I am a 35 year old guy working my way through life like everybody else. This blog is really a place where I can work through thoughts and experiences that I have. I am interested in religion, secular parenting, and am an armchair philosopher. I can also be considered a beer snob.
I have been married to the same woman for 14 years now, and have a 3 year old boy and a 1 year old girl at the time of this writing. I love my family and have to work like everyone else in making sure I am doing my part for the family. While I started this blog as a means to discuss secular parenting, that will not be the sole focus. Life is too interesting to deal with only one subject.
On the religion front, you will note from my entries that I am indeed an atheist. I was a born again Christian at the age of 18 and spent the next 12 years or so very active in church. I participated in Sunday School classes, taught bible studies, was part of the worship team, and was a fairly heavy reader of apologetics. I began the process of deconversion around the age of 30 and for the next couple of years explored my faith, or what was becoming a lack of faith. Once I really started asking the tough questions and taking the bible for what it actually says, there was no turning back. I just couldn’t force myself to believe in that which seemed nonsensical.
Life is not pointless if one is not a believer. The deconversion process can be difficult and even a little scary, but I am so much more comfortable and happy now than I was as a believer. I have discovered, and am still discovering, how marvelous life and existence is. I find myself more and more excited for the next step.