I got “told” by the lovely Podblack to do this questionaire…so here it is. Hopefully you learn a little bit more about me! That is assuming that people still read my blog. Sorry for the big gap between posts. Anyway, here we go!
Q1. How would you define “atheism”?
I would define atheism as a lack of belief in any god. My style of atheism relates more to agnosticism than as a hard out denial of the possible existance of some sort of god. I call myself an atheist but only because I don’t like the fence sitting of the term agnostic. I would say I am a mixture leaning towards atheist rather than agnostic.
Q2. Was your upbringing religious? If so, what tradition?
My parents never really mentioned religion at all. I was brought up to think for myself.
Q3. How would you describe “Intelligent Design”, using only one word?
IDiocracy … lawlz
Q4. What scientific endeavour really excites you?
Paleontology is very exciting to me. I love hearing about ancient creatures that no one knew about previously. A recent find that I found intriguing was the dinosaur mummy found in the Hell Creek Formation Badlands of North Dakota with soft tissue and skin intact.
Q5. If you could change one thing about the “atheist community”, what would it be and why?
I would like to get more young people involved in thinking logically and questioning things humanity as a whole accepts without serious thought. Hence why I am making the Young Australian Skeptics website ! :P
Q6. If your child came up to you and said “I’m joining the clergy”, what would be your first
Q7. What’s your favourite theistic argument, and how do you usually refute it?
“What if you are wrong and there is a god? Don’t you think you should go to church to save yourself?”
“I know there is a material world so I would prefer to live my life in the world I know exists rather than waste time on something that probably doesn’t exist. If I am wrong and there is a god and I end up going to hell, well then I’ll have all eternity to ponder my “sins” but right now I’m going to focus on what actually exists.
Q8. What’s your most “controversial” (as far as general attitudes amongst other atheists goes) viewpoint?
Eugenics….I’m kidding. I don’t really have any controversial views.
Q9. Of the “Four Horsemen” (Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens and Harris) who is your favourite, and why?
I would have Dawkins babies. He enriched the way I think about religion, biology, evolutions and the scientific method.
Q10. If you could convince just one theistic person to abandon their beliefs, who would it be?
If I had a time machine it would probably be Jesus or Mohammed. Just because it would be fun to fuck with them.
Now name three other atheist blogs that you’d like to see take up the Atheist Thirteen gauntlet:
So yeah, I will do my best to be posting in the next few weeks. I have been through some stuff that has made me feel less motivated, but I am feeling better so yeah! Please come and read my blog…I promise cucumber and nipple related madness!