I decided to start writing Deity Shmeity as a semi-permanent record of my thoughts on matters some call divine. My thoughts, you see, have been scattered to the winds of Facebook, Google+ and Twitter; lost in the Hotel Messageboard where they can check in anytime they like, but can’t ever leave. From now on, I’ll be able to direct would-be trolls and flame-warriors here rather than debate anew...but I probably won’t.
Never Asked Questions (N.A.Q)
Who the hell are you?
I don’t believe in hell.
...who are you?
My name’s Grundy. Not my given name, but it’s what I go by on the Internets, so for SEO’s sake, it’s my name.
What religion are you?
Not applicable. I don’t believe in God, so in that way I’m an atheist. I
don’t claim certain knowledge that there is no God, so in that way I’m
agnostic. I prefer the term skeptic, even though it isn’t faith
What religion were you?
I used to be a Christian Scientist and dabbled in Catholicism.
Why do you feel the need to promote non-belief? Are you trying to save people from non-hell?
It seems silly to believe in any of the world’s specific gods and I
don’t want to think everyone is silly. If you’re a deist or pantheist or
something, you may go about your business. Move along.
What’s up with the blog’s title and tag line?
Deity Shmeity sums up the silliness I mentioned above. The tag
line refers to polls showing an increase in world-wide secularism. I’m
projecting trends to the eventuality of everyone losing faith. I know
this is an exaggeration, there will always be religious hold outs, but
to acknowledge that would make a lousy tag line.
Have any other burning questions for me? Send them over to formspring. If they are asked frequently, I may even make a new page for them.
Or e-mail me grundy[at]hellscoldday.com