigate the validity of the arguments being made. I don't impose on others threads and try to fill it with Christian point of views. There have been times I make comments that are aimed in furthering the conversation of believing and not believing.
Simon has also heard from me in regards to protecting members from those who wish to prey on still believing Christians. I understand I do not own this forum nor do I have a vested interest but I do strongly believe point of views should be respected and not assaulted. That's my take on things. Cheers to everyone!