My name is Rich, and I’m a former Catholic.
Uh, hi. So some time ago, I realized that I was an atheist. I just didn’t believe. I didn’t believe in the Bible, the traditions or ceremonies of religion, or the story of Jesus Christ — but most importantly, I stopped believing in God altogether.
“But why?” you might ask. “Why don’t you believe in God? Surely somebody had to have created the universe!”
That’s just one of the many questions I get asked, being perhaps the only atheist in my entire family, one of the very few atheists in my small group of close friends.
That’s what this blog is all about. Yet Another Atheist exists solely to provide an insight into not only why I’m an atheist, but also to clear up a lot of misconceptions and outright lies about atheism and non-belief.
Why the name?
“Yet Another Atheist” came to me suddenly while perusing other atheist blogs and informational websites. I wanted to start my own blog, with my own personal twist, but I didn’t want it to seem like just another atheist’s blog. Here was “yet another atheist” who wanted to speak his mind… and that’s when it hit me.
I was yet another atheist who was tired of the religious dogma, the corruption of the Catholic church and its leaders, and the claim that a lack of scientific explanation for any little thing in our universe meant that there must be a God controlling everything (or at least observing).
But being “Yet Another Atheist” isn’t as dismissive as it may sound. Sure, I may be just another atheist spreading his “evil” word, but I also consider myself to be “yet another atheist” who is willing to stand up for his [lack of] beliefs and proclaim his [non-existence of] faith.