I was raised Catholic. Went through a period of unbelief before coming back to Christ, only this time as a protestant (non-denominational). I used to be a strong believer in ET, and it got bad, to the point that I was miserable all the time, thinking about the souls of the damned being tormented and their situation never getting better. Eventually I discovered annihilationism. I wasn’t sure if ET or anni was the truth, but I thought I was certain that universalism was merely baseless wishful thinking. I found this forum, tried to refute universalism on here, and realized I might be wrong about soteriology. I stuck around, read the best universalist books (Talbott’s TILOG; Reitan and Kronen’s GFV), and have become a convinced universalist.
I have no formal theological education. My bachelors degree is in Political Science. Aside from soteriology, my big interests are political philosophy and metaphysics.