Wednesday, August 01, 2007

You Like My Big Red "A"?

Right there, on the upper right!

It means that I have "come out" as an atheist. Actually, I did that about 35 years ago and have never been shy about it. I don't make a big deal about it, but I've certainly made it clear here on the blog and in my personal life as well. If someone asks, I don't hedge with "I don't really believe anything", I just say I'm an atheist. If they want to know more, I tell them. If they want to convert me, I tell them even more. For me it's as simple as rejecting all supernatural.

I'm not sure where the campaign started; whether it was with PZ Myers at his blog Pharyngula or if it started over at the Richard Dawkins site, but you can read words of encouragement regarding it from both of them by clicking on the links.

For me, I just like the idea of being in solidarity with a lot of bloggers who really do put their careers and sometimes even their lives on the line by declaring that they are atheists. That's a good enough reason for me to proudly sport the Scarlet Letter. I don't think I'll be getting the T-shirt though.

3 comments:

Lim Leng Hiong said...

You have a well-written blog. I especially enjoyed your article about miracles debunked.

I write a science blog called Fresh Brainz mainly about evolutionary biology and some neuroscience.

Would you like to exchange blog links?

Best regards!

John said...

Absolutely Hiong. It's kind of late right now, but I'll include you in my blogroll tomorrow.

Lim Leng Hiong said...

Thanks. Much appreciated!