About & FAQ
The information on
this site is a collection of my personal thoughts and
opinions. If you disagree with something, I'm open to
hearing your point of view as long as it's expressed in a
civilized, rational manner. I have previously changed my
opinion on some things so my ideas are not set in stone.
Friendly banter is always welcome, no matter what your
beliefs. If you'd like to ask a question, provide
feedback, or offer constructive criticism, please go right
ahead. Hateful or hostile emails will be ignored and
your email address will be blacklisted.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who are you?
No one special. I don't have any fancy college
degrees, I haven't read volumes of esoteric philosophical
literature, and I'm not an arrogant atheist snob who
thinks all religious people are dumb. I'm a heterosexual
white male and I live in the United States. Basically, I'm just a regular everyday normal
How did you become an atheist?
The question is misleading because it suggests that I became
an atheist, which is untrue. Everyone is born an
atheist. When we are born, we do not believe in
Jesus, God, miracles, Heaven, Hell, angels, the Bible, or
anything else because we are born completely ignorant of
everything; we have no beliefs at all. As we grow
up, the supernatural beliefs I just mentioned are
introduced to us by someone, most likely our parents. I
was fortunate to have parents who did not indoctrinate me
with religion. My parents never went to church so of
course I was never forced to go either. Instead, they
stressed education in math, science, English literature,
art, and music. I was never told what to believe.
Religion and atheism were rarely discussed at home. That
was left entirely up to me.
When I was a teenager, I was in a stage of philosophical
loitering. I didn't believe in God but this was mostly
because of ignorance. Out of curiosity, I spent hours in
my school's library reading about Christianity, Judaism,
Islam, Hinduism, and even a few fringe religions like
Wicca and Satanism. They all seemed absurd,
irrational, and profoundly immoral to me (especially the
first three). Then I picked up a copy of George H. Smith's
"Atheism: The Case Against God" and it made perfect sense
immediately. I was amazed by what I read because I had
reached many of the same conclusions independently. It was
almost as if the author were reading my mind, except his
thoughts were far more refined and exacting.
I've always been an atheist. First I was an atheist
because of ignorance, but after I researched the world's
top religions and read Mr. Smith's book, I became an
atheist for rational reasons.
How did the cosmos come to be? How did life begin?
I don't know, but that doesn't mean I should accept
supernatural explanations by those who claim to know.
Suppose you come home one day and see a large hole in the
middle of your kitchen floor. You don't know how this hole
got there so for the moment it's a bit of a mystery.
Will you accept the explanation that aliens teleported
from a far-away galaxy into your kitchen and burned the
hole with their eye-lasers? No? Why not? Just have
faith that this explanation is correct and the
mystery is solved! You're so closed-minded and stubborn!
Why won't you accept the explanation? Why are you so
obstinate and negative? Fine then, be ignorant! See... I know
how the hole got there because I have faith in the
alien's eye-lasers, but you.... you'd rather wallow in
your ignorance and not know!
In case there is any confusion, the above paragraph is my
sarcastic nod to Christians who typically say to atheists:
"You atheists are so closed-minded and stubborn! Why
won't you accept the truth of the Bible? Why won't
you accept Jesus? Just have faith that the Bible is
the world of God and then there's no mystery about how
everything came to be. But no... you'd rather wallow
in your atheistic ignorance and not accept the truth of
the Bible. Fine then, be ignorant!"