I have recently come out the other end of a long and dark tunnel. There is a thread in team about it, and in that thread prayers were offered. Now, to make sure there is no misunderstanding I was before then and am still now an extremely skeptical agnostic ar best. I do truly appreciate the offeres and the acts of the prayers anyway as they are a way of showing that people can set aside past arguments (I'll get a little more into that in a second) and offering a helping hand to someone they know only vaguely. It does carry it's intent, I assure you and for those that offered I thank you for them.
I have done a very poor job of letting myself slide into and be caught up by hyperbole in other discussions on this board. I take the full responsibility of that on myself as I should (and in fact do) know better.
My time in the dark led me to reevaluate certain things in my life. I am trying to turn away from my lazier ways and take the time to communicate better. Not just here, but in my everyday life as well. While, I cannot in good concience claim to have found religion (that would be a lie and a terrible disservice even if only I was aware of it...maybe especially so) I can say thank you for reminding me of a somewhat less caustic person I was once upon a time. He's still in here somewhere and I think your prayer offerings have helped me to not find him, but perhaps begin to see where he's gone.
Thank you for your decency, and I apologize for my past omissions of my own.
Thank you for your honesty!
Please do not be a stranger here.