I am a long-time atheist, with a lot of curiosity about the universe, how it works, how it is that it exists, and the people in it. I’m an iconoclast and a free thinker, and that’s led me to some unpopular beliefs.
I might stick around for a little while—maybe it will be fun. I really want to explore whether or not it’s possible to have constructive, healthy conversations with others with whom I disagree, and if so, how to facilitate that. I freely admit that I can get hot under the collar when talking about beliefs, especially, it seems, political beliefs. I think we’re all hard-wired, to some extent, to vilify members of the out-group, and I want to combat that tendency in myself, and hope I can meet other people here who might be interested in doing the same thing. (As I write this, I’m anticipating getting attacked and vilified for expressing this belief—I wonder if that’ll happen).
So, I’m hoping I can learn a thing or two here, and also hopefully that I might be able to expose (and maybe even infect) some of you to memes you wouldn’t encounter otherwise.