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.