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About Atheism, Y'all

Atheism Y'all: As the title (hopefully) suggests, I'm an out-of-the-closet atheist in the Deep South, commonly referred to as the "Bible Belt". I'm also a Progressive; as you can imagine, these two things do not endear me to my fellow Southerners. This blog was created as a place where I can discuss religion, politics, philosophy, topics and concerns of the day, and pretty much anything else that pops into my head. I absolutely loved a spirited discussion, and the give-and-take of civil debate.

After a great deal of thought and introspection, I decided to write and participate in this blog anonymously. I did this for a couple of reasons:
  1. I don't want to influence the discussion or foster (ill-conceived, inaccurate) prejudices about these discussions based on who I am or my background - outside of a few general facts about myself. I'll get to those in a bit.
  2. Given the adversarial climate and extremist nutjobs of various flavors that exist in our society, I don't want to put myself or my family in danger.
Even though I'm writing Atheism, Y'all anonymously, I will expose a couple of things about myself, to provide some context:
  • I'm a native Southerner, and I've lived in various places (and states) throughout the South. However I am well-traveled, and have been to various countries in Europe on numerous occasions. Incidentally, I continue to travel to Europe regularly - in fact I just returned from a trip over there within the last month or so.
  • I've been married for a long, long time - multiple decades. I also have multiple children; some are adults, some are still kids.
I look forward to our discussions!

-- Blogmaster - Atheism, Y'all

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