I have not been as active lately here at my first home as an atheist. Rest assured I am not gone.

There are a couple of reasons for this. Primarily my 16 year old son has a rare bone disease and has had to have the first of two total knee replacements.

The second reason that the people here have given me new confidence. I regularly post on Facebook and other sights answering questions about atheism and Christianity. When I first started here I was afraid so I used Compelledunbeliever to hide my identity. After over a year with this  community I now often post as David La Deau. I am fond of the moniker Compelledunbeliever so I still use it in various places.

It is great educating people about atheism. I have not found any community that is as intellectually minded or as polite as this group. Most of the contacts I have are all over the place and really have no idea what they are talking about. I have to explain terminology, definitions, and their religion to them before we can have a conversation. Not so here at my true home where I come to learn.

I will be busy with my son for the next few months so I may not be as active, but I am still watching post. I just want to sincerely thank all of you for having the biggest and best impact on my life of any group of people I have ever known. Keep up the good work!

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Comment by Michael Penn on December 30, 2017 at 11:16am

Glad you explained things as I like your posts. My best to you and your son.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 24, 2017 at 11:21am

It should go without saying that your kid comes first, bro.  If you can manage to budget sometime here in the midst of what has to be a mind-straining debacle, then terrific.  If not, no worries.  Your account will be waiting for you when you when you're ready to go.

Meantime, my very best to you and yours.

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