Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Beginnings Blogfest

I am participating in the Beginnings Blogfest hosted by L.G. Keltner over at Writing Off the Edge.

The theme of this blogfest is to talk about why you started blogging in the first place.

If you go to my other blog, The Other Side, you can read why I started blogging to begin with.

This blog had a clearer focus. It even had a mission statement as it's first post.

The Freedom of Nonbelief is my self-journey, in front of everyone, of my atheism.  I have been an atheist since well forever really.  I didn't self-identify myself as such till age 10.

I detailed my story of this in three posts back when I started this blog (all the way back in March 2012!)



The purpose of this blog was to talk about what I go through as an atheist and what others are saying.

I also delve into the worlds of religion, politics, social justice (or lack-thereof) and of course science and skepticism.

The other difference between this blog and my first one is that with this one I started out knowing what I was doing.

I don't post here as often as I would like. But I think I can improve on that a bit.

10 comments:

  1. I'm not an atheist, but I no longer take part in organized religion. Since I grew up in the church, that's been a huge change for me. I'm much happier with just a personal relationship with God rather than dealing with church and the people in it. Good luck with this blog. The Fundamentalists will hate it! LOL!

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    1. Surprisingly I seem to be flying under their radar. But since part of the title here is "Freedom" I am happy to have people find their own freedoms. So maybe I am not much of a target.

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  2. It seems to me you are a thinker and a questioning mind. I like those traits very much!

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    1. Thanks! I try. I don't always succeed, but I try.

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  3. I've never fit in with religion. Anything that says I shouldn't ask questions about certain things and just accept what I'm told has always seemed shady to me. I've thought like this since I was a kid too. I find religion fascinating, which is one reason why I studied philosophy and religion in college alongside my writing major. I also studied the neurology of religious experience in one class, and that was a great time where I learned a lot.

    I just can't accept the so-called truth of something just because it was written down a long time ago. I like science because it always questions itself and demands evidence.

    I also have no problem with people believing what they believe. I just don't like people trying to convert me.

    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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    1. Thank you for having this blogfest!! And congrats on 1 year.

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  4. Having grown up in a devoutly Christian home, I have a lot of friends and family with those beliefs and I love them dearly. I just don't agree with them anymore. Sometimes I feel really lonely in a blogosphere that seems heavily weighted to very religious people. I'm glad to meet someone who shares my perspective on metaphysics.

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    1. Yeah. I grew up being encouraged to question reasons. I took it to the logical conclusion, much to chagrin of my friends and some family.

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  5. I'm thrilled to meet other atheists, because it seems like such a rarity. I think being atheist is quite a lonely thing, not because we're missing out on God but because the majority of the world seems to be existing on another plane (a believing plane that is). I do believe in stuff, but just not God stuff. :)

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    1. That is one of the reasons I wanted to do this blog. I often felt like I was the only one among my friends.

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