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A New Direction

So to start, I’d just like to say thank you to everyone that has read this blog consistently over the last several months. I hope that you will continue to read in the future. If you have read my recent posts you will know that my life has been turned upside down a bit and I’m having a bit of an existential crisis. I’ve been a jumble of emotions, which is odd for me, and I’ve had great difficulty putting my thoughts together over the last few weeks, this has been especially hard in trying to keep up with the daily schedule that I laid out awhile back. So with that said, this blog is going to go into a new direction.

Have no fear, you will still see all of the articles that I have been writing here but they will not be added in the weekly format. I love writing but I find that the quality of my writing goes down greatly when I try following a format. Thinking, it’s Monday so I need to write this article destroys my motivation many days, which I believe shows in the writing.

So from now on, I will write what I want, when I want to write it. We will still have Wednesday Woo written by my wife and Free-thought Friday, written by a guest blogger, but outside of that the articles will be more off the wall and hopefully better written.

Thank you once again to everyone that has read so far.

Matt

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Update: Weekly Format

So now that I have finished the entries to my journey, you might be wondering, where does this blog go from here? Never fear, this blog will still be chock full of daily content for your viewing pleasure. Entries will mostly follow a weekly format as described below.

Monday: Extra-Biblical Teachings/Crazy Christians/Strange Bedfellows
Tuesday: An Aspie In Iowa (Posts dealing with Autism/Aspergers)
Wednesday: Wednesday Woo & Strange Questions
Thursday: Arguments Against Atheism
Friday: Free-Thought Friday & Eat Me
Saturday: Something Different Saturday
Sunday: Satanic Sunday & A Pentecostal Atheist Bible Study

I will also write various posts as they come to me. I love writing and will continue to fill this blog with interesting tidbits that you might find both entertaining and informative.

Thank you so much for following this blog and for your continued readership, I appreciate each and ever one of your comments, your likes, and your questions. It has been a wild ride so far and I have loved every minute of it. You readers are fucking awesome!

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Humble Beginnings

Ladies and Gentlemen, Brothers and Sisters, Friends, Comrades, Countrymen, and Godless heathens like me, I welcome you to my new blog.

So to give you some background information. For nearly a decade I was a Pentecostal minister. Soon I will share the complete story of my path from faithful to faithless but today I just want to briefly express my gratitude to anyone who takes the time to read this blog as well as give some idea as to what exactly is the purpose of this blog.

I don’t exactly know where to start other than to say I want to offer my own spin on faith and how to overcome some of the obstacles you might face in day-to-day life.  I want to offer a glimpse into the mind of someone who once followed a very fundamentalist lifestyle. Most importantly I want to make people laugh, smile, and feel better about the choices they make in their lives. Life is far too short to waste even a single moment of it.

I also want to spread the idea that you can be an Atheist and not have to leave the area. In the short time since I left faith behind me I’ve seen numerous people in the atheist community leaving for seemingly greener pastures. This however seems to do a great disservice to the rest of the people in the area you left. We need role models in our communities that children can look up to. We need voters to fight back against the power grab that religion has undertaken. Last but not least we need people to change the communities they come from, making the world a better place; doing it from within and not tucking our tails and running away from our problems.

So until my next blog I bid you adieu.

Many Thanks,
An Atheist in Iowa