Obligatory Post of the Month

April 27, 2010

I recently read a blog post from a guy who’s been blogging about atheism for three years. This blog ain’t nothin’ compared to his, or to other atheist writers who actually spend a lot of time on their stuff case in point Greta Christina

But what this has all got me wondering is, is there really a point to blogging besides self-interest? I’ve figured out that my attitude towards blogging comes and goes. Some days it’s cool and even refreshing. Other days you want to choke people. I don’t really care about the audience aspect or ^commenting^ meaning I don’t care to be the ^host^ of threads that much. If people comment, cool, if not, cool. But at the end of the day this translates in less overhead: I’m not spending any time sucked into good or bad threads. Let’s face it half the shit that goes on in comment threads in atheist blogs is just a thankless timesuck. Not to say there isn’t genuine knowledge or humor, but everything has a cost. I look at this like, “Huh. I could go write a post that only a few people will read” vs. “Well I could go hang with my babe or check out the City” or something besides whine about the same old same old from either side

As far as  new stuff here, not much. School’s going good and fortunately for me I don’t get all my info from blogs. But in all fairness I’ve been spending some time here where the discussions actually have a range and the commenters are made up of a larger student-teacher ratio. There’s something to be said for sites favored by scholars, as opposed to your typical atheist blogger.

I guess the one thing I’d like to get off my chest is I think ^atheism is not a worldview^ arguments are weak. Atheism is most certainly a worldview it’s a view of the world without gods as Fante declared and I affirm in my tagline we ^accept the universe godless^ I mean come on. The more we deny basic truths the more stupid we look to believers or anyone that’s even rational. We should have the balls to stand up and say, ^Fuck yeah atheism is a world view it’s a kick ass one that boatloads of people with brains have had^

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One Response to “Obligatory Post of the Month”

  1. Lawncare Jake Says:

    Atheism is most certainly a worldview it’s a view of the world without gods as Fante declared and I affirm in my tagline we ^accept the universe godless^ I mean come on. The more we deny basic truths the more stupid we look to believers or anyone that’s even rational. We should have the balls to stand up and say, ^Fuck yeah atheism is a world view it’s a kick ass one that boatloads of people with brains have had^

    I almost wanted to say “Amen!” but, YES. That paragraph alone was worth the wait 😉

    Seriously though, just post when you feel like it. That’s what I would do if I blogged. I heard something the other day like “better to write for yourself and have no audience than have an audience and not write for yourself” but don’t quote me. It was something like that.

    I know I could always go buy the book and probably should, but do another Fante thing. That guy is a freakin’ riot to read!


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