Probably the last thing the web really needs right now is another atheist blogger. There seems to be a growing number of really well informed writers shouting the atheist message loud and clear,attracting atheist and theist commentors alike.
However I make no apology for joining in the chatter as every atheist who makes their presence felt out in the world makes it easier for others to air their disbeliefs. Besides I need something to occupy myself in those odd dull times at work when I want a moment away from good old MS Excel.
So this is just a short hello, to break my blogging silence. Laters!
"Religion is a hypothesis about the world: the hypothesis that things are the way they are, at least in part, because of supernatural entities or forces acting on the natural world. And there's no good reason to treat it any differently from any other hypothesis. Which includes pointing out its flaws and inconsistencies, asking its adherents to back it up with solid evidence, making jokes about it when it's just being silly, offering arguments and evidence for our own competing hypotheses...and trying to persuade people out of it if we think it's mistaken. It's persuasion. It's the marketplace of ideas. Why should religion get a free ride"