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I started this blog a long time ago (in 2008, to be exact). Blogging was popular then, but not to the extent it is today. I had no idea what I was going to write about, but liked the idea of sharing my thoughts on topics of the day.
My first postings were prompted by the 2008 election campaign. I had a strong dislike for Sarah Palin (still do) and had similar feelings toward McCain, so it just seemed natural to point out their failings. As time went on, I wrote a bit about various social and political issues that I felt strongly about (I abhor Republican policies that relate to women’s rights, war at any cost, and religious issues). Occasionally, I would comment on news articles that interested me (still do).
For the last year or so, most of my postings have been related to my distaste for the teachings of Christianity. As the “sticky” post on the first page of my blog indicates, I left the faith several years ago … and have not regretted it for one minute.
I’m now a strong advocate of religious freedom and feel that no one has the right to force their beliefs (whether through intimidation, fear, or laws) on others. In fact, it scares the “sh__” out of me when I read things about the Christian Domination movement (Christians have a God-given right to rule all earthly institutions).
On a more personal level, I’m retired from the corporate world, but stay busy with this blog, along with a bit of creative writing now and again. Also, since my first book: Things I Never Learned in Sunday School: Facts about the Christian faith that will surprise and astound you has been pleasantly successful, I’ve been doing some research and reading for a possible second book.
I currently live in So. Oregon in an area that has a “Banana Belt” type climate. In my past life, I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have three grown kids, a special guy, and a little mutt (a rescue Miniature Schnauzer) named Lilly.
A couple of quotes that pretty well sum up my outlook on life: “To know is more than to believe,” “Dare to question the unquestionable,” and “Truth is so often, well … not true.”