Who are you, anyway?

For the protection of my family, myself, and some of the other work that I do, I will not reveal much about my true identity. I’m not someone famous. You probably don’t know me.  But I will offer a little bit of information on the three aforementioned topics, for those who want a little help painting their mental picture.

Myself – Caucasian heterosexual male, approaching middle age, nondescript. Really, you wouldn’t look twice if you saw me on the street. I live in the Eastern United States, and have done so all of my life. I am a writer, artist, and musician. I’m currently unemployed and hoping to improve that situation eventually.

My family – I have a partner, who we shall refer to as A. We have been together for over 20 years, but have never officially wed. At this point, we both realize that we don’t need government or religion to recognize our union – we’re doing perfectly all right without getting either one involved. (This is a personal choice, and does not mean that I hold anything against anyone who has participated in marriage.)

Together, we’ve created two daughters – H. and K., both of whom are beautiful and intelligent and exceptional and all of the other things you expect a parent to say. I love all of them dearly and would protect them with my own life.

My work – I do other things online and in the “meat world” that I feel would be affected if it became known that I am an atheist. In most cases, I think the effect would be negative. I volunteer for a couple of creative groups in my local community that have many members who are strong believers. I love them all very much, and enjoy working with them to a great degree, but I am genuinely concerned at times if I would still be welcome if word got out that I am a nonbeliever.

…and that’s just about everything you’re going to know about me. Feel free to inquire about more, but please understand that I’ll also feel free to not answer.


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I am an atheist, a person who does not believe in the existence of any gods.

Many people don't know a lot about atheists, and have questions about them. In this blog, I do my best to answer them, to help build an understanding between atheists and theists.

Do you have a question? You can post it in the comments to any of my blog entries, and I will do my best to answer it in a new entry.


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