The first thing I should say about this blog is that it’s no longer active. You can take a look at my final post if you’re interested in knowing why. If not, you can always visit my current blog, The Skeptical Atheist. I also have a corresponding YouTube channel of the same name.
With that being said, you can read what I wrote “about me” a while back.
Who Am I?
First off, I’m the father of 3 beautiful little girls. Their mother and I have been together for over 8 years now. Time sure does fly by. My girls are my life.
I like to read. Write (or I wouldn’t have a blog, would I?). I’ve been known to dabble in classical piano… sometimes a little over my head.
Atheist & Skeptical
Concerning religion, I’m a proud Atheist. It’s sad that I have to say that, but there’s a certain stigma in this country about being Atheist. Apparently it’s “Un-American” to not believe in a God. But, as any fact-loving American would know, our country was not founded on the Christian religion.
I’m also (probably deducible from the fact that I’m an Atheist) a Skeptic. And, by the way, Skeptic doesn’t mean pessimist, or cynic. I listen to the Skeptic’s Guide To The Universe (found on my “Recommended Podcast” page.).
What does it mean to be a Skeptic, you ask? Well, basically it means that I value science, evidence, factual information and observation over emotional reasoning. If you say something is true, then prove it. I don’t believe in psychics, ESP, ghosts, or anything paranormal. I don’t rule out the possibility that these things could be real. But, before I accept their reality, I must see scientific evidence of their reality. There has never been any.
About This Blog
As far as this blog is concerned, it has been in several places. I started out waaay back on Xanga. Remember that site? Then I migrated to Blogger. Finally, I imported everything to this blog. I’m much more pleased with WordPress than with those others.
I write about a lot of different things. A lot of what I write about deals with religion, skepticism and the line between science and superstition. What I seek is truth. And if I don’t have it, then you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Let me know what you think of my blog! Or, if you have ideas for a topic you think I should write about, let me know.
What Does “GodKillzYou” Mean?
I get this question a lot.
I’ve been using this online handle for a long time, for pretty much everything. As stated earlier, I’m an Atheist. In simplest terms, GodKillzYou basically means that, to me, the idea of God is bad for your health.
This can mean literally. There are religions in this world that resist modern, western medicine in the name of God. This is fine, if you’re a responsible, consenting adult. Go right ahead and kill yourself, if you really think God wants you dead. But, these people take their religious beliefs and apply them to their children. In many cases, this leads to the death of the child.
This can mean in a mental sense. A major portion of Christianity is built upon guilt, as are most other religions. We are taught that we are sinners and deserve nothing but the worst punishments conceivable because Adam and Eve ate a fruit thousands of years ago. We are taught that God is watching every move we make, every thought we have. And, if you’ve ever read the Bible, Matthew 12:31-32 has caused much undue stress and anxiety to the “faithful.” The verse goes as follows (KJV):
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Imagine being a believer and knowing that you may, at some point, have said something “against the Holy Ghost,” and that no matter what you do, you will never be forgiven! You will end up suffering eternity in Hell for a couple of words you said. That is the kind of God the Bible depicts.
A belief in God tends to dull the intellectual life. Blind faith is offered as a “reason” for believing. You are not to question your beliefs. This is sin. Is it sin against the Holy Ghost? Who knows? I’m just glad that none of that stuff is real.
Holy Ghost dammit!!