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OutWest

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Hello;

I was baptized an infant into Roman Catholicism in 1944 but switched Protestantism in 1968.

I learned to use a PC without a mouse, when the only screen colors available were gray scale and amber. I think that was somewhere around 1988. My files were stored on 5¼ floppy discs. A computer with 500k RAM was considered the cat's meow.

We bought our first home PC in 1994. It had a 172mb hard drive and a 25mhz processor. It accommodated the 5¼ floppy and the 1.44mb mini floppy. If memory serves me, our version of Windows back then was 3.1

I'm not big on hobbies: just birding, hiking, target shooting, and of course internet forums which I began exploring in 1997 when we got our first internet-capable PC. The last twenty years online have been quite an adventure.

No college to speak of, only High School.

Served three years in the US Army as a 101st Airborne paratrooper. My unit was on standby, fully armed and equipped, ready to be in the air in one hour during the Cuban missile crises had President Kennedy given us the green light

A native Californian but currently residing in Oregon.

A welder from 1966 until retiring in 2006.

I've not had any formal Bible instruction, relying mainly on Sunday school classes, radio programs, and books. Fifty-one years of indoctrination hasn't made me an expert but I feel fairly competent in some areas.
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Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Welcome OutWest! On you first PC, were your stored on floppy too? If not then, hard drives must have been recently introduced. They were a very expensive option in the 80s. I think I got my first PC around 1989, maybe 1990. It had a 40 MB hard drive that was somehow stretched to 60 MB. It was a lot of storage at the time. That hard drive alone added over $500 to the cost of the computer.
 

Brother Albert R.

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Hello;

I was baptized an infant into Roman Catholicism in 1944 but switched Protestantism in 1968.

I learned to use a PC without a mouse, when the only screen colors available were gray scale and amber. I think that was somewhere around 1988. My files were stored on 5¼ floppy discs. A computer with 500k RAM was considered the cat's meow.

We bought our first home PC in 1994. It had a 172mb hard drive and a 25mhz processor. It accommodated the 5¼ floppy and the 1.44mb mini floppy. If memory serves me, our version of Windows back then was 3.1

I'm not big on hobbies: just birding, hiking, target shooting, and of course internet forums which I began exploring in 1997 when we got our first internet-capable PC. The last twenty years online have been quite an adventure.

No college to speak of, only High School.

Served three years in the US Army as a 101st Airborne paratrooper. My unit was on standby, fully armed and equipped, ready to be in the air in one hour during the Cuban missile crises had President Kennedy given us the green light

A native Californian but currently residing in Oregon.

A welder from 1966 until retiring in 2006.

I've not had any formal Bible instruction, relying mainly on Sunday school classes, radio programs, and books. Fifty-one years of indoctrination hasn't made me an expert but I feel fairly competent in some areas.
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Welcome OutWest,
I am a welder as well. Originally from Ohio but now in California.
God bless you,
Brother ALbert
 

OutWest

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Brother Albert, hello;

I noticed that the motto inscribed on your avatar is "He Has Risen"

I was recently challenged by a Jehovah's Witness to tell them what I think defines a Christian.

Well, I would say the very minimum definition of an actual Christian is someone who believes that Jesus Christ's crucified dead body was restored to life.

Jehovah's Witnesses, on the other hand, believe that his crucified dead body is still dead, and its remains squirreled away somewhere on Earth in a condition and a location known only to God.

Well; that means one of us is an imposter because they and I can't both be Christians when our beliefs about Jesus Christ are poles apart like that.


BTW: Thank you for the friendly greeting. Everyone here has been very accommodating thus far; I truly appreciate their hospitality.
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Brother Albert R.

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Brother Albert, hello;

I noticed that the motto inscribed on your avatar is "He Has Risen"

I was recently challenged by a Jehovah's Witness to tell them what I think defines a Christian.

Well, I would say the very minimum definition of an actual Christian is someone who believes that Jesus Christ's crucified dead body was restored to life.

Jehovah's Witnesses, on the other hand, believe that his crucified dead body is still dead, and its remains squirreled away somewhere on Earth in a condition and a location known only to God.

Well; that means one of us is an imposter because they and I can't both be Christians when our beliefs about Jesus Christ are poles apart like that.


BTW: Thank you for the friendly greeting. Everyone here has been very accommodating thus far; I truly appreciate their hospitality.
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I was challenged in a similar discussion a few days ago with an atheist friend of mine, he asked me...
What is the difference between you and me if we were standing before this God you believe in and I have been as good as you. Just because you believe in Jesus and I don't, then I am going to hell and you are not. That doesn't sound like a God I want to believe in.

I responded...
There is no difference between you and me except that I have chosen to respond to the way God says that we should come into His presence, and that is through His Son who died for our sin. But you have chosen to reject not only His way of salvation but also the belief of His existence, the consequences of your choice is the reason you will be separated from Him throughout eternity. What you have chosen to reject in this life, will leave you separated from Him for all time. Your choice has eternal consequences.

He had no verbal reply...but what I said, I know, really made him think because he started to shake a bit as if he seen a ghost and realizing the truth of what I had just said in regards to his responsibility in making a bad choice while given the opportunity to choose otherwise.
 
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