Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Resurrection of Resurrecting Reason

I have now been absent from this blog for far longer than I was active. That’s a sad thing to realize, because I always loved writing this blog. There were just a great many things that contributed to the absence. The economy’s collapse affected me greatly, as my day job was as a Mortgage Broker. I had to move, went through a great many personal crises, and with the election season kicking into full gear, my interest in atheist affairs was just overshadowed by the more pressing concerns of keeping up with an incredibly important presidential race.

By the time the election was over, I’d been gone from the blog for so long, that I honestly didn’t know how to return. Oh, and I was also cheating on my blog with, a paying blog gig writing about my other love (yes, the iPhone).

All that aside, it is definitely time to return to my baby. Like all babies, however, this one has to grow up a little. In choosing the name Resurrecting Reason, I inadvertently gave myself the leeway necessary to expand the blog beyond the subject of atheism. It is still something that I am passionate about, and it will still be an oft-discussed topic here, but I also feel that politics and civil rights and lots of views held by the masses are lacking that essential ingredient: Reason. As such, I will be redesigning the site to be a little less specific to any subject and will be writing whenever there is something that I feel needs to be said that isn’t being widely said. Whenever I feel that a subject isn’t given the proper dose of critical thinking, I’ll inject reason (as I see it) into the subject.

Since I live in America, I imagine you’ll be seeing a lot of me.

Before you ask: Yes, I will continue doing the No Bullshit Bible Lessons, just not as a daily or semi-daily feature. I figure once or twice a week, as it suits my fancy. Those have always been fun to write, but at the same time, felt the most like work of anything I’ve written here. After all, it involves heavy bible-reading. If that’s not work, I don’t know what is.

Thanks for reading.


RBH said...

Welcome back. I hope personal life has stabilized. It's been an unsettling time, the way it sounds.

TIBU2.COM said...

Yes, you need to continue kicking wisdom.

Shawn McBee said...

Thanks for the welcomes, guys. I've actually somehow felt sort of guilty for not posting. I'm really glad to be back, though.

RockLobster said...

Good to see you back. I'm looking forward to some interesting topics and discussions!

Humanist Mama said...

Hey Shawn, welcome back. I'm sorry that you've had some personal issues to deal with...that can be very stressful. I'm looking forward to reading more posts :)

gOdOfMiScHiEf said...

Well now lookit you!

I leave your Yahoo group 8 years ago, and here you are blogging.

(The artist formerly known as okeyloki)

Shawn McBee said...

Thanks everyone. And, Loki! Funny running into you here.

angelina greenwood said...

As you can see I have not been on top of my blog feeds (among other things) or i would've caught this sooner!

Welcome back, darnit! I was trying not to worry but I figured it was that pesky thing Life becoming a distraction as it is wont to do. I understand that all too well.

Good to see you and will enjoy reading stuff from you too. Carry on, my clever man.

greg said...

hey buddy, i heard about your writing talents on the streets. with the street walkers.

Trevor Thompson said...

You should do something about 'Religilous'. Have you ever played the 'Religilous' drinking game?

Me and Lili invented it, so you probably haven't, but it's easy. Watch 'Real Time' and every instance he mentions 'Religilous' you take a drink. It's more appropriate if it's a sacramental wine.

But with Bill's shameless self-promotion ( SPM doesn't have shit on him ) you'll be blotto before the 'New Rules' segment.

- trevor.

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Hope that helps.