Nov 6

Hello All,

If you are reading this you probably know me personally in some way, otherwise you wouldn’t have found your way here.  I’ve had this blog for a little while and I voice my opinions on it with no filter.  Up until, well just now I guess, I have been concerned with who reads my blog to a certain extent.  I haven’t told anyone in my family about it, and really haven’t told any of my friends other than the few that I know usually agree with me, or are open to differing views, or are on the internets all day long.

I haven’t necessarily tried to keep it a secret, but in a few cases I have gone out of my way to conceal it.  For example, Janet was just in the hospital and I made her a blog so people could track her status.  I purposely didn’t put it anywhere linking to/from this site because I knew the people who read it would have different opinions (you can read all about that in a post I made earlier, here).

So why I decided to do this, and why I spammed the link to everyone I know, was to take a step forward and say “this is what I think about stuff, and I like you people so I don’t care if you know it”.  I just read a news report about an atheist in the army who feels he is harrassed by others because of his non-beliefs.  He stood up for his rights and is fighting his superiors on that issue.  I don’t think my situation is similar to his at all, and I actually don’t even know how true his circumstances are.  No one harrasses me, I’m not trying to stand up and fight the power, etc.,  but just reading that type of story convinced me that I shouldn’t be scared to voice my opinions.  I don’t think any of you are oppressive, and I’m not doing this to try and rub my opinions in your face.  If you don’t want to read them, click here.  So please don’t take this as me being aggressive.

A few notices first:

  • if you are easily offended, you probably don’t want to read any of my posts, most aren’t intentionally offensive, but my sense of humor leans on the offensive side and some are intentionally offensive because I find it entertaining to get a rise out of people.
  • if you are already bored with this post, maybe try another, they aren’t all this annoying, or go to youtube
  • i won’t be offended if you never come back or didn’t even read this far
  • i won’t be offended if you put comments that disagree with me, but i would appreciate intelligent, fact based arguments.  or comedy.
  • hopefully this doesn’t make you hate me
So let’s end this post with the real reason I made it in the first place.  Things about me that I’m not ashamed of:
I am an atheist.
I am vulgar and a bit of a potty mouth.  I usually tone it down in public, but not here.
I make jokes about religion.
I talk about programming quite a bit because I’m a computer nerd.
I am open to discussion/re-convincing on any of my opinions.  
I don’t get angry if I’m proven wrong.