Countless times, people here on the discussion page have demanded to know why I take time to write this blog when I could be enjoying myself doing other things.
To begin with, I have to wonder why someone is reading this blog who dislikes what I write. I’m happy they are reading this, but perhaps they might want to reconsider why they spend their time here. Another atheist blogger gave a much longer explanation and I’ll use a bit of what he wrote.
People who are religious wear their religions on their sleeves. Christians wear crosses, Seik men wrap their hair and some Muslim women wear hair covering. This is so common we think nothing of it. Atheists, however, for good reason often do not reveal what they are thinking. I know of several who are in business and are certain it would be harmful. I, myself, do not mention by atheism in many circles when people discuss their churches. It’s just easier to let the topic slide on by.
Because atheism is mostly an underground phenomenon, writing about here with my real name attached is unusual and takes some people aback. They might think it’s OK to not believe but they do not like seeing it in print or on a screen. Some may see it as a threat. And, if growing percentage of nonbelievers is accurate they may be correct.
One reason I write the blog is so that others may find the confidence to express in public their own lack of belief.