Originally Posted by momof3boys3702
first off, you have a GREAT way of writing and your site is adorable. With that said, I would not add you to my reader and that is sad. :-(
Why? Your beliefs (or lack there of) do not affect my decision, your web title does. Is that stupid and narrow-minded on my part? I would have to say 100% yes, but I realize that. ROTFL!
Just out of curiosity, since you say that you won't be spending your time talking about being an athiest, then why put it in your title? To me, a title says what a blog is about. Otherwise, discuss it.. talk about your feelings, why they are your feelings, how it came about, how you are teaching your kids to have your beliefs in a country that was founded on God...
Before you get mad, I am Catholic so I am a totally different breed of Christian... Just ask "THEM" - some don't even consider me Christian because they don't know my beliefs. But, that is a story for another day. LOL!
I guess I am just strange in that hearing the word "Athiest" turns me off, but not any more than if I came across a site that was "The SUPER GOD FEARING MOM." As with all Christians, I do not want to have to examine my beliefs too closely or try to explain my beliefs even though Science never proves anything to support them. I guess I just typically steer clear of "religions and politics"
Wow, I have no idea why I wrote all this. ROTFL! I was just thinking, if you want to attract more readers and admit that pretty much all of you have come across are Christian then why put in your title that you are not? Mention it in passing in your writings, but give people time to get to know you and don't make them embarrassed to have you in their blogroll. Ya' know?
Just my 2 cents ;-)
P.S. Are we mean? Of course, most Christians are <grin>
First of all...thanks to both of you
I appreciate your input, and I'm not mad at all, lol! No worries
The thing is, atheism isn't a religion...it's a lack of religion or beliefs. So by having the name "atheist" in my title I'm not telling people "This is what I'll be discussing"...I'm simply saying, "This is what I wont
It's part of who I am, but unlike Christians - who constantly (at least in most blogs) discuss their Christianity in hopes, I can only assume, to let their light shine for the world so people will come to Jesus - I'm not trying to "convert" anyone to atheism.
I just noticed one day during my blog searching that most mom-bloggers are Christian or religious in some sense of the word and I thought that maybe SOMEONE might appreciate a non-religious blog, because I know I sure would've!
Although I'm aware (and have been from the beginning) that removing the word "Atheist" from my blog would probably get me more readers...it just wasn't a compromise that I was or am willing to make.
I realize that there are a lot of Christians (I'm using the term "Christian" here because it's obviously a super popular, generalized faith - but really, any religion) who know that atheists are just regular people, as normal as the next guy (or gal!), but there are also a lot of people who don't.
We're not crazy Satan worshipers that are out to get your children. We're not foul-mouthed sex-crazed maniacs.
(Well, some might be the latter...lol...but I'm
Anyway. That's my reasoning. I just want people to enjoy my blog while knowing "This chick is an atheist...and hey, she's pretty nice, normal, cool (maybe? hah!) what have you"