Why I started a blog today. May 25, 2007Posted by Joe in atheism, blogs.
It was this blog entry at FriendlyAtheist.com that made me want to start my own blog: Why I’m Not An Angry Atheist.
Although I am an atheist I am a bit fascinated by the idea of religion. It seems odd to me that adults walk around everyday actively believing this stuff. When I get the hankering I go to IIDB and read the “deconversion” stories. I find them infinitely interesting (maybe some day I will write up my own here.) But many atheist internet forums or blogs devolve into argument, insult, preaching.
Reading FriendlyAtheist’s blog showed me that there are people on both sides of the god question that seek understanding and discussion instead of conflict. I thought to create an atheism blog in order to increase the understanding of atheism and to put out another positive atheist voice.
I am an atheist and that simply means that I have no belief in any god. It does not mean anything more than that. I am not anti-religious. I don’t hate or dislike people because they are religious. Most of the people I know and love are some flavor of Christian.
If anyone show enough interest in my blog to ever post a comment, I hope to keep it positive and avoid insult. If I ever cross that line in this blog please let me know. (I do reserve the right to insult people in my blog entries, just not commenters or my fellow bloggers.
Oh and I promise my next post will not be about atheism or religion.