Saying Goodbye to Unreasonable Faith

After nearly six years of blogging at Unreasonable Faith (with help from Vorjack more recently), Daniel Florien is ready to move on to other projects.

In his final post, he reflects on the experience:

It’s been a few years now since I’ve regularly contributed to UF, but now that Vorjack is saying goodbye I thought it would be good for me to say a formal goodbye, too.

This blog changed my life. It taught me how to build something without previous connections. It taught me the value of community. Writing through my deconversion was therapeutic and helped solidify a new understanding of the world. I learned the unfortunate reality that a five minute image post usually produces more traffic than an essay you spent three hours writing. I received death threats and hate mail. Hundreds of emails tried to convert me. It taught me how to beg for links and be a traffic whore. I learned you had to ban trolls. It challenged and refined my thinking.

But above all, the best part of the blog was the readers. I am so thankful for all of you that gave me and Vorjack a few minutes of your day. Thank you.

So much of that reflects my own experience — and I’m sure that of many other atheism bloggers.

Daniel’s been the source for several of my own posts and I’m sorry to see him go, though it sounds like he’s leaving on his own terms and that’s all you can really ask for.

Thank you, Daniel, for all the years of making me laugh and think. I wish you the best in the future.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.


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