Joe talks about why he started his new blog:
Although I am an atheist I am a bit fascinated by the idea of religion. It seems odd to me that adults walk around everyday actively believing this stuff. When I get the hankering I go to IIDB and read the “deconversion” stories. I find them infinitely interesting (maybe some day I will write up my own here.) But many atheist internet forums or blogs devolve into argument, insult, preaching.
Reading FriendlyAtheist’s blog showed me that there are people on both sides of the god question that seek understanding and discussion instead of conflict. I thought to create an atheism blog in order to increase the understanding of atheism and to put out another positive atheist voice.
Anything to help. Though even some of the threads on this page devolve into preaching/argument/other-things-that-make-me-want-to-scream. Really, I can’t understand why some people make the crazy comments that they do. You people know who you are… a pox on all of you.
Though we do need to change Joe’s blog’s name. Something more positive is in order.
If you’ve started a blog recently, what was the reason?
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