Monday, January 28, 2013
A Few Notes on the Atheist Blogging World
Two of my favorite bloggers have come back after a hiatus, and I would like to introduce two blogs to my readers.
The Way Forward: I am so happy to see that Bruce Gerenscer has returned, apparently he started back up again some time ago, but I just recently found out he had started blogging again.
I always liked Bruce's writing, and he had a unique perspective as a former fundamentalist because he was a pastor in the Independent Fundamental Baptist organization. He is a great guy, he had found my blog when I first started blogging, and would comment on posts sometimes. I enjoyed having him stop by, and I had a lot of respect for him.
Free Thinking Gay Atheist: The creator of this blog, Glenn McMann, is one of my favorite Google + followers, and he is starting to get back to a fairly regular blogging schedule after retiring the blog for a short time. He is a tech expert, an openly gay atheist, and his blog is not for the easily offended. In his commentary on religion, he can be prone to profanity, sexual analogies, and sometimes even graphic imagery to get his point across.
It's kind of like some comedians, you'll enjoy his work, but at times, you will be saying to yourself, "Did he actually just say that?"
Some blogs that I have enjoyed reading recently:
Republic of Gilead: This blog is dedicated to keeping watch on fundamentalist and Christianity based cult groups. In some posts, the blog's creator Ahab, writes a full report on the group or minister, such as in this post, at other times, he writes a short post commentary or news tidbits post, with links to various news sites, blogs and cult watch groups. He's even used my blog as source twice.
He's an avid readers of this blog, regularly leaving comments. I had wondered where the blog name came from, there's an interesting story behind the name. Check it out.
Sunstone's Cafe: This blog has a remarkably simple format. The blog's author, Paul Sunstone, writes a rather short text only post, no videos, images, etc, with a simple statement of his views on a wide range of topics, then leaves the post open for discussion. It's a very simple, but very effective format, his posts often get more comments than my posts do on average. There's many good discussions taking place over there, stop on by.