Good day all, let me start by saying this is my first social networking site and first blog post of all time! I could only fight against the times for so long.
A little about myself: I've been an atheist since I was very young. I can't recall any one event that drove me to freeing myself from the bonds of the christian faith, but rather a long progression of little things that made me question and wonder. My family knows and has come to accept it over time, though I find myself in a fairly tight spot as a member of the military. At least once or twice a week someone blames something on atheists or "godless heathens" of some kind and I find that I have to bite my tongue to keep the peace and keep from being persecuted for my lack of beliefs. It's rough when a chaplain works in the same building as I do and while I've become very skillful at avoiding him and conversations regarding religion, it's difficult to have no sense of community and not only feel like an outcast but know that in this place, I am.
I've been interested in skepticism and critical thinking for a very long time and look forward to meeting some of you.