Since starting this, I’ve been trying to reconcile my inclination that at the root, all blogs are an exercise in egocentricity. I do enjoy reading blogs, however, so, as I mentioned in my First Post, why not me? I am not going to be posting every day, unless I really think I have something to say.
I’m not an intellectual, so I doubt that I’ll be posting erudite analysis of arcane religious dogma. I believe I’ll be mainly commenting, in a general way, about matters that strike my fancy, or that irritate me, or that otherwise cry out for Joe Schmoe’s reaction. Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens speak and write far better than I, and with far more style, that I wouldn’t even think about trying to copy them, or step in their turf. This blog is more for me, to test my thinking on relatively simple matters. The best way to test it is to hold it up to scrutiny. I think that’s the best service a blog can provide me. Other blogs have helped me in the process, but there’s nothing like trying to put one’s own thoughts on paper (or in this case, in cyberspace) to clarifying one’s thinking.
America is on the cusp of a critical change from religious zealotry to honest reason, and I simply wish to thank you for your enlightened role in facilitating that change.
Your welcome. Thank you!
I am (k)new to the world of the atheosphere (not believing in a round god?) er . . . atheist blogging. I discovered your site through Atheist Revolution (not a shameless plug, though I did get to do a guest post there). In the short time I have been frequenting such enlightened fare, I have switched from agnostic (with a touch of atheism) to atheist (with a touch of agnosticism) (though some call me just ‘touched’).
Anyway, don’t knock your (supposed) lack of indepth knowledge. I have found more useful information, ideas, and philosophical huh?!?! on sites such as yours than I have found in “higher” forms of publication. In other words, little old me (history major, interpreter, dad, husband, etc.) can actually understand the posts. And the brilliant (usually) posts by your readers are almost as educational.
Thank you for your blog.
Thanks Billy. If you ever have a post that you’d like to put up, and vjack doesn’t want it, or you think it might be more appropriate here, feel free to let me know. I’ll host it.
I like this, alot: “The best way to test it is to hold it up to scrutiny. I think that’s the best service a blog can provide me. Other blogs have helped me in the process, but there’s nothing like trying to put one’s own thoughts on paper (or in this case, in cyberspace) to clarifying one’s thinking.”
I was thinking of commenting to your current post, because I once engaged a theist who had persuasive answers for the question of evil, but I couldn’t think of an approach to enter in upon.
Either way, nice reasoning.